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Casey Brooks

It's like Inception, but with computers.

A computer takes program instructions and sends them to the hardware to be processed.

A virtualized computer takes program instructions and sends them to virtualized hardware to be processed. That is, a program that acts like a piece of hardware, but instead of processing the instructions directly, it takes commands and converts them to different instructions that run on the actual hardware.

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Madalin Ignisca

In Linux KVM you could even replicate INCEPTION. Simple vm in vm in vm in vm... Do not automate inception in vm provissioning, might create infinite loop.