Virtualisation may sound like another meaningless buzzword, but behind it is a story of big savings on IT costs while delivering a much more effective disaster recovery policy.
Simply put, it works like this. You have a server and most of the time it just ticks over in a corner doing its thing and all the computing power within it hardly gets used. Actually, the industry figures show that, on average, a server is only 10% used.
Where virtualisation comes into its own is when you need to add a second or third server for email, database applications, or remote access. Instead of buying more hardware, you can use your existing hardware to run more than one ‘virtual’ server and gain more efficient use of its computing power.
Once you’re using a virtual system, not only is it easy to backup and transfer whole servers (because virtual servers are hardware independent), it’s also really simple to make those servers active at another site in the event of a problem.
If you think your business needs extra servers or if you already have a number of older servers, virtualisation is for you. You’ll save money, electric, cooling costs, and space by reducing the amount of physical servers you have and discover the world of a more effective disaster recovery plan.
To find out more or book your first meeting, give us a call on 01524 385800.