Virtualization Management Training – Maryland, DC and Virginia
The most surging trend in IT for so many reasons is virtualization. With the energy and cost savings as well as security enhancements that virtualization brings to a company’s network, its only a matter of time before everyone has adopted it entirely. If you or your company is in need of virtualization management training of any kind, contact us and let us put on the virtualization training class that best fits your organization’s needs.
Has your IT server room experienced heat overload? Does your pager go off in the middle of the night because your company’s server room experienced power failure? When servers overload, the impact renders a company inoperable. The inability to manage resources from one console may also slow down a company’s ability to monitor resources. If your business is experiencing any of these inconveniences, virtualization management has many ways to help your company builds its IT infrastructure, at lower costs.
IT virtualization extends beyond servers to operating systems and even storage and network resources. The below points address the benefits to each type of virtualization:
• Network virtualization pulls together all available resources by taking bandwidth and moving it into channels. These channels then work independently so a company has the flexibility to manage infrastructure in parts. This makes it easier for your company to manage hard drives and files.
• Storage virtualization takes the physical storage from a network’s storage devices and moves the storage into a one-network console. This allows an IT administrator to manage storage as one resource, instead of multiple ones. In turn, this reduces time and costs.
• Virtualization management, in its largest form, moves into server virtualization, the ability to reduce the actual number of machines used by a company. Physical machines run as virtual machines on less equipment. This provides a company with the flexibility to rearrange requirements and to redeploy applications in real time. At this level of virtualization, a company gains tighter control over its costs because its IT department has fewer pieces of equipment to monitor. In turn, both customers and employees reap the rewards of a stable IT environment.
• Server virtualization directly ties into a company’s ability to maximize its operating systems. For example, in June 2009, Microsoft released 20,000 lines of driver code and Linux drivers to the Linux community. This allowed Linux-based customers the ability to use the drivers to consolidate servers and operating costs. While Linux previously ran on Microsoft Hyper-V, a standalone virtual machine monitor, a company now uses the released drivers so machines operate at higher-performing levels. With Windows Server running as the host, and Linux as the guest operating system, virtualization has truly brought together, platforms, industries, and code sharing.
Overall, a company may choose the virtualization method(s) to best suit its business and IT needs; the concept is not a one size fits all. Therefore, a business that makes the move toward virtualization, will find uses that benefit employees, customers and the bottom line.