What is Virtualisation?

Virtualization

 

What is Virtualisation?

Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based, or virtual, representation of something, such as virtual applications, servers, storage and networks. It is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility for all size businesses.

See how virtualisation is defined by VMware: https://www.vmware.com/solutions/virtualization.html

 

Benefits of Virtualization

Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Greater workload mobility, increased performance and availability of resources, automated operations – they’re all benefits of virtualization that make IT simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate. Additional benefits include:

  • Reduced capital and operating costs.
  • Minimized or eliminated downtime.
  • Increased IT productivity, efficiency, agility and responsiveness.
  • Faster provisioning of applications and resources.
  • Greater business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Simplified data center management.
  • Availability of a true Software-Defined Data Center.

 

Unlocking the Potential of Virtualization

It’s clear that virtualization is a compelling way to make your business more efficient, agile, secure,
and dependable. Today’s organizations are embracing virtualization for server consolidation of IT-owned
applications. But to make your move to virtualization a successful one, you need to invest in a platform
that supports a rich set of key features.

Support for Business Critical Applications

Business-critical applications are the lifeblood of any business. An effective solution will enable businesses of all sizes to run these core applications on the most advanced virtualization platform. Traditionally, organizations have been hesitant to virtualize these applications because of the perceived risk in many areas, such as performance, security, or even the fear of change itself. As a result, these applications have continued to rely on traditional physical solutions for ensuring application service levels and availability, leading to increased complexity and costs.

The right platform will deliver high application performance and availability with low complexity and cost with peace of mind. And it will be based on a trusted, secure hypervisor architecture for dependable performance and maximum availability.

Capacity Management

Many organizations lack visibility into their infrastructure capacity. Or they may be using unwieldy, manual home-grown solutions to manage capacity within their virtual environments. This can lead to inefficient use of hardware resources and IT administrator time. And as IT environments grow, the capacity problem will only get worse.

The right solution will enable organizations to employ sophisticated operations intelligence to optimize their infrastructure capacity, so they can achieve the highest possible ROI from their hardware investment.

Performance Monitoring

All too often, IT lacks the tools to aggregate and analyze performance data quickly enough to take proactive action and reduce downtime on their infrastructures. Legacy monitoring tools used by IT are based on low-level metrics and static thresholds. This leads to a lack of understanding on root cause, alert storms, and false positives.

With the right platform, organizations can improve performance and avoid disruption of virtual infrastructures, by applying predictive analytics that drive proactive action. This helps organizations enable more proactive identification and remediation of emerging performance and capacity issues. So they can get out in front of potential problems
before they impact key business operations.


A Rich Platform Built for Today’s Needs

vSphere with Operations Management is a robust platform that enables organizations to meet these challenges, and set the stage for new benefits as their business grows and evolves. It offers the most trusted virtualization platform with critical operational enhancements in performance monitoring and capacity management. The solution is designed for businesses of all sizes to run applications at high service levels, and maximize hardware savings through higher capacity utilization and consolidation ratios.

With vSphere with Operations Management, IT can gain visibility into virtual environments, proactively identify and remediate emerging performance issues, and optimize resource utilization through a unified console.

 

Conclusion

Virtualization is becoming an attractive alternative for businesses of all sizes seeking to boost their business agility as they simplify IT operations, improve business continuity, and minimize risks. According to an InformationWeek Global CIO Survey, 92 percent of IT executives plan to increase their virtualization initiatives. These survey participants also ranked virtualization as No. 1 of 14 possible initiatives to be funded in 2012 and beyond.

Moving forward with virtualization is easier than you might think. Engaging with the Harel Mallac Technologies and VMware can offer to your organisation a comprehensive solution with rich capabilities in building a powerful and flexible virtualized infrastructure.

 

Source: www.vmware.com/virtualization

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