While CIOs are quick to see the benefits of virtual servers and want to adopt the technology, they are often stymied when they take proposals to management. In most cases, this occurs because too many people lack a clear understanding of the benefits of server virtualization, PC Quest reports.
In order to convince management to upgrade to virtual servers, CIOs need to clearly layout the primary advantages of virtualization – increased storage capacity and cost reduction.
Virtualizing a server allows the device to essentially act as multiple devices. This can increase memory capacity by maximizing the server's output. According to the news source, many companies that do not virtualize only use approximately 20 percent of many of their servers, as each device handles a different part of the business. Through virtualization, multiple systems can be moved onto one physical server, maximizing output.
The increased efficiency of virtualization leads to a direct reduction in costs, especially because businesses no longer need to employ as many virtual servers. The subsequent drop in electric, air conditioning and other maintenance costs can save a significant amount of money. By moving to virtual server hosting, companies can remove all of their on-site server infrastructure, drastically reducing expenses.
According to one web hosting provider, virtual private servers are among the most popular solutions for virtual server hosting. A VPS server is a physical machine that is shared by multiple companies that rent out space in the virtual environment. The system differs from a typical shared server because it is only rented by a handful of companies, rather than hundreds of organizations.