What is Virtualization?
While there are different forms or virtualization, when talking with small businesses we are typically referring to server virtualization. This is the partitioning of one physical server into multiple virtual servers or systems. Each of these systems can run independently just as if they were running on a physical system. Why would we be interested in virtualization you might wonder? Check out the benefits below!
Benefits of Server Virtualization
Go Green, Save EnergyWe know not everyone is a “save the world” person but who doesn’t like to save money and help the environment. Implementing virtualization will accomplish both!
Increased Server UptimeAdvanced features in server virtualization platforms allow for increased uptime and improved business continuity.
Cost SavingsBy consolidating servers onto a single piece of hardware you will realize significant reductions in hardware investment.
Fast Application TestingVirtualization allows you the ability to quickly provision a lab server for testing new applications or troubleshooting an existing issue without the need for additional hardware.
ConsolidateIt is a common practice to dedicate each server to a single application. If several applications only use a small amount of processing power, TekSoft can consolidate several machines into one server running multiple virtual environments.
Transitioning to newer hardwareServer hardware will eventually become obsolete, and switching from one system to another can be difficult. A virtual version of the old hardware can be created on a modern server. From an application perspective, nothing has changed, the programs perform as if they were still running on the old hardware. This can give the company time to transition to new processes without worrying about hardware failures.
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