Virtualization means the possibility of several independent operating systems or applications to run on one hardware platform.
This means that applications become hardware independent, as they work in the emulated environment.
Virtualization is a technology that provides unique opportunities to business users in several ways:
- More efficient and flexible use of resources;
- Reduced energy consumption;
- Increased security and flexibility in high degree of work continuity;
- More effective support and administration;
- Quick and easy recovery from failures;
- Ability to use on older systems;
Server virtualizationServer virtualization is a virtualization method where multiple servers under different operating systems can run on one physical server. This technology allows you to achieve higher performance and flexibility and at the same time to reduce operating expenses and initial support and hardware costs.
Server virtualization is an established and widely used technology with great development potential.
The main advantages of server virtualization are:
More efficient and flexible use of resources
Server virtualization enables up to 80% increase in the utilization rate of your servers. On the one hand, this technology allows you to increase the productivity of your servers and IT infrastructure as a whole. On the other hand, it significantly reduces hardware costs.
- Reduced energy consumption
Increased security and flexibility with high degree of continuity
Server virtualization offers a higher level of security and reliability. The key advantages of virtualized server infrastructure are as follows: easier recovery of activity in case of crashes and accidents within significantly shorter periods, sudden brake automatic protection, better data and systems protection.
More effective support and administration
In a virtualized server infrastructure, the number of physical servers that need support, monitoring and upgrade is significantly reduced. On the other hand, the efforts, time and resources needed to add and configure a new virtual server, are much lesser than with physical servers.
Desktop virtualizationDesktop virtualization is separating the workplace (desktop) from the physical machine on which the operating system, user settings and applications are installed.
The desktop virtualization model allows the use of virtual machines so that multiple users can use customized desktops connected to a centralized server. The client part can use entirely different hardware architecture than that used by the virtual desktop, and also be based on completely different operating system.
Main advantages of server virtualization:
- Easier adding and start-up of new desktops;
- Easier desktops support and backup;
- Centralized desktops administration;
- Quick recovery in the event of a server crash or client crash;
- Long life cycle of the client hardware and significantly reduced upgrade requirements;
- Secure remote access;
Applications virtualizationApplications virtualization means the conversion of desktop applications into virtual applications that are located and administered on a centralized server, but can be initiated locally when you need.
This significantly reduces complications and use of highly qualified experts for applications installation, update and administration. Another significant advantage is the ability to avoid the hardware and software compatibility issues and launch different versions of an application.
Datasets virtualizationDatasets virtualization means the unification of multiple servers for data storage in a virtual server.
When the physical devices are converted into virtual units, the available disk space can be significantly optimized and adapted to the customer requirements. Datasets management is transferred to a qualitatively new level, and the process of backup and recovery is greatly simplified. Combining several physical servers into one logical unit provides high resistance to crashes, continuous protection and data access without interruptions. An additional advantage is the ability for simple and quick adding of new features and capabilities.
Datasets virtualization significantly reduces the time and administration costs, and at the same time it adds a set of functions for greater stability and security.