Virtualization provides unmatched flexibility, performance, and utilization by allowing you to move server workloads from one virtual workspace to the next, maximizing server resources on the fly based on your business needs.
• Fast provisioning and dynamic load balancing – for improved application performance
• Simplified disaster recovery – virtualization’s single-system image makes recovery painless
• Consolidated servers with optimized workloads – increase utilization to accomplish more with fewer servers
• Reduced energy needs – fewer servers means lower electricity and cooling bills and a smaller carbon footprint
As with most IT decisions, the answer is “it depends”. The decision on a hypervisor must be based on much more than simply the feature list of the individual products. Each IT environment hosts different hardware and delivers a unique mix of IT services that may rely on a mix of operating systems and resource requirements. Licensing of guest operating systems may also be a factor as will the expertise of internal IT staff.