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Modern IT infrastructure embraces virtualization as a means to better use IT resources. To this means, virtualization enables the creation of “virtual machines” or VMs. But what is a virtual machine? We explain this concept in our Syneto Vocabulary.


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What is a virtual machine (or a VM)?

A virtual machine, often mentioned in its abbreviated form – VM, is essentially a virtualized asset. This can be an application of any kind or even an entire OS.

Virtualization turns physical resources into virtual resources, thus allowing the user to use the aforementioned physical resources in a more efficient manner. This is possible by creating “virtual machines”, that are no longer dependent on strict physical resources. VMs are therefore installed on software which perfectly imitates dedicated hardware.

For an end-user operating a virtual machine, the user experience is the same as that on dedicated hardware. Other benefits of VMs include ease of management and maintenance, as well as easier integration of Disaster Recovery capabilities.


How Syneto products handle virtual machines

The Syneto HYPERSeries is a hyperconverged solution that has truly embraced virtualization. On the HYPERSeries, a user can deploy, backup, restore and recover applications (in the form of virtual machines) with just one click. Thanks to SynetoOS, a VM can be recovered and restored in less than a minute, minimizing application downtime.