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Virtualization

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The simulation of the software and/or hardware upon which other software runs.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-125
NIST SP 800-190 (NIST SP 800-125)

  The use of an abstraction layer to simulate computing hardware so that multiple operating systems can run on a single computer.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-44 Version 2

  A methodology for emulation or abstraction of hardware resources that enables complete execution stacks including software applications to run on it.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-125A