[Last updated December 10th, 2017 at 11:38 pm]
Why Virtualize The IT Infrastructure
Everyone has his own reasons to move towards virtualization. There are reasons that are better than others for doing so? Yes, there are. There are a lot of very bad reasons to move to a virtual infrastructure. Some of those very bad reasons are quite compelling. But, there are many good reasons to create a virtual infrastructure.
Yes, Benefits Of Virtualization relates to money.
Virtualized IT infrastructure facilities management system can add to your revenue by reducing costs. Organizations have gone from working on a few servers on the premises to an entire space dedicated to its data center, housing its state-of-the-art technology. With virtualization, it has become easy to deploy virtual servers at a fraction of the cost of physical servers of the same capacity. So how does an organization’s IT infrastructure impact its revenue?
Reduced Realty Cost:
With whooping real estate price, office space comes at a premium. At the same time, expanding business demands a holistic IT solution to accommodate your business requirements. In this situation, when you reduce the numbers of physical servers you also greatly reduce the amount of Data Center Footprint you consume. If your VM per host density is 6 to 1, you’ve saved a lot of money by removing six physical servers from your inventory and placing them onto a single one. yea, that single system is expensive, but is it six times more expensive than the total cost of the six single systems? This translates into a huge savings.
Saving Energy with Data Center Footprint Reduction:
When you reduce the numbers of physical servers in your inventory, you also greatly reduce the amount of rack space you consume. Especially if you’re renting space from a data center provider. In your own data center, it means decreased power and cooling, which can save you a bundle as well. According to reports, the power required to cool a server is roughly double the power required to run it. Cloud computing has significantly lowered IT infra expenditure so much that by 2020, large U.S. companies that use cloud computing can achieve annual energy savings of $12.3 billion.
Maintenance Window Reduction:
Virtual machines need maintenance but if you multiply the amount of time required to reboot individual physical systems by the number of years you service a system, it’s significant. Granted that this number is mostly Windows-oriented because patching of Linux and UNIX systems typically don’t require reboots. Regardless of the operating system involved, you’ll save labor hours waiting for systems to return to a usable state. VMs generally reboot in five minutes or less, while their physical counterparts can take almost a half hour–depending on attached hardware and system services involved in startup.
As a technical, I’m not fond of this one but the reality of business is that people are expensive. And, virtualization provides an excellent way to reduce personnel costs. You might have the same number of systems overall to support but since they’re virtual, the physical system support drops to near zero. Someone still has to support the virtual host hardware. However, if you reduce the number of physical systems from 300 to 30, you’ve greatly reduced the number of hands needed to touch that physical hardware.
System & Backup Management:
Think of physical systems and then think of virtual ones. Can you add an additional hard disk remotely to a system, while it’s running and make that disk available to it? No? You can with a virtual machine. You can also add network interfaces to a VM without physically touching it. If I receive a request to add an additional 50GB to a VM, I can provide usable space to the system in less than five minutes. Same with network.
Adding additional CPUs and memory requires a shutdown, but I don’t have to trudge into the data center, pop a case, insert the hardware and boot backup. A process that could take an hour or more from badge-in to badge-out at the data center. Instead, it takes me less than ten minutes to perform that same action on a VM. Time is money and that’s a tremendous time savings.
To conclude with technology like VMware, you can build a virtual office space, and reduce your realty costs significantly. Darkzero can help you how to benefit from virtual technology to suit your office requirements.