9 Benefits of Server Virtualisation – Part 2

Server virtualisation is definitely not a new concept in the working world and while there are still those that view it as “new technology” companies who have already adopted virtualisation cannot imagine a day without it.

Virtualisation has been viewed as a game changer because it is the single, most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility. Whether you’re new to virtualisation or use it every day we want you to take full advantage of the benefits virtualisation offers. In this three-part post we’ll look at nine benefits of server virtualisation.

Improved data recovery

With traditional systems, depending on the size and how much data has been lost, it can take one to two days to completely restore a system. With server virtualisation, it’s possible to reduce the amount of time needed to completely restore a system to four hours or less.  One of the reasons this is possible is the fact that it is not really necessary to rebuild servers, applications or even operating systems separately because they exist elsewhere and can be brought back online.

Virtualisation is a proven software technology that makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same server at the same time. Computer hardware was traditionally designed to run a single application on a single operating system, which leaves most computers vastly underutilised.  Virtualisation is a proven software technology that makes it possible for you to run multiple operating systems and application on the same server at the same time with each virtual machine sharing the resources of one physical computer.  Because each virtual machine is isolated from other virtualised machines, if one crashes, it doesn’t affect the others.

Extended life of older applications

Many businesses still rely on legacy applications. Business may keep these around because they don’t run on a modern operating systems or newer hardware or simply because the IT team is afraid to touch them but regardless of the reasoning it is now possible to breathe new life into these applications. By virtualising the application and its environment, you can extend its life and maintain uptime.

Faster server provisioning

In the past companies were forced to over-provision servers to ensure that they would meet user demand but thankfully through virtualisation that has changed. Server virtualisation enables flexible capacity to provide system provisioning and deployment at a moment’s notice.

Don’t miss part three of our post where we look at three more benefits of server virtualisation.

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