In simple terms, virtualization technology is a way of making a physical computer function as if it were two or more virtual machines.
Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications while sharing the resources of a single physical computer. Because each virtual machine is isolated from other virtualised machines, if one crashes, it doesn’t affect the others.
From a business perspective, there are many ways in which your organization can benefit from using virtualization.
- Maximize resources – Server consolidation is used to help maximize the computer capacity on each physical server. Without virtualisation, applications are mainly running on their own dedicated servers, which results in low server utilization rates across the server environment.
- Quickly respond to business needs – Moving to a virtual environment helps with procurement, setup and delivery, giving IT the efficiency needed for rapid deployment.
- Solve security concerns - In an environment where systems are required to be isolated from each other through complex networking or firewalls, these systems can now reside on the same physical server and yet remain in their own sandbox environment, isolated from each other using simple virtualization configurations.
Technology by Design can help your organisation utilise virtualization technology and realise these benefits.
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