5 Things You Didn’t Know About Virtualization

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.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Virtualization

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.

4. Reliability:

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 get 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.

About Julie Watson

Julie is a dynamic professional with over 16 years of rich experience as a VDI and Application Hosting expert. At Ace Cloud Hosting, she humanizes disruptive and emerging remote working trends to help leaders discover new and better possibilities for digital transformation and innovation by using cloud solutions with an enterprise-class security approach. Beyond work, Julie is a passionate surfer.
On the weekend, you will find her hanging out with her family or surfing around the North Shore of Oahu.

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Comments (1)

  • Josh Nicholas says:

    I have no doubt in my mind about the future of virtualization; it is very secure and reliable.

  • Ron stark says:

    Data backup technology is something that has defined virtualization over the years. Organizations personal information is very secure and safe.

  • Drake Garcia says:

    Data safety along with layers of security really has made virtualization what it is today.

  • Xavier Pollock says:

    The very fact that virtualization limits data damage makes it’s a very strong force on all platforms; most of the companies today are worried about data thefts.

    • AceCloudHosting Editor says:

      The issue of data theft has always been there, Xavier, it’s just that virtualization can limit data theft to a point where it doesn’t harm an organization.

  • Christian Axelsson says:

    Due to the security organizations get on through virtualization, more and more admirers of this technology are becoming a reality.

  • Tracy Levesque says:

    The speed at which virtualization is taking over businesses is amazing… it is secure and reliable and has some great features.

  • Philip Walton says:

    Apart from the fact that virtualization is taking over businesses, there are great possibilities it can still offer.

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