Server Virtualization is the practice of utilizing and sharing the resources of a remote server while maintaining the same control and administration capabilities typically found on an on-premise, private server.
Similar to server virtualization, Virtual Desktops utilize the shared resources of a remote server for software and data, yet still present a familiar interface (yet with an isolated operating system) for the end user.
Companies use virtualization for the same reasons they use cloud computing in general.
By virtualizing hardware, storage devices, applications and other aspects of their computer network, they're utilizing external "shared space" from a single device, they improve the capacity, scalability and management functionality for that particular item.
This presents multiple benefits regarding budget, management, business continuity and mobility.
Example: A company uses virtual servers for business continuity, so if their on-premise server crashes, their employees can still work off of the virtualized server until the local server is brought back online.
Like many other types of cloud solutions, virtualization has a vast and almost daunting array of vendors and implementation options available.
We help local companies focus on those solutions that make the most sense for them. We then implement and manage those solutions.
These virtual services include:
- Hardware Virtualization (desktops, servers, etc)
- Network & Storage Virtualization
- Application Virtualization
Our virtualization solutions include VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V and others.