In the past, when a system or network was overtasked and underperforming, a business owner had to invest money in more hardware to support the increased demands on the company’s operations. This is an inefficient business model that can ultimately result in overspending.
If your equipment is underperforming, the first response should not be just to buy more physical devices. Your first move should be to look at the way you are using your physical resources and how that can be optimized.
Server virtualization software allows you to achieve higher performance with a smaller number of physical servers. If you have seen a drop in performance or you aren’t seeing the productivity that was predicted, it is likely that your operating systems are not being properly managed.
Virtualization is a process that enables every application or operating system that you are running to access the computing power it needs separately. These separate software packages are called virtual machines, and they create a more efficient path for data to be transferred.
Your actual physical hardware, such as storage units, CPUs, and networking devices, are all managed as a single resource that delivers power individually into every virtual machine. Instead of a constant tug-of-war over resources, you create a productive flow of power through virtual hardware.
This distribution of power is made possible through the application of hypervisors. A hypervisor acts like a funnel, allowing every virtual machine to get what it needs without dragging down overall performance.