Virtualization


Leveraging our valuable partnership with VMware®; an industry leader, Avaria provides full suite of virtualization services including UCC solutions

Virtualization Basics Avaria’s Virtualization Service:
Overview

What is Virtualization?

Benefits of Server & Workstations Virtualization

How Virtualization Works

Levels of Virtualization

Virtualization Advantages

Avaria’s Services

  • Virtualized Servers
  • Virtualized Desktops (Windows 7/8/10)
  • Virtualized Phone Systems
  • Backup & DR in virtualized environment
  • Conversion from Physical-to-Virtual
  • High Availability Environments

Contact the Experts & Start Virtualizing Today

It’s easy to begin virtualizing right now. The first step is to contact Avaria & request a demo of these systems in production.

Avaria’s Virtualization Service:

  • 1. Drives down Cost of Ownership of Servers
  • 2. Helps Reduce downtime
  • 3. Helps Reduce Energy Costs
  • 4. Consolidates & Centralizes Servers
  • 5. Provides better Backup & DR

OVERVIEW

Virtualize for Efficiency, Higher Availability and Lower Costs

Virtualization is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility—not just for large enterprises, but for small and midsize businesses too. VMware virtualization lets you:

  • Run multiple operating systems and applications on a single server.
  • Consolidate hardware to get vastly higher productivity from fewer servers.
  • Save 50 percent or more on overall IT costs.
  • Speed up and simplify IT management, maintenance, and the deployment of new applications.

What Is Virtualization? Benefits of Server Virtualization
Virtualization addresses IT’s most pressing challenge: the infrastructure sprawl that compels IT departments to channel 70 percent of their budget into maintenance, leaving scant resources for business-building innovation.

The difficulty stems from the architecture of today’s x86 servers: they’re designed to run just one operating system and application at a time. As a result, even small data centers have to deploy many servers, each operating at just 5 to 15 percent of capacity—highly inefficient by any standard.
Virtualization software solves the problem by enabling several operating systems and applications to run on one physical server or “host.” Each self-contained virtual machine (VM) is isolated from the others, and uses as much of the host’s computing resources as it requires.

The benefits of virtualization are nothing short of dramatic.

  • Up to 80 percent greater utilization of every server.
  • Reductions in hardware requirements by a ratio of 10:1 or better.
  • Capital and operations expenses cut by half, with annual savings of more than $1,500 for each server virtualized.
  • Robust, affordable high availability.

How Virtualization Works

What is a Virtual Machine

The heart of virtualization is the “virtual machine” (VM), a tightly isolated software container with an operating system and application inside. Because each virtual machine is completely separate and independent, many of them can run simultaneously on a single computer. A thin layer of software called a hypervisor decouples the virtual machines from the host and dynamically allocates computing resources to each virtual machine as needed.

This architecture redefines your computing equation and delivers:

  • Many applications on each server. As each virtual machine encapsulates an entire machine, many applications and operating systems can run on a single host at the same time.
  • Maximum server utilization, minimum server count. Every physical machine is used to its full capacity, allowing you to significantly reduce costs by deploying fewer servers overall.
  • Faster, easier application and resource provisioning. As self-contained software files, virtual machines can be manipulated with copy-and-paste ease. Virtual machines can even be transferred from one physical server to another while running, via a process known as live migration. You can also virtualize business-critical apps to improve performance, reliability, scalability and reduce costs.

Levels of Virtualization

Server Consolidation

Virtualizing one or two servers is just the beginning. The next step is to aggregate a server cluster into a single consolidated resource. For example, instead of 20 servers running at 15 percent of capacity each, you can reduce your hardware count—and associated costs—to four servers, each performing at 80 percent.

Desktop Virtualization

VMware enables you to deliver secure virtual desktops as a managed service for remote and branch office employees. Our virtual desktop solutions increase business flexibility, simplify management and reduce your costs.

Software-Defined Data Center

Ultimately, you can attain the full efficiency and agility of cloud computing by virtualizing, pooling and automating all data center resources—servers, storage, networking, security and availability—and tying everything together with policy-based provisioning and automated operations management. The result is a Software-Defined Data Center where:

  • Capacity expands and contracts as needed.
  • Applications can be provisioned on-demand.
  • Every application is assured of the right levels of performance, compliance and security.
  • IT can shift resources and budget away from infrastructure management and maintenance, toward creating innovations that give your company an edge.

Virtualization Advantages

By running multiple operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical server, virtualization lets you reduce costs while increasing the efficiency and utilization of your existing x86 hardware.

  • Reduce capital and operating costs. Server consolidation lets you get more out of your existing hardware by running multiple virtual machines (VM) on a single physical server. Fewer servers mean lower capital and operating costs. For the most cost savings, make sure you go with a virtualization solution that has the highest VM density per host.
  • Deliver high application availability. Integrated availability and fault tolerance protects all your virtualized applications. Should a node or server ever fail, all its VMs are automatically restarted or continued on another machine, with no downtime or data loss.
  • Improve business continuity. Virtualization makes it easier to survive unplanned potential IT disasters. You can move VMs from one server to another in a different location.
  • Increase IT productivity. Streamlined and automated management tasks mean you’ll spend less time on maintenance and more time on innovation.
  • Improve responsiveness. Virtualization lets your business scale rapidly because you can deploy desktops, applications and servers quickly and flexibly.

Contact the Experts & Start Virtualizing Today

Contact the Experts & Start Virtualizing Today Avaria’s Services
It’s easy to begin virtualizing right now. The first step is to contact Avaria & request a demo of these systems in production.

  • Virtualized Servers
  • Virtualized Desktops (Windows 7/8/10)
  • Virtualized Phone Systems
  • Backup & DR in virtualized environment
  • Conversion from Physical-to-Virtual
  • High Availability Environments

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