How do you explain Virtualisation?

 

I was just reading “Cisco’s Billion-Dollar Server Guy Has Left“, over at Business Insider, and it explains Virtualisation as:

 

“virtualization software tricks applications into thinking they are on their own servers, even though they are sharing one with many others”

 

Which is an interesting take; although I think the use of “tricks” makes it sound a lot more hacky/dodgy than it really is.

 

As a Virtualisation enthusiast, explaining Virtualisation to a non-technical audience has always been an interesting conundrum for me.

 

How do you explain Virtualisation “in a nutshell” to non-techies?


Grumble

So, somewhere along the way, I’ve managed to lose some posts that were uploaded over the last 6 months. In fact, I’ve lost almost all changes to the site over the last 6 months. How frustrating. If anyone happens to miraculously have copies of my posts, I’d be eternally grateful for the content!

Hope everyone’s keeping well 🙂

Phil