Incorporate Virtualization Technology Into Your Business
In the past decade, an increasing number of businesses have been implementing virtualization strategies. Most large businesses have adopted virtualization, but smaller businesses are now starting to catch on to the trend, too. Small and medium businesses generally have more limited budgets for IT departments, but the importance of secure, fast, and reliable IT infrastructure is still critical to business operations.
Put simply, virtualization technology is the process of running multiple ‘virtual machines,’ whether servers, desktops, or other IT infrastructure, on a single physical machine. In that way, these multiple virtual machines are able to share the physical resources of a single computer while maintaining its own individual virtual environment.
In general, virtualization technology can ensure your organization is more agile, robust, and responsive to the ever-evolving conditions and opportunities. Virtualization allows businesses to consolidate servers onto fewer physical devices, thus reducing the space, power, and administrative requirements.
Benefits of Virtualization Technology
Reduction of capital expenses
By minimizing the unnecessary hardware required, organizations will decrease hardware purchases, as well as the maintenance cost on those superfluous machines. Additionally, fewer machines running means reduced power bills. The most significant aspect of the reduced expenses, though, is the decreased server costs. Tangential costs reduce as well, since there are fewer machines taking up floor space.
Staff productivity is increased overall with virtualization technology. The IT professionals employed or contracted by the business will be pulled away less often to set up new servers for each application and thus free up their time to focus on more important and mission-oriented tasks. Additionally, non-IT employees will experience less IT-related downtime, in turn increasing their own productivity.
Enhanced business continuity
Business continuity solutions are often expensive and complex, but virtualization minimizes the overall complexity of these needs. This process allows for easier data backup, faster recovery of key applications in emergencies, and more cost-effective switches to backup or secondary IT solutions in the event of widespread failure. As such, virtualization technology ensures business continuity is optimized even when disaster strikes.
More responsive business operations
Because virtualization technology ensures that IT professionals in your organization are free, they are more quickly and effectively able to manage other needs, optimize their flexible time, and focus on strategic initiatives. With technical IT needs taking up less time, the business operations needs of IT can move up in priority.
Increased data security
When all data and applications are stored remotely using virtualization technology, your IT professionals can easily implement necessary security patches across the enterprise at once, rather than having to physically install the necessary software on each machine. This ability minimizes the time and cost of such security measures and minimizes lost productivity due to data security practices.
If virtualization technology is something you might want to implement for your business, VanTech is an expert in effectively and efficiently applying the necessary IT solutions. Please reach out to VanTech today at (973) 744-1660.