HOW MANY SERVERS DOES IT TAKE TO RUN A BUSINESS?
Organisations are faced with constantly evolving challenges. Employees are continually being encouraged to produce 'more for less' and small IT budgets and business plans for growth don't appear to meet in the middle.
The solution - Virtualisation? Probably the single most popular technology sweeping the world of IT infrastructure today is Virtualisation. Virtualisation brings many benefits to business of all shapes and sizes. Virtualisation rationalises your IT to enhance its productivity. Consolidation of currently under-utilised hardware results in a more streamlined infrastructure, with increased utilisation rates and a lower total cost of ownership.
By assessing your IT outputs and requirements BCC IT Solutions can recommend the most appropriate path for you, detailing where and how virtualisation can benefit your business. BCC IT Solutions can install, configure and support Virtualisation solutions from both VMWare and Citrix.
Historically, companies have grown their infrastructure by adding more and more physical servers to their computer rooms, usually to serve greater numbers of users or deploy new corporate applications like accounts packages or database systems.
So what is Virtualisation? Essentially Virtualisation is the process of taking physical computers (PCs or Servers) and converting them to run as software, commonly resulting in the need for fewer physical computers. It is often a process of rationalisation to reduce complexity, make better use of resources and ultimately to reduce cost, both in terms of the initial outlay, but also the ongoing maintenence costs i.e. hardware failure.
- COST SAVINGS
- Less energy to power and cool servers
- More efficient infrastructure with lower cost of total ownership
- Less space required (particularly beneficial if co-locating)
- Improved business continuity - less downtime and more uptime for key systems
- TIME SAVINGS
- More time to provision new servers and be more proactive with your IT environment
- More time and money to invest elsewhere
Virtualisation is a complex but very worthwhile process and planning for your deployment is critical. By engaging with BCC IT Solutions you can rest safe in the knowledge that you are in expert hands as we can design, implement and support a solution which fits your business requirements and budget.
Please contact us to see how Virtualisation can help your business