End users can get more out of their existing resources by consolidating servers with server virtualization software. The traditional “one workload, one server” approach to server provisioning inevitably leads to over provisioning and underutilization of hardware assets. Servers operate at a fraction of their total capacity. The cost of delivering power, cooling network infrastructure, storage infrastructure, administrative overhead and real estate to underutilized servers continues to increase. End users can eliminate server sprawl by converting physical machines into fully functional virtual machines. Some of the benefits are as follows:
Reduce Hardware Requirements – End users can reduce the amount of IT hardware in the data center by a 10:1 ratio or better. Most server virtualization software can support more than 100 machines per instance. In fact, the vast majority of customers run as many as 10 or more applications on a single piece of hardware.
Cut Hardware and Operating Costs in Half – Fewer servers means less money spent on energy consumption due to reduced power and cooling requirements. Cost savings can be significant—approximately $500-$600 per server per year. End users can significantly reduce the amount of IT hardware in the data center.
Reduce Planned Downtime – While disasters and unplanned downtime get the big headlines, planned downtime for hardware maintenance and backups is the cause of most service disruptions. Server virtualization lets end user reduce planned downtime, ensure data protection, and deliver high availability.
Simplify Disaster Recovery – By automating recovery server virtualization software eliminates error prone manual steps in the recovery process and ensures that recovery procedures will be consistently executed as intended.
Desktop virtualization – Unlock the desktop components including the operating system, applications, user data and settings allowing IT to manage them independently for improved business agility. Desktop virtualization software assembles these components on demand giving end users a single, personalized desktop accessible from a range of devices.
Implementing server and desktop virtualization software can help your company maintain its competitive edge—to transform often inflexible environments into flexible, automated, infrastructures thereby improving productivity and delivering cost savings.