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When IT budgets come under increasing pressure, getting more from your existing hardware can ease the burden. Virtualisation lets you do just that, and lowers your carbon footprint too.

WHO IS VIRTUALISATION FOR?

Literally any organisation running multiple servers could benefit from operating a virtualisation platform. Put simply, virtualisation allows you to create multiple virtual servers within a single physical server. With each virtual server capable of running a separate application, you can make better use of server capacity.

VIRTUALISATION BENEFITS

Server efficiency

You might find you’re only using a small percentage of your server capacity to run a single application. Virtualisation optimises hardware utilisation with no sacrifice on performance.

Agility and control

You can easily utilise existing server capacity with no other infrastructure adjustments. This server scalability can happen remotely, without sacrificing security or control.

Cost savings

With servers running multiple apps, you’ll make savings in capital expenditure and maintenance. IT infrastructure cost savings of up to 30 per cent are achievable. You’ll also save on power and cooling.

Accelerates cloud adoption

With a virtual server, it’s easier to move server data across hosts, letting you take advantage of the newest and best cloud services.

DESKTOP VIRTUALISATION

Virtualisation isn’t just for applications, it can work at a desktop level too. For example, it’s possible to load multiple operating systems on to a single server, which individual users can access with their broadband or 4G connection. This simplifies the updating of operating system software and reduces the strain on desktop management.

HOW WE CAN HELP

We have experience in establishing virtualisation platforms from a number of vendors, including VMWare vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenApp. But our advice is not vendor driven; we look at the individual needs of each customer and recommend a solution that’s best for you.

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