Virtualization is one of the few products that really gives you more power and control with less investment and work, but implementing this technology requires in-depth knowledge and skill. There are a lot of companies that want to sell you virtualization but do they have the knowhow to optimize your configuration for hardware utilization, reliability, security, backup, failover, and every other consideration?
“Anyone can swing a hammer. That doesn’t mean they can build you a great house,” says Eric Land, Virtualization Practice Manger. “The key to implementing virtualized infrastructure is performing a comprehensive assessment and correctly interpreting the data. What are the impediments to access? Which applications are in use? How do factors such as distance, speed, device types, work habits and job functions affect the outcome? Is the workforce distributed or centralized? These are all questions that must be answered before work begins.”
Although virtualization has only been widely implemented since about 2005, RoundTower Technologies has decades of record performance in the industry. We have 50 years of accumulated practice just among our top three virtualization engineers. Much of this comes directly from manufacturers like VMware and EMC but we offer the advantage of being vendor neutral. You get the expertise of companies that advanced the technology without any of the brand partiality. The only concern we have is for you, the customer.
Are you contemplating a move to virtualization for your server, storage or network? Before you spend your money, talk to the systems engineers at RoundTower for a knowledgeable, impartial and accomplished perspective.
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Advantages of Virtualization.
- Vendor Neutral – Work with any manufacturer or “white box” devices. No need to upgrade if legacy equipment meets specifications.
- Cloud Compatible – Migrate to the cloud easily now that you have abstracted the system away from underlying hardware.
- Legacy Software – Continue to run out-of-date or non-windows software on any operating system, in a virtual machine.
- Hardware Utilization –Run 5 or 10 virtual machines on the same hardware that previously ran one while continuing to segregate applications and workloads.
- Ease of Management – Add processing, memory or storage to your VM from installed physical assets, move running machines, safely perform maintenance or testing in a production environment.
- Rapid Deployment – Roll out new servers or applications in hours or days instead of weeks or months.
- Reliability – Enjoy greater up-time and continuity with services such as live migration, fault tolerance, and distributed resource scheduling.
- Recovery –Fully backup and restore an entire VM from a drive image. Test disaster recovery failover. Automatically shift faltering VM’s that are in a cluster to working hardware.
- Security/Privacy –Control unauthorized (East-West) movement in your data center. Easily meet stringent policies such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm Leach Bliley and HIPAA.
- Reduced Overhead – Use less square footage, maintenance, power, environmental conditioning, etc. because you have less infrastructure.
- Lower Costs – Reap savings of 50% or more because virtualization advantages amount to reduced total cost of ownership.
Since failure of one hardware platform can affect multiple VM’s, careful planning is necessary to properly configure a virtualized environment. RoundTower’s Systems Engineers (SE) have the knowledge and experience to setup your virtual machines for zero downtime.