Finding ways to improve the efficiency of your business is one of the greatest tasks you will have. There have always been plenty of technological developments come forth to help businesses achieve greater efficiency. Virtualization technology is one these tools and it is helping companies all over the world in many ways.
One of the main ways virtualization can increase the efficiency of your company is through consolidation. Running on a lot of servers? With virtualization technology you will be able to consolidate them significantly. Depending on how many servers you are currently using, you may even be able to bring that number down to one but most likely a pair of servers for redundancy. As you can imagine, running on a single server could reduce costs in many ways, not just hardware. From energy consumption to space and management resources, the smaller the number of servers you can run on the better.
With virtualization you can feel good knowing that your resources are not going to waste. Often times, companies with many servers will have many of those servers just waiting around to be used, while others continue to run applications that are not being used anymore. Moving these to virtual servers will free up the resources being used to run them.
Another great benefit to virtualization is efficiency. Tasks that used to take several hours can now be done in minutes. New servers are flexible and can quickly respond and be made to adapt to current situations and circumstances. The flexibility that virtualization technology provides allows for proper load balancing and resource allocation.