Posted by Derek Epps, TCC Senior Account Executive of IT Managed Services
By now you have probably heard about Virtualization. For those of you who don’t know what virtualization is, it refers to the act of creating a virtual rather than actual version of something. This includes computer hardware, storage devices and network resources. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization
This technology is not new. Technically, Virtualization has been around since the 1960’s with giant mainframe computers separating out resources on a single unit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization. Software began to gain popularity in the late 1990’s and well into 2000’s and 2010’s. VMware and Microsoft was and is the market leader in this offering.
Today “The Cloud” is now all the talk with companies like Amazon and Microsoft leading the pack. However, virtualization is still very much a viable option. If you are small business, moving all your applications to the cloud may not be the best fit for you due to cost constraints or other reasons.
So why not create your own “Private cloud”. If you have more than 3-4 servers and are in the market for new ones, virtualization should be considered. This would eliminate the need for as many physical servers and maximize the resources on less physical hardware. The end result is you are saving your company money in reducing your physical footprint and making it easier to take the next step to the cloud if you so choose.
Contact TCC’s IT Managed Services today to learn more: https://www.e-tcc.com/managed-services