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Virtualization Services


Virtualization is a way in which a piece of hardware can run multiple operating system images – or “servers” - at the same time.


Virtualization software emulates underlying hardware so the virtual systems can run as if they were separate pieces of equipment. Virtual systems are less expensive to run due to reduces energy use. Clustered virtual servers provide greater reliability and reduced risk of service interruptions.



Getting Started

To get a virtual server, contact the OSU-IT Helpdesk at 405-744-HELP (4357) or send email to