Virtualisation is the single most effective way for a business to reduce its IT expenses whilst increasing its efficiency and agility.
Whether you are looking to virtualise your environment, develop an effective disaster recovery plan, consolidate old servers or simply improve the performance and reliability of your IT infrastructure the benefits of virtualisation are worth exploring. At Stephens IT Solutions, we work alongside our customers’ requirements and have the expertise to design, implement and support virtualisation projects.
Top 5 reasons for Virtualisation:
- Server consolidation
By collapsing physical servers into virtual servers and reducing the number of physical servers, your company will reap a tremendous savings in power and cooling costs. Additionally, you’ll be able to reduce the datacentre footprint which can include diesel generator costs, UPS costs, network switch costs, rack space and floor space.
- Stop server sprawl
Before server virtualization, admins were forced to over-provision servers to ensure that they would meet user demand. With server virtualization, there is no more over-provisioning and you’ll be able to perfectly size every virtual machine.
- Do more with less
With a lagging economy, IT departments and admins are forced to do more with less. Server virtualization makes admins more efficient and agile, allowing us to do more with less and look like the heroes of the IT department.
- Cost savings
Not only will your company save on the physical server hardware, power and cooling of the servers that were consolidated, you’ll also save on the time it used to take to administer physical servers. End users will be more productive thanks to less downtime and much more.
- Moving running virtual machines
Truly one of the more powerful features of server virtualization is the ability to move a running virtual machine from one host to another with no downtime. VMware’s vMotion can do this for you and that feature makes other features like distributed resource scheduler (DRS) and distributed power management (DPM) possible.