Optimising infrastructure with the right Hypervisor.

Simplify your IT infrastructure management, maximise resource utilisation and reduce hardware costs by virtualising your data centre.

Increasing pressure on IT budgets compounded by a need to reduce carbon emissions through greater energy efficiency has made virtualisation a powerful weapon in any CIO’s arsenal. Organisations are increasingly looking towards virtualisation to reduce the size of their infrastructure estates, reduce operating costs and make estate management much simpler.

Traditionally each new application requirement has demanded a new server on which to operate. This has lead to an excessive number of servers being proliferated throughout datacentres with often large amounts of their resources going unused. Virtualisation technologies have improved in terms of their stability greatly over the past few years and enable hardware resources to be used more efficiently to support an enterprises IT operations. Wasted technology resources equals wasted costs which in today’s economically sensitive environment could be better used for other business requirements. The number of servers, storage, desktop and network devices that an organisation utilises can all be consolidated through the use of virtualisation technologies to ensure that their capacities are fully utilised and no resources sit unused. Virtualisation allows applications with technological differences to operate independently on the same physical hardware ensuring maximum use of resources.

As well as the ability to maximise the use of hardware resources and make your IT infrastructure more cost effective, virtualisation also offers a number of other benefits when compared to other traditional technology models:

Deployment: Servers and applications can be provisioned more quickly and a facility for self-provisioning made available to power users reducing overhead on IT support staff.

Availability: Robust, highly available infrastructures can be established at a low cost using virtualisation technologies which simplifys data back up and recovery. Each virtual machine is contained in its own isolated ‘compartment’ enabling changes to be made without impacting other machines.

Legacy: Using virtualisation technologies legacy systems can be migrated on to modern hardware removing the need to support older, slower servers that are no longer supported.

Standardisation: Hardware can be standardised easily across your infrastructure estate removing the dependency of operating system from server hardware requirements by employing virtualisation.

Exagenica is a specialist consultancy with significant experience in assisting enterprises to employ virtualisation technologies to make their IT operations more efficient and reduce costs.