Virtualization

Cut Your Hardware Costs and Accelerate Deployment

WHAT IS VIRTUALIZATION

multiple machines on a single server

Simply put, virtualization is a method of running multiple machines using a single physical server.

In practical terms, imagine you have 3 physical servers each running an application; 1 mail server, 1 file server and 1 application server. Each server is only using about 25% of its capacity, but your paying for the whole server to run and hard drives to spin when being unused.

Virtualization allows you to put all 3 servers onto 1 physical server and run them with the same amount of resource needed, without paying for that wasted electricity, disk space, memory and cpu on 3 physical servers

Because each VM can run its own operating system and applications, virtualization reduces the need for additional server infrastructure and provides a cost-effective way to deliver different types of services.

WHAT PRODUCTS CAN YOU USE

There are many virtualization products on the market, but the two biggest and mainstream solutions are VMWare and Microsoft Hyper-V

Fulgent have certified staff in both products, and with years of experience will set your business up with the correct solution

DO I NEED IT

Benefits of Virtualization For Your Business

One of the most immediately recognized benefits of virtualization is a reduction in operating costs.

Having the capability to share resources means an organization needs to purchase less physical hardware. Having one server capable of hosting multiple servers or one desktop with the capability to run several different desktop instances means less up-front purchasing costs.

However, the cost savings aren’t limited to hardware. Less hardware on your network means less power consumption and less cooling costs. These equate into savings.

Yet cost savings are not the only benefit you will see from virtualization. Other benefits include:

Minimized Downtime

VM's can run in clusters meaning rebooting a server wont take the application offline as another server will take over the role, so staff can continue to work

Faster Provisioning

No more waiting for servers to be delivered, manually built and configured, a new VM can be spun up and be put into production within minutes

Continuity and DR

Technology allows you to backup and replicate your virtual infrastructure which means you can can have a complete replica site for Disaster Recovery purposes

Simplified Management

Less management of multiple physical servers and parts, with consolidated hardware comes consolidated management, freeing time for other areas

Increased Functionality

Functions such as snapshots allow you to roll a VM back to a point in time, which could eliminate re-install of applications or even server re-builds

Address Compliance

Having the ability to clone individual VM's and entire virtual infrastructure's to offsite locations will help you meet any compliance requirements you may have

Virtualization isnt a game, Its your answer to digital transformation

WHAT CAN YOU VIRTUALIZE

Servers, Desktops, Operating Systems, Networks

Virtualization isnt confined to just servers, you can virtualize many aspects of your IT infrastructure

  • Servers
  • Desktops
  • Operating Systems
  • Networks

Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical server as highly efficient virtual machines. Key benefits include:

  • Greater IT efficiencies
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Faster workload deployment
  • Increased application performance
  • Higher server availability
  • Eliminated server sprawl and complexity

Desktop virtualization allows deployment of  simulated desktop environments to multiple physical machines at once.

Unlike traditional desktop environments that are physically installed, configured, and updated on each machine, desktop virtualization allows admins to perform mass configurations, updates, and security checks on all virtual desktops.

Using built in tools like Microsoft Hyper-V or 3rd party programs like VMWare Horizon you can run multiple operating sytems on your Desktop.

Have a Windows 10 desktop but want to try out Linux; operating system virtualization allows you do this without having to swap hard drives, or dual boot machines and potentially break existing boot loaders

By completely reproducing a physical network, network virtualization allows applications to run on a virtual network as if they were running on a physical network — but with greater operational benefits and all the hardware independencies of virtualization.

Virtualizing networks reduces the number of physical components—like switches, routers, servers, cables, and hubs—that are needed to create multiple, independent networks

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