What Is Server Virtualization?
Server virtualization allows users to maximize physical resources in the most efficient way possible. Server virtualization functions by running multiple, independent, virtual operating systems on a single computer.
Server virtualization transforms hardware into software, creating a virtual hardware resource on an x86-based server that incorporates CPU, RAM and hard drives.
What Does a Server Virtualization Configuration Look Like?
A thin virtualization layer partitions the physical server so you can run multiple servers simultaneously on a single server. The computing resources of the physical server are pooled and used by the virtual servers in a controlled manner. The virtual servers are isolated from the other virtual servers on the systems leaving them unaffected by the actions of the other virtual servers.
How Will Server Virtualization Solutions Benefit My Business?
Server virtualization can help your organization to:
• Increase server utilization
• Centralize control of all desktop OS and applications
• Reduce power and cooling requirements
• Better control virus and malware outbreaks
• Simplify management of OS and application patch updates
• Reduce device theft
• Increase data security and remote access
What Is Client Virtualization?
The idea behind client virtualization is to decouple hardware and software components so that isolation can occur. Security can also be achieved since no data is actually stored on the end-user’s device. All data can be securely stored in the data centre, enabling both high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.
Similar to the proliferation of servers in the data centre, the increased use of desktops, laptops and other devices has become the norm for most companies.
- Desktop/laptop device security
- Increased device management
- Increased support and maintenance costs due to sprawling client systems and images