Virtualization

Virtualization and Cloud Computing

What are cloud computing and virtualization?

Cloud Computing

Companies engage cloud service providers to deliver services traditionally hosted on a local network via the Internet. Cloud-based services include:

  • Accounting applications
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) solutions
  • Disk storage, backup, or even entire servers

Virtualization

Companies use virtualization technologies to:

  • Allow a single user to access multiple physical devices
  • Reduce the number of servers they need to purchase by running multiple applications on one server.

What are the benefits of a cloud or virtualization solution?

Cloud Computing

Reduce costs: Pay a monthly fee to access software on your provider’s network instead of investing in applications and the servers they run on.

Improve reliability: Cloud providers use multiple data centers, each with multiple Internet connections, plus continuous data backup and generators to take over during power failures.

Increase agility: Not having to purchase, install and configure a new application means your business can make changes much faster and maintain flexibility in response to changing market conditions.

Virtualization

Companies use virtualization technologies to:

Reduce costs: Pay a monthly fee to access software on your provider’s network instead of investing in applications and the servers they run on.

Improve reliability: Cloud providers use multiple data centers, each with multiple Internet connections, plus continuous data backup and generators to take over during power failures.

Increase agility: Not having to purchase, install and configure a new application means your business can make changes much faster and maintain flexibility in response to changing market conditions.

Choosing Your Virtualization or Cloud Solution

We’ll help you identify the right Internet technology to increase your network’s capabilities while reducing your cost and risk. Our implementation services include:

Your network solution can include some or all of these components:

  • Choosing the right virtualization solution from industry leaders like VMWare, Citrix or Microsoft.
  • Comparing cloud providers (public, private or hybrid).
  • Overseeing the transition, including process reengineering and user training.
  • Providing ongoing support.