In recent years, the digital economy is rising and growing at bewildering speeds. It will fundamentally change life as we know it for all businesses. In fact, there is a prediction from IDC during 2019 that 40 percent of all IT projects will involve creating new digital services and revenue streams that monetize data. Data has been used in the industry to analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic business moves.
The transformation of your business starts from virtualization to compete in this new digital economy. Virtualization is the process of running a virtual instance of a computer system from the actual hardware. The technology allows you to create useful IT services using software representation of the underlying hardware. Through the allocation of its capabilities among multiple virtual machines on top of a single host, it maximizes the utilization and efficiency of a physical machine’s full capacity. Each virtual machine runs its own operating system and application.
Hypervisor (VMM) is software that creates and runs virtual machines (VMs) and it can support multiple guest VMs by virtually sharing its resources, such as memory and processing. Hypervisors make it possible for your organization to gain benefits with the virtualization of IT resources on a full-featured platform:
- Cost Saving
- Increased utilization, reduction in numbers of servers (as well as the associated power and cooling requirements)
- Efficient use of valuable data center floor space
- Savings in capital expenses (CAPEX)
- Drives a wide range of operating expense (OPEX) benefits (such as increasing IT productivity, simplifying management tasks, and enabling higher levels of automation)
- Higher availability
- Move live workloads freely across the boundaries of virtual switches, servers, and clusters, even over long distances in anticipation of system outages due to maintenance or natural disasters
- Perform a zero-downtime live migration of a workload
- Data centers can now be farther apart but still satisfy disaster avoidance requirements
- Better resource management
- IT administrators can rapidly provision, deploy services, and reallocate resources
- Balance workloads and improve the performance and availability of applications
- No longer have to dedicate resources to specific applications
- Centralized administration
- Infrastructure resources can all be monitored and managed from a single console
- Easily provision and deploy virtual machines, manage security settings, and move workloads around
- Ensure that resources are optimally utilized in the data center
Regardless of where you run them, it is a unifying platform for all your applications. The next-gen virtualization platform supports the requirements of a wide range of applications, as well as those incorporating technologies for 3D graphics, desktop virtualization, big data, machine learning, in-memory, and cloud-native deployments. Besides that, the platform supports traditional business-critical applications, along with those used by software development and testing teams.