Virtualization is all about doing more with less, and our VMware and Microsoft experts can help you do it right. Virtualization lets you maximize, the servers you currently have and increase their capacity dramatically, thus reducing costs. That means without buying more servers, you can add space and also manage each server proficiently and remotely. Lower your hardware costs, energy/cooling consumption, and space usage, and simplify your server management by letting our professionals take care of it for you. As per a leading virtualization technology company, VMware, it promises to provide “70% cost savings with VMs instead of going with physical servers”, making the decision to implement virtual servers easy.
If you already utilize virtualized servers, contact us to find out how we can help you manage your environment and streamline your business processes. Our managed services will help make day-to-day operations of server virtualization easy and cost effective.
Advantages of Virtualization:
Businesses need to be fast and flexible, and virtualization is the perfect companion for them, since it allows them to build and react to change fast.
Instead of spending hours painstakingly configuring environments for testing, just do it once and create a template. To test, it’s easy to deploy from that template over and over, allowing faster and more dynamic development and testing times.
On the note of application testing, you don’t want to be testing new, unpredictable code in your production environment. Virtualization allow you to separate out networks onto different virtual switches with a few clicks and make sure that the production code never touches anything in the test network. So before upgrading to “new platforms or new software”, it is best to test it on a virtual environment, with no impact to production systems.
Once we have built a virtualization environment for you, we can create clustered environment, thus adding fault-tolerance and redundancy. It enables you to plan for failure, and if a host fails, it’s not the end of the world. Your virtual machine is just migrated onto another, perfectly functional host. The same goes for storage – if it fills up or becomes slow, you can move it elsewhere without needing to take it down. The entire process can be setup as automated.
Instead of performing Windows Updates on your infrastructure and worrying about what happens if it all goes wrong, you can take a snapshot before the work. Snapshots allow you to return to a state in time within minutes if something goes wrong. Granted, Windows itself has had these types of snapshots, called Restore Points, for some time. But when you’re talking about an entire company’s provision of machines, snapshots are a more stable way to move.
Reducing Capital Expenditure
Instead of buying ten servers to do ten tasks and having them idling at 5% utilization most of the time, companies are able to purchase two or three pieces of hardware and utilize them at 80-90%, saving on both hardware costs and other data center fees, such as electricity and physical space. The lower cost of entry makes it easier for startups and small businesses to control their own environments, and they’re already able to scale in future.
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