Why virtualization is so important?
Virtualization lets one server do the job of multiple computers, by sharing the hardware resources of a single computer across multiple virtual servers.
Installing traditional physical servers would typically require a separate server for each server role. By utilizing virtual server technology (Microsoft’s HyperV or VMware, for example), the number of physical servers can be greatly reduced as virtual servers are consolidated on to fewer incidences of physical hardware. Virtualizing servers will result in improved resource utilization as well as reductions in real estate, power and cooling requirements. In addition to energy saving and lower capital expenses due to more efficient use of hardware resources, virtualization provides high availability of resources, increased security and improved disaster recovery processes.
is virtualization different from cloud?
Yes, it is. Virtualization is a foundational element of cloud computing
while cloud is a service on-demand delivered through the Internet.
Most of the confusion occurs because virtualization and cloud computing work together to provide different types of services, as is the case with private clouds
The cloud include virtualization products to deliver the compute service, the difference is that a true cloud provides self-service capability, elasticity, automated management, scalability and pay-as you go service that is not inherent in virtualization.
DO YOU NEED VIRTUALIZATION?
While virtualization is the best solution for some organizations, a cloud solution offers several benefits that are more suitable for other businesses. What that means is some SMB will be better with virtualized environment kept on-premise, others by utulizing cloud technologies and the rest by using best of both worlds.
Cloud solutions are best for business with the following needs:
- Outsourced IT — The day-to-day administration, care and feeding of supporting systems move away from you to the service provider.
- Quick setup — Cloud startup is relatively quick and easy. Plus, servers, appliances and software perpetual licenses go away when you use such a service.
- Pay-as-you-go — An example could be found in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications available today that allow the off-loading of basic IT requirements to cloud service providers. You pay for what you need and use.
Scalability — By using the cloud, you can also temporarily scale your IT capacity by off-loading high-demand compute requirements to an outside provider. As a result, as mentioned above, you pay for only what you need and use, only at the time when you need it.
Keep in mind, however, that virtualization and cloud services are not end-all, be-all solutions. Like any other technology or service a business adopts, things can always change.
While cloud computing and virtualization each have their own benefits, they are not competing approaches, we view cloud computing as an evolution of virtualization. Customers that virtualize their hardware servers may adopt cloud computing over time for increased self-service, scale, service delivery levels and agility.
which virtualization vendor?
There are 10 virtualization technology companies, listed below by their market share. Any discussion of virtualization vendor typically ends in clicking glasses and high fives, heated discussions or slap fights, but it almost always begins with VMware, as does the list below. These top ten virtualization vendors deliver the best virtualization software solutions on the market today.
How we can help?
We can help companies to choose the right virtualization vendor and then to convert their physical servers into virtual instanses in order to consolidate their workloads.
Contact our friendly team to discuss your needs.