With Virtualization you get more done with less!
Today close to 25% of all servers shipped world-wide are virtualized. However, in addition to servers, desktops, applications, and storage can be virtualized.
Server virtualization enables multiple (and diverse) operating systems to run on a single physical machine as so-called virtual machines (VMs) and share hardware resources across multiple physical servers. These virtual machines are in reality regular files, which bring a completely new level of flexibility and agility into the Windows Server world. You can consolidate workloads across multiple underutilized servers onto a smaller number of machines. This leads to reduced costs through lower hardware, energy, real estate and management overhead, while creating a more dynamic IT infrastructure. Server virtualization also offers an unmatched ease and cost efficiency when it comes to high availability, fault tolerance and disaster recovery.
Traditional physical Windows-based servers only utilize 5-10% of the underlying hardware capacity and virtualizing them typically allows for consolidation rates of 10:1. That means that one of today’s servers can power up to 10 virtual servers. This allows for tremendous cost savings in terms of consolidating server sprawl and reducing space needed and power consumed and cooling needed. Furthermore, the ability to manually or automatically move virtual servers around allows for a completely new level of business continuity and disaster recovery.
- Reduced hardware costs
- Less space needed
- Reduce energy needs
- More flexibility on server setup and disaster recovery
- Server count reduced by a ratio of 10:1 or better
- 80 % greater utilization of every server
Application virtualization allows for greater efficiencies by detaching the application from the operating system. This allows for much greater compatibility, manageability and portability of the applications themselves. Applications take up tremendous amount of bandwidth and space on your desktops, but application virtualization allows for programs to be streamed on demand so that applications are not needed to be installed on the host as traditionally done.
- Dramatically improve security and support
- Less maintenance and upgrade time
- Easy to deploy application from a central point of administration
- Less hardware used
- Less power consumption
SLEEMS CONSULTING’s Vast Virtualization Experience
To remain competitive in your market, technology cannot stand in the way of business agility. IT must serve as an enabling and accelerating force for change. When your market and your competitors change, you have to be able to change faster.
Furthermore, IT ownership cost is weighing down most organizations, and these costs ultimately have to be passed on to your customers. Without a cost-effective IT environment your internal cost structure will seriously harm your competitiveness in the market.
Let’s discuss how virtualization could become your most competitive business advantage. Virtualization is no longer a technology for technology’s sake, but a technology for business’ sake. If you want a company that has vast experience with key virtualization technologies and their business benefits, contact SLEEMS CONSULTING (888) 277-1594 today. We are certified with Citrix, Microsoft and VMware and have completed hundreds of successful engagements. We can partner with you every step of the way from the early phase of a technical & business analysis and assessments through a proof of concept, pilot
deployments production roll-outs, and training and support.