Virtualization

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A DATA CENTER INNOVATION

 

Maximize the performance and efficiency of your current technology appliances by implementing Virtualization

Too often we see companies cram too many applications and roles onto a single server. This puts all of your eggs in one basket, creates multiple points of failure, increases the likelihood of failure and in most cases there is no redundancy.

Virtualization uses one physical server to run multiple Server Operating Systems. This innovation dramatically reduces your maintenance costs, hardware purchases, and reduces your overall space and energy consumption. Virtualization also carries dramatic cost and time benefits with regard to data backups and restorations. In some cases a complete server crash can be restored in minutes as opposed to hours or days.

 

VIRTUALIZATION

 

Virtual Servers allow you to run multiple server Operating Systems on a single piece of hardware. That is, instead of having a rack full of 8 Servers, you can consolidate up to 8 or more Virtual Servers onto one Physical Server.

Virtual Servers have exploded in popularity in recent years, and with good reason. Depending on your company’s needs, virtualizing your Server infrastructure can provide the following benefits:

  • Cost savings

    While the one physical server may cost a bit more than your average server, it won’t cost as much as 8 or more physical servers. You also save on electrical and cooling costs.

  • Disaster recovery

    Virtual Servers can easily be backed up and restored as images making recovery quick and easy.

  • Server consolidation

    with fewer physical servers, you have fewer points of failure. If you are wondering about putting all of your eggs in one basket, in many cases we deploy two Physical servers, and each night the images for each server are copied from one physical server to the other. If either server fails, you can be back up and running quickly on the other server with a few clicks of the mouse.

  • Resource allocation

    With traditional physical servers, if you are running low on storage capacity you need to add more hard drives. If you are running low on memory, you need to install additional RAM. With Virtual Servers, storage space and RAM can be reallocated on the fly with a few clicks of the mouse.

  • Greater flexibility

    If a traditional server were to lose connectivity to your network, or lose power, it would have to be restarted by pressing the power button. With a virtual server, we can shutdown and startup servers remotely.

  • Great for software testing

    Virtual Servers can also be used to test new software prior to deployment in your production environment.