To just help you understand what virtualization is, let’s take an example of a server virtualization, which would mean partitioning one physical server into several virtual servers, or machines. Each virtual machine can interact independently with other devices, applications, data and users as though it were a separate physical resource.
Similarly, such virtualizations can occur at software level, network level, service level and so on.
Microsoft provides an end-to-end virtualization strategy that promises a positive impact on nearly every aspect of IT infrastructure management life cycle. It delivers greater efficiencies, flexibility, and cost effectiveness throughout your organization.
Virtualization can enable businesses to double up the speed of applications; to ensure systems, applications, and data to available with higher up-time; to take the hassle out of rebuilding and shutting down servers and desktops for testing and development; to reduce risk, slash costs, and improve the agility of your entire environment – virtualization has the power to transform your infrastructure, from the data center to the desktop.
To understand all this better, and the benefits that virtualization can bring to small, medium and large businesses – we had Salma Nisar, Services Engagement Manager, Microsoft Pakistan, with us to explain the technology and its potential uses;