Why use Virtual Machines?

Ever wondered why we should use Virtual machines over the Physical?

Here, we make it easier to understand:-


Physical Machines:-

  • Difficult to move or copy
  • Bound to a specific set of hardware components
  • Often has a short life cycle
  • Requires personal intervention to upgrade hardware



Virtual Machines:-

  • Easy to move and copy:
    • Packaged into set of files
    • No Dependency of physical hardware
  • Easy to manage:
    • Virtual machines are isolated from each other.
    • Protected from any hardware changes
    • Provides the ability to support old apps.
  • Allows servers to be easily consolidated