Top virtualization platforms for Windows XP to Windows 7


Virtualization is first choice for more than 80 percent of companies because they offer effective utilization of system resources by sharing two different approaches under same environment. We can even perform the virtualization in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 but require downloading the virtualization application software from internet. In this article, I am providing a list of top virtualization platform for Windows operating system versions greater than Windows XP.

We know that Virtualization leads to the effective utilization of system resources by allocating system resources in effective manner such that you can share different Windows based platforms on same environment. It saves precious money for IT companies by consolidating a flexible solution for them. If you are willing to experience Virtualization in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating system then I will provide you best virtualization platforms. They all provide useful, effective and robust virtualization solutions for their customers. Below is the description of top virtualization platform for Windows XP to Windows 7.

VirtualBox


It is the powerful application software for achieving virtualization for wide range of Windows and other third party software. It is compatible with both 32 bit and 64 bit hardware devices. The cycle bus which is less than 32 bit will also have full compatibility with it by adjusting hardware drivers according to system hardware configuration. Many times, it is selected as the best option for displaying seminars where we require, displaying many Windows applications on same platform. It has achieved a reputation of fully matured product because it offers many hosting features for your virtual machine.

VirtualBox applications are very easy to use because it consists of graphical user interface for displaying Windows based applications. Using VirtualBox, you can configure different performance options for virtual machines hosted on the Windows platform. It is open source platform available for virtualization which you can download from VirtualBox website i.e. www.virtualbox.org.

XenServer


It is a robust virtualization platform which is developed by the Citrix systems. It includes set of tools and utilities which claimed to be an "Enterprise-Class" for virtualization platform. It is based on Xen 3.2 hypervisor platform which fully support the 64 bit architecture or versions lesser than it. It also includes full level compatibility with Intel and AMD based hardware devices that enable XenServer users to perform better operation in Microsoft based operating systems.

XenServer has a management feature that will make easier for you to manage the administrator's rights for virtual servers on the Internet. It is basically preferred for virtual management of servers using console functions. Moreover, it provides better support for cloud based virtualization. If you are interested in it then you can check the review of software from www.citrix.com.

VMware


It is top line virtualization platform that offers customized solutions for virtualization needs. It presents an excellent virtualization platform that provides a stable and Enterprise-level virtualization support. Hypervisor technology is used in VMware which makes it different from VirtualBox. As far as the XenServer is concerned, it also uses similar technology up to some extent but still VMware virtualization has a good management for its products by enabling administrators to consolidate the easier platform. If you are interested in VMware virtualization then check the official website of VMware i.e. www.vmware.com.

Virtual Server 2005


It is virtualization software developed by the Microsoft just to host virtualization platform to a host operating system that run efficiently under Windows environment. It offers flexible and reliable virtualization platform for Microsoft based operating systems which include Windows Server OS, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It can easily work with 32 and 64 bit hardware architecture or versions lesser than it. For example- you can perform the virtualization operation of Windows Server 2005 R2 even in the Windows server 2003 using virtualization principle.

In order to use it effectively a portable virtual hard disk drive is required which provides you storage capacity to hold the temporary as well as permanent data. It has a full supportive computability with Hyper-V which can be easily delivered to Microsoft server 2008. Moreover, for providing support to Windows lovers, Microsoft introduced a small utility program to host virtual machines on Microsoft Windows XP platform. If you are interested to check the virtualization review of Virtual server then check the official website of Virtual Server website address i.e. www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver.


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Comments

Author: Bharath29 Jun 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Hi Chirag,

Very nice informative article produced by you. Really the article top virtualization platforms for windows xp to windows 7 is best informative for me.



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