What is Virtualization?
According to Opensource.com "Virtualization is the process of running a virtual instance of a computer system in a layer abstracted from the actual hardware."
Simply put, your server, or pc, is not in your office. It is somewhere out in the cloud where you can access it from anywhere as long as you can get an internet
It can be, and should be, part of your disaster recovery plan or business continuity plan. This should always be a consideration when planning out a network whether it is a new
build out or an upgrade of existing systems.
The benefits are:
Greater workload mobility, increased performance and availability of resources, automated operations – they're all benefits of virtualization
that make IT simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate. Additional benefits include: Reduced capital and operating costs. Minimized or eliminated downtime.
(VMWare, 04/09/2019, Virtualization)
Furthermore "Save money, save time. Marcus L. Wilson, president and CEO of intelligIS believes that desktop virtualization is the best way for smaller companies to
use virtualization to save money. "There’s more benefit for small and medium businesses with virtual desktops than server-based technologies. In a 10- to 20-user
network, you"re going to have only a couple of servers but 20 to 30 desktops. What’s more expensive? Obviously the desktops, and it takes more resources to maintain them.
The average cost for just one desktop is $1,100 plus licenses," he said.
(Marie Gassee, 04/09/2019, What Is Virtualization and How Does It Work for Your Small Business?)
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