Server Virtualization

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Improve your business performance with the power of Virtualization

Cloud computing and virtualization are two buzz words that are making waves in the technology sector. In fact, virtualization is the actual strength of the cloud computing technology. In simpler words, virtualization talks about a methodology of creating virtual versions of a resource in the network. Be it a server, desktop or an application, virtual resources allow you to leverage the available infrastructure and squeeze maximum returns on investments. Server virtualization is one of the important aspects of modern networking technology.

What is a Virtual Server?

Server virtualization is a method of creating multiple versions of a server to handle multiple tasks. The physical machine is a host and the virtual servers are called guests. Whether you want to handle multiple applications or run multiple operating systems, a virtual server takes care of every network requirement to perfection. Servers are powerful computing resources that host applications and files in the network. Every individual desktop accesses the network through a server. Often, network administrators assign one server to each application or a department. For instance, the sales team could use a different server than the accountancy department. Within the programming team, different servers could be assigned to different platforms. File and printing sharing networks can be handled by other servers. To support all these tasks, businesses need to invest in multiple servers. While infrastructure expenses are one concern, space is another concern. In addition, the computing power of a Server CPU is not utilized to the maximum extent. Server virtualization is a single answer to all these concerns. By virtualizing the server, you can handle multiple applications, deploy different operating systems and optimize resources to the fullest.

How are Virtual Servers created?

Virtual Servers are created by using special software that utilizes the CPU computing power. Businesses have the flexibility to create virtual servers in three ways. The first one is called Full virtualization. In this method, a hypervisor is used to interact with the CPU to offer a platform for different virtual machines that run on Windows, Linux or MAC. Each virtual server acts a physical server and is unaware of other applications running on the same machine. Alternately, virtual servers using Para-Virtualization are aware of other programs running on the machine. They run as an integrated unit. On the other hand, OS-Virtualization doesn’t need a hypervisor. The OS on guest machines acts as a hypervisor. However, every virtual server needs to use the same OS in this setup.

Why businesses need Server Virtualization

The rapid transition to the virtualization segment speaks volumes of this amazing methodology. Server virtualization offers enormous benefits to businesses. First of all, it allows businesses to create highly scalable IT solutions. A powerful hypervisor introduces agility into business processes. By creating virtual machines, companies can effectively leverage available resources and save considerably on infrastructure expenses. In addition, a virtual environment allows developers to test products securely without affecting other applications. Transition to new hardware and platforms becomes simple and easy. Overall, virtual servers improve your business performance by optimizing resources.

2X Remote Application Server is a powerful cloud solution that effectively offers virtual desktops and application delivery. It’s packed with powerful features like high-capacity load balancing, universal scanning and printing functionality, RDP and many more.

Supporting a wide-range of different hypervisors such as VMWare, Microsoft, Citrix and more, 2X Software offers powerful virtualization solutions for your IT needs. Download 2X Remote Application Server today to experience the power of virtualization!

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