What Is Server Virtualization?

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There are more options for you to consider when it comes to IT servers than bulky hardware that takes up your office space. Today’s technology introduces us to server virtualization, the partitioning of a physical server into smaller virtual servers that result in maximized resources. How? When one physical server is divided into multiple isolated virtual environments known as virtual private servers, containers or emulations, each virtual server can run its own operating system and be independently rebooted. Businesses are able to leverage pooled resources and do more with their server infrastructure while paying less since they no longer need to invest in server hardware.

Server virtualization can be achieved in three ways. Full virtualization means each virtual guest operating system runs without modifications on the virtual imitation of the hardware layer. Paravirtual machine, on the other hand, modifies guest models in order to run in a virtual environment and allows utilization of privileged systems. Last is virtualization at the OS level where each virtualized environment is isolated from its other guest, so that failure or security breach in one partition can’t affect any other partitions.

What Are My Server Virtualization Costs?

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When it comes to technology, your true costs go beyond hardware that needs fixing. Downtime is a cost that many small business owners might not take into account when it comes to IT expenses. When your technology breaks, or is simply not performing at utmost efficiency, you’re not making the most out of your investment and your time. This, in the long run, affects your profits.

Server Virtualization lets you enjoy servers that operate independently while still sharing the same resources so you never sacrifice integration of applications or data you need to do business. And because you no longer have to invest in a physical server, you can dramatically reduce hardware cost, cooling cost and enjoy more server uptime through constant monitoring and management.

What Are My Benefits With Server Virtualization

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Server virtualization from Dallas Technology Solutions lets you enjoy advanced features that just aren’t found on physical servers such as live migration, storage migration, fault tolerance, server stability and high availability of applications which translate to less downtime for your business. And because virtualized servers work isolated from each other, they feature utmost security and detects unauthorized usage of the host system or its virtual guest machines. They also support an environment where testing experiments can be conducted, without affecting the real system and features prompt disaster recovery options for data continuity so you’ll never have to worry about losing your critical data.

What’s more, server virtualization provides your business with near instant-on-capacity when a request comes down the chain. System provisioning and deployment can happen at a moment’s notice. Not only that, but virtualized servers reduce server footprint as they are consolidated so you enjoy lower monthly power and cooling costs. You’ll no longer need to buy hardware as it partitions your server into multiple virtual systems and uses the hardware of the host system, all of which saves you a lot of money. Last but not least, server virtualization prepares your business for the cloud by providing you with a solid virtual server foundation which makes transitioning to the cloud easier. You can move your virtualized data center to a private cloud, for instance, and reap the benefits of Cloud Computing without the complexity of the migration process.

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