Get the Most Out of Your Company’s Computing Resources
One of the most efficient ways to reduce your IT costs and get the most out of your network is to consolidate your hardware through hardware virtualization. Hardware virtualization is the process of creating “virtual machines” to share the resources of one physical computer.
If you have several small physical servers, you can virtualize them and store them in a large physical server for the efficient usage of the processor. This involves embedding virtual machine software into your server’s hardware component.
Breaking it down into the simplest explanation, hardware virtualization allows multiple operating systems to be run on the same computer.
This allows you to save money by cutting down on the number of computers (and other hardware) you have to buy. Scale can help you increase your business’s efficiency while cutting IT infrastructure, maintenance, and energy costs significantly through hardware virtualization.
If you put that savings back into development and expanding your IT network capabilities, you’ll be able to bring your company to the cutting edge of technology in your industry–something that was previously impossible to accomplish.
Most of the computing power in your office are being underutilized to a shocking degree. Hardware virtualization allows you to host multiple computing environments, which cuts back on energy and maintenance costs considerably.
The processor, memory, and other components of the server are all controlled by a hypervisor or Virtual Machine (VM) monitor. This VM supports different operating systems and allows them to run on the machine without any source code requirement.
By virtualizing your computer, you retain all of the computing capabilities of a physical server while hosting numerous computing resources in one server. For organizations with multiple servers worth of data, this can significantly cut back on infrastructure costs.
Benefits of Hardware Virtualization Services
Scale Technology hardware virtualization services include full IT virtualization, emulation virtualization, and para-virtualization.
Full IT Virtualization – your hardware architecture is simulated completely.
Emulation Virtualization – your virtual machine simulates the hardware
Para-Virtualization – your hardware is not simulated, and the guest software runs its own isolated system
Each of these systems come with their own benefits. For more information about which could best benefit your business systems, contact Scale Technology for a free consultation.
When you consolidate your servers, you lower the overall costs of running your system. Multiple operating systems can co-exist on one hardware platform, which reduces the number of servers you need as well as your power consumption and rack space.
Increase Resource Utilization Efficiency
Because virtual machines share physical resources, you are increasing the utilization of your existing resources.
Maximizing your hardware’s abstraction by the hypervisors means less downtime, which means more productivity.
The more quickly you can deploy your server resources, the easier it is for your IT systems and department to adapt. This also creates a more stable environment for more consistent and efficient management of resources.
Hardware virtualization creates advanced hypervisors which help migrate WM from one host to another more dynamically and efficiently.
Virtualization vs. The Cloud
Virtualization is often confused with cloud computing. And while the two are intertwined, they are actually two separate processes.
Virtualization is the foundation of cloud computing. Virtualization helps deliver the full value of the cloud to your business by maximizing its functionality. Cloud computing is the delivery of shared computing resources through the Internet.
So virtualization is basically the software that manipulates your business’s hardware. Cloud computing is the service that is produced by that manipulation. Cloud computing uses virtualization to deliver its products to the users.
Will My Business Benefit From Hardware Virtualization?
The answer to this question depends on your company’s needs and requirements. Here are a few things to consider when you’re deciding if virtualization is right for you:
- Are you in a regulated industry (finance, healthcare, etc.)? If so, can you virtualize and still meet all your regulation requirements?
- How much management of the system do you want to do?
- How scalable does your IT system need to be? (i.e. how fast are you growing?)
- What are your security needs?
- What kind of functionality do you need?
Virtualization is an excellent solution for most companies, but not all. That’s why Scale Technology offers free consultations. We’re happy to examine your existing IT infrastructure point out opportunities for improvement and areas where you can scale for growth.
Scale’s Hardware Virtualization Capabilities
Let scale help your company achieve its full potential with our hardware virtualization services. We can help you design, plan, and implement:
- Application Virtualization
- Desktop Virtualization
- Hardware Virtualization
- Network Virtualization
- Operating System Virtualization
- Server Virtualization
- Storage Virtualization