State of the art servers with multiple CPUs and multiple cores allow us to separate software from the underlying hardware and create virtualized multi-server machines that support different operating systems. This virtual scenario relies on less hardware than traditional systems and helps streamline backups, software updates, and hardware upgrades. It also permits network administrators to run legacy software or protect computing platforms from potentially unstable applications.
The current price point for these robust servers makes it feasible for many organizations to virtualize their server system. Recommended virtualization strategies will depend on your workload requirements. The first step is an audit of your hardware and software, and an inquiry into your current and future IT demands. Contact us today to start learning about how server virtualization can help your organization move forward.