Virtualisation is the process of creating a software-based (or virtual) representation of something rather than a physical one. Virtualisation can apply to applications, servers, storage, and networks. It is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility for all size businesses.
Virtualisation enables you to do more with less. It is, therefore, rapidly transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way that businesses operate. It not only provides significant cost savings, it also contributes to green initiatives, disaster recovery solutions and is a ‘must have’ for business continuity planning.
As businesses grow they need to rapidly add computing power and this is usually achieved by installing new servers, each running their own set of applications and operating systems. This becomes increasingly expensive in terms of capital cost, human resources, power and space.