In many cases virtualisation is another layer of software that pretends to be hardware so that you can then install software on the top of that. Confused? Well it actually makes a lot of sense, since your computer or server probably has more CPU and memory capacity than what a single Operating system can actually use, so effectively it allows multiple Operating Systems to run on one physical hardware appliance.
The benefits are quite impressive – you can save on the amount of hardware you have to buy as you can do more with less, reduce energy requirements and when disaster strikes you can restore your backups to completely different hardware – or even to the cloud.
If the disaster recovery and cost saving isn’t enough, then flexibility is the key – you can try changes to your computing environment without impacting people currently working on the systems. You can shift resources such as computing from being on your desktops to your servers – meaning that you can extend the life of your desktop fleet and increase security.
Unleash help Executives and IT Professionals alike at various stages of their virtualisation strategy, whether they are just starting with server virtualisation, dealing with a mobile workforce with virtual desktop infrastructure or looking at new storage virtualisation options, we have a wealth of experience to assist.