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IT Takes Virtualization to Make an Agile Infrastructure
Virtual technology is the latest in a long line of technical advancements that have increased the level of system abstraction and enabled IT users to harness ever increasing levels of computer performance. Virtualization essentially decouples users and applications from the specific hardware characteristics of the systems they use to perform computational tasks. This change will usher in an entirely new wave of hardware and software innovation in years to come. Virtualization will simplify system upgrades (and in some cases may eliminate the need for such upgrades), by capturing the state of a virtual machine, and transporting that state in its entirety from the old to new host system. Virtualization will enable a generation of more energy efficient computing. Processor, memory, and storage resources that today must be delivered in fixed amounts determined by real hardware system configurations will be delivered with finer granularity via dynamically tuned virtual machines in the future. The combination of virtual technology and powerful AMD technology-based processors allows users to deploy computing resources in more agile, efficient, and cost-effective ways. AMD is proud to participate in this process and assist its customers in extracting ever-increasing value from their IT investments.