What is Virtualization?
Much like the term implies, Virtualization is an abstract or Virtual Operating System that communicates with physical hardware. A hypervisor is the middle-man between that virtual and physical environment; it performs the work of multiple Operating Systems on one central piece of hardware but doesn’t require dedicated hardware for each Operating System.
By creating a virtual environment, rather than a physical environment, an organization’s infrastructure can be managed more efficiently, increasing performance and lowering operating costs by 50%. This is achieved in multiple ways, as Virtualization:
- Enables customers to fully utilize their physical hardware, which often sits idle.
- Provides high availability and fault tolerance along with scalability.
- Reduces hardware requirements. This allows more data storage and resources to reside in less physical data center space and requires the purchase of less physical hardware and rack space.
- Reduces energy consumption.
- Is easier to maintain. It provides one central location to deploy patches, updates, virus protection, and changes without disruption to the users’ local environment.
- Increases productivity. Individuals can access multiple applications on a mobile device that they would otherwise only be able to access on their physical computer.
- Is highly scalable, agile and feature rich.
Let's ask the professionals.
Don't forget these resources.
If Virtualization sounds like something your organization can benefit from, talk to your Account Manager today!
Vology’s Technical Services team can perform an in-depth assessment of your current environment and create a customized solution for your organization to go virtual.