Consolidate for Savings
In a traditional server environment, individual physical servers are dedicated to specific tasks. HTTP, SQL, FTP, LDAP, DNS, and file storage all run on separate physical machines. Each machine may only utilize 20-50% of its available resources.
With virtualization technology, a single physical server can provide multiple virtual environments, completely separated from eachother, and still dedicated to a particular task. Now you can reduce the number of physical servers in half, or even more, fully utilizing each physical server and reducing your hosting costs significantly.
Managing and maintaining a cluster of physical servers consumes time, a lot of it. With the virtualization platforms available from Citrix and Microsoft, managing change through your entire hosting infrastructure is simplified through a central management interface. Rolling out patches & updates, duplicating OS environments, and monitoring resource utilization used to be a full-time job. Now, these tasks can be completed in a fraction of the time.
In a virtualized environment, virtual servers can be deployed instantly through a management interface. Duplicating operating system settings, partitions, and patches can be completed with the click of a button. In addition, removing virtual servers can be done with similar ease.
Utilizing the virtualization options that Gigenet offers, you have the ability to control your server environment with instant changes. Add servers, remove servers, upgrade, and downgrade instantly.