It sounds a bit like something from twentieth century sci-fi but server virtualization is very real – and very useful. It allows small and medium-sized businesses to cut down on the expenses associated with hosting multiple servers in-house, as well as on maintenance costs. What is it? Here’s how it works.
What virtualization does is to allow one device to do the work that is normally done by many different pieces of hardware. That means that you don’t have to have multiple servers doing different things. One server with virtual servers installed on it will do it all. That’s the hardware, but what about the software? You’ll have several different operating systems and software packages all running together on a single server.
If you currently have more than one server there’s a strong chance that 95% percent of the time they aren’t being utilized to their full capacity. Each sever needs maintenance and updates and, of course, extra items of hardware cost additional money to run, which inflates your electricity bill. It all adds up, and it’s money that can be put to better use elsewhere in your business.
In short, server virtualization will bring you all sorts of savings: space, time, effort and money. Once you’ve got your head around the idea of non-physical virtual servers, it all makes a lot of sense. Quikteks can advise you on how virtualized servers can be useful for your business. Call us today at (973) 882-4644 for further information.