Virtualisation is a proven software technology that makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same server at the same time. Computer hardware was traditionally designed to run a single application on a single operating system, which leaves most computers vastly underutilised. Virtualisation is a proven software technology that makes it possible for you to run multiple operating systems and application on the same server at the same time with each virtual machine sharing the resources of one physical computer. Because each virtual machine is isolated from other virtualised machines, if one crashes, it doesn’t affect the others.
9 Benefits of Server Virtualisation – Part 1
Server virtualisation is definitely not a new concept in the working world and while there are still those that view it as “new technology” companies who have already adopted virtualisation cannot imagine a day without it.
Virtualisation has been viewed as a game changer because it is the single, most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility. Whether you’re new to virtualisation or use it every day we want you to take full advantage of the benefits virtualisation offers. In this three-part post we’ll look at nine benefits of server virtualisation.
Most server virtualisation platforms offer features, like VMware high availability, that keep your virtual machines running smoothly but more importantly give them the ability to recover much faster than traditional physical servers during an unplanned outage.
Reduced data centre footprint
Virtualising your servers can drastically reduce your data centre footprint which is good news for your bottom line. Reducing the number of physical servers also reduces the amount of networking gear, generators, rack space and floor space you need which adds up.
As mentioned in our previous point the cost of maintaining physical servers can really add up. Virtualising your server environment can drastically help you save not only on the time it takes to administer physical servers but less downtime means improved productivity for your end users which ultimately affects the bottom line.
Don’t miss part two of our post where we look at three more benefits of server virtualisation.