What is Virtualization?
Virtualization is the creation of a virtual version of something, such as a hardware platform, operating system, a storage device or network resources.
Virtualization can be viewed as part of an overall trend in enterprise IT that includes autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on perceived activity, and utility computing, in which computer processing power is seen as a utility that clients can pay for only as needed.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimised virtualization solution enabling organisations to improve server utilisation and reduce costs. It easily plugs into customers’ existing IT environments, leveraging their existing patching, provisioning, management, support tools, processes and skills.
Benefits of virtualization :
- Cost saving of up to 70% because you no longer have to provision hardware for each server
- Smaller environmental footprint
- Increased productivity
- Improved server utilisation
- Minimal overhead
ICS Solutions can offer the majority of our services in virtualised environments.