Maximise the use of your hardware adding resilience at the same time.
Explore the benefits of virtual servers
Virtual servers do not have to break the bank. You can make use of so many features without the enormous costs.
Microsoft’s hypervisor is called Hyper-V. There is a free version included with Windows Server that has a lot of features included.
If you require more features than Hyper-V offer we would recommend purchasing VMware.
When using a SAN and more than one physical server you unlock the best features of virtualisation such as High Availability.
There is a free version of the VMware hypervisor but to utilise VMware we would recommend purchasing a licence.
We would recommend using Hyper-V instead of the free version of VMware.
Virtualisation is the creation of a virtual version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device, or network resources. The goal of virtualisation is to maximise hardware utilisation, improve resource management, and simplify deployment and administration.
Types of Virtualisation
There are two main types of virtualisation: server virtualisation and desktop virtualisation.
This involves creating virtual versions of physical servers, known as virtual machines (VMs), which run on a single physical host. This allows multiple virtual servers to run on the same physical hardware, reducing costs and improving resource utilisation.
This involves creating virtual desktops that run on a central server, and are accessed by users via a remote connection. This can improve security and management of desktop environments, as well as providing users with a consistent experience across devices.
What are the Benefits?
- Improved resource utilisation: Virtualisation allows organisations to pool and allocate resources dynamically, improving resource utilisation and reducing waste.
- Increased availability: Virtualisation provides a level of abstraction between the physical hardware and the operating system, improving the resilience of systems and reducing downtime.
- Improved management: Virtualisation enables centralised management of resources, reducing the time and effort required to manage physical systems.
- Cost savings: By reducing the need for physical hardware, virtualisation can result in significant cost savings for organisations.