Virtualization

All physical servers (Windows, Linux) are going to be replaced by one machine which will run all those servers virtually but will do the same job.

Why you should move to virtualization?

If you’re trying to decide if virtualization is right for your organization, whether from an economic or technological standpoint, consider these reasons for taking the virtualization plunge:

  • It saves money: Virtualization reduces the number of servers you have to run, which means savings on hardware costs and also on the total amount of energy needed to run hardware and provide cooling.

  • It’s good for the environment: Virtualization is a green technology through and through. Energy savings brought on by widespread adoption of virtualization technologies would negate the need to build so many power plants and would thus conserve our earth’s energy resources.

  • It reduces system administration work: With virtualization in place, system administrators would not have to support so many machines and could then move from firefighting to more strategic administration tasks.

  • It gets better use from hardware: Virtualization enables higher utilization rates of hardware because each server supports enough virtual machines to increase its utilization from the typical 15% to as much as 80%.

  • It makes software installation easier: With software vendors tending more and more towards delivering their products preinstalled in virtual machines (also known as virtual appliances), much of the traditional installation and configuration work associated with software will disappear.

This is how our team can help you out

If you have old servers that need upgrade you may consider dropping them. Here are some of the reasons for doing this:
  • Hardware upgrades are too expensive
  • Upgrading and migrating is a delicate and cost effective gamble
  • They need much more power to run
  • They consume to much space
  • They require powerfull cooling
  • Ocupy rack space
  • Sometimes they need independent UPS attached

Virtualization benefits

With virtualization you can have more virtual servers that run on the same physical one. But how it works? It's very simple. The server will have installed a virtualization operating system, like Citrix XenServer, that commes free of costs. This operating system allows to create more virtual servers that can run Microsoft Windows, all type of Linux distributions and other. Depending on the server resources you can create up to 10 servers or maybe more. You can adjust to each virtual server the ammount of memory, number of CPUs and hard disk drive space. And another major benefit of using virtualization is that you can snapshot the server state. That is very helpful when dealing with updates, upgrades, migrations and other database delicate operations.

Our team is glad to help you explain more about this solution and do a needs assessment that suits your organization.