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Virtualized Computing is a Game-Changer for Businesses

Virtualized Computing is a Game-Changer for Businesses

July 12, 2023

Virtualized computing could be just the edge your company needs to make a considerable impact on its technology management practices. How can virtualized computing help you overcome the operational and financial barriers in place for your business? Read on to find out more.

Explaining Virtualized Computing

Virtualized computing is when your business creates virtual machines or virtual environments to host parts of your technology infrastructure. You can host multiple operating systems on a single virtual server, for example, or run applications in a virtual environment. Doing so provides your organization with plenty of advantages, provided it also understands the risks of using them. Let’s go over them.

The Benefits

Cost Savings

Through better utilization of your current resources, virtualized computing can save you money. With less physical hardware on your infrastructure, you’ll spend less revenue purchasing, maintaining, and operating it.

Better Flexibility and Scalability

Virtual environments are also much easier to adjust according to your current needs. Whether you need to scale up or scale down, virtual environments are ideal and can save you money by preventing you from spending it on unnecessary resources.

More Ways to Test Compatibility

If you want to implement a new tool or service, then a virtual environment can give you a safe place to test things out before a full-blown implementation on your main infrastructure.

The Risks

A Single Point of Failure

Hosting all of your virtual machines on a physical server could mean that, if the physical server fails or is rendered inoperable, the rest of your infrastructure will be inaccessible. You should take measures to minimize the chances of this happening, and with monitoring and data backup, it’s relatively easy to do.

Potential Operational Challenges

When you virtualize your servers, you are essentially abstracting your physical hardware. This means that you might encounter performance issues that stem from various environments competing for resources, or other compatibility issues that arise.

A More Complex Infrastructure

When you have so many parts of your infrastructure abstracted and hosted in a virtual environment, it starts to grow quite complex and difficult to manage. You can make this much easier if you have technology professionals like our technicians at COMPANYNAME available to assist.

Virtualize Your System Today

Virtualized computing might look a little complicated, but the results for a successful implementation are well worth the risks it involves. First Column IT can help you navigate these challenges with ease. To learn more, call us today at (571) 470-5594.

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