Hardware lead times, rack space, cabling, power and air conditioning all mean that it takes time for any business to procure and deploy physical boxes into their environment. Virtualisation shortcuts this massively, making the provision of new capability much quicker and easier.
Whether it’s Hyper-V, VMWare, XenServer or KVM, virtualisation is all about making the most out of costly IT assets either by “Sweating the asset” to take maximum advantage of powerful, modern processors or improving the availability of services by separating roles to make maintenance simpler and more reliable.
VMotion and Live Migration technologies allow for the seamless movement of virtual machines from one host to another without downtime, allowing maintenance to be performed on the physical host servers without interruption to service.
New high availability and replication technologies allow small and medium businesses to implement levels of disaster recovery and business continuity for a fraction of the cost that, just a few years ago, was the sole preserve of big companies with multi-million pound investments in storage infrastructure.
All of that plus support for a wide variety of operating systems including most major flavours of Linux as well as Windows, favourable licensing models (especially on Hyper-V) and virtualisation all adds up to a platform that ensures your business can flex its IT as required and make sure that they are as resilient and as available as you need them to be.
Based on Microsoft Hyper-V, Xpertex’s YourCloud offering can rapidly provide you with a state of the art, out of the box, Private Virtual Cloud that can form the basis of your virtualisation infrastructure or alternatively, our consultants can help design, build, enhance and/or support your existing provision.