What is virtualization? How does it work?
Virtualization converts your businesses IT infrastructure from a reliance on physical
hardware to the creation and utilization of virtual versions. Sounds complicated, right?
We’ll keep it simple. Let’s start with defining infrastructure. That is all of the parts
and pieces that keep your company up and running technology wise. We’re talking software
(applications), hardware (routers, servers, computers, etc.) and even your network. These
things are expensive and what costs even more is the maintenance that comes along with them.
Virtualizing your infrastructure means using those IT resources and devices more
efficiently. Essentially, you’re consolidating these resources and freeing them from their
Virtualization isn’t just for big businesses anymore. Solutions have become available for
even the smallest of businesses. At LightWire, we believe that your IT resources should
encourage your businesses success and we’re committed to providing the solutions that help
you get there!
What are the advantages of virtualization?
As we mentioned before, virtualization is about using your IT resources more efficiently
while at the same time decreasing the necessary amount of hardware. Managing workloads becomes
easier and faster. Not to mention the short and long-term savings that comes from the elimination
of hardware purchasing, installation, and maintenance.
As Microsoft certified professionals, we recommend Microsoft Hyper-V to many of our clients
because of its scalability and flexibility. This solution helps you take full advantage of your
server hardware by creating multiple virtual server roles that all run on one physical machine.
That allows you to take full advantage of your hardware investments while minimizing the cost.
What kinds of virtualization solutions can LightWire provide for your company?
Virtualization is evolving more and more each year to fit the ever-increasing needs of businesses. In
the Triangle, we’ve been implementing a few different virtualization platforms for years now and can help
take your business from the physical to the virtual.
Microsoft products and services are our specialties and our understanding of their offerings have
allowed us to install virtualization solutions for companies big and small in a variety of industries.
Are you interested in virtualizing your infrastructure? Call today and talk with one of our experienced
engineers about how this solution can work for you.