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Virtualization Translates to More Savings, Efficiency, and Security

Virtualization Translates to More Savings, Efficiency, and Security

How often does your business find that it’s struggling with new technology implementation, either on the software side of the house or on the hardware side? Have you considered that the cloud provides powerful solutions to your business’ woes in the form of virtualization? With the right resources at your disposal, you can use virtualization to create incredible opportunities to improve operations for your business and make it more secure and flexible in the process.

These solutions, which are in line with the idea of digital transformation, can help your business become more efficient with its resources and more streamlined overall. Let’s explore the benefits of software and hardware virtualization for your business.

Efficiency Through Virtualization

Managing IT resources is made much easier thanks to the advent of virtualization. When you virtualize resources, you are basically extrapolating them for hosting in a virtual environment, like the cloud. For example, you can virtualize physical servers to create virtual machines hosted in the cloud, allowing you to more effectively utilize your current resources through consolidation. This ultimately also leads to lower energy consumption and cost savings. Furthermore, if you don’t have to worry about the underlying hardware, you can deploy and manage software across different environments much easier.

Flexible and Scalable Solutions

Your business is constantly changing, and with virtualization, your infrastructure can change without worrying so much about physical resources. Since virtualization entails hosting resources in the cloud, you can scale according to your business’ current needs without issue. You’ll be able to more effectively respond to the varying demands on your business, such as changes in demand for your services or goods, changes in market trends, and so on. Furthermore, since the cloud will generally have its own dedicated data backup and disaster recovery systems, redundancy is involved here that is dramatically simplified compared to your traditional computing resources.

Security for Legacy Software

Some businesses rely on legacy technology to keep operations running, and this is not necessarily a good thing—particularly if that technology is no longer receiving patches or updates from the developer. This puts your organization at risk of cyberattacks and other threats that could potentially impact it negatively. When you virtualize servers, you can partition off certain parts of your virtual machines to run specific software instances in secure, controlled environments, allowing you to fully leverage your legacy applications and systems without compromising your infrastructure’s security.

Get Started with Our Virtualization Services

You can dramatically improve your business’ operations through virtualization for both software solutions and hardware hosting. To learn more about what we can do for your company, reach out to us today at 020 8626 4485.

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