Do you know what Virtualization is and how it can help your business? Your competitors might.

Virtualization allows a collection of one or more machines to play host for multiple discreet "virtual machines" which can then share the resources of the host machine. The primary positive upshot of virtualization is that one powerful and high reliability machine can take the place of several less powerful and reliable machines. Consider the example given below where several servers are each given their own machine compared to being deployed on a single virtualization server:

 

 (Example from 01/2014) Discreet Servers
Task Specifications Est. Cost
Web Server 3Ghz, 4GB, 2x300GB $2,000
Windows Domain Controller 3Ghz, 4GB, 2x300GB $2,000
Accounting Server 3Ghz, 8GB, 2x500GB  $3,000
Database Server 3Ghz, 8GB, 2x500GB  $3,000
  Total: $10,000
(Example from 01/2014) Virtual Servers
Task Specifications Est. Cost
Web Server 2x3.5Ghz,32GB, 2x2TB $5,500
Windows Domain Controller
Accounting Server
Database Server
  Total: $5,500

(*This example is based on a medium sized business and their server deployment. Virtualization benefits can be utilized by much smaller or larger implementations.)

Cost savings is not the only benefit of virtualization. New virtual machines can be created or cloned on demand from existing machines (physical or virtual). This facilitates migration from a previous server deployment, allows for rapid testing of software updates and patches and many other conveniences that are just not possible with discreet servers.

Contact Beckmann Technology Projects, LLC today to discover how you can leverage this exciting technology for your business.