Common Uses for Desktop Virtualization

Common Uses for Desktop Virtualization

If you are new to the world of desktop virtualization, you may not totally understand the power of this innovative tool. Virtualization allows you to quickly roll out an operating system that can be modified, shut down, or deleted at any moment. Think of virtualization as a way to create virtual computers in the blink of an eye.

Here are a few innovative ways to use virtualization to improve efficiency:

Use Multiple Operating Systems on the Same System

Do you have one or two applications that require a Linux, Mac, or Windows operating system? No need to purchase a dedicated machine for this purpose; just fire up a virtual machine with the necessary OS when you need to use that piece of software.

Create New Development Environments

If you are looking to create a new website or application, you may not want to do this on your current machine. What happens if you screw something up? Will your machine be affected?  With a virtual machine, this doesn’t matter; you can simply delete the virtual desktop when you are finished with it.

Backup Capabilities

A virtual machine is really just a single image file. For this reason, you can easily back up this file and, if you mess something up, just restore your original image file and you will be able to load the backup copy.

Interested in More Information?

If you are interested in more information about the power of virtualization, give the IT experts at CyberlinkASP a call today at 972-262-5200, and we’ll be happy to help answer any questions you may have.