Virtual computing lets one computer or server do the job of multiple computers. It allows us to host multiple operating systems such as Windows or Linux on a single device.

Doing this reduces the amount of physical devices we have to purchase, and consolidates machines that are underutilized. This in turn saves data center space, reduces power consumption and lowers expenses due to more efficient use of hardware resources.

Virtual computing also allows us to offer multiple operating environments in classrooms and labs without having to invest in additional computers.

The Office of Technology Management has been using virtual technology since 2005 in its data center, classrooms, and in labs.

Knowledge Base & Wiki

For more information, please visit our Virtual Computing Wiki.