Virtualisation is the process of using software on a physical server to create multiple virtual instances, each capable of running independently. On a virtual server the same machine can be used to run multiple server instances each with independent operating system configurations.
Virtualisation increases the IT agility, flexibility and scalability while offering significant cost savings.
Greater workload mobility, increased performance and availability of resources.
The benefits of virtulisation means that the physical server that a business has already invested in can be used to run concurrent workloads, whether that’s running applications, tasks or virtual desktops.
Most physical servers don't use their resources to the biggest benefit, with multi-core princesses looking good on paper, but a little redundant unless they are tasked with particularly heavy workloads
With virtual servers making use of integrated storage, data backup and recovery can be more reliable and easily managed as information is not separated out onto different machines.
The main benefit of using a virtual server is that it allows businesses to run multiple servers off the same server, significantly reducing the number of servers needed and thereby cutting hardware costs.
Reduced capital and operating costs.
Minimised or eliminated downtime.
Increased IT productivity, efficiency, agility and responsiveness.
Faster provisioning of applications and resources.
Greater business continuity and disaster recovery.
Simplified data center management.