Over the past decade or more IT infrastructure has changed drastically. As virtualization rise, organizations have shifted the way business-critical workloads are provisioned, managed, and housed in the infrastructure. Rather of configuring a server workload in a 1:1 fashion with one workload per physical server, virtualization has brought about the ability to run many software workloads on a single set of physical hardware.
As the advancements in processing, network, & storage power, virtualization has allowed businesses to take advantage of the evolution in CPU processing power across the entire landscape more efficiently & take advantage of the advancements in hardware. Hence, there may be cases where a physical server is still desirable for some workloads.
Let’s take a look at the important differences between a physical server and a virtual machine.