Virtualisation and Server Consolidation

If you have multiple servers you could benefit from Server Virtualisation. There are many benefits both financial and operational that make virtualisation a must for any business. By consolidating servers your business can save on hardware, power and cooling costs as well as implementing a more robust and resilient system.

How virtualisation works

A virtual server platform allows you to run multiple virtual servers on top of a single physical server. Virtualisation is rapidly being adopted by large organisations seeking to reduce their hardware costs and increase flexibility.

For reliability, we prefer a business to run each of its central applications (such as Exchange or SQL) on its own server. But few applications use the power of a whole server – most servers rarely use even 10 per cent of their capacity. This represents a huge waste of capital, power and support costs. The answer is to get many ‘virtual’ servers to share one physical server.

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