Virtualization is a hot topic in IT. If you work in systems/network/database field, make it into your resume and be prepared to address questions about Virtualization.
Virtualization dramatically improves the efficiency and availability of resources and applications in your organization. Instead of the old “one server, one application” model, virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, sharing the resources of the single computer across multiple environments.
Virtualizing your IT infrastructure lets you reduce IT costs while increasing the efficiency, utilization, and flexibility of your existing assets.
What You Need to Know about Virtualization
1. Get more out of your existing resources.
Pool common infrastructure resources and break the legacy “one application to one server” model with server consolidation.
2. Reduce datacenter costs by reducing your physical infrastructure and improving your server to admin ratio.
Fewer servers and related IT hardware means reduced real estate and reduced power and cooling requirements. Better management tools let you improve your server to admin ratio so personnel can be more effectively utilized.
3. Increase availability of hardware and applications for improved business continuity.
Securely backup and migrate entire virtual environments with no interruption in service. Eliminate planned downtime and recover immediately from unplanned issues.
4. Gain operational flexibility.
Respond to change with dynamic resource management, faster server provisioning, and improved desktop and application deployment.
5. Improve desktop manageability and security.
Deploy, manage, and monitor secure desktop environments that users can access locally or remotely, with or without a network connection, on almost any standard desktop, laptop, or tablet PC.
Put the power of virtualization to work for you today.