Virtualization makes it possible to divide up the hardware in a single computer chassis into multiple logical units, creating virtual machines. Each virtual machine operates independently, and makes better use of the server hardware by allocating specific resources to individual server responsibilities.
Virtualization also allows for disparate systems to co-exist peacefully under the hood. This can be a perfect opportunity to marry FreeBSD servers systems to the existing Microsoft Windows environment to create networks that actually work as designed; Low-maintenance, high-reliabilty, high-redundancy servers coupled without the necessity of a full-time network administrator to oversee.
There are many additional benefits to using virtual servers including:
- Redundancy roles
- Division of server responsibilities
- Isolation of secure resources
- Individual maintenance downtimes