What is it? Simply, virtualization is software that allows a piece of hardware to run multiple operating system images at once.
Historically servers were used to run one application at a time, but as more servers were added to meet demand, managing the ever increasing quantities became cumbersome and expensive. Further, the utilization of dedicated servers was typically quite low, wasting millions of hardware and energy dollars.
Virtualization changed all that. Instead of running one application per server, virtualization allows several applications to run on each; all isolated into virtual operating system images on the same server. With the recent push for IT efficiency, the technology has seen rapid adoption rates and tremendous customer satisfaction.
So why virtualize?
- Reduces costs
- Both hardware & energy use
- Frees up IT resources
- Provides for infrastructure optimization
- Increases resource availability
- Improves desktop management
- Improves reliability
- Adds to redundancy
Why virtualize your servers with HourlyCIO?
HourlyCIO has "virtualized" all sizes and types of server configurations, from desktops to entire data centers. With a 100% customer satisfaction rating, you can be assured that you are working with the most knowledgable and experienced virtualization team. HourlyCIO partners with the leaders in the virtualization industry, companies like VMware and Citrix.
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