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Virtualisation is a very hot topic in IT at the moment. The main
benefit of virtualisation is to increase utilisation of your
physical hardware. There are in fact many different types of
Virtualisation - from Platform Virtualisation (where the operating
system is separated from the physical hardware using a HyperVisor)
to Desktop Virtualisation (VDI or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)
where client PCs are abstracted into virtual machines for fine
grained management and support.
Most businesses will benefit from some form of virtualisation
once their requirements cross a certain threshold - specifically
the need for multiple servers at a single site. Server
virtualisation allows you to consolidate multiple physical servers
onto one or more servers, typically reducing your server count by
up to 80%. Moving to a virtualised server environment usually
entails re-examining your general network storage and backup
systems as Server Virtualisation works best with virtualised
storage typically delivered throug a SAN (Storage Area
aFinite have experience with both Microsoft Hyper-V and VM Ware
vSphere virtualisation environments and know how to use these tools
to setup, manage and maintain virtual server environments for
businesses of all sizes.