|Server Virtualization (VMware; Microsoft Hyper-V)
Run multiple server operating systems on a single physical server. Some scenarios:
|• Provides rapid deployment and provisioning.
• Runs most major x86 operating systems.
• Ensures robust and stable device support and broad-device compatibility.
• Provides a scalable and reliable virtualization platform.
|Virtualization Management (VMware; Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager)
||Manage your VMs and environment.
||• Manages host configuration, virtualmachine creation, library management, Intelligent-VM placement, monitoring, rapid recovery, self-provisioning, and automation.
• Provides scripted control of portable, connected VMs.
• Manages virtual environment with existing familiar server-management tools.
|Application Virtualization (Microsoft Application Virtualization – formerly SoftGrid)
||Run applications over the network (rather than installing them on the local PC).
||• Delivers virtualized applications on demand.
• Simplifies desktop PC images.
• Centralizes application permissions, patching, and updating.
|Presentation Virtualization (Microsoft Windows Terminal Services; Citrix XenApp)
||Run an application on one PC, but view it on another.
||• Virtualizes the presentation of desktop PCs and applications.
• Delivers architecture for consolidation of applications and data.
• Provides broad access to local and remote users.
|Desktop Virtualization (Microsoft Virtual PC)
||Run multiple operating systems on a single PC.
||• Hosts legacy LOB applications
• Hosts applications not compatible with desktop PC operating systems