Virtual machines let you leverage your hardware investment, letting one server fulfill the functions of many servers. Virtual machines can automatically switch between active servers allowing you to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing with your own private cloud.
Current servers are a completely different class of machine than were available just a few years ago. With significantly improved multicore processors, faster disk drives, better controllers and even 10 gigabit network connections, you can now invest in a couple of good servers to take the place of several servers. Leveraging Windows 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016 integrated Hyper-V functionality or VMware, you can have completely separated virtual servers all running on one box.
The advantages to virtual machines are significant in a number of areas.You can move one virtual machine to another box on dissimilar hardware making upgrades a snap. Virtual machines can have automatic failover to other hardware for guaranteed uptime. Virtual machines require less hardware saving money, physical space, air conditioning and power requirements.Virtual machines boot significantly faster allowing for minimal downtime when operating system and software updates are available. A good replication server can not only keep a copy of current data but backup the virtual machine and archive months worth of data.
Complete Systems Design can optimize your hardware selection so your investment allows growth as well as immediate and long term investment payback.We are happy to assist you with moving forward with your infrastructure needs. CSD can also assist you with your existing Windows 2008 hyper-V and VMware servers as well as the significantly enhanced VM environment available with Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016.