Definition of Virtual System
A virtual system is a system where all applications and data are centralized and users access this data through nodes connected to these central places otherwise known as virtual servers. The running of data, applications and operating systems on remote machines is referred to as virtualization.
Virtual systems have allowed engineers to develop and design systems without necessarily deploying the physical components and systems. The entire system can be completed in a virtual mode.
Virtual systems will make it possible for virtual reality environments to be deployed into current activities such as online shopping and gaming bringing more realism to the virtual world.
Due to an increased need to for virtualization, these systems have become increasingly sophisticated and have included diverse capabilities.
Advances in computing speed and memory capacities in addition to new interactive hardware have made it possible for virtualization to be used in commerce, education and social interaction. Future requirements will likely see increased memory capacities and computing speeds.
Increased complexity comes with increased costs. Virtual systems require time consuming code reviews, verifications and validation processes which amounts to over 50 percent of the total development cost.