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What Is Virtualization and Why Use it?

Virtualization addresses IT’s most pressing challenge: the infrastructure sprawl that compels IT departments to channel 70 percent of their budget into maintenance, leaving scant resources for business-building innovation.

The difficulty stems from the architecture of today’s x86 servers: they’re designed to run just one operating system and application at a time. As a result, even small to medium business end up having to deploy many servers, each operating at just 5 to 15 percent of capacity—highly inefficient by any standard.

Virtualization software solves the problem by enabling several operating systems and applications to run on one physical server or “host.” Each self-contained virtual machine (VM) is isolated from the others, and uses as much of the host’s computing resources as it requires.

Virtualize for Efficiency, Higher Availability and Lower Costs

Virtualization is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility—not just for large enterprises, but for small and midsize businesses too. VMware virtualization lets you:

  • Run multiple operating systems and applications on a single server.
  • Consolidate hardware to get vastly higher productivity from fewer servers.
  • Save 50 percent or more on overall IT costs.
  • Speed up and simplify IT management, maintenance, and the deployment of new applications.

 

The Benefits of Server Virtualization

The benefits of virtualization are nothing short of dramatic.

  • Up to 80 percent greater utilization of every server.
  • Reductions in hardware requirements by a ratio of 10:1 or better.
  • Capital and operations expenses cut by half, with annual savings of more than $1,500 for each server virtualized.
  • Robust, affordable high availability. 


How It Works

Virtualization uses the Physical Server's Hardware as Resource Pools to draw from.

Then we can create Virtual Servers that run in their own isolated space on the host server with what ever resources we specify from the Resource Pools. 

This allows us to better utilize and manage the entire resources available on the physical host server. There are also many backup and disaster recovery options available for this platform that make these tasks easier and mach more practical.

This platform make it easier for your technology to grow in scale with your business. For more information about how you can use this technology for your business, contact us.