Virtualization allows one server to take the place of multiple servers while increasing efficiency and productivity by running multiple applications and operating systems. Geographic limitations are eliminated and related capital expenditures are significantly reduced.
What Benefits Does A Virtualized Infrastructure Offer?
- Centralizing data storage greatly enhances accessibility and boosts efficiency.
- Simplified implementation of scale and functionality upgrades.
- Significantly reduced hardware, energy, and maintenance costs.
- The flexibility of the infrastructure reduces downtime and simplifies disaster recovery.
By consolidating the data that currently exists on different servers and hard drives, you will gain more precise controls over the ways that the data is accessed. This is especially important to industries that deal with compliance and confidentiality concerns. Delays related to accessing or transferring data are eliminated, greatly enhancing the efficiency of daily tasks.
With greater automation capabilities, a virtual infrastructure simplifies changes in scale and functionality. Introducing new software or upgrades to the virtual network becomes seamless.
Do More for Less
Normally, each segment of a network requires dedicated space with temperature control, specialized dedicated hardware, electricity, and IT personnel to manage it. In addition, a traditional server is typically utilized at 10-15% of its full capacity. With a virtual infrastructure, this number is increased to 80%. Costs related to the server hardware and maintenance are greatly reduced as well.
When running software applications in a virtual infrastructure, there are far fewer physical servers involved. Each server is top-quality enterprise class and very reliable. While the risk of downtime is significantly reduced, the virtual infrastructure provides unified disaster recovery.
If you would like to explore the ways that your business could potentially benefit from a virtual infrastructure, Summit Partners would be glad to assist you.
Once we have documented your objectives, we will analyze your current and past data network and storage usage. We will then design a plan to optimize your efficiency through virtualization. This will include costs of the transition as well as projected savings.