Virtualization dramatically helps increase efficiency and resource availability in any organization. The dedicated physical server model underutilizes the resources. Virtualization can help save costs, the one of the vital aspects in business today. More and more companies are turning to virtualization to reduce spending on the server.
The hypervisor, which is the virtualization software, allows you to operate many operating systems in the same physical server environment. Microsoft Hyper-V, an example of a virtualization platform, allows you to run Windows and Linux on the same server. The virtual machine so created due to virtualization works by the creation of a software thin layer over the computer hardware or the operating system.
Jase group CEO, Keith Parnell, clearly echoed the positive sentiments that virtualization (Hyper-V) would lead to lowering of overall costs of hardware purchases, server maintenance and managing the systems. Hyper-V allows scalability and expandability that the company was not able to afford before. Hector Ruiz, AMD CEO, said that virtualisation allows the companies with two major inputs, Energy efficiency in computing and affordable internet access.
Storage virtualization is an important aspect coming forth, since there is always an increasing demand for storage capacity. With increasing data bytes, the conventional method of rip and replace proves costly and disruptive when compared to the storage virtualization options. The storage virtualization allows you extension of the useful life and value of the currently used storage systems. The result of virtualization of storage units means faster access, more room for growth and broader functional features. This hardware independent approach of managing the storage acts as a complementary step to desktop and server virtualization.
Most of the top CEOs would subscribe to virtualization, given the different benefits and the costs that this exercise can save for the organization. The other aspect of this exercise would be the reduced dependence on the onsite man power requirements. Since the virtualization primarily allows the user to access the hard drive resources and don’t interfere with other working on the same. This resource sharing allows the ability to bring down the server costs, which forms a major chunk of the IT costs.