Consolidation and Virtualisation
Increasingly, IT Professionals within our client organisations are expected to deliver more with less. They manage a fine balancing act between maintaining service levels, providing flexibility and scalability to accommodate business growth and providing disaster recovery capability. All this whilst trying minimise both the physical and environmental impact of the organisations data centre.
It’s little wonder that server consolidation and virtualisation has gained so much popularity in recent years. Server consolidation can be undertaken on a physical level only or combined with a virtualisation solution to provide even greater flexibility and scalability. Virtualisation separates applications, operating systems, storage and networking from physical hardware to enable more flexible, scalable, fault-tolerant and cost-effective IT infrastructures.
As enterprises grow, IT organizations must rapidly add computing capacity—often in the form of new servers with a variety of operating environments. The resulting server sprawl is costly in terms of capital and people needed to operate, manage and upgrade new servers. Server virtualisation and consolidation provides a solution for these problems. Virtual infrastructure enables workload isolation and granular resource control for all of the system’s computing and I/O resources.
Today, virtual storage solutions enable enterprises to efficiently manage storage resources across a range of systems and applications. Each new instance of storage can introduce new management costs and silos of excess capacity that cannot be leveraged without a solid storage strategy. By virtualising the storage layer, organisations can gain a much higher level of flexibility in managing and maintaining storage resources.
Virtualising at the application layer can significantly improve application compatibility and manageability. Providing flexible, secure access to applications and information on demand can be a significant competitive advantage. Employees can generate revenue in more places, work more flexibly and productively, with easy access to all appropriate resources, and continue to drive business beyond standard office hours.
At Solvetech, we help you identify how virtualisation can improve the efficiency, manageability, and costs of your IT infrastructure. We have the relevant certifications and experience to assess your systems, applications, and storage needs, and then employ proven methodologies to recommend and successfully deploy a solution that is right for your organisation.