What is Virtualization?
When people talk about virtualization, they’re usually referring to server virtualization. Server Virtualization is a technology that allows you to operate multiple Servers on a single set of hardware. Each virtual Server operates as if it were installed on its own dedicated hardware. Leveraging Virtualization technologies can reduce downtime, IT expenses and increase productivity.
In addition to Server Virtualization, there is also Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technologies out there that allow you to operate your desktop environment in a standardized and controlled virtual environment. This will alleviate the costs associated with expensive desktop and Laptop hardware. VDI can greatly increase the security of your environment.
Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications while sharing the resources of a single physical computer. And, because each virtual machine is isolated from other virtualized machines, if one crashes, it doesn’t affect the others.
- Reduced operating and capital costs
- Consolidate and reduce hardware costs
- Reduce costs by increasing energy efficiency
- Improved utilization of computing resources
- Reduce IT costs through simplified management console
- Build up business continuity through improved disaster recovery solutions