Over the past few years, virtualization is a concept that has become not only a reality, but a standard in IT. In addition to reducing size, power and heat, virtualization can also cut down on your capital and operating budgets.
VMware, Citrix and Microsoft are the leading suppliers of virtualization technology. These companies have products that provide a means for multiple copies or instances of server and/or workstation’s class operating system to run on a single piece of physical hardware. Since most servers deployed today operate at less than 30% resource utilization, multiple instances of a server class OS can be hosted on a single machine. Virtualization offers hardware cost-reduction when you consolidate several operating servers onto a single hardware platform. At the same time, less power is consumed, meaning less heat is generated. Reducing hardware in a solution can also lead to minimized administration costs.
Sovran can help you determine if a virtualized environment is right for you. Our trained and certified staff of engineers can help evaluate the virtualization platform, create a detailed plan to implement and migrate servers, and help layout a plan for ongoing operating and maintenance of a virtual server environment.