Why Use a virtual machine?
The fact that virtualization consolidates many small workloads onto a single physical computer, it ensures greater efficiency, which lowers IT expenses.
Deploying a new virtual machine with an operating system and application(s) provides an easy way for IT administrators to deploy proofs-of-concept and DevTest environments before changing production environments.
Virtual machines may also provide simpler asset management by consolidating VMs onto fewer physical servers. Managing virtual machines may also save your company time by maintaining less hardware, provisioning resources faster, and reducing downtime. And they can also reduce the space needed to deploy servers—as a result, they also end up reducing energy consumption, which makes them a more eco-friendly solution as well.
Virtual machines can also be a cost-effective way to run legacy applications without having to migrate to a completely new operating system. As hardware ages or becomes obsolete, virtualization allows a user to have the best of both worlds: they can upgrade hardware but still retain access to older operating systems.
The best virtual machine is highly portable, meaning it can be moved between physical computers in a network, and even between on-premises and cloud environments. Running multiple virtual machines on the same host can optimize the use of system resources.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a platform that comes packed with the latest benefits of virtualization technology. OCI-based virtual machines provide secure, elastic compute capacity in the cloud for a variety of workloads—ranging from small development projects to large-scale applications. OCI allows virtual machines to be deployed, managed and decomissioned easily. In addition, OCI supports an extensive list of Microsoft Windows Server and Linux operating systems, with standardized images with secure configurations that can reduce human error, while lowering costs and improving security.