The constant need for resources in our infrastructure pushes us for more processing power in the short term and less financial resources in the long term. At least this is what most of the management wants. Let’s see where virtualization helps.
Before we submerged into the details, let’s understand what virtualization is and its pros.
According to Technopedia “Virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual resource such as a server, desktop, operating system, file, storage or network. The main goal of virtualization is to manage workloads by radically transforming traditional computing to make it more scalable.”
The following factors should be in mind when considering such a step:
IT cost reduction
- From fewer hardware resources up to the possibility for 99% infrastructure in the cloud, virtualization reduces the ongoing administration, including less hardware and IT personnel for management, and reporting. Nowadays it’s more than traditional to host marketing and sales databases in the cloud or set up back-office processes in the cloud.
Efficient Resource Management
- Since information becomes extra complex and data is shared on various resources, virtualization helps and can handle complex infrastructure by running multiple virtual servers on a single virtual host. Think about what amount of resources as processors and RAM can be used for processes when handling your applications and database.
- Virtualization helps you planning your resources better from IT employees on how to protect your infrastructure and invest in new products and services. Such solutions can be Daas (VDI as a Service) or VDI.
Of course, it’s not an easy task to virtualize your infrastructure or part of it, so keep in mind you need capable IT experts to secure your back. Embracing virtualization benefits comes with its own challenges and Adepto can help with it.
For example, Microsoft announced changes to licensing for dedicated hosted cloud services last August. The DaaS impact is that, instead of using Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5 to license users to access DaaS, if their devices were purchased with Windows Professional, they will need VDA, which may be up to 20% extra expensive (1). For such a challenge Adepto’s IT experts know how to react according to the circumstances.
Virtualization can help your organization in various ways and can be implemented with several technologies, VDI, DaaS and etc. It’s a choice of your management to select how to handle it.