The Need to Virtualize

Businesses are constantly looking for new ways to fully utilize their resources.  From increasing employee productivity through incentives to taking classes in managing your inbox, taking full advantage of the resources at your fingertips is key in today’s lean business environment.  Evaluating your current IT resources is a great place to start when it comes to ensuring you are receiving all the benefits of your current investments.  Today, each employee needs a computer to work effectively, however, each operating system or application doesn’t necessarily need its own server.  Through virtualization, several applications are able to run on one server, increasing the server’s use and decreasing the number of servers required for a business, ultimately saving money for the business.  WAN Solutions offers clients a wide range of virtualization plans, leveraging current infrastructure to decrease costs and increase flexibility.   

4 Benefits of Virtualization

  1. Consolidating Resources
    Through virtualization you can consolidate your servers, decreasing hardware and maintenance costs.  Fewer servers and related IT hardware also means reduced real estate and decreased power and cooling requirements. WAN Solutions will help you implement management tools such as VMware to help maintain the environment, while decreasing total cost of ownership.  

  2. Security
    As security is always top of mind, companies are utilizing virtualization to ensure network security is no longer an issue.  Virtualization will allow you to deploy, manage and monitor secure desktop environments that users can safely access locally or remotely.  Also, by having each application within its own "virtual server" you can prevent one application from interfering with another application due to incompatibility.  

  3. Flexibility
    It seems every day is moving faster than the one before.  Virtualization will allow your company to respond to market changes with dynamic resource management, faster server provisioning and improved desktop and application deployment.  You can also develop a standard virtual server build that can be easily duplicated.  

  4. Business Continuity
    Companies don’t have time for downtime, even planned downtime.  Virtualization will allow your company to migrate entire virtual environments with no interruption in service, eliminating planned downtime and recover immediately from unplanned issues.  Through virtualization, WAN Solutions also offers high availability and fault tolerance, guaranteeing 100 percent uptime.