Virtual Machine (VM)

An emulation of a computer system that runs on a physical computer and behaves like a separate computer system.

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What is a Virtual Machine (VM) in cloud computing?

A Virtual Machine (VM) in cloud computing is an emulation of a computer system. It runs on a physical computer but behaves like a separate computer system, allowing you to run applications and perform tasks as if you were working on a separate computer.

  • VMs provide a way to run multiple operating systems on a single physical machine, maximizing the use of hardware resources.
  • They can be easily created, modified, and deleted based on user needs, providing flexibility and scalability.

How does a Virtual Machine (VM) work?

A VM works by using software to simulate a physical computer. This software, known as a hypervisor, separates the VMs from the host and allocates resources to each VM as needed.

  • VMs can run their own operating systems and applications, just like a physical computer.
  • They are isolated from each other, so if one crashes, it doesn't affect the others.

Virtual Machine (VM) Example

A software development company, DevSoft, uses VMs to create separate development environments for each of their projects. This allows developers to work on different projects without interfering with each other's work.

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