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Oracle VM Implementation and Administration Guide by Edward Whalen

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Reasons for Virtualizing

There are many reasons for creating systems in a virtualized environment rather than using physical hardware. In general, if your applications allow for virtualization, a virtualized environment lets you allocate sufficient resources to your applications using less power and with fewer cooling and space requirements. If applicable, in a virtualized environment, many virtualized systems can run on one physical computer, consuming fewer resources. Here are the top reasons for virtualizing:

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