The Top 3 Benefits of Virtualization for Nonprofits

Michael Roy, Product Marketing: Developer Tools, VMware
Sep 16, 2020 12:10 PM ET
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In today's world, nothing happens in total isolation, and nonprofit organizations know this more than most as they respond to some of humanity's most pressing concerns.

Meanwhile, thanks to the incredible proliferation of digital devices and computers big and small to the far corners of the Earth, every layer of human society is now more connected than at any other time in history. Anyone from anywhere on the planet can tell their story and be heard worldwide in an instant.

All of that connectivity is made possible by technologies that were invented within the last 50 years. Even the Internet Protocol itself only came about as recently as 1983, and yet today it is a key component of the infrastructure that enables the work of the modern world.

Similarly, virtualization is also a key enabler of the backbone of that infrastructure, but it powers the world in ways that might not be so obvious. Today, virtual machines power everything, from desktops to databases; from air control systems to hospital surgery rooms; from manufacturing lines to office desktops, and more.

In what follows, we'll take a look at the top three benefits of virtualization as it relates to nonprofit organizations. But first, let's take a closer look at virtualization and virtual machines themselves.

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