Virtualisation lets you do things better, faster + cheaper

While virtualisation has only recently left “emergent technology” status and become a more common practice, many organisations have already reaped the benefits of moving to virtualised environments. It’s quite clear that virtualisation is going to become a major component of IT expenditure.

There are 3 main types of virtualisation:

Server Virtualisation - a number of “virtual machines” are created on one server meaning that multiple tasks can then be assigned to that server saving on processing power, cost and space in contrast to dedicating one server to a single application or task.

Storage Virtualisation -  the amalgamation of multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage unit making tasks such as archiving, back-up + recovery easier and faster and  usually implemented via software applications.

Desktop Virtualisation - the computer desktop environment is stored on a remote server which is separate from the physical computer and this lets you remotely log in to access your desktop from any location. VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) is a popular method of desktop virtualisation which is enabled through hardware and software.

Virtualisation Benefits:

  • Reduces IT complexity
  • Enables standardisation
  • Improves agility
  • Facilitates automation
  • Provides simplified disaster recovery
  • Improves cost efficiency

Virtualisation can change a lot about how you operate and manage your IT environment. However, you need to implement and manage it correctly. The potential security risks and change implications that accompany moving to a virtualised environment must be considered and planned for properly. Getting virtualisation right means understanding the comprehensive decision making process that leads to an optimal virtualised environment.

How we help you:

  • Assess your business and determine a roadmap for virtualisation
  • Recommend a solution/platform that has necessary scalability for future growth
  • Create a phased plan to move to virtualisation
  • Implement the transition to avoid downtime or data loss
  • Health check virtual environments
  • Recommend how to include your virtual infrastructure

 

You might be interested to visit our Managed Infrastructure or Infrastructure Monitoring pages for information about how you can free up your time and money using our Managed Services.

Advantage Technology Solutions will enable your business to reach its full potential by identifying, implementing and supporting the most appropriate technology to meet your organisational objectives.

Our goal is to align technology with your business needs.