Modern times force enterprises to continuously develop their services, adapt to dynamically changing market and legal conditions, and all that under the pressure of time and costs. A particular role in facing these challenges is played by IT departments. Their effective and sparing operation is crucial for the success of any business undertaking.
The method to increase the IT environment reactivity and improve the ability of effectively react to the needs of other departments is server virtualisation.
The traditional approach to IT resources, where applications and operating systems are installed directly on physical hardware has certain limitations – for this reason, the concept of virtualisation, i.e. separating the software component from hardware by running it in a specially created layer on physical equipment has been used in large server installations since as early as the 70s. In modern times, x86 server virtualisation technologies enable using the resources of even a small Data Centre as a “private cloud”, with all the benefits of such an approach.
Business-relevant benefits stemming from virtualisation are, among others:
Better utilisation of the enterprise’s hardware resources.
Improved availability level of the environment and key systems.
Ensuring efficiency and introducing innovations instead of focusing on maintaining the current state. Reduction of operating costs.
Faster company development thanks to optimising financial resources in the entire IT system.
Shifting employee energy into the right areas.
Lower consumption of electricity.