As the rapid advancement of technology changes the dynamism of business in so many ways, visionary leaders are embracing IT through hosted servers and end-user virtualisation. By doing so they are improving the speed and agility of their decision-making whilst streamlining the efficiency and availability of their IT infrastructure. Most importantly of all, they are doing so whilst reducing costs incurred when running IT infrastructure as an in-house commodity.
VMware has a rich history of providing IT management and exponential scalability for the demands of businesses. As a world leader in virtualisation they have revolutionised IT within business, significantly improving network and application availability. In stark contrast to in-house IT architectures that hog resources and often disrupt service, VMware hosting eliminates unplanned downtime with seamless capacity planning to eliminate delays in service. Dynamically running virtual machines over a dedicated ‘load balanced’ network also eliminates management complexities such as speed issues due to traffic spikes, meaning simplified storage infrastructure can be optimally maintained and partitioned.
Running a virtual server environment requires negligible hardware footprint as operations can be directed via the cloud. This in turn eliminates the issues incurred by ‘single point’ failure that often hampers traditional IT operations. Running a virtual server maintains high availability, disaster recovery and fault tolerance that are critical for 24/7 stability. In short, such benefits cascade across the entire business structure:
1. Rapidly increasing ROI. Virtualisation is not only affordable to any size of organisation, it also simplifies the processes of running IT infrastructure across the entire business structure.
2. Superior application availability. With disaster recovery, failover and fallback protection, VMware platforms are highly optimised to provide continuous data availability in real-time.
3. Peace of mind systems integrity. All stakeholders in and around the network can work on applications without frustration, disruption or delays in productivity.
4. Comprehensive storage. As virtual services converge, data centres interconnect to deliver impeccable real-time data that can be efficiently handled at application or server level.
5. Non-disruptive scaling of capacity. Increasing the agility of IT virtualisation streamlines service delivery, without complexity or bottlenecks, to on-going workflow.
6. Integration and collaboration. For performance benefits to be continually met, virtual infrastructures can be phased and integrated across multiple private, public or hybrid clouds.
7. Customisable value-adding tools. With ‘pay as you grow’ service level agreements, virtualisation offers the flexibility to tailor IT infrastructure around bespoke business needs.
8. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Hardware, software and services in the cloud harness the full potential of IT for business assets across the board, both capital and resource centric.
9. Secure network architecture. Timely data, application functionality and remote support infrastructure reduces costs whilst maintaining integrity of service and user experience.
10. Reduced TCO. Critical for today’s IT decision makers and budget holders, virtualisations helps deliver ‘bang for buck’ scalability and performance through change management.
In summary, VMware delivers cost effective IT management that truly benefits the entire organisation. Reducing TCO helps prioritise budgets around streamlined virtual IT deployments which consistently enable successful businesses to simplify their entire management strategy. By reducing costs with a pay as you grow model, businesses are enhancing the scalability of operations based on capacity and performance needs. This makes virtualisation as an IT methodology and VMware as a solution provider the blueprint for successful IT as the cloud, mobile technologies and big data analytics take centre stage.