In a previous post, we looked at some of the ways that virtualization can help you save money. It can help you maximize space usage, reduce power consumption, and reduce the amount of time you spend on provisioning and deployment. The following are three more ways virtualization help:
- Application consolidation – In the past, some advanced applications required their own dedicated servers to run, even if they did not use all of the server’s resources. Virtualization makes it possible to run several virtual instances of these applications on a single machine. That means less money spent on hardware.
- Testing and development – Rather than setting aside entire servers to test and develop your platforms and applications, you can do all of this work within virtual machines. This can save time and money.
- Better uptime – With higher availability and better scheduling of resources, you can have great uptime, resulting in fewer complaints from users and customers, which means your solid reputation and service reliability will make you more money.
Virtualization is prevalent in almost every sphere of IT in today’s world, and it will continue to expand for the foreseeable future. You owe to yourself and your customers to give it a try.