Doing more with less faster. The abstraction of physical machines and networks through virtualization provides tremendous increases in efficiency and associated cost savings.
Fortress Network Solutions provides clients with consulting and services to successfully migrate to and support virtualized machines and complete data center environments.
Virtualization is the process of creating a virtual, rather than physical, version of something. Virtualization applies to computers, operating systems, storage devices, applications, and networks. However, server virtualization is at the heart of it.
Organizations have been limited by traditional x86 servers which are designed to run just one operating system and application at a time. As a result, even small data centers have had to deploy multiple servers, each operating at a small fraction of their actual capacity.
Virtualization uses software to simulate hardware and create a virtual computer system. Doing this allows the running of multiple operating systems and applications on a single physical server. This provides economies of scale, greater efficiency, and flexibility in management.
DATA CENTER VIRTUALIZATION
Today VMware provides for the complete virtulization of the data center. Virtualized pc's, servers, network components, and storage. In day to day operations, system administrators can pause, copy, or move virtual machines as the needs of the business dictate, as they would a file from one machine to another. This flexibility increases the speed with which requirements can be addressed and reduces cost.
VMware provides ESXi, a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. VMware provides a comprehensive set of tools to virtualize all data center operations.