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virtual machine

n.
A software program that emulates a hardware system.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 13, 2019-: Client Virtualization Market 2019-2023: Key Findings, Emerging Audience, Business Trends, Regional Study, Key Players Profiles and Future Prospects
15 -- Citrix has announced the availability of Citrix DesktopPlayer for Mac, a client virtualization solution, which extends the benefits of the market-leading Citrix XenDesktop solution to mobile MacBook users.
“The desktop virtualization market is shifting to a more holistic approach as IT professionals look for solutions to simplify workspace management,” said Brett Waldman, research manager, Client Virtualization Software, IDC.
Among many different types of virtualization technologies, two virtualization technologies can be deployed for virtual labs: 1) server-side virtualization for running the virtual machines on a remote server, and 2) desktop virtualization (sometimes called client virtualization or decentralized virtualization) for running virtual machines on user's own personal computer.
With the popularity of iPads in the B2B world and the expected entry of alternative media tablets and other mobile devices, client virtualization is expected to generate great interest, proof-of-concept and demands in 2011.
'Traditionally, client virtualization requires the complex integration of storage, servers, networking and management.
Client virtualization can simplify management, improve security and reduce backup traffic on the network.
Quickly deploys a client virtualization environment, provided as a service from the cloud platform.
Wyse Technology, San Jose, Calif., a global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, has announced updates to two operating systems used in the company's thin clients -- Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise and Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 for Virtual client and Cloud environments.
"As client virtualization becomes one of the major trends in the IT industry, the FUTRO will help regional customers to save on energy and administration costs while also optimizing IT infrastructure security."