At Keytech, we have industry experts that have many years’ experience designing, implementing, supporting and delivering virtual environments. Our experts understand how virtualisation will improve business efficiency for small business and companies who operate in large environments.
Every business turns a corner when it comes to identifying what IT managed services really can provide for the modern day business. A virtualised IT system can not only help reduce operating costs but ultimately tune your IT services to meet your business continuity needs.
What is Hosted Virtualisation?
Virtualisation has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The advancements of information technology provide businesses with numerous benefits when managing their IT infrastructures.
The practice refers to the creation of virtual versions of hardware or software, such as an IT platform, application, operating system or storage device.
Virtualisation brings with it many benefits, including:
- Reduced hardware maintenance, operating and infrastructure costs
- Improved utilisation of computing resources
- Increased application availability
- Improved business continuity
- Increased IT staff productivity
- Faster servers
- Better green credentials thanks to power saving potential and chance to improve carbon footprint
- Reduced need to invest in physical machines
What Types of Virtualisation should you choose for your IT?
- Desktop virtualisation – Allows your business the use of virtual machines to occupy multiple network users utilise, maintain and individualised desktops on a single, centrally located computer or server.
- Application virtualisation – Allows your business to access software from a remote server in place of individual user’s computers. Utilising a Dynamic Link Library (DLL), programs and redirect all the virtualised application’s calls to the server’s file system.
- Server Virtualisation – Allows your business the deployment of virtual machines based on one or more hosts or guest physical servers. Each guest runs on a virtual imitation of the hardware layer. This approach allows the guest operating system to run without modifications. It will also allow the server administrator to create guests that use alternate operating system. The guest will have no knowledge of the host’s operating system as it will be unidentifiable that it’s not running on real hardware. It does, however, require real computing resources from the host — so it uses a hypervisor to coordinate instructions to the CPU, memory & other resources.
- Data virtualisation – Allows your business to pool physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device, managed from a central console. Storage virtualization is commonly used in a storage area network (SAN). The management of storage devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Storage virtualization will help benefit the storage administrator perform tasks of backup, archiving, and recovery more efficiently by disguising the actual complexity of the SAN.
- Hardware virtualisation – Allows you business uses a virtual machine manager which is embedded in the circuits of a hardware component, (VM Ware’s ESXi for example) instead of being called up from a third-party software application.
- Network virtualisation - Allows your business to combine the available resources in a network by splitting up the available bandwidth into channels each of which is independent from the others.
Keytech’s Virtualisation Consultancy Solutions
Our virtualisation solutions – such as server consolidation - are ideal for companies that believe their current IT infrastructure is being underutilised, having a negative impact on performance and increasing costs.
We will be able to assess your options free of charge, as part of an initial, no-obligation chat and answer any questions you have about how virtualisation could benefit your company.
Our Virtualisation experts are happily waiting to hear from you. Telephone 01942 311 150 or complete our online enquiry form