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If your virtual servers had feelings, would they be hurt?

What does “virtualization” really mean?  According to my Merriam-Webster dictionary mobile app, “virtualization” doesn’t even exist as a word, which I thought was odd.  Granted, the word does exist via more techie reference guides such as Wikipedia or dictionary.com.   But staying true to my mobile appendage’s inventory of words, I went to the heart of the word virtualization, “virtual”, which has the core meaning of “being such in essence or effect though not formally recognized or admitted”.  Could we then define IT “virtualization” as not yet ‘formally recognized or admitted’ – especially for the entire data center of IT resources?

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  • Cynthia is a world-wide product marketing manager for HP ExpertOne, focusing on Cloud, Converged Infrastructure and Server certifications.
  • 20+ years in IT with the last 10 as a data center architect. Passion for technology, gadgets and the outdoors. Always looking for ways to blend them together in one big adventure.
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