All to often, businesses and organizations spend their employees time maintaining, updating, and powering more servers than they don’t really need. Using server virtualization can cut all the excess resources, while still maintaining an organized, compartmentalized network.
- Servers need updates. Manual and automated updates, taking up someone’s time and taking up your networks energy and space.
- Servers come at a cost. If you’re purchasing separate servers across infrastructure, chances are they are not being used to full capacity. That means wasted money.
- Maintenance is ongoing and expensive. A server needs power, cooling, and more.
How Does Server Virtualization Work?
Virtualization means that rather than having many physical servers doing different operations and connected to different endpoints, all those servers are virtually present in one physical server.
Consolidating your servers through virtualization solves the waste, cuts the cost and energy. It allows you to spend more time improving, and less time maintaining and updating. Here are the details:
A piece of software called a “hypervisor” creates an abstraction, dividing the physical server from its virtual components. This allows the server to spend its energy on separate server operations within the same piece of hardware. The operations of each virtual server do not cross. In addition, the machine will not “know” that multiple server functions are being carried out.
There are slight variations in how the virtual servers are put in place, but each method saves energy and capitalizes on the hardware you already have. Because you’ve consolidated, there are less machines that need updates. Because multiple functions run on one machine, you’ve saved energy and money on hardware.
Apply this Solution To Your Infrastructure
The experts at EST. Group, LLC are very familiar with virtualization of infrastructure. Learn more about this solution here. You can also reach out to make a plan for centralizing and streamlining your IT.