Virtualization is a cloud computing concept based on the idea of replicating a real idea with a virtual one. There are as many ways to achieve this task as there are computing resources. For instance, you can virtualize any number of computing resources, including:
- Software apps
And the list could go on and on. But what are the benefits of virtualization? What do you get out of it?
Primarily, virtualization allows you to manage resources from a central management hub while increasing your scalability and work load. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?
When you centralize your administrative functions, you cut down on the time it takes your IT department to handle routine tasks. Instead of spending half their day managing work loads and maintaining the computing environment, they can spend an hour or two and then the rest of the day on other tasks that are more pressing. Putting out fires isn’t an all day activity every day.
By making your computing resources more scalable, you can get more accomplished and use more resources more efficiently. That’s always the goal of a moving IT department, right?
Finally, you can meet current work loads and carry more weight across the board by virtualizing your computing resources. It’s a big move, but somebody’s got to do it.