Companies are feeling more comfortable with the cloud, virtualization and even software defined data centers than ever before. Organizational needs are fickle and ever changing. So, matching server resources and traditional costs for operation in the data center has been a major challenge for most businesses. Virtualization helps curb these challenges by running multiple virtual machines on a single highly utilized physical server. With minimum physical hardware requirements, the chances of losing data in case of disaster are also diminishing. With a secure back up of your crucial data and deployment of various gateways has also boosted the IT Security aspects of the industry.
What is New in Virtualization World?
Sever virtualization technology is more powerful and sophisticated than ever. As server virtualization technology matures, new features open up different possibilities. Something else that’s likely to have a big effect on many organizations in the near future is the availability of effective and low-cost virtual storage area network(SAN) technology.
Virtualization is a proven software technology that makes it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications on the same server at the same time. It’s transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way that people utilize technology. The virtual SAN sector got a real boost with the arrival of VMware’s Virtual SAN product. The key difference between most other virtualized storage systems and VMware’s is that while others require a storage hypervisor or virtual storage appliance running on top of the server hypervisor, Virtual SAN is built right into VMware’s hypervisor.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
VDI always seems to be up and coming without ever actually arriving, but the desktop as a service market got a twin boost recently thanks to the involvement of industry heavyweights Amazon and VMware.
The last but not the least technology that’s likely to become more prevalent is also connected with desktops: task-based “microvisor” virtualization. Corporate servers tend to be well defended from intruders, so hackers target end users with spear phishing attacks and malware designed to compromise their machines. They can then be used as platforms to launch attacks against more valuable corporate servers inside the corporate network.
Virtualization drastically lowers cost and complexity of hosting multiple physical servers in their data centers, which facilitates notable savings in both operating expenses (OpEx) and capital expenditures (CapEx). Housing, powering, and cooling large numbers of underutilized servers was never so easy before. Additionally, a large number of rack spaces can be reclaimed by retiring or redeploying underutilized servers. Capital and operations expenses can be halved, for each server virtualized which leads to Lower TCO and high ROI. Some more of virtualization benefits have been listed below:
- Reduce capital and operating costs.
- Deliver high application availability.
- Minimize or eliminate downtime.
- Increase IT productivity, efficiency, agility and responsiveness.
- Speed and simplify application and resource provisioning.
- Support business continuity and disaster recovery.
- Enable centralized management.
- Build a true Software-Defined Data Center.
For above compelling reasons, virtualization market has grown tremendously with innovative tools and software solutions claiming to make admins lives easier. This simply indicates that data center managers now have more features and capabilities for enhancing business potential, but it is also evident that the product selection process is very tricky and intricate.
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