The use of virtual machines has never been more commonplace than today, since most of the modern computers are powerful enough to host other emulated operating systems side by side within their main OS.

At Foxconn DRC, virtual machines are a key element of our best-practice approach. One of the most compelling arguments in favor of these independent software instances is server efficiency. The utilization of a virtual server hosting multiple virtual machines lies between 50 and 80 percent, as opposed to 5 or 10 percent for regular application servers. If you do the math, you will see that this translates into fewer hardware purchases, less maintenance and a lower demand for energy and cooling systems.

With that in mind, virtual machines have become indispensable for cost-efficient software development and testing processes as well as for the security of any operating system. In fact, is much easier and much cheaper to replace a virtual machine with a clean new backup than to physically reinstall an entire OS, in case a host environment gets compromised. So far all of our customers have come to appreciate these benefits. Get in touch if you want that for your enterprise as well.

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