Virtualization can help businesses of all sizes by enabling them to maintain less equipment, get better use from that equipment, and help with faster backup and recovery.
What is Virtualization?
A physical server lets you run different operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, in different virtual servers on the same physical server. For example, a company can host a mail server, web server, and database server independent of each other on one physical server. Each virtual operating system acts as a separate “computer” sharing the main host’s memory and resources.
Running virtualized servers allow companies to run more energy efficient as the needs for having multiple physical servers is minimized.
The goal of server virtualization is fairly simple; get more value from hardware.
Other benefits apply as well including lower cooling costs for the server rooms, decreased need for battery backup and increased up time due to the ability to share the load among 2 or more physical servers. When a firm buys 2 or more servers and virtualizes their applications, the smart thing to do is share the application load amongst all the servers. When maintenance is necessary on one physical box, the company is able to live migrate all the workloads to the remaining servers and perform maintenance, even during the workday.
Another benefit of virtualization technology is that you can also take “snapshots” of every server with its full configuration and all its data. In today’s every increasing threats of cryptolockers and malware infections, snapshots can help get you back up quickly if the need arises.
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