Whether you are looking to virtualise your environment, develop an effective disaster recovery plan, consolidate old servers or simply improve the performance and reliability of your IT infrastructure the benefits of virtualisation are worth exploring.
Circle IT are experts in providing a range of virtualisation solutions and as VMware Enterprise Partners we have the knowledge and expertise to help clients increase the efficiency and cost effectiveness of your IT operations through consolidation of your servers, optimised software development and affordable business continuity.
Here are just some of the benefits that server virtualisation can provide:
A key benefit of virtualisation is that the physical space required to store your servers is dramatically reduced, meaning the costs to power the servers and the energy needed to cool or heat the space are far less intensive. Virtualisation is also referred to as a ‘green technology’ meaning that investing in this type of technology can potentially impact both the bottom-line and the environment in a positive way.
Traditionally when an application server is built it can take several weeks to source, setup and configure. One of the major benefits of a virtualised environment is that it can take just a few minutes to add a server to an existing system, meaning the business can adapt quickly to its changing needs.
No business can afford to be without vital IT systems for any length of time. Virtualisation gives businesses replication and stores those copies to help protect against loss of systems and any subsequent downtime. It also delivers high availability and allows businesses to plan for disaster recovery, in case the worst does happen.
By using virtualisation technologies, legacy servers can be consolidated and server recovery times can be improved, allowing businesses to utilise more server hardware capacity (typical servers use between 5-10 per cent of their actual capacity).
Traditional hardware has been designed to run a single operating system on a single operation site. Virtualisation breaks that mould by making it possible to run multiple operating systems and multiple applications on the same computer, at the same time.
Server virtualisation is a great technology leap forward and many organisations are realising cost savings resulting in ROI.