What is Virtualisation?

Virtualisation is the creation of virtual, rather than actual version of something i.e. it doesn’t exist in physical form. In the Computing world, Virtualisation allows you to run multiple Virtual Machines (computers) on a single physical Server by sharing the physical resources (Processor, Memory and Hard disks).

In a nutshell, Virtualisation is software that separates physical systems to create various dedicated resources.

Modern Servers have multiple and /or multi-core Processors, support large amounts of memory and hard disk storage, these can be configured into multiple Virtual Machines.  Virtualisation software is used create & manage multiple Virtual Machines, which can be Servers and or workstation computers.

Logical Micro support virtualisation platforms VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Xen / KVM on Linux, allowing us to use the best solution for your needs.  All platforms are able to simultaneously support Windows Desktop, Windows Server or Linux Virtual Machines.

Virtual computers appear on your network in exactly the same way as any other computer, this means they can be used, managed and controlled in exactly the same way.

Why is Virtualisation important?

Virtualisation reduces cost, provides greater flexibility and improves backup / disaster recovery capabilities.

Virtualisation is the fundamental technology that powers cloud computing, it enables businesses to reduce IT costs while increasing the efficiency, utilisation and flexibility of their existing computer hardware.

Typically, we deploy most Physical Servers as multiple Virtual Machines saving clients on Hardware, Power and Maintenance costs whilst delivering new & improved services. Additionally, Virtualisation improves Deployment, Backup and Disaster Recovery as well as provides far more options for diagnosing problems.

Logical Micro’s consultants work with many of the leading virtualisation vendors including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Xen to deliver solutions for our clients.


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