Virtualization dramatically simplifies your IT infrastructure by making it more efficient and easier to manage.

Virtualization allows businesses to deploy services and applications as and when required without any real impact on their day to day operations. The main business benefit of virtualization is the massive cost savings it brings. Typically businesses that deploy virtualization technology experience a 50 – 70% reduction on overall IT expenditure.


Hardware Virtualization

This is the most common type of virtualization used by businesses. Hardware virtualization is where the physical hardware is virtualized allowing for multiple virtual servers which may run different OS and applications simultaneously on the same hardware.

Application Virtualization

Application virtualization is often confused with application-server virtualization. What it means is that applications operate on computers as if they reside naturally on the hard drive, but instead are running on a server.

Desktop Virtualization

Desktop virtualization separates the logical desktop environment from the physical machine. This means that businesses do not have to invest in powerful client machines rather they can invest in less powerful less expensive machines as the processing work is done within a host computer.

Other benefits of Virtualization:

  • Reduction in total cost of ownership as businesses need fewer servers and client computers to run their applications
  • Reduction in energy costs
  • Better resource utilization
  • Less time spent maintaining servers – patch management and upgrades become easier
  • Easier to add capacity as the business grows
  • Easier to support and manage virtual desktops and server