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Virtualized Infrastructure

In computing, virtualization (or virtualization) is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as a hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or network resources.

While a physical computer in the classical sense is clearly a complete and actual machine, both subjectively (from the user's point of view) and objectively (from the hardware system administrator's point of view), a virtual machine is subjectively a complete machine (or very close), but objectively merely a set of files and running programs on an actual, physical machine (which the user need not necessarily be aware of). (Wikipedia)
Virtualization in many forms can be viewed as a new trend in Enterprise Computing with most major platforms and infrastructure being affected. Virtualization as a technology in the general sense has enabled system Administrators to consolidate their management tasks thereby centralizing administration whilst improving scalability and physical resource utilization. Virtualized platforms enable multiple Operating systems to be run in parallel with each other on a single piece of physical hardware; this tends to utilize the physical hardware to the fullest there by realizing the return on investment quickly. It also reduces the overhead cost drastically. Virtualization enables you to simplify your infrastructure whilst you create a flexible and more dynamic data centre. It enables for continued IT innovation while meeting enterprise application SLAs and increase time-to-market for application provisioning and upgrades. Virtualization helps you reduce capital expenses through server consolidation and improve operating expenses through automation, while minimizing lost revenue by reducing both planned and unplanned downtime. Virtualization, being a new technology has some pre-requisites to enable you or your organization to realize the full benefits. Highly specialized software such as VMware etc has to be professionally tuned and configured to get the most out of the parent infrastructure. Skilled personnel are required to properly configure and tune such systems. Virtualized systems not setup properly can defeat the purpose of intent causing resources to be difficult to access making virtual machines run at below optimum throughput. At Flint Innovations our engineers are trained and certified to work with a wide range of virtualized platforms ranging from VMWare, Symantec, VirtualBox etc. we provide expert consultation for your IT teams on how to get the most of their Systems through virtualization. We also provide hands on support and implementation of the projects.

Most benefits of virtualized systems are realized in medium to large scale data centres after a period. Management of Physical Infrastructure tends to be independent from the Virtual Machines which run on them. Upgrades and repairs ranging from hard drive swaps, memory additions and power supply changes are totally transparent to the Virtual machines, causing these actions to be carried out without any downtime or disruption in services whatsoever. Resources can also be added to virtual servers logically through the administrative interfaces without bringing the systems down. The virtualized servers use resources much more efficiently making the data centre more cost effective.

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