Virtual this and virtual that, what does it mean for your business?

There has been a huge uptake in virtualisation technology over the last 5 years and this trend will continue to grow. Many companies large and small are looking at virtualisation projects, but it can sometimes be a hard technology to grasp. Let YC handle the process for you, and you’ll be well on your way to better business control. As a Vmware, Microsoft and Novell partner we take a truly independent view on our clients’ needs and allow them make an informed decision on the best  fit solution for their business needs.

Virtualisation at its most basic replaces multiple pieces of hardware with either a single large physical server or a number of larger servers depending upon the size of the network. It lets you run a number of virtual servers on a single piece of hardware, this is many cases reduces cost and can also allow a company to better plan for disaster recovery or increase availability of core business services.

Not only that, but it brings with it a whole host of other benefits to boot….

Virtualisation – Consolidate servers

It’s possible to reduce server number by a ratio of 15:1, eliminating server sprawl and cutting maintenance costs.

Virtualisation – Dynamic allocation of servers

Dynamically allocate server resources for short, medium or long term periods without adding further servers to the IT estate.

Reduce energy consumption
Every server virtualised saves approx. 7000kWh of electricity annually, or about £600 in energy costs.

Increase IT capacity
Improve server utilisation rates from 5-15% to 60-80%. Running fewer, highly utilised servers frees up space and power.

Ease of management
Reduced sprawl and deployment, regains control and management of critical systems.

Reduce CO2 emissions
4 tons of CO2 are eliminated for every server virtualised, the equivalent to taking 15 cars off the road.

In short, virtualisation can cut costs, improve capacity and enhance business productivity while helping you to do your bit for the planet.

If you are interested in finding out how a programme of server virtualisation could help your business realise benefits like these, please contact our server team