Virtualization: The key to optimizing your IT investments

Virtualization: The key to optimizing your IT investments

Look around your office. Is technology taking over? Do you wish you could implement new technologies but simply have no space to do so? How do big companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of their servers? The answer is virtualization. It allows businesses to improve their infrastructure performance, reduce costs, and make better use of their IT assets.

Many technology companies optimize their servers in the software-defined data centers (SDDCs) for better, faster service delivery. But the use of virtualization software like VMware can be instrumental in allowing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which are obviously smaller than companies like Google, to fully optimize their servers.

Once an enterprise has optimized their hardware (including their servers), virtualization is the next method to use in order to emulate the successful methods of the big guys.

What is virtualization?

Before you can even use virtualization technology as a method, you need to know what it is. Virtualization technologies provide a layer of abstraction between computing, storage and networking hardware, and the applications running on it, so you can enjoy more advanced technology without installing more equipment in your office, whether it's located in Charlotte, Gastonia, or Rock Hill.

In other words, virtualization allows you to do more with less.

Optimize your IT investments

Whether it be your software or hardware assets, your business needs reliable, adaptive and scalable infrastructure that helps you effectively access, manage, and secure both.

The recent progress in hardware virtualization has enabled the development of the SDDC, an entirely virtual data center in which all elements of infrastructure – CPU, security, networking, and storage – are virtualized and can be delivered to users as a service.

Virtualization allows you to maximize value, minimize risks, and achieve more with your IT investments where most organizations find it difficult to effectively do so. You can improve efficiency, lower costs, and ease administrative burden by virtualizing computing resources.

Here’s how virtualization optimizes IT investments:

#1 Reduces costs

When you switch to virtualization, you save on IT infrastructure costs as well as reduced energy consumption and IT personnel, while reducing the amount of space that is required to house an IT environment.

#2 Speeds recovery time and more uptime

Faster recovery of IT resources during potential system failure or disaster virtualization allows for more return on investment. Older infrastructures can’t recover within a few hours and in most cases, companies experience a much longer downtime, which results in revenue loss.

#3 Improves scalability

Virtualized environments are designed to be scalable, which allows for more flexibility when it comes to company growth. Instead of additional investments, new applications and upgrades can easily be implemented with virtualization.

#4 Increases staff productivity and efficiency

Fewer physical servers means there’s less to maintain and manage. Applications that used to take longer time periods to provision are now done faster, which gives your IT staff more time to spend on more productive tasks such as cutting expenses and raising revenue.

With Spectrumwise, we don't only offer IT support with our managed services; we also provide our virtualization solution to optimize your IT investments. This will empower your business to improve application performance, get back on track after a disaster, increase utilization, and go green (by lowering electricity bills with fewer servers).

Spectrumwise has the know-how to implement an efficient, non-disruptive virtual infrastructure for your business. Call us for a virtualization solution now.