Deploy a virtualized solution for today knowing you can scale out as your business grows.
Virtualization software pools your servers’ computing resources. It then allocates them efficiently between virtual machines for improved performance, reliability, and operational mobility. Virtualization software configures and separates physical infrastructures to create multiple dedicated resources. Virtualizing your computing environment and network brings many benefits.
- lower costs
- better backup and disaster recovery
- a better testing environment
- better migration to the cloud
Virtualization: the foundation of cloud computing; helps deliver the value of the cloud.
Cloud computing: the delivery of shared computing resources through the Internet.
Virtualization is the software that manipulates the hardware. Cloud computing refers to the service that results from this manipulation. Most often, the cloud includes virtualization products to deliver the computing service.
The cloud provides self-service capabilities, elasticity, automated management, scalability and a pay as you go service that isn’t a characteristic of virtualization.
Is your business in need of a virtualization solution?
The answer requires an analysis of your company’s needs and requirements.
To determine if virtualization is right for your business, there are a few things to consider- primarily cost.
A company should consider:
- total cost of ownership (TCO),
- cost of operational expenditures (OPEX)
- cost of capital expenditures (CAPEX).
Costs come into play when you determine the details, like:
- how much management the business can or will want to do
- scalability requirements
- security needs
- how much feature development will be expected
In general, businesses that operate on an OPEX model, have less IT staff, and fewer security concerns are more cloud oriented.
Businesses that need greater control for integration and security or are working on a CAPEX model would lean towards virtualization.
Virtualization is the optimal solution for many companies, but not all. This is why Loyal IT works with you to determine the individual needs of your business. If virtualization isn’t necessary, a cloud solution can offer many benefits that will be more aligned to your needs. Find out more about our cloud solutions.
Virtualization is enabling a whole new generation of data centers, now with more efficiency and availability for your most demanding workloads.
Virtualization has proven itself to be a revolutionary solution for technology. It presents new capabilities that wouldn’t have been possible within a physical infrastructure.
How will your company benefit from Loyal IT’s Virtualization:
- Flexibility. Run multiple applications and operating systems on the same hardware.
- Increase ROI. Maximize resources and reducing the amount of physical hardware to maintain.
- Budget Integration. Virtualization allows monitoring and controlling your IT budget with ease. The costs of administration, management, and infrastructure maintenance remain a fixed amount.
- Maximize Resources. Virtualization can reduce the number of physical systems that you need to obtain. This gives you more value from the servers. In other words, virtualization maximizes your hardware investment.
- Multiple Systems. Run a variety of operating systems, software, and applications on a virtual desktop without concern for the properties of the hardware it is running on.
Host more applications and data more efficiently than ever with Loyal IT.
Virtualization offers dedicated servers without the upfront cost and ongoing maintenance physical servers need. You’ll get the performance of dedicated servers and the flexibility of virtual servers.
Virtual servers work by pooling resources into virtual machines. Resources can move from one server to another without any impact on performance.
Data isn’t tied to a physical machine. Adding or decreasing resources (such as processing power or storage space) from the shared pool can be done quickly and easily to meet your needs. Virtual servers provide a more secure environment since each server is isolated from every other.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Loyal IT and the entire team there have been partners in our success. From the time they began working with us we saw immediate improvement in functionality, reliability, and overall stability of our operating platform. In an independent cyber-security audit, Loyal IT helped our company achieve a better score than most companies significantly larger than ours. We appreciate that we have accomplished all of this within a reasonable budget and on a time line that worked for us. The best compliment I can give Loyal IT is that I do not often have to think about our operating platform but am able to focus on running our own business.
Chief Financial Officer
Publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trust, Client Since 2014
I think Loyal IT is a wonderful and reliable service provider. They have a very courteous and knowledgeable staff. Our organization contemplated hiring a full-time engineer to manage our servers and computers. I am glad we picked Loyal IT to handle the job. Proud customer since 2006.
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Association with 6 branch locations, 600 Employees, Loyal IT Client for 10 Years
Our church has been a customer since 2001. Loyal IT was able to assess our needs as we grew as a parish and provide the service we have come to expect. Not only do you receive service during the sale but long after the equipment has been installed. We are very pleased with all the decisions Loyal IT helped us make.
Non-Profit Serving Over 5500 Families, Loyal IT Client for 15 Years
Loyal IT has been taking care of the computers in our offices for several years. They understand the true meaning of service. When I need them to take care of something, they do it fast and they do it right. Thank you Loyal IT!