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Server Virtualization is something to truly get excited about as an owner or individual responsible for your IT investment. Start consolidating your multiple servers into ONE physical server. This saves you electricity, cooling costs, and most importantly, hardware costs. We can use Microsoft’s Hyper-V platform or VMware to start consolidating your old servers into one powerful new server. Total cost of ownership plummets, hardware costs go down, reliability and scalability go up, and now you know you’re on top of your IT game.
Virtualization uses software to create a Virtual Machine (VM) that emulates a physical computer. This creates a separate OS environment that is logically isolated from the host server. By providing multiple VMs at once, this approach allows several operating systems to run simultaneously on a single physical machine. Rather than paying for many under-utilized server machines, each dedicated to a specific workload, server virtualization allows those workloads to be consolidated onto a smaller number of more fully utilized physical machines. Both Microsoft (Hyper-V) and VMware provide software to facilitate this process.
The two most popular Server Virtualization products are Microsoft’s Hyper-V and VMware. Hyper-V has now 30.6% market share in x86 Server Virtualization which means Microsoft won 4.6% since the release of Windows Server 2012. VMware is now at 46.4% market share which means they lost 5.1% market share since the release of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
OSG has the expertise to choose the best server virtualization product for your environment and budget. Each product has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, let us help you plan, install, configure and optimize the right solution for your business.
Outsource IT Solutions Group provides Server Virtualization (P2V) consulting services and support throughout the Chicago area including, but not limited to, the following cities: