Virtualization

Server Virtualization is a hot topic and is fairly established and mainstream. Virtualization offers the potential for a reduction in total server hardware requirements and better management of those requirements. Smartweb possesses considerable expertise in the implementation of virtualized infrastructures. When deployed correctly the benefits far outweigh any risks or initial investment incurred.


Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based, or virtual, representation of something, such as virtual applications, servers, storage and networks. It is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility for all size businesses.

Save on physical space.

Reduced hardware costs.

Reduced consumption of power and the need for cooling.

Implementation of Backup/Recovery.

Capability to rapidly deploy a new system without buying new hardware.

Network Virtualization

By completely reproducing a physical network, network virtualization allows applications to run on a virtual network as if they were running on a physical network — but with greater operational benefits and all the hardware independencies of virtualization. (Network virtualization presents logical networking devices and services — logical ports, switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPNs and more — to connected workloads.)

Deploying desktops as a managed service enables IT organizations to respond faster to changing workplace needs and emerging opportunities. Virtualized desktops and applications can also be quickly and easily delivered to branch offices, outsourced and offshore employees, and mobile workers using iPad and Android tablets.

Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization vs.
Cloud Computing

Although equally buzz-worthy technologies, virtualization and cloud computing are not interchangeable. Virtualization is software that makes computing environments independent of physical infrastructure, while cloud computing is a service that delivers shared computing resources (software and/or data) on demand via the Internet. As complementary solutions, organizations can begin by virtualizing their servers and then moving to cloud computing for even greater agility and self-service.

Server Virtualization

Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical server as highly efficient virtual machines. Key benefits include:

Greater IT efficiencies

Reduced operating costs

Faster workload deployment

Increased application performance

Higher server availability

Eliminated server sprawl and complexity

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