Virtualization is becoming a key priority for enterprise IT. The benefits of virtualization are extensive, but they include areas like server consolidation and the ability to develop and test tools and applications more quickly. It also reduces enterprise power consumption, as well as lessens the amount of land and building resources required for IT.
Advantages of switching to a virtual environment
The benefits of virtualization in a broad context include areas such as server consolidation, which allows you to use many virtual machines (VMs) on a single server. It also offers dynamic load balancing as well as simplifying disaster recovery plans. Additionally, virtualization allows for better reliability for the system because a virtualized environment is not susceptible to the failures introduced by devices. With virtualization, IT operations are more efficient, allowing developers to launch new products more quickly and centralize configuration. Further benefits of virtualization include:
- Savings on power, maintenance, and data center fees
- Reduced number of redundant physical devices serving as primary machines
- Improved uptime and segregated virtual servers
- Reduced installation time
Benefits of server virtualization
An enterprise incorporating server virtualization can expect to access a single platform with a high level of performance and with flexible hypervisor support including a full spectrum of storage resources. It also allows you to keep VMs safe using VM-centric backups and an integrated approach to disaster recovery. The benefits of virtualization also include the ability to reduce the number of servers by partitioning, and isolation to allow for server consolidation. Your development and test environments will be more efficient, allowing you to streamline your value realization.
Benefits of network virtualization
Network virtualization adds a virtual overlay to the physical network, allowing for security approaches that span both the physical and virtual network. Segmentation, as well as isolation and multitenancy, are just some of the options available through a virtual network.
Benefits of desktop virtualization
Desktop virtualization allows you to respond quickly to the changing needs and requirements of your organization, and it offers employees the ability to work from anywhere with a consistent experience. It also provides full support and troubleshooting assistance, as well as security and monitoring for the network, and it reduces the overall cost of desktop computing.
If you’re considering where to begin with a virtualization initiative, contact us at One Connect. We can help you determine the best area to introduce virtualization and help you evaluate the benefits you can expect to gain. From improved IT efficiency to reducing hardware costs and enhancing security, virtualization offers a number of advantages for enterprise IT.