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What Are Virtual Servers?

Virtual servers offer faster control of resources, endless storage and better computing power. A physical server is needed in order to run a virtual server, but one physical server can be turned into many virtual machines (VMs) that have their own specialized operating systems.

Multiple users have access to the resources, and administrators can choose who has access to specific data and files.


Physical servers are hardware servers with a motherboard, CPU, memory and IO-controllers.They are considered bare-metal servers because their hardware is used directly by an OS (operating system) instead of a virtualization platform. A physical server typically only runs one application.

Virtual servers are software representations of a physical server. A hypervisor abstracts the CPU, memory, storage and network resources from the hardware and assigns them to virtual servers. Each virtual server has its own unique purpose.

Why Virtual Servers?

// Increase usable capacity

// Reduce operation costs

// Improve application performance

// Boost efficiency

// Consolidate servers

// Enhance scalability



Server virtualization utilizes virtualization software to divide up the server so that it functions as multiple virtual servers.

This means each virtual server can run their own OS, and activate only on an as needed basis. Instead of the server being used for just one task or application, it can be optimized as a whole unit to run different OS, applications and workloads utilizing full processing power without impacting host resources.

SorceTek can guide your organization to deciding whether you need full virtualization, para-virtualization or OS-level virtualization.


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