Consolidation and virtualization of IT environments
If we compare the necessity for continuous investment in the company IT infrastructure with the results of analyses which show that in real life only a few dozen percent of the physical server capacity is used, the following questions immediately come to mind: can we do it cheaper? Can we do it better?
For both of these questions the answer is positive – we can; thanks to virtualization. IT virtualization covers software or equipment solutions, which enable the separation of the equipment from systems and/or applications, which work based on this equipment.
SNP Poland develops projects related to the consolidation and virtualization of IT environments based on solutions of global leading suppliers of virtualization solutions, amongst others VMware, Microsoft (Hyper-V). In projects for our clients we also utilize the competencies and years of experience in using virtualization for our own needs, as well as for the needs of our clients’ systems which are hosted in SNP Data Centers.
The migration of IT systems from a heterogenic environment to a virtual unified environment has numerous benefits, including the following:
- a decrease in the volume of required equipment
- it allows for simplification of the architecture
- gives the possibility to manage the architecture out of a single location/point
- in a relatively easy way enables the obtainment of high accessibility for the whole architecture
As a result, the consolidation and virtualization of IT environments translates into lowered costs of the in-company IT maintenance and development and also to a significantly easier day-to-day administration and IT infrastructure development.