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What You Should Know About Virtualization

By Nextrio on March 24th, 2015 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

470796649“Virtualization” might sound like a term that hearkens back to the original Star Trek. However, it’s a reality that enables companies to get the most utilization out of their technology. Creating a virtual environment is about leveraging existing hardware to enable more than one operating system to run simultaneously, which historically was not available. In essence, you turn one computer into many.

Basics

Using virtualization software makes simple use of one computer or server to operate multiple operating systems. In essence, by adding a layer of virtualization software, more than one operating system and associated applications are able to share the resources found on one piece of hardware. These resources such as memory, processing power, disk space, etc., are shared and deployed based on usage.

Benefits

Although virtualization may involve software costs on the front end, it’s usually worth it in the long run. One of the primary benefits is that you can increase scalability by using existing server infrastructure without investing in additional hardware. Also, you can run multiple types of operating systems concurrently and allocate hardware resources based on utilization, getting the most out of your hardware. In addition, you could save with energy costs, improve ease of use, and reduce backup and recovery time, to name a few.

If you think it’s time to consider virtualization for your business, reach out to the team at Nextrio. In addition to providing IT strategic planning and managed IT services we have experts who can determine how virtualization might benefit your business. Contact our Tucson IT solutions company today to get started.