A couple of years back, the term virtualization was an unknown word for the general populace. Only a couple of informed people were aware of how it could benefit their business? Nowadays, everyone who is related to IT industry clearly understands the importance of virtualization. With the use of advanced technology, a system administrator could know in advance what is going to happen in the server before operational processes may break.
Here’s a quick sneak peek into the multitude of positives it has to offer:
1. Stronger Security:
Virtual servers need the same kind of security measures and are prone to virus and malware threats. In case no automated security system is implemented, you have to monitor it round the clock for virus and malware. For the same purpose virtual server monitoring is implemented, which provides across-the-board service for monitoring the servers.
2. Data Backup:
In the process of server maintenance a data backup is provided. Before the starting of server virtualization, every unit is provided with an individual backup plan. This provides multiple backups of the installed operating system.
This backup plan guarantees that in case of data loss a strong backup is available to restore the lost data.
3. Extended Services:
Virtual machines are designed to provide compatibility to different types of operating systems. This means that they require 24×7 monitoring for the errors and process failures, which we encounter while running the operating system. If not tackled in time this may become disastrous and expensive.
If you want to calculate the exact amount of losses, you can use down time calculators available online, If your website is down for some time you can get an idea of loss incurred by downtime and the resources, and time you will need to find an appropriate solution in order to deal with this situation.
The most wonderful benefit to consider virtualization is that it provides you the flexibility to select one reliable plan and apply it to different situations, it doesn’t matter which applications are involved as it provides support for different operating systems.
Server virtualization plays a significant role in providing high quality, reliable cloud service to the present day businesses. You can avail this at a reduced cost and it also has a simple architecture in comparison with traditional methods.
5. Damage Limitation:
In case of a fault in the system, it is difficult to tell in advance that how much time it will take to recover and how much damage it can cause. The customers are priceless and your website’s prestige is at stake.
Virtualization provides us the feature of transferring a virtual machine to another machine in case of a failure, that too without the live migration.
Now that you’ve practically become a know-it-all, you may not have to think twice before adopting virtualization.