Virtualization has become the single most effective method of utilizing the physical resources of a server. With the use of virtual machines (VMs), one powerful server can become the physical environment for multiple virtual servers – not just for large enterprises, but for small and midsize businesses too.
Virtualization is a proven software technology that makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same server simultaneously. As a result, virtualization have become a major factor in the way companies utilize technology. Most successful businesses now have physical servers which host virtual machines.
The Hyper-V technology virtualizes hardware to provide an environment in which you can run multiple operating systems at the same time on one physical computer.
Citrix XenServer provides virtualization and utilization of Windows and Linux operating systems on your server, using the local resources of the server itself instead of your own machine. It allows you to run Windows-based applications unbiased to the local OS you are running, and supports tablets and smartphones.