Virtualization

Whether you are facing a Windows 8 migration project, mobilization of your workforce or have data security concerns, virtualization is a technology that enables you to find the right solutions to challenges that many organizations are facing today.

Reasons to virtualize:

Asset utilization – consolidation of multiple workloads onto one platform provides better utilization of assets beyond the typical 15-20% level, eliminates physical server sprawl and reduces exposure to hardware failure.

Going green – as energy demands and costs increase, virtualization reduces energy consumption through less demands on electrical and cooling requirements.

Hardware refresh savings – in the physical world, server hardware life cycle is about 3 years. With virtualization there is less hardware to refresh and no requirements of a complete rebuild of the virtualized image.

Flexibility – with the ability to pool like desktops together or publish applications with lease expiration, flexibility for IT departments through virtualization has never been so high.

High availability – in the past, clustering servers for high availability was left for large organizations with deep pockets or government entities. With virtualization, clustering of mail servers and database servers has been brought to the masses.

Performance – with physical hardware you are limited to the restrictions of that device. If you max out your memory, hard disk or CPU, you essentially hit that proverbial brick wall and there is not much you can do about it. In the virtual world you can add more CPU, memory or disk on the fly.

Decreased TCO – for virtual servers your total cost of ownership decreases due to the decrease demand for hardware. Also better utilization of assets means you’re getting more bang for your buck with virtualization.

Reallocation of capital – with cost saving coming from virtualized infrastructure, you have the ability to reallocate your capital to other projects or investments.

Minimize downtime – with virtualization technology features like snapshots, site recovery and virtualized storage, downtime is minimized for those expected and unexpected business disruptions.

Reduce support time – in the past, deploying updates and new software packages to thousands of desktops could take days. In a virtualized environment, centralized maintenance and support delivers the same results in hours.

The Prescient Group offers the following Virtualization services:

  • Design, implementation, and configuration​​​​​
  • Server virtualization​​​​​
  • Application virtualization
  • Design, implementation, and configuration​​​​​
  • Desktop virtualization
  • Virtualization security
  • Troubleshooting
  • Upgrades and migrations
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