Server virtualization is the process of using software on a physical server to create multiple partitions or “virtual instances" each capable of running independently. Whereas on a single dedicated server the entire machine has only one instance of an operating system, on a virtual server the same machine can be used to run multiple server instances each with independent operating system configurations.
Is Server Virtualization Right for Your Business?
- Use more applications and OS without breaking budgets for hardware, electricity, and space.
- Reduce the hours that IT staff spend on installing, patching, administering, and supporting applications servers.
- Add storage virtualization to reduce application downtime and simplify backup.
- Master cloud challenges. Having experience with virtual servers will prepare your business for migrating other business-critical services to the cloud.
- Expand your technical skills. Learn how virtualization can converge systems and network operations.