Whether you need to make your environment more efficient, improve availability, reduce your server footprint
In computing, virtualization means the act of creating a virtual version of something, including virtual hardware platforms, operating systems, and computer network resources. It began in the 1960s, as a method of logically dividing the system resources provided by mainframe computers between different applications. Later, it was broadened.
Hardware virtualization or platform virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system with its own resources.
Softwares executed on these virtual machines are separated from the underlying hardware resources. For example, a computer running either your database or web application server.
The ease of deployment of new servers can speed up your go-to-market for new products and services, and enhance your overall business agility.
It takes just a few steps in a user-friendly online control panel to provision new virtual servers, or redeploy resources to wherever they are needed. This level of agility and manageability can be challenging to achieve with other hosting solutions.
Virtualization lets you do more with less. Thanks to consolidation, companies can dramatically reduce the number of physical machines they need and get more out of their server hardware. Fewer physical machines naturally means lower spending on hardware costs, for one thing, without compromising mission-critical applications or business continuity measures, such as backup and recovery.
Virtualization allows you to easily deploy and delete secure, isolated virtual environments, whenever you need them. This gives you more flexibility to test and innovate. Sysadmins and devops can experiment with different operating systems and apps on the same machine, take VM snapshots before making risky changes, and clone machines to avoid lengthy operating system installations.