• How do I choose the most suitable virtualization platform?
• Are all my applications supported in a virtual environment?
• What software licenses will be required?
InfoSight will help you answer these questions by surveying and analyzing your current infrastructure and helping you develop a detailed business case based on your specific needs.
To help you capitalize on your virtualization opportunities, InfoSight offers a complete, integrated virtualization solution spanning the desktop to the data center. Our integrated virtualization solution puts your organization on a predictable path to the broad benefits of an adaptive infrastructure. We can help you get there faster and easier than ever before:
- Consolidate and virtualize network connections
- Manage your physical and virtual environments with the advanced infrastructure management capabilities
- Build a next-generation data center that integrates computer, network, storage, and management resources into a single platform that is designed for virtualization
- Consolidate and manage your storage
- Reduce power usage and costs
With InfoSight, you gain an end-to-end, tightly-integrated virtualization solution that incorporates everything you need—servers, storage, management software, VMware software, and services—including planning, deployment and management.
Additionally, InfoSight brings business level management capabilities such as application functionality and performance testing, operations support, asset tracking and change and configuration management to virtualized environments. We offer an integrated solution—no integration worries and no need to manage multiple vendors.
Whether you have 10 servers, 100 servers or 1,000 servers, we can help you put virtualization solutions in place to achieve savings, simplification and scalability across your environment. Ask us why virtualization is important, how you can achieve a scalable, simple, and secure all-in-one IT infrastructure, and learn what the typical cost savings are after an implementation.
Ensure the security of your virtual environment with InfoSight's virtualization security assessment service. Through this service, we inventory and analyze your current infrastructure and help you develop a detailed business case based on your individual needs. Maximize the benefits of virtualization without compromising security and compliance.
Benefits of virtualization:
- Cut operating costs by up to half: Greatly reduced PC hardware, support, and electricity costs.
- Control over desktops and applications.
- Improved worker productivity: staff has instant access to their desktops, anywhere, from any device.
- Improved data and endpoint security.
- Enhanced business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.
- Ensure compliance.
Contact us to learn how we can help you expedite the deployment of your virtualization solution, while instilling confidence that you're making the right decisions every step of the way.
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What is Virtualization?
Virtualization is disconnecting the operating systems from the physical server hardware and inserting a virtualization layer between the two. The virtualization layer presents a defined collection of virtual hardware to the virtual machine's operating system and acts as mediator between the virtual guest operating system and the host computer running the virtualization software.
Essentially, virtualization allows you to trick your operating systems into thinking that a group of servers is a single pool of computing resources. They can allow you to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single machine. Virtualization continues to demonstrate tangible benefits the more it's used, broadening its value to the enterprise at each step. Benefits include server consolidation, centralization of administrative tasks, decreased power consumption, high availability, disaster recovery, and workload balancing. There are three basic categories of virtualization: Storage, network and server virtualization.
• Storage virtualization
is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console;
• Network virtualization
combines the available computing resources in a network by splitting the available bandwidth into independent channels, each of which is independent from the others, and each of which can be assigned to a particular server or device in real-time; and
• Server virtualization
masks the physical nature of server resources from server users, including the number and identity of individual servers, processors and operating systems, from the software running on them.
The intention is to spare the user from having to understand and manage complicated details of server resources while increasing resource sharing and utilization and maintaining the capacity to expand later. The technology got its start on mainframes decades ago, allowing administrators to avoid wasting expensive processing power.
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