Technologies / Virtualization
It used to be that you had one server that was dedicated to one function. But, it is not that way any longer. With virtualization, you are no longer shackled to a machine. It is the ultimate in making your technology invisible. Virtualized servers let you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, sharing the resources of a single computer across multiple environments.
Virtualization of networks should be called network simplification. You can create the networks you need to support your organization, but don’t need to invest in separate hardware components to make it happen. You can achieve more with your existing hardware when you virtualize your desktops. You create a virtual machine that includes the processor, memory, network connections and peripheral ports.
Benefits of Virtualization
- Increase server, network, storage and application resource utilization
- Increase operational efficiency and responsiveness to business units
- Reduce rack footprint, power and cooling costs
- Centralize management and reduce administrative costs
- Reduce Recovery Point Objective and Recovery Time Objective
- Increase security and data protection
- Create a more scalable and reliable IT environment
- Improve product lifecycle management
- Lower total cost of ownership
Why InterVision for Virtualization?
- Experience implementing hundreds of enterprise-wide virtualization initiatives for customers
- Expertise designing and deploying converged architectures, including FlexPod, HDS UCP, and HP VirtualSystem
- Close relationships with the leading virtualization partners and specialized expertise with their solutions, including VMware, Citrix and Microsoft
- Systems engineering staff with specialized expertise across key IT disciplines, including networking, storage, virtualization, security and enterprise applications
- Specialized expertise in Backup and Disaster Recovery of virtualized IT environments
What IT Resources can Be Virtualized?
Servers: Server virtualization can consolidate several physical machines into one server running multiple virtual environments. This can eliminate server sprawl, increase server utilization, and significantly reduce capital and operating expenses. InterVision’s virtualization experts design and deploy a consolidation strategy based on best-in-class virtualization solutions and technologies.
Desktops: Virtual desktops can make it easier to get new computers up and running, simplify desktop management, improve security, and reduce hardware, software and resource costs. InterVision can help you choose the right infrastructure and software to create a dynamic virtual desktop infrastructure solution that improves application performance and efficiently utilizes resources.
Storage: Storage Virtualization is the separation of logical storage from physical storage so that it may be accessed without regard to physical storage or heterogeneous structure. Virtualization of storage helps achieve location independence by abstracting the physical location of the data. The virtualization system presents to the user a logical space for data storage and handles the process of mapping it to the actual physical location.
Network: With software-defined networking, virtualization principles are applied to network resources, abstracting, pooling and automating them to overcome the limitations of physical architectures. Network services are assigned to each application and remain with it, adapting to its changing requirements.
Applications: Application virtualization encapsulates application software from the underlying operating system on which it is executed. A virtualized application behaves like it is directly interfacing with the original operating system and all the resources managed by it, but can be isolated or sandboxed to varying degrees.