On-demand portioning saves money
Server virtualization is "portioning" the resources of servers and allocate them to multiple operating system simultaneously. This allows the parallel operation of more than one operating system (virtual machine) on the same hardware. The potential for savings through consolidation is great. The average consolidation factor is 12:1.
By separating the software from the hardware many new possibilities arise:
- Hardware migrations with minimal effort
- Independence from manufacturers
- Rapid response to new requirements
- High Availability
- Foundation for the virtual workplace and desktop virtualization
- A foundation for business continuity concepts
The jungle is dense
Virtually every vendor of operating systems has a server virtualization portfolio. The differences between the systems are not only in functionality but also in the cost.
When choosing a system you should ensure that it is right for your own needs and IT planning.
Not every hypervisor provides the required functionality and is compatible with desktop virtualization or your own backup infrastructure.
Our experts can help you with your infrastructure or virtualization concept and how the right strategy can be made for the coming years.
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