Virtualization is the next generation in the server architecture, which has the goal to increase the performance.
The key factors of server virtualization:
- Lower expenses
- Better productivity and flexibility
- Extra functionality, which doesn’t exist in the physical servers
- More efficient control and maintenance
Save cost, “be green”
Who is not interested to reduce expenses, while saving energy? Migrating from physical serves to virtual ones and consolidating your business on less machines, you will reduce monthly expenses for powering and cooling data centers and server rooms.
The same amount of information in less number of servers
Virtualization will reduce the amount of servers which are necessary to save the same content of information. As a result of that a lot of expenses might be saved.
Add new applications faster
Server virtualization will make the system more flexible and ablity to grow in the right moment. You will be able to clone already existing virtual machine, also to speed up the process of installation of new software or application.
Hardware provider dependency reduction
Sometimes to be connected with one concrete provider of equipment or server model is bad idea and you might be very disappointed at the end.
Most of the virtual platforms offer addition functions, which don't exist on physical ones. They help for the continuity of the processes. The virtualization softwares are highly reliable and they quickly restore from unexpected interruptions. Maybe one of the best bonuses of the virtualization is the possibility for quick and easy migration from one server to another.
Improves Distaster Recovery
The virtualization offers few very important components when it comes to Distaster Recovery.
- Through consolidation of the servers on less physical machines, the organisation can easily restore the systems
- Most of the virtual platforms have software which helps you automate the reaction in times of collapse. The same software provides ways to test in case of a collaps. This way you can see for yourself whether the recovery plan will work.
Isolation of applications
Usually for physical centers we apply the model: one application - one server, aiming to isolate the applications. This leads to the necessity of many machines, which increases the costs and, the servers are not used efficiently. The virtualization removes those problems making the consolidation in less machines possible.
Increasing the life cycle of old applications
Many organizations have old applications, which continue to use. Often, these applications have following disadvantages: they are no longer compatible with the operation system; there is a high possibility for them not to work on a modern hardware; you can’t update the application. Through the virtualization you can considerably improve the life cycle on such applications and to guarantee the continuity of the business processes.
Through server virtualization you can easily migrate on the cloud, and the organization can easily implement the policy of BYOD (bring your own device). Through virtualization you can create a private cloud, so that you can migrate to cloud services fast and easy.
Lirex.com has a rich experience in virtual servers’ configuration that can be completely securely integrated with an existin network. We can provide you with a solution, which will be completely consistent with the specific needs of your organization.