The Benefits of Data Center Virtualization

There are a myriad of aspects to consider when it comes to the operation of data centers. There are a variety of factors that affect business performance and productivity, including the physical infrastructure and software abstraction, hardware optimization and many more.

One way to simplify the process is to use virtualization of the data center. Virtualization enables IT administrators to manage and configure IT resources at will which would not be possible without technology. Automation not only speeds up processes, but it also helps ensure that certain policies are consistently enforced and that the proper configurations are in place.

Virtualization is the process of mixing storage devices, servers and networking equipment to create an environment where multiple IT functions run on a single server. By doing this, you can optimize server usage and reduce hardware costs. Additionally the ability to adjust dynamically resource allocation can improve scalability by keeping capacity under-utilized.

Virtualization also makes it simpler to launch new IT services and applications. The process of deploying a new virtual machine takes only a few minutes, compared to the hours or days it takes to acquire and set up hardware. This flexibility lets businesses quickly adapt to market demands and gain an edge over competitors.

IT administrators must remain aware that a virtualized data center comes with its own risks. For instance, if IT personnel are too naive about setting up new VMs which could result in VM expansion. The excessive use of hardware and resources can cause performance degradation cost increases, and a variety of attack areas.