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Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox by Pradyumna Dash

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Reasons to use Virtualization

There are a lot of good and compelling reasons for organizations to opt for virtualization. A few of them are as follows:

  • Server consolidation: Virtualization significantly reduces capital expenditures (CAPEX), hardware, power, cooling costs, and so on. If virtualization is not used, you will need a lot of servers to serve different workloads, which in turn consumes a lot of electricity, hardware cost, cooling, space, and so on. So, instead of running multiple workloads/applications on a individual physical server, virtualization helps to consolidate all the workloads to multiple virtual machines running on fewer hardware/servers.
  • Testing and development: Virtualization allows you to easily build a test environment ...

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