What is Virtualisation?
A traditional network model is that of one physical server box housing one operating system (for example, Windows Server 2012 Standard), to perform one or two functions.
Hardware has become ever more capable, and even fairly low end servers now tend to have more computing resources than will ever be required.
Virtualisation encapsulates entire servers, allowing for expansive use of hardware by letting you install more than one operating system on a single box. Each operating system will look and feel like it’s a single server, but will share the resources of the physical host.
Why should my organisation move to Virtualisation technology?
Virtualisation is a simple and effective way to reduce your IT expenses while boosting efficiency and flexibility. Traditionally utilised in data centres and large corporations, the technology is now far more accessible and affordable, making it a fantastic option for the small to medium business sector.
Virtualisation will allow your company to:
– Run multiple systems and applications from a single machine
– Consolidate your hardware, yielding far greater productivity from fewer servers
– Speed up and streamline your IT management and maintenance costs, and simplify the deployment of new applications
– Enable image based backups so that restores can happen quickly
– Make significant savings of 50% or more on your overall IT spend