FAIRFIELD, NEW JERSEY, April 19, 2018 — Local managed service provider Quikteks has noted a rise in the use of virtualized networks in small businesses throughout the New Jersey tri-state area.
According to Quikteks owner and CEO Andrew Rich, “Virtualization is compelling on several levels. It’s a cost-effective solution that simplifies the IT environment. Many business owners we’ve talked to are attracted to the energy savings associated with virtualization.”
Rich noted that most operating systems and applications running on physical hardware are often underutilized, wasting money and energy.
“Many servers run at about 10, maybe 15 percent capacity, and they’re not cheap. With virtualization or a cloud computing approach, it’s no longer necessary to invest in a series of physical servers that aren’t used to their fullest potential,” he said. “Whether on premises or in the cloud, virtualization pools resources. In fact, a single server can house multiple ‘virtual machines.'”
In addition to the obvious cost savings associated with not buying physical hardware, virtualization brings many other benefits such as faster deployments, energy savings, and better management when applications and software are virtual rather than physical.
“Where provisioning or recovering a physical server can take hours, if not days, adding or recovering a virtual machine can take just a few minutes,” he said. “Disaster recovery is greatly improved in a virtualized environment with replication and other safeguards built in.”
As far as the green benefits go, VMware, one of the pioneers of virtualization, estimates that server consolidation can reduce energy costs by up to 80 percent.
“There’s less equipment using up energy and generating its own heat,” Rich explained. “Thus, not only are you saving energy by streamlining your hardware, you don’t have to waste energy trying to keep it all cool.”
Businesses throughout New Jersey are realizing that reduced costs, fewer hassles, better disaster recovery, and energy savings are among the many benefits of virtualization.
Few businesses can afford downtime due to IT issues, hardware crashes, or viruses, making now the perfect time to move to a virtualized network — and Quikteks can get you up and running quickly.
Rich suggests scheduling a free virtualization consultation from Quikteks to find out what’s involved and how your business can benefit. Visit Quikteks.com or call 973-882-4644.
Based in Fairfield, New Jersey, Quikteks delivers cutting-edge, reliable and cost-effective business technology solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in the Tri-State area. The company’s computer solutions include 24-hour tech support, help desk support, computer support, consulting, and storing valuable and confidential data in a secure cloud.