- Combines separate compute and storage resources into physical servers and clusters under software control.
- Allows user to optimize the servers and clusters for each workload and adjust them quickly and easily.
- Results in more efficient use of data center resources.
- No loss of processing power: physical servers and clusters provide bare metal performance for running workloads with no loss of processing power.
- Slices a server into multiple virtual servers or virtual machines.
- Works for applications that easily fit on a single server or a fraction of a server.
- Reduces the number of servers required to run applications.
- Creates more value from each server.
- Virtualization’s abstraction layer adds significant overhead, requiring processing power to enable virtualization.
- Reduced processing power for your applications: virtualization’s abstraction layer adds significant overhead, requiring significant processing power to enable the virtualization and reducing power available to applications.