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Virtualization breaks the dependency between the hardware and the applications that run on it. This includes virtual storage, virtual networking, application virtualization, and server virtualization. It requires the installation of a software layer that allows more than one computer to operate on the same piece of hardware.
Hardware virtualization or platform virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system. Software executed on these virtual machines is separated from the underlying hardware resources. For example, a computer that is running Microsoft Windows may host a virtual machine that looks like a computer with Ubuntu Linux operating system. Subsequently, Ubuntu-based software can be run on that virtual machine.
There are many reasons for adopting server virtualization. A popular one is better resource utilization. It is not uncommon to see servers running at 10 percent or less of their capacity, at different points in the day. By letting several virtual servers share a single set of hardware, a much higher average utilization rate is achieved, effectively lowering hardware and support costs.
Benefits of Server Virtualization
~ Increase in space utilization due to the server consolidation strategy
~ Reduction of hardware maintenance costs due to lower number of physical servers
~ Prevention of applications from impacting one another when upgrades or changes are made since each application runs within its own "virtual server"
~ Easily duplicating standard virtual server builds that speed up server deployment within the enterprise
~ Deployment of multiple operating system technologies on a single hardware platform (i.e. Windows Server 2008, Linux)
~ Create a solid disaster recovery solution for your business at a lower cost and without hardware dependency
Delivering desktops as a managed service lets you create a more flexible IT infrastructure so you can help your business respond more quickly to market changes and opportunities. Deploy applications and desktops faster and more consistently to a wider variety of clients, lowering costs while improving service levels. Extend the life of legacy applications and eliminate installation conflicts by virtualizing applications. For remote and branch offices, move your desktops into the cloud and deliver them as a managed service wherever they're needed while retaining the control and security you need
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