Get Started Today!  (415) 295-4898

croom new

415 IT Blog

Could You Be Benefitting from Virtualization?

Could You Be Benefitting from Virtualization?

A big part of running a successful operation is knowing how to make the most of your resources, minimizing your operating costs while still generating optimal sources of revenue and other income. One way to do so is by making the most of the hardware you currently have - such as your servers.

Let’s discuss how you can get more out of your existing servers via a process called virtualization.

Virtualization in a Nutshell

Virtualization is the use of something called virtual machines in your operations. A virtual machine is effectively what it sounds like: one of the machines that your business uses, like a computer or server, but instead of being a physical one, it’s hosted in a virtual environment.

Every computer can contribute the following resources: processing power, memory, storage space, and its networking capabilities. However, depending on the task that a given device is used for, many of these resources could potentially be put to waste, especially on a server.

If you have a line-of-business app running on your server, and you want to add another application to your network, the vendor might suggest buying a single server just to host it. There are cases where that might need to be the case, but it’s pretty likely that your current server has resources that aren’t being fully utilized for the first line-of-business app. By deploying a virtual machine on the server, it will run as if you have two servers - one for each app, but utilizing the same hardware.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Using Virtualization?

Well, the most obvious one should be the fact that, by allowing you to make the most of the computing resources you already have, you can save a hefty bit of cash on the equipment that you wouldn’t need to buy in order to support your operations.

Of course, leveraging virtualization can help you reduce some of your other costs, as well as simplify a few of the responsibilities your team members will have. Fewer servers means that there is less to power (easing your energy bills) and less to manage (allowing your time to be utilized in other ways).

However, virtualization can also assist you with your business continuity. If your onsite infrastructure is struck with a hardware failure, you can easily replicate your virtualized environment to a fresh infrastructure and resume where you left off. For similar reasons, migrating data becomes a lot easier as well.

To learn more about how you can benefit from virtualizing your business, give our professionals a call at (415) 295-4898.

The Technology That Protects Your Payment Cards
Tip of the Week: Warning Signs of a Phishing Attac...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, August 05 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://web.415it.com/

Mobile? Grab this Article

QR Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Productivity Best Practices Business Computing Data Backup IT Support Data Network Security Privacy Hosted Solutions Cloud IT Services Data Recovery Efficiency Software Email Business Managed IT Services Malware Internet Outsourced IT Small Business Innovation Tech Term Cybersecurity Upgrade Collaboration Business Management Hackers Cloud Computing Computer Microsoft Phishing User Tips Hardware Windows 10 Google Business Continuity Managed Service Mobile Devices VoIp Communication Workplace Tips Managed Service Provider Smartphone Ransomware Backup Quick Tips Mobile Device Android Paperless Office Smartphones Server Office 365 Business Technology Disaster Recovery Saving Money Communications Encryption Network Browser Remote Monitoring Data Management Managed IT Covid-19 Internet of Things Healthcare Windows 7 Passwords Wi-Fi Compliance BDR Artificial Intelligence Vulnerability Remote Work Holiday Managed IT services Microsoft Office Document Management Government Data Security Users Help Desk Applications Social Media Facebook Miscellaneous Laptops Save Money Tip of the week Bandwidth Vendor Management Information Virtualization Avoiding Downtime Project Management Automation Antivirus Two-factor Authentication Blockchain Processor Redundancy Scam Office Employer-Employee Relationship Health Chrome Access Control Website Virtual Private Network Analytics Mobility Windows OneDrive Training Company Culture RMM IT Management IoT BYOD Regulations Proactive Customer Relationship Management Meetings Data Loss Hard Drive Maintenance Infrastructure Router VPN Storage Software as a Service Employee-Employer Relationship Machine Learning Smart Technology Unified Threat Management Computing Information Technology Managed Services Provider Files Remote Workers Recycling Apps Managed Services Professional Services Server Management Mobile Security Flexibility Word Gadgets Patch Management Data Breach Unified Communications Data Storage Assessment Monitoring Management File Sharing Social Network Gmail Password Network Management Remote Worker The Internet of Things Remote Monitoring and Management Cooperation Financial Alert Risk Management Consultation Operating System Mobile Office Net Neutrality Employees File Management HIPAA Utility Computing Time Management Electronic Health Records Bring Your Own Device Tablet Consulting Downtime Networking Co-Managed IT Dark Web Augmented Reality Payment Cards Search Internet Exlporer Fleet Tracking Zero-Day Threat Shortcut Proactive IT Value of Managed Services Tech Support Statistics Cyberattacks Social Google Calendar Outsourcing Fraud PowerPoint Display G Suite Peripheral Alerts Teamwork Smart Tech Servers Mobile Device Management IT Cybercrime Cyber security Mobile Customer Service Return on Investment Development Wireless Optimization Virtual Reality Options Telephone Favorites Lenovo Travel Laptop Chromebook Recovery Asset Tracking Backup and Disaster Recovery IT Consulting Firewall IT Technicians Cost Management Bluetooth Read Only Security Cameras Samsung Video Conferencing Motherboard Comparison PCI DSS Licensing Shared resources Going Green Connectivity Point of Sale Tech Terms SharePoint Business Telephone Database Management MSP Finance Settings Personal Information Cookies Cables Mail Merge User Error Virtual Machines Data Warehousing 5G Mobile VoIP Migration eWaste Conferencing Superfish Technology Tips Remote Working Vulnerabilities Human Error Distributed Denial of Service Manufacturing Vendor Printing Legislation Biometric Virtual Assistant Bitcoin Specifications Batteries Websites E-Commerce Theft Downloads IT Assessment GDPR Managing Stress Authentication Digital Payment Budget Hotspot Transportation Active Directory Nanotechnology Wires Electronic Medical Records Address WiFi Credit Cards Operations Wireless Internet Big Data Chatbots Mobile Computing OneNote Permission Managed IT Service Smart Devices Mirgation Gamification Wasting Time Current Events Authorization Techology Black Friday CRM CIO applications Wearable Technology Star Wars SaaS Features Digitize Spam Enterprise Content Management Mouse Language Windows Server App Computers Money Employer/Employee Relationships Apple Identity Theft Enterprise Resource Planning Politics Geography How To Test Technology Laws Windows Server 2008 Break Fix Hard Disk Drives Sensors Cache Touchscreen Hacking Private Cloud Database WPA3 Outlook Disaster Resistance Cyber Monday Staff Procurement Emergency Multi-Factor Security Shadow IT Permissions Notes Social Networking Computing Infrastructure User Management Screen Reader Heating/Cooling Printer Holidays Microsoft Excel Proactive Maintenance Solid State Drive Identity Instant Messaging Modem High-Speed Internet Unified Threat Management Solid State Drives Remote Computing Trending Bookmarks ROI Outsource IT Voice over Internet Protocol Projects Daniel Stevens Marketing Twitter Printers Education Content Filtering CEO Students Regulation

Latest Blog

Many users are noticing or just starting to hear about Google and Apple’s initiative to work with local governments to provide an easy way to help users prevent getting infected with COVID-19. The idea is that, if a local or state government wanted to build an app for users ...

Latest News

We are proud to announce that 415 IT and our CEO, Daniel Stevens, were recently featured by CIO Applications. We discussed how and why we serve our clients, as well as some sneak peeks for our future. Read our interview by visiting:  https:...