WHAT IS VIRTUALIZATION?

virtualization allows you to run multiple virtual computers on a single physical computer by sharing the physical resources (Processor, Memory and Hard disk). The Virtual computers exist on your network in exactly the same way as any other computer, allowing them to be managed and controlled in exactly the same way. Virtualization is a term that covers many different technologies. It can get very complex but I am going to try and break it down as simply as I can. I am going to talk about server virtualization in this article (storage virtualization and network virtualization are whole different animals and warrant their own articles). First the basics and some term definitions, we need to define virtualization and the terms associated with it. Second there are three major categories of virtualization, I am going to define them as “Application Virtualization,” “Hosted Virtualization” and “Hypervisor Virtualization.” The audience of this document is system administrators or IT management that have a grasp on IT technology but need a primer on virtualization.

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HOW CAN CONCEPT IT HELP?

Concept IT provide virtualization consultancy and are partners with the many of the leading vendors including Microsoft, VMware and HP. We can use these strategic partnerships along with our own in house virtualization consultancy services to plan, manage and implement the virtualization solution that is right for your business. Our staff are accredited in both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere to ensure that we help businesses leverage all the benefits by reducing risk, increasing efficiency and solidifying the infrastructure for the future. The stand-alone Hyper-V Server variant does not require an existing installation of Windows Server nor The standalone installation is called Microsoft Hyper-V Server for the non-R2 version and Microsoft Hyper-V Server is built with components of Windows and has a Windows Server Core user experience. None of the other roles of Windows Server are available in Microsoft Hyper-V Server. This version supports up to per System requirements of Microsoft Hyper-V Server are the same for supported guest operating systems and processor.

MICROSOFT HYPER-V

virtualization with Microsoft is based around the Windows Server operating system that is familiar to IT staff across the world. This can potentially make the move to a virtual environment easier.

Virtualization and Hyper-V alone have brought to computing an entire revolution of new benefits, including hardware-resource savings, a need for less space, energy cost savings, and much more.

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VMWARE

Mware is dedicated to providing virtualization and cloud solutions and has been one of the leading players in the virtualization market for several years. Its products have evolved as virtualization has developed and are now recognized by some as the benchmark against which all other virtualization solutions are compared.

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