Virtualization & Cloud Computing

Managed Services

Virtualization

Virtualization helps dramatically reduce your capital and operating costs in addition to increasing your IT staff’s productivity and responsiveness with better control over desktops, servers, and applications. You also get the added benefit of improved disaster recovery time and point objectives.

Virtual environments are everywhere.  Simply put, virtualization is the existence of something that really doesn't exist. Virtualization is a way to make more efficient use of today’s high-performance CPUs, by letting you run multiple servers on the same hardware. One or more virtual – guest servers share computing resources under the control of a hypervisor. More servers on a machine reduces the need for physical servers, which reduces hardware, space and power costs. Virtual servers can also be moved across physical systems to further align available resources with demand.


Cloud Computing

"What is the cloud?" It is a question we hear every day from new and existing customers. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the definition for Cloud Computing is this incomprehensible piece of nonsense clearly written to be as confusing as possible:

Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

Cloud computer is simply web applications. Thats all there is to it. If youre using a web or internet-based application from a major provider like Google or Microsoft, youre using cloud computing. Anything that can be launched, installed to, or housed and accessed from anywhere in the world where you have "connectivity" can be lumped into cloud computing. Web services and email systems are a part of this, but imagine if you have an application that requires security, contains very sensitive information as well as business processes and workflow.

Every web application that you've ever used, like Gmail, Google Calendar, Hotmail, SalesForce, Dropbox, and Google Docs, are based on cloud computing, because when you connect to one of these services, youre really connecting to a massive pool of servers somewhere out there on the internet.

Every business is different and has its own specific requirements and needs. And while one cloud offering may be the perfect solution for one company, it can be totally unsuitable for another. However, using the cloud to support a different aspect of the business may very well be a perfectly viable option.

 

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