Virtualization

Do you have your own data center?  Do you pay for co-location space for your business-critical infrastructure?  Have you noticed your utility costs increasing as the cost of power and cooling rises?

If you haven’t already started to adopt virtualization within your environment, it’s time to start.  Consider the following:

  • 86% of all large-scale enterprises are now using virtualization to some degree. 38% are using server virtualization and 34% virtual desktops.
  • Of the enterprises using server virtualization, 84% used VMware, 43% used Microsoft Hyper-V, 53% used Citrix Xen, and 16% used other hypervisors.
  • 81% of enterprises using virtualization expect to see their virtualized server estate to increase in the next 12 months. (Source: the V-index report)

The benefits to virtualizing your environment are endless:

  • Reduced power consumption through the need for fewer physical servers and less environmental control (cooling/humidification).
  • Fewer physical servers reduce the physical management footprint of your data center as well as co-location costs (in cost/sq foot).
  • Reduced network infrastructure requirements (port count/density)
  • Faster application/environment deployment times (minutes versus days or weeks)
  • Simplified high-availability and disaster avoidance

TechBlox has years of experience in building virtualized environments from scratch as well as tuning and optimizing existing environments.  Contact us today for more information on how we can help you get virtual.