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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, Business and Management.
Virtualisation in the classroom provides students with the impression that they are interacting with applications, services, and files which are stored locally, when in fact the applications, services, and files may be stored on a server off site, or at an alternative location on site. “Virtualization is a technology that permits the abstraction of the software from one computer and its easy deployment in another one, which may house additional virtualized machines” (Martín, Marrero, Urbano, Barra, & Moreiro, 2011, p. 349). Server virtualisation is when an Information Technology manager or computer administrator partitions a server to create several instances of virtual servers, thereby multiplying the working capacity of the physical server.
O'Donnell, E., & O'Donnell, L. (2014). A review of virtualisation and cloud computing in higher education. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology: IGI Global.