‘Virtualisation’ is very much the word of the moment; however it is often used to refer to a wide variety of technologies. To many it simply means VMware, however a number of key software and hardware vendors are now focussing on this strategically important area of IT. On offer are products providing platform, server, application, desktop and network virtualisation.
Joining the major players in the virtualisation arena are a number of new, smaller organisations providing complimentary solutions that seek to address the shortfalls of the key products.
At Cetus Solutions we have unpicked ‘virtualisation’, and below we try to present a clear overview of the variety of technologies that have gathered under the virtualisation banner.
“Independent research shows that most file servers are only running at around 15 to 18 per cent efficiency. That’s a significant waste of both server space and money. By splitting one server into multiple virtual servers, as opposed to buying more physical servers, an organisation can make huge savings.”