Server virtualization has often been called a “darling” of the industry for the way that it has revolutionized the application and OS environment. In contrast to many other new technologies in the business section, virtual private servers, and by extension cloud computing options, have found a surprisingly large number of dedicated followers in a short time. Even small businesses are feeling the pressure to switch from physical server to virtualized options, and the appeal of such VPS machines is due to a number of factors.
First, virtual private servers offer a company the ability to remove a large cost source from their office space. By removing the need for a physical server, companies can save both space and time spent ensuring that servers are functioning properly and that data backups are being done. Virtual machines can run in any location and without the need for constant maintenance by a company.
Next, virtual servers have an increased appeal due to the fact that they offer increased mobility to companies. Not only can a multitude of applications be stored on a single virtual machine, but even multiple OS platforms that will all run as though they are the only machine on the server. The use of virtualized technology can often lead to a streamlining of resources as a company is able to use a single, unified solution divided into discrete sections.
By eliminating the need for physical servers and giving companies the ability to run multiple secure instances of applications and OS options, virtual servers are rapidly gaining in appeal. And over the next few years the industry is poised to make significant inroads even into extremely risk conservative markets, making virtual servers a technology to watch out for.