|By Steve Jordan||
|November 28, 2012 07:00 AM EST||
VMware is defined by its ability to present a virtualized set of hardware to an operating system, including video, network and hard disk adapters. This allows computing states to be ported between different hardware configurations at will while also giving administrators the power to pause operations on virtual machine as well as moving it around between different physical systems. This can improve the overall efficiency and availability of a set of IT resources and make better use of your hardware, getting more from it while also ensuring that clients have all of the resources at their disposal to continue working as normal. It does away with the very expensive and inefficient model of one application to one server which can also be great for the environment because it typically uses less energy.
Without virtualization like this, 70% of the IT budget will be spent on maintaining needlessly expansive systems that also have a lot of leftover capability. VMware ensures that VMware cloud computing providers start to use up all available resources dynamically which can result in huge net savings both for the provider and the client. At Hyve we only charge you for what you use, so by utilising a software solution like VMware, we can cut your cloud hosting services costs because you are using less. Virtualisation also offers the possibility to run multiple operating systems from a single machine including Windows and Linux. If you are running a Mac-based operation, it can also give you the capability to run Windows through the creation of a virtual PC. This can improve the scope you have and the ability to bed and test new programs. It can also be combined with different server software such as ColdFusion, resulting in a stack that has numerous capabilities and the variety to deliver Rich Internet Applications.
For Hyve, VMware represented a path to us that could ultimately mean cutting down on the amount of physical complexity and size of our datacentres. Because they are more efficient and maximize hardware availability it then became needless to invest in huge amounts of technology that would simply go underutilized. This also led onto less pressure to provide power and cooling to our facilities, all of which require constant maintenance and management. When properly installed, VMware can cut energy costs by as much as 80%, particularly since it has the ability to power down servers that are not in high use.
Migration also meant that we have a greater degree of flexibility over the solutions that we can offer to you. If we are installing new hardware it makes the task of providing an uninterrupted much easier, particularly if we are bringing online a vast array of new systems. It has also lead better server provisioning as well as better desktop and application deployment. Security has also become a better managed solution through its purpose built architecture that has lead to the creation of secure desktop environments and increased backup capabilities. Through VMware all of these advantages can be passed on to you.
If you would like to discuss how VMware technology could help your business, please do contact us.
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