Imagine being able to reduce your company’s carbon footprint and floor space.
With Virtualization the difference would mean alleviating your environmental impact and taking steps toward becoming more eco-friendly. It makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same server at the same time. Simply put, this is the most effective way to reduce hardware expenses while increasing efficiency and agility.
How it supports your business
Virtualization allows you to make the best use of your hardward resources. You can reduce costs by fully utilizing your existing resources, thus reducing the number of physical servers needed to support your applications. A reduced number of servers also means a reduction in power consumption for greater cost savings.
Beyond the dramatic cost savings, it also makes your systems easier to manage and can enhance your business’ agility, flexibility and scalab ility by better positioning your system resources to respond to the changing demands your business places on them.
How It Works
Most servers are designed to run one operating system and application at a time. Traditionally, businesses would need multiple physical servers to run their various applications, yet each server would often only be operating at five to 15 percent of capacity.
Infrastructure virtualization uses software to simulate the existence of additional servers – creating independent virtual systems within the same physical server – which allows you to run multiple operating systems and applications simultaneously. Each virtual machine is a complete system with processors, memory, networking and storage. This maximizes the use of resources and can reduce the total number of physical servers needed for your business.
Virtualization enables capabilities like high availability of the system, advanced memory and storage management, fault tolerance, disaster recovery and workload balancing.
Virtualization can make your business run more efficiently, with a lower overall investment and great flexibility and versatility. The benefits include:
- Simplified systems and reduced complexity and maintenance.
- Lower investment, operation and energy costs.
- Increased system agility and productivity.
- Maximized use of server resources.
- Reduced number of physical servers needed.
- High availability for minimized service disruption and downtime.
- Improved efficiency.
- More efficient and cost-effective disaster recovery with shorter downtime for your business.
Our experts can help you select the right options to meet and anticipate the needs of your business.
Along with hosted, virtual solutions, we present consolidation solutions for:
- Application infrastructure