Virtualization is the creation of a virtual – rather than actual – version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. You probably know a little about virtualization if you have ever divided your hard drive into different partitions creating, in effect, two separate hard drives. This allows for greater flexibility, control and isolation by removing the dependency on a given hardware platform. While initially meant for server virtualization, the concept of virtualisation has spread to applications, networks, data and desktops.
Virtualization is technology that allows you to create multiple simulated environments or dedicated resources from a single, physical hardware system. Software called a hypervisor connects directly to that hardware and allows you to split 1 system into separate, distinct, and secure environments known as virtual machines (VMs). These VMs rely on the hypervisor’s ability to separate the machine’s resources from the hardware and distribute them appropriately. In other words, virtualization – when used correctly – helps you get the most value from previous investments.
The key benefits of having virtualised recources are that it means you can cut down on hardware whilst still retaining the same level of service. Software can be accessed anywhere within your company without being tied to one machine, data storage can be used in the most effective manner and costs can be cut due to removal of the need for additional hardware, as you gain more use from underused hardware.
Tecsenza can help you identify where and how you can use virtualisation to streamline your existing IT systems, where your existing resources are underused and how you can implement virtualisation to maximise their useage. We work with you to tailor our solution to your business needs and through our trusted partners we can shape your virtualisation solution using the very latest innovations in this area.
If you think virtulisation might be a solution for your business just contact us and we can book a consultation for you…