Virtualization technologies are the key enabler in IT Transformation
In IT, virtualization means creating a virtual version of a resource such as a server, network device, storage equipment or even an operating system, in which the software divides the resource between two or more runtime environments. Users and applications interact with the virtual resources in the same way as if it were a physical resource.
From a disk partition, which can be considered as the simplest form of virtualization, to "Software Defined Data Centers" (SDDC), there are many options, technologies and methods on the market for deployment virtualization solutions. IT organizations must find the best way to invest their budget on practical solutions that are aligned with their business objectives, which not necessarily is easy to see.
Virtualization is not only creating a more dynamic IT environment, but is also fundamentally changing the role IT plays in the company from a supporting role to an active participant in the business strategy.
Systems that used to take weeks or months to deploy, now can be running in a matter of hours in a virtualized environment. The implications of these changes are profound and long term.
Today almost all IT organizations are using virtualization at some level. Considerations such as cost reduction and control of capital expenses have probably been the initial driving force behind the adoption of virtualization models, but today other business reasons are emerging: virtualization improves IT availability and supports disaster recovery.
Virtualization has also moved beyond servers and storage devices. Desktop virtualization is moving towards widespread adoption, because it directly attacks the problem of the device proliferation in a safe and effective manner.
There is a wide variety of tools available to help IT administrators to manage and monitor their virtual environments. However, a common problem with virtualization is to find a cost-effective way to keep IT staff trained on all products in the market.
Let our data center experts help your solve all the challenges associated with virtualization, putting at your disposal our knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible return on investment. Our approach is to allow your data center do more with fewer physical devices - and avoiding costs. We can help make it easier to transition to virtualized environments and make sure you are using all available tools in the most effective manner.