What does Virtualization provide me?
Virtualization is a technology that simulates hardware functionality to create software-based IT services such as application servers, storage, and networks.
By running operating systems and applications that were previously running on physical machines on virtual machines, the hardware required for your computer installation is reduced, design is simplified, and administration and technical support costs are reduced.
System virtualization, in addition to optimizing investments and simplifying IT management, provides better disaster recovery solutions and better server response to changes in workloads.
According to some calculations, most of the existing servers are used below their capacity. About 15 percent of untapped performance potential. Let's see what are the benefits of virtualizing a company's servers.
Saving is one of the main points in favor of server virtualization. By making the most of them, there's no need to invest in new equipment or keep unused ones on. Therefore energy consumption is reduced, which is a saving on the electricity bill. Another reason for saving is that having fewer servers saves on maintenance. Both in time and money.
Simple test environments
By being able to segment a server space to work independently, you can develop an environment for testing. No need to implement an external server and without the danger that a failure could affect the rest of the servers. Everything is done from a controlled and safe space.
For example, you can install applications and run all the processes that are necessary before it is transferred to the work environment. This reduces failures and the time it takes to fix them if they are tested directly.
When you have staff who work at home or for some reason need to travel often, server virtualization allows you to access the information necessary to work remotely. Virtualization software allows you to do it no matter what system is used.
This translates to improved performance for all workers, so you can connect no matter where they are and do their jobs without a hitch.
Server virtualization enables a hot migration. That is, being able to move all the data from one or more servers to another site without hardly noticing the change. It even allows you to outsource the service and work from the cloud. A change that more and more companies are carrying out both for safety and efficiency. The only thing that is needed is to have a service provider that guarantees the operation of everything and immediately takes care of any incident that arises.
For these reasons, as well as for some others, server virtualization is an almost obligatory step for any company that wants to properly manage all their data. Especially at a time when huge amounts of information are handled.
A virtual server can be easily programmed to regularly backup and store remotely. In case of failure, recovery is much faster and more accessible.