Virtual Servers: Get more bang for your technology buck!
Imagine buying a pickup truck with a V8 motor but only being able to use one cylinder. Of course you would feel like you aren't getting your money's worth. If your business isn't taking advantage of virtual servers, it's like your hardware is only flexing part of its muscle. That's because today's robust servers only operate at about 5 to 15% of their total capacity. Which means up to 90% of the hardware potential is wasted and not being used.
With virtual servers, you can run more than one server on the same piece of hardware and manage multiple servers from a central location. That gives you much more bang for your buck. And there are other advantages:
- Lower energy costs: Powering and cooling servers takes a lot of energy. In fact, many businesses spend as much on energy for their data centers as they do on hardware, according to technology research firm Gartner Inc. Every virtual server delivers an 80% reduction in total energy costs on average.
- Less hardware demands: Server virtualization reduces hardware costs by 50%. This combined with lower energy costs saves businesses $3,000 a year for every server that they consolidate. Firms can reduce the number and types of servers by 10 to 1.
- Simplify server management: Easily evaluate software in ready-to-run virtual machines without installation and configuration. Simplify IT testing of patches, new applications and operating systems by allowing systems administrators to test in a secure virtual machine environment.
- Save on software costs: Re-host legacy operating systems in a virtual machine running on new hardware and operating system.
- Take advantage of pre-built technology: Leverage pre-built, ready-to-run virtual appliances that include virtual hardware, operating system and application environments.
Our systems engineers can tailor you the perfect fit.
Like most network-related activities, virtualizing your servers takes a fair share of experience. That's where our been-there/done-that systems engineers come in. They'll assess your current network and create a virtualization design that's sized to fit your number of users, amount of data and the type of applications you use.