Definition of virtualize in English:

virtualize

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Convert (something) to a computer-generated simulation of reality.

    ‘traditional universities have begun to virtualize parts of their curricula’
    • ‘For some time to come, there's going to be a tension between virtualized hardware and old-style applications.’
    • ‘Solutions that sell themselves as such require enormous faith from customers who are required to virtualize their entire data systems.’
    • ‘To create a true virtualized infrastructure, organizations must consider both resource virtualization and application virtualization.’
    • ‘One of the most interesting applications for Platform Intelligence may be related to ‘on demand’ computing where resources are virtualized, and users are charged based on resource usage.’
    • ‘But all of those server makers along with major storage and networking players also want to virtualize data centers on their own via various software and hardware products.’
    1. 1.1 Create a virtual version of (a computing resource or facility)
      • ‘Application software provides the data management policies that control when records are migrated from the RAID to tape, while virtualizing the combined capacity to represent a large, single file system.’
      • ‘A topic that has generated a deeply divided debate for more than a year involves the concept of virtualized malware.’
      • ‘With Fedora 7 it's so easy to use KVM virtualization that you can start virtualizing your favorite operating system and barely even touch the keyboard!’
      • ‘Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer.’
      • ‘Java has always been a great language for writing big apps that can be virtualized across a bunch of processors or machines.’
      • ‘Like the early days of the PC, we're working to virtualize and automate all the different parts underneath.’
      • ‘Also called storage subsystem virtualization, array-based brands virtualize single arrays or multiple networked arrays by the same manufacturer.’
      • ‘Hi all, Checkout this Best Practice guide on how to virtualize services using Oracle ESB..’
      • ‘Sun aims Java, which virtualizes the application environment, to application developers.’
      • ‘It is important to realize that the virtualized Windows XP system needs to be secured independent of the Windows 7 system.’
      • ‘Host servers can only see and virtualize the storage devices in sight and under its control.’
      • ‘Solutions that sell themselves as such require enormous faith from customers who are required to virtualize their entire data systems.’
      • ‘If your products are going to be virtualized, it's better if you're doing the virtualizing rather than a competitor.’
      • ‘It is also much simpler and cleaner to design and implement back and disaster recovery solutions when the data storage is virtualised, said Owens.’
      • ‘Not every company needs to virtualize their disks.’
      • ‘In May, start-up FalconStor Software Inc reworked its virtualization software to allow users to access replication functions without actually virtualizing their data.’
      • ‘It would probably involve providing an integrated system - servers, PCs and, yes, software - for virtualizing the client desktop, enabling the centralization and automation of most traditional maintenance activities.’
      • ‘The library should virtualize itself from the ISV application.’
      • ‘By virtualizing all these different parts, in effect we placed a shield over the underlying complexity.’
      • ‘There are a number of basic requirements to successfully virtualizing computing power in the data center.’

Pronunciation

virtualize

/ˈvərtʃuəˌlaɪz//ˈvərCHo͞oəˌlīz/