Virtualization Software Maximizes Efficiency and Productivity of Virtualization Infrastructure

Top Quote We are in the midst of such a technological advancement right now as more and more companies are adopting virtualization infrastructures to replace their out-dated and expensive multiple server environments. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 05, 2011 - It seems like every day there is a new advancement in technology that makes what was used yesterday obsolete. While these advancements offer exciting new ways to accomplish tasks it can be a source of frustration for some companies as they know the minute they invest in one thing there will be something new tomorrow. Of course companies can't just sit back and allow technology to pass them by so they have to truly understand what will bring their business added value.

    Often times this advancement in technology offers something more than just a subtle change to how things are done, it provides a dramatic shift. These are the advancements that companies should be aware of, the kind that can improve efficiency and productivity while cutting costs and improving their bottom line.

    We are in the midst of such a technological advancement right now as more and more companies are adopting virtualization infrastructures to replace their out-dated and expensive multiple server environments. This seismic shift has essentially eliminated the majority of waste companies endure as it relates to information management.

    Companies that are still operating under the multiple server environment spend a considerable amount of their IT resources on just basic tasks like updates, recoveries, archiving, and backups. Typically these servers host a single operating system or application which means whenever IT admins are carrying out those basic tasks they need to be done on each individual server. What this means is that these IT admins are dedicating themselves to simple maintenance, not what they specialize in, development and innovation.

    Time isn't the only thing wasted by a company in a multiple server environment, because these servers are hosting a single operating system or application the majority of the server's storage capacity goes unused, which means wasted. Not only are these companies underutilizing their servers, they are paying a significant cost just to keep them running.

    The reason virtualization is such a shift is because it eliminates a company's need to maintain these multiple server environments. By adopting a virtualization infrastructure a company can place all of their operating systems and applications on a single physical machine and from that machine different virtual computers can access that information. Because these virtual computers share the resources of the physical machine they can run different operating systems and applications at different times.

    Not only does virtualization save space, condensing all the information that had been spread across multiple servers, it also saves IT admins time because they are able to complete those basic tasks in short order. With everything on one physical machine IT admins are no longer sending the majority of their day moving from one server to the next.

    One of the most attractive aspects of virtualization is the manner in which those operating systems and applications are stored on the physical machine. Each one is placed in their own secure area, meaning if anything were to go wrong with one it wouldn't carry over to the others. This also makes it easier for IT to troubleshoot the issues at hand because they no longer have to move from server to server trying to identify where the problem lies.

    Virtualization is redefining how companies manage their information and the technology is nothing short of a paradigm shift in business operations. Virtualization platforms are not a simple fad that will be replaced by something tomorrow; they represent the future of efficiency and productivity.

    Keeping these virtualization platforms operating at their peak level is of vital importance to maximizing that efficiency and productivity that every company desires. When the health of a virtualization infrastructure is ignored it becomes exposed to problems like I/O bandwidth bottlenecks due to accelerated fragmentation on virtual platforms, virtual machine competition for shared I/O resources not effectively being prioritized across the platform, and virtual disks set to dynamically grow do not resize when data is deleted, resulting in free space being wasted.

    These issues are capable of countering all of the benefits that a healthy virtualization infrastructure offer and this is why it is imperative that a company protect their platforms with virtualization software.

    Virtualization software is capable of tackling those issues and when it comes to this protection there is none better than V-locity from Diskeeper Corporation. As a virtual disk optimizer, V-locity delivers background optimization which in turn improves the operability and functionality of the virtualization platform. Diskeeper Corporation designed V-locity to eliminate the bottleneck issue by creating a faster and more efficient computing platform for new consolidation and provisioning initiatives without the need to add additional hardware, eliminate competition for shared I/O resources by coordinating resource usage, and solve the virtual disk "bloat" problem by compacting the virtual disk, thereby preventing waste and allowing IT managers to better allocate their virtual storage resources.

    Companies that recognize the impact that virtualization can have on their business should always remember that technology still needs help in staying healthy. To maximize the benefits of a virtualization platform a company must take care of their resources and installing virtualization software is the best way to keep their future looking bright.

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