Using systems such as Microsoft's Hyper-V platform to virtualize servers is becoming increasing popular in IT departments around the world. Virtualized servers can be shared by a number of companies through one host and provide scalable, inexpensive and enhanced data security solutions.
Some companies, however, run into trouble as they rush to make the transition into a virtual server hosting environment without properly updating their physical hardware, Computerworld reports.
While virtualization can do magnificent things to a physical server, doubling or tripling its capacity while spreading applications out over multiple shared environments to ensure capacity, physical server hardware needs to be able to act as an adequate buffer to handle the technology.
Running a hypervisor partitions and organizes data, allowing the server to automatically scale deployments based on use. This creates an environment that changes quickly based on varying need. Older physical servers simply cannot keep up with the speeds necessary to handle virtualization.
To save money on the upgrade, however, companies can opt for a hosted server environment to meet their virtualization needs. One popular solution, for example, virtual private server. In VPS servers, multiple companies share the space on the device. However, the number of clients is limited, spreading costs but doing so without limiting an organization's ability to customize its services.