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As your business grows and IT infrastructure becomes increasingly critical to your operations, a plan for hardware and disaster recovery becomes necessary. Server virtualization must be a part of that plan.
What is Server Virtualization?
Server virtualization allows one physical server to be utilized to run multiple virtual servers. While there are many benefits of virtualization, the most important is cost reductions in physical hardware, physical space and power consumption.
Another one of the benefits of virtualization is mobility with your servers. This allows you to easily move virtual servers if requirements change or hardware fails. Your server can be easily shut down, copied to another physical server and brought back online if necessary.
Our skilled network engineers will help you design software and find solutions with virtualization technology. Swip System’s virtualization services will help reduce business expenses and improve your disaster recovery plans.
Benefits of Virtualization
Most servers are underutilized, especially processors within your servers. Server virtualization technology more fully utilizes these powerful processors to drive multiple virtual servers. These are typically already present in your server systems.
The same situation exists for RAM. Although memory is not as underutilized as most processors, a server typically has more memory than what is required. Memory virtualization allows you to take advantage of this excess memory and put it to use across multiple virtual servers.
Using fewer physical servers allows for less physical space or rack space in your server environment. It also requires less power consumption and less heat being produced, which means less cooling is necessary.
With server virtualization, you should also see a decrease in the hours necessary to maintain physical hardware. Although, this may depend on the number of physical servers in use.
The same challenges hold true for desktops, or client machines. As your number of desktops grow, it becomes harder to manage them with your existing resources. Setting up PCs will become increasingly time consuming. Installing office tools, email, line of business applications, antivirus and anti-malware, printers, remote access and everything else increases with each new client PC. So, you need desktop virtualization technology.
Rather than distributing fully installed, fat clients across your organization, desktop virtualization distributes thin clients and connects back to a server hosting all desktops. This allows you to install a single copy of a desktop image and share it with all of the users across your network.
The benefits of desktop virtualization include a reduction in the hours needed to configure new clients, while also providing a clean, consistent desktop to all of the users in the network.
Our network engineers can design virtualization software and virtual desktop environment that will reduce costs and headaches.
See our Success Stories to hear about how we helped just a few of our clients establish a virtual solution.
Contact us today to discuss virtualization technology and software in relation to your cost reduction strategy.