Virtualisation has taken the world by storm because it delivers multiple benefits all at once. It greatly reduces the number of physical servers required to run an organisation’s applications, which slashes hardware and energy costs. It makes systems administration much easier, which reduces IT support costs. It enables highly fault-tolerant architectures to be put together economically, which reduces an organisation’s risk of outages. And it enables organisations to rapidly and inexpensively deploy new applications, which improves agility and competitiveness.
Unfortunately however, many companies are making expensive mistakes with incorrect deployments. Because it is a new technology, much care must be taken in the design of the network, management and storage systems to ensure proper compatibility and functioning. It is vitally important to have qualified and experienced engineers engaged in the design and implementation of Virtual Infrastructure.
With good design and skilled deployment, Virtualisation helps organisations to substantially reduce their IT costs, greatly improve reliability, increase agility and improve manageability.