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Virtual Machine (VM)

A virtual machine (VM) is a term that describes a type of software that mimics the architecture of a traditional computer system. It operates similarly to a CPU, with memory and disks for storage. However, these parts are different from the physical hardware found in a computer. They exist only as code but VMs use a physical host computer to operate and a portion of the CPU, memory, and disk space from the physical computer are borrowed by the VM.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Virtual Machine (VM)

SMBs often do not have the space or the budget to accommodate a plethora of physical computer systems. Those who have limited office space, require the use of multiple operating systems, or need additional security measures can make use of VMs to reduce costs and avoid downtime.

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