While adding one more server may not seem like a significant expense, in a sophisticated networking environment, it means more cooling, more hardware maintenance, more power consumption and so forth. In a virtualized environment, the full functionality of the server is entirely available without the hassle of adding additional hardware and all its attendant expenses.

In some cases, the value proposition that server virtualization offers business owners is a no-brainer. But for others, it might not be advisable. The real question is how do I identify if server virtualization will save my business money? To make sure that you are fit to reap all the benefits of a virtual server, you must first make sure that server virtualization is right for your business.

Server virtualization will benefit you if:

  • You have lots of servers which require abundant storage and skilled IT veterans. Not only will you improve on storage efficiency, but you stand to save on human resource costs
  • Your servers are taking up floor, rack or shelf space, or if they are dedicated to particular applications; your business is likely to save money through server virtualization.
  • Your server equipment is aging, server virtualization might help with significant server consolidation, meaning fewer servers, lower power bills.
  • Your applications do not require intensive dedicated processor or memory resources that you don’t want them sharing those resources with other virtual servers.
  • You need to provision servers rapidly. Ordering a physical server and deploying it can take days if not weeks; unlike a virtual framework which once in place deployment can be done in no time.
  • You need to create highly redundant systems cost efficiently.

Time and cost add up substantially, not to mention the growing number of racks and cables you would have to purchase to accommodate for the increasing number of physical servers. Datacenter virtualization is most certainly necessary for most businesses to keep up with the explosion of data resources needed to keep pace with competitors.

We have a range of virtualization options with VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, and RedHat Entreprise Virtualization. Wherever you are at in your virtualization journey, we can help you realize the benefits of a virtualized datacenter.