On-site servers are often replaced with virtualization, as server hardware is costly, requires routine maintenance, experiences regular downtime, and takes up significant IT resources to manage.
Server virtualization can seem cost-prohibitive to implement, but over time, significant savings accrue in system maintenance, life cycle refreshes, scaling infrastructure, and procurement of servers. In most cases, a business can reduce the number of servers needed by 80 – 90 percent!
Information is also easier to access through virtualization. Employees can work from home and access all necessary files and data while experiencing greater speeds and less latency or connectivity issues.
Perhaps most importantly, for growing businesses, server virtualization is easier to scale. This is a critical consideration for thriving operations or those faced with the possibility of acquisition.
Enterprise-level desktop virtualization involves an individual instance of a desktop operating system and applications accessed through a virtual machine on a server.
Desktop virtualization allows for a host of benefits: remote access, faster performance, greater security, easier updates, and longer equipment life, all while resulting in lower costs and overhead.
Although desktop virtualization is a powerful solution, it can be more difficult to implement than server virtualization. It also takes longer to achieve cost savings and usually requires a lengthy migration plan initially. These challenges aside, desktop virtualization still has its place in business and is growing in popularity at the enterprise level.
Outsourcing Your Virtualization Strategy
NCC’s network engineers and IT consultants have performed virtualization for companies of all sizes, from a few servers all the way up to hundreds of devices.
NCC begins the virtualization process with a careful analysis of your business objectives and operations. Once the migration is complete, IT staff will have greater control over:
- Operating Systems
- Data Storage
NCC works with industry leaders VMware and Microsoft, allowing small businesses and enterprises to choose virtualization cost, performance, and packages.
Contact the virtualization consultants at NCC Data in Dallas Fort-Worth to find out more about improving your IT network through virtualization.