With Virtualization, you can:
- Stop server sprawl and save space
- Save on hardware, maintenance and management costs
- Save time and money
Virtualization allows several isolated applications to run on a single machine, making efficient use of the existing hardware. You save money on hardware and you save time on installation and setup. According to Dan Chu, the senior director of products at VMWare, the average virtualization customer sees a return on their investment in less than three to six months.
GCA Technology Services has been on the forefront of the emerging virtualization space since its inception. We have built a portfolio of products and services to better manage IT capacity and to provide better service levels while increasing utilization rates and streamlining IT processes.
Virtualization is generally a technique for hiding - or virtualizing - the physical characteristics of computing resources from the way in which typical systems, applications or end users interact with those resources. This includes making a single, physical resource (such as a server, an operating system, an application or storage device) appear to function as multiple logical resources; or it can include making multiple physical resources (such as storage devices or servers) appear as a single logical resource. It can also make one physical resource appear, with somewhat different characteristics, as one logical resource.
By decoupling the entire software environment from its underlying hardware infrastructure, virtualization enables the aggregation of multiple servers, storage infrastructure and networks into shared pools of resources that can be delivered dynamically, securely and reliably to applications as needed. This pioneering approach enables organizations to build a computing infrastructure with high levels of utilization, availability, automation and flexibility using building blocks of inexpensive industry-standard servers.
In essence, a virtual infrastructure is a dynamic mapping of physical resources to business needs. While a virtual machine represents the physical resources of a single computer, a virtual infrastructure represents the physical resources of the entire IT environment, aggregating servers and their attached network and storage, while archiving solutions into a unified pool of IT resources