Brief History of Server Virtualization

Server virtualization is a very popular technology leveraged in a variety of environments. From its inception, server virtualization has dramatically increased in popularity, and it is an enabling force behind innovative cloud computing models. To understand where we are going, we must understand where we have been. Let’s briefly look at the history of server virtualization.

Server virtualization is not a new concept. Generally, its roots can be traced back to the 1960s when IBM released a first server virtualization technology on its mainframe products. At that time, computers performed serialized or batch processing with a single operator being able to use the machine at any given time. Such operation ...

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