Definition of virtualize in English:

virtualize

(also virtualise)

Pronunciation: /ˈvəːtʃ(ʊ)əlʌɪz//ˈvəːtj(ʊ)əlʌɪz/

verb

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

    ‘you've literally captured the motion of a human; now you can proceed to virtualize it’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To create a true virtualized infrastructure, organizations must consider both resource virtualization and application virtualization.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1Create a virtual version of (a computing resource or facility).
      • ‘By virtualizing all these different parts, in effect we placed a shield over the underlying complexity.’
      • ‘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!’
      • ‘Solutions that sell themselves as such require enormous faith from customers who are required to virtualize their entire data systems.’
      • ‘Also called storage subsystem virtualization, array-based brands virtualize single arrays or multiple networked arrays by the same manufacturer.’
      • ‘Sun aims Java, which virtualizes the application environment, to application developers.’
      • ‘If your products are going to be virtualized, it's better if you're doing the virtualizing rather than a competitor.’
      • ‘Host servers can only see and virtualize the storage devices in sight and under its control.’
      • ‘Java has always been a great language for writing big apps that can be virtualized across a bunch of processors or machines.’
      • ‘It is important to realize that the virtualized Windows XP system needs to be secured independent of the Windows 7 system.’
      • ‘There are a number of basic requirements to successfully virtualizing computing power in the data center.’
      • ‘In May, start-up FalconStor Software Inc reworked its virtualization software to allow users to access replication functions without actually virtualizing their data.’
      • ‘The library should virtualize itself from the ISV application.’
      • ‘Hi all, Checkout this Best Practice guide on how to virtualize services using Oracle ESB..’
      • ‘Like the early days of the PC, we're working to virtualize and automate all the different parts underneath.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Not every company needs to virtualize their disks.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Virtual PC lets you create separate virtual machines on your Windows desktop, each of which virtualizes the hardware of a complete physical computer.’
      • ‘A topic that has generated a deeply divided debate for more than a year involves the concept of virtualized malware.’
      • ‘It is also much simpler and cleaner to design and implement back and disaster recovery solutions when the data storage is virtualised, said Owens.’

Pronunciation:

virtualize

/ˈvəːtʃ(ʊ)əlʌɪz//ˈvəːtj(ʊ)əlʌɪz/