Heard about the 5 types of virtualization?
Businesses today tend to embrace virtualization as it allows the business to reduce costs and optimize the available resources. This is done through the creation of a virtual IT device corresponding to a tangible, real-world IT device. This minimizes the maintenance and management aspects related to traditional devices. Here is how and where virtualization can be applied.
1. Virtual desktops
The virtual desktops allow the user to access his/her files and software through any computer, wherever the user is, discarding the need for taking a laptop or any other device wherever the user goes. Here the virtualization allows the separation of the user interface environment such that it is available online, taking away the need for the user to stick to one location for work. This is much like the synchronizing of data between your mobile and computer, though much advance since all information and software usage can be done through a ‘profile’ which you can log in to. Software licensing costs can be minimized through desktop virtualization.
2. Virtual apps
Here the apps used by the user can be logged into through any device (smartphones, tablets, or laptops) without needing to log-in to the workplace computer. The apps are virtualized and sent from a server to the device directly through the network. This is ideal for businesses which require constant mobility.
3. Virtual hardware
This method of virtualization involves the shared use of hardware of large remote servers by several virtual computers which run on this server. This allows the efficient use of hardware resources moderated by a virtual machine manager and even allows the users of these virtual computers to run operating systems of their choice. Another advantage would be that there will be no need to upgrade the memory of the user’s computer as such allocations will be done by the Virtual machine manager as per the requirement.
4. Virtual storage
Like the case of virtual hardware, here all local memory resources have literally been piled up into one large chunk of memory, accessible by individual devices and is very useful in the case of disaster recovery as information in one virtual sector can be copied to another location. Also, the hassle of managing multiple storage resources is eliminated due this centralization and costs can be cut down.
5. Virtual networks
Network virtualization amalgamates all physical networking resources into one, software run resource. Businesses with a great number of users and with systems running 24/7 will benefit from network virtualization as it also allows splitting network bandwidths into multiple channels where these can be assigned to devices and servers. These channels, in turn, speed up all communications that run through the network improving work efficiency.
All the above-mentioned advantages come with a certain level of seeming complexity and you might need experts to handle the virtualization of your business. For a safe and reliable service contact our experts for a better virtualization service for your business.