Definitions

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  • v. To run a program in virtual storage
  • v. To simulate (or make virtual) some effect or condition on a computer
  • v. To make or conform to a virtual reality.

Etymologies

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virtual +‎ -ize

Examples

  • One way around this problem is to "virtualize" the applications — basically, wrap them in a bit of code so they can run on any operating system.

    The PC Counterrevolution

  • The program it presents is an ambitious one, I know (for any who may be reading this for the first time, my goal was to "virtualize" one of my in-person coaching programs).

    Genuine Curiosity by Dwayne Melancon

  • Used to be when I heard someone say "virtualize" I'd throw up a little in my mouth.

    Byte and Switch:

  • Sourcefire's Virtual 3D Sensor and Virtual Defense Center enable users to secure their virtual environments and to "virtualize" their security implementations for increased operational efficiencies.

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  • Virtual Wi-Fi was crafted in Microsoft's research group as a way to "virtualize" one wireless card as several separate adapters.

    Latest from Computerworld

  • In addition, Emulex and Citrix are collaborating to incorporate Emulex's advanced LightPulse Virtual HBA technology, with N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) support, allowing customers to effectively 'virtualize'

    News

  • The choices are growing over whether to own IT equipment or rent it, what to virtualize and what to run on a general-purpose operating system, and which form factors are best -- notebooks or tablets or smartphones.

    The Trouble With Technology Disruption

  • You need to understand what to virtualize and what not to virtualize.

    The Limits Of Virtualization

  • In addition to virtualizing the hardware so software can be abstracted, Cisco is now trying to virtualize the networking interface so the hardware can talk to whatever device it needs to on the network without manual intervention from the IT staff and a lot of cabling.

    Cisco’s Unified Server Takes Memory to the Max

  • It would be smart for this company to virtualize and automate their servers/storage/network as much as possible, consolidate app instances and the like.

    HP Confines the Cloud for Enterprises

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