Organizations can leverage our expertise and experience to quickly realize the benefits of server consolidation and virtualization and ensure a successful transformation of their environment.
Virtualization technologies can help address a number of growing concerns organizations are facing today including:
- Server consolidating & provisioning - With greater demand on IT to solve business challenges, data centers quickly fill to capacity, and each new server purchase increases capital and operating expenditures as well as power and cooling costs.
- Application deployment – Considering that most enterprises support hundreds, if not thousands, of applications, IT is constantly challenged with deploying new software, upgrades and patches.
- Business continuity planning & disaster recovery – As every enterprise knows – typically from first-hand experience – hardware and software failures, natural disasters, and even planned maintenance result in downtime that can bring business to a halt.
- Lower TCO, higher ROI – As conventional wisdom notes, virtualization saves money. But depending how extensively you implement virtualization, you can achieve much greater savings than most people realize. An end-to-end virtualization strategy can maximize your investments and lower the cost of ownership across your IT infrastructure.
- Security - Securing corporate laptops and desktops against viruses, breaches, and theft takes tremendous IT resources, not to mention the immeasurable damage that data loss alone can bring to enterprises and their customers.
Organizations discussing systems and data center management prioritize server consolidation as a critical business requirement. With the real cost savings and benefits that can be realized with virtualization — such as reduced server sprawl, increased ROI on hardware through hardware consolidation, energy and space reduction, and more — many organizations are applying a strategy for virtualization.
Achieving an optimized infrastructure using server virtualization is not an easy task. Challenges include:
- Identifying candidates for consolidation: Identifying servers that are good candidates to be virtualized.
- Design or identify virtualization hosts: Designing or building servers that have sufficient resources to host virtual guest systems and workloads.
- Physical to virtual migration: Converting a physical server into a virtualized guest system rather than rebuild the physical server on the virtualized guest manually.
- Virtualized guest system placement: Determining the best virtualization host to handle the requirements of the guest system or workload.
Contact us today to discuss your server consolidation and virtualization needs.