JCC Lighting, a commercial and industrial lighting designer, recently found itself in a technical dilemma. Its servers could not keep up with visitors to the site, often failing and creating significant problems. Furthermore, the third-party IT support company they were employing could not keep up with the failures.
With these troubles in mind, JCC Lighting went in search of a new IT outsourcing organization that could offer a better service plan. They meshed quickly with one, and the company was able to use server virtualization to overhaul the organization's infrastructure, TMCnet reports.
By purchasing a few new servers and virtualizing them into multiple devices, the provider was able to reduce the number of physical servers in JCC Lighting's data center and help the company reduce overall IT operating costs.
The company installed servers that were virtualized with Microsoft Hyper-V technology, which split each physical machine into multiple devices and allowed the organization to maximize its IT resources. This, in turn, improved operations and decreased maintenance costs.
Recent IDC research found almost one-quarter of all servers that will ship in 2014 will be designed specifically for virtualization or vps hosting. Furthermore, the report said more than 70 percent of all server workloads will be virtualized in that period.