Virtualization is the process of moving your information and systems from your servers to our off-site, secure servers. This reduces costs for you by removing the need for server management and space. It also ensures the security of your data from any disaster by storing it in a secure information center.
Hardware is expensive, and server virtualization will help you maximize your investment as needs change. Hardware utilization and resiliency will improve with properly designed and implemented virtualization strategies. Our virtualization support prevents your IT systems from failing and makes server restoration significantly faster.
In addition to saving you space and money by not having on-site servers, virtualization can ensure you always have as much power as you need, not paying for hardware you don’t need, but always ready to adapt as your business expands. Improve efficiency and security by speaking to us about virtualization for your business today.
Virtualization from 25/8 gives your business the power to:
Improve application performance – with rapid provisioning and dynamic load balancing
Get back on track after a disaster – with simplified recovery solutions
Increase utilization – by consolidating your servers
Go green – lower your electricity bills with fewer servers
Types of Virtualization
This is a process where applications get virtualized and are delivered from a server to the end user’s device, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets. So instead of logging into their computers at work, users will be able to gain access to the application from virtually anywhere, provided an Internet connection is available. This type of virtualization is particularly popular for businesses that require the use of their applications on the go.
Similar to Application Virtualization mentioned above, desktop virtualization separates the desktop environment from the physical device and configured as a “virtual desktop infrastructure” (VDI). The major advantages of desktop virtualization is that users are able to access all their personal files and applications from any location and on any PC, meaning they can work from anywhere without the need to bring their work computer. It also lowers the cost of licensing for installing software on desktops and maintenance and patch management is very simple, since all of the virtual desktops are hosted at the same location.
This is perhaps the most common type of virtualization today. Hardware virtualization is made possible by a virtual machine manager (VM) called the “hypervisor”. The hypervisor creates virtual versions of computers and operating systems and consolidates them into one large physical server, so that all the hardware resources can be utilized more efficiently. It also enables users to run different operating systems on the same machine at the same time.
Network virtualization is a method that combines all physical networking equipment into a single resource. It is the process of dividing bandwidth into multiple, independent channels, each of which can be assigned to servers and devices in real time. Businesses that would benefit from network virtualization are ones that have a large number of users and need to keep their systems up and running at all times. With the distributed channels, your network speed will increase dramatically, allowing you to deliver services and applications faster than ever before.
This type of virtualization is very easy and cost-effective to implement, since it involves compiling your physical hard drives into a single cluster. Storage virtualization is handy when it comes to planning for disaster recovery, since the data stored on your virtual storage can be replicated and transferred to another location. By consolidating your storage into a centralized system, you can eliminate the hassles and costs of managing multiple storage devices.