Server virtualisation is a hot topic in businesses of all sizes today, and the benefits are being realised across many different industries and sectors alike. From huge-scale budget cutting, to improved efficiency and performance, there are many reasons why people are seeing the pros to virtualisation, here are just a few.
Update Software En Mass
Updating software across an entire business or organisation can be laborious and time-consuming, especially when you may have a large number of different systems and computers, some of them could be legacy machines and may even be outdated. In a virtualised environment, every end user system is centralised on a data centre server, and is activated through a thin client, meaning that any updates and patches can be added to the main ‘abstracted’ server, allowing changes to take place simultaneously across the board. This cuts down any time taken to perform jobs, allowing for increased uptime and productivity.
Cut Costs, Save Space
One of the reasons why modern workplaces are going virtual today is down to cost and space savings. Besides the physical space on desktops and work areas that a computer CPU can take up, investing in single computers per workstation can soon mount up cost-wise. Add to this the cost of replacement and maintenance, and a constant cycle of payments looks likely. Introducing virtualisation to an environment cuts costs as well as saving physical space.
An additional benefit of virtualisation is it’s environmental effect. The simplicity behind it is that by decreasing the amount of servers a business or organisation uses, the amount of energy used is also decreased.
VMware and Our Virtualisation Products
We offer a range of virtualisation solutions and products, with VMware being one of the market leaders in the industry. VMware’s virtualisation tech helps to simplify complex IT setups through server abstraction. As an Enterprise Solution Provider, we proudly work with VMware to deliver state-of-the-art solutions and cutting-edge technology, read more about our relationship with Vmware here.
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