Virtual Server & Computing Environments
Virtualisation Overview
Virtualisation is a proven software technology making it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same server at the same time. It’s transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way that people utilise technology.

Virtualisation can increase IT flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Servers and applications get deployed faster, performance and availability increases and tasks become automated, resulting in simpler and more cost effective IT solutions.

How it all works!
Basically thanks to advancments in the power of hardware over the last several years, we no longer need one physical server per application, unless it has a very specific requirment.

Harnessing the power of new technologies we can often migrate and consolidate server older servers into one new physical box. Migrating old hardware to a new virtualised environment gives peace of mind over aging hardware and backup solutions that may no longer be serving your business functions.

Just some of the advantages to virtualisation:

  • It is much easier to deploy and scale resources faster, more eciently and cost-effectively
  • Saves on server costs as well as power and cooling requirements.
  • Estimated to save up to 50% compared with businesses that rely on physical resources, while also increasing flexibility, speed and QoS
  • Provides more efficient and cost-effective disaster recovery with near zero downtime compared with legacy physical solutions
  • Virtualisation is the key to business agility.  It’s the pathway to the cloud, which is also the route to other major IT changes including mobility, big data analytics, social media and IT consumerisation