Virtualization is a trend in computing that uses computing instructions to create an operating system, storage, computing or database resources out of multiple or distributed assets. Hardware virtualization can summon computing and storage from multiple desktops or locations to create a single resource on demand. Data virtualization usually refers to the creation of a set of data independent of its underlying structures and storage.

CommentaryWhile there is no magic pill or silver bullet to make data migration efforts flawless every time, there are a couple of ways to soothe the pain.
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featureMigration of a data center requires several critical decisions that can have a deep impact on the business.
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