Improve the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications through virtualisation. Start by eliminating the old “one server, one application” model and run multiple virtual machines on each physical machine. Free your IT administrators from spending so much time managing servers rather than innovating. About 70% of a typical IT budget in a non-virtualised data-centre goes towards just maintaining the existing infrastructure, with little left for innovation.
An automated data-centre built on a production-proven virtualisation platform lets you respond to market dynamics faster and more efficiently than ever before. Virtualisation solutions deliver resources, applications-even servers-when and where they’re needed. Businesses typically save 50-70% on overall IT costs by consolidating their resource pools and delivering highly available machines through virtualisation.
- Run multiple operating systems on a single computer including Windows, Linux and more
- Enable Mac OS to run Windows creating a virtual PC environment for all your Windows applications
- Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency and requiring less hardware
- Increase server to admin ratio
- Ensure enterprise applications perform with the highest accessibility and performance
- Build up business continuity through improved disaster recovery solutions
- Improve enterprise desktop management & control with faster deployment of desktops and fewer support calls due to application conflicts
What is Virtualisation?
Today’s x86 computer hardware was designed to run a single operating system and a single application, leaving most machines vastly underutilized. Virtualisation lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, with each virtual machine sharing the resources of that one physical computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.
How Does Virtualisation Work?
Virtualisation technology is built on a business-ready architecture. Virtualisation solutions transform or “virtualise” the hardware resources of an x86-based computer—including the CPU, RAM, hard disk and network controller—to create a fully functional virtual machine that can run its own operating system and applications just like a “real” computer. Each virtual machine contains a complete system, eliminating potential conflicts. Virtualisation works by inserting a thin layer of software directly on the computer hardware or on a host operating system. This contains a virtual machine monitor or “hypervisor” that allocates hardware resources dynamically and transparently. Multiple operating systems run concurrently on a single physical computer and share hardware resources with each other. By encapsulating an entire machine, including CPU, memory, operating system, and network devices, a virtual machine is completely compatible with all standard x86 operating systems, applications, and device drivers. You can safely run several operating systems and applications at the same time on a single computer, with each having access to the resources it needs when it needs them.