Companies no longer have to purchase expensive IT systems whose maximum capacity they will rarely, if ever, use. That’s because virtualised IT has made it possible to run a number of applications on a single physical server, thereby making optimum use of existing resources. And software-defined data centres (SDDC) even take optimisation one step further. Until now, whenever any changes occurred within the network, IT staff had to handle each ensuing task themselves. Thanks to software-defined data centres, entire infrastructures can now be virtualised and controlled through software. Automated processes eliminate a lot of tedious IT tasks—saving you both time and money.
Data-centre virtualisation has made steady inroads over the past decade, especially with respect to servers. However, storage and network virtualisation, including management, have lately been getting their fair share of attention as well. After all, server virtualisation shouldn’t be treated as an isolated topic, separate from storage, network and other infrastructure.
Best of all:
Data-centre virtualisation lays the groundwork for implementing private or hybrid cloud environments more easily, thereby enabling the scalability of your IT resources.
Virtualisation will help you obtain an agile, flexible data centre that’s able to adapt to customer and business needs, providing the required resources lightning-fast. You’ll benefit from:
Better use of resources with fewer physical servers
Lower energy and cooling costs
On-demand resources that are allocated to users quickly and easily
Less administrative and other work as fewer physical components are required
Intelligent disaster recovery as virtual machines and applications can be mirrored
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