Cost, Flexibility Increase Virtualization’s Health IT Appeal

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Virtualization is the abstraction of IT resources that masks the physical nature and boundaries of a server, endpoint, networks, storage, applications, or operating systems (OSes) from users. Virtualization creates a pseudo or “virtual” version of hardware or software to be used for a different purpose than it was originally intended.

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