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HP Integration Strategies: Virtualization goes mainstream

Virtualization, a computing approach that decouples hardware and software, is rapidly gaining traction in the traditionally conservative automation and control industry. With its roots in the informat..

Reynolds, P., ARC Advisory Group

Virtualization, a computing approach that decouples hardware and software, is rapidly gaining traction in the traditionally conservative automation and control industry. With its roots in the information technology (IT) world, virtualization was initially met with skepticism for industrial applications. But this has changed. Acceptance is now largely driven by end users demanding lower costs and increased efficiency of existing computing resources. Most major automation suppliers support virtualization in some form, predominantly for PC and/or server virtualization. With virtualization, a single computer can host multiple instances of the same or different software applications as if each w

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