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Take advantage of the power of current Server Technology by virtualizing and moving all of your current servers in one efficient, flexible hardware package

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If you have heard about 'Virtualization' but are confused about the technology or sceptical about how it may be relevant to your business, then call us today for a no obligation discussion on what a virtualized server really is then we can help you to decide if it is something that would benefit your business and ultimately your bottom line.

A quick overview of some of the potential advantages to your business:

- Fewer physical servers for the same software requirement

- More resilient

- More adaptable

- Easier upgrade path to new hardware

- Lower running costs

- Greener operation

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Click to read the whitepaper on protecting against threats when using virtual environments There is much hype about virtualization and we agree that in the right situation it is a flexible way of installing servers on which you can base your business. It is not a technology that suits all situations so we can help you to look at the technology and your situation and see if there is a natural benefit or whether in fact more traditional solutions are more applicable
Virtualize or Virtualise?

You often hear people say that -ize is American and -ise is British.

While it is certainly true that -ise has become dominant in Britain, -ize is the older spelling and it once was dominant everywhere.

Americans have retained the -ize, while the British have increasingly favoured -ise, however both the (British) Oxford and Collins dictionaries gave -ize as the first spelling.

Here we always use the -ize spelling, not least because the letter z is so underused and we like it, also because it more accurately indicates its pronunciation.

More details and background to virtualization...

Traditionally, best practice with servers was to have a single hardware server carrying out a single task, so there was a Server System that dealt with Email (Email Server), one that was a holding point for your files (File Server), maybe one that ran a database (Database Server), and in some situations a number of server systems that ran a single program (Application Servers)

Whilst servers were relatively low powered this was the ideal, however recently the power of servers has increased at an enormous rate. In these situations the average server running Mail or Files, or even Print services would typically only be using a fraction of its capabilities, but would still be using almost the same power and heat to do so.

If you go back to the 1980's, mainframe computers were extremely expensive and the best way of ensuring that maximum utilisation of the investment made, was to create software servers that worked independantly of each other, these were called Virtual Machines.

This virtualized solution has now been applied to smaller servers and this can allow the power of modern servers to be split between several operations so as a business who wants to maximise their investment in hardware, virtualization can provide a innovative solution to their needs.

There are a significant number of additional benefits of virtualization that include reduced power and heat, lower maintenance costs and the ability to scale the amount of processing power in the future without a requirement to uninstall and reinstall all the programs and data onto new hardware.

If this all sounds a bit confusing but you would like more information or a more detailed explanation then please call us today.

A few thoughts ..

We recommend and use Fujitsu Primergy Servers to create a virtualized platform with a range of hardware that can provide the power and reliability that your business needs

Fujitsu Primergy TX200 Fujitsu Primergy TX300 Fujitsu Primergy RX200 Fujitsu Primergy RX300