Virtualization Technologies

Virtualization TechnologiesDreaming of a world without IT complexity? Without wasted storage, frazzled server administrators, backup headaches and data loss nightmares? Wake up and smell the coffee – virtualization technology is your dream come true.

Virtualization is the creation of a virtual version of nearly any IT resource – the digital sky is the limit: servers, storage devices, networks, even the desktop operating system itself. Out of many storage devices – one efficient unit, free of redundant space. Out of one physical server – many dedicated servers, ready for deployment. More desktops than you can shake a virtual stick at, centralized for easy back up, maintenance and monitoring. Sounds like magic, doesn’t it? Admittedly, it doesn’t make gold from lead – but it might as well.

It’s time you got introduced to the power of virtualization. Why waste resources on managing a many-headed IT hydra? And no one can guide you through this new virtual reality better than our experts at GDS2. Our very real virtualization expertise will keep your business in the business of innovating, not attempting in vain to prune back that budget-devouring monster.

Virtualization is the essential catalyst for cloud computing. Together, in partnership with the virtualization leader VMware, we build on this solid foundation through platforms and solutions to power your private or hybrid cloud infrastructure, build and run robust cloud applications and supply end-user computing as a cloud-based service. The result is not just any cloud, but your cloud – where accelerated IT delivers accelerated results for your business.

Imagine being able to use the processing power of your system’s server anywhere you want. Desktop virtualization makes it possible to run the most resource heavy applications on a laptop or even a smartphone. Using a centralized virtual host on a remote server, local users can tap into the remote software and hardware of the host to perform all the services they need without exceeding out their own computer’s limited resources.

Chances are your server could be operating much more efficiently – a typical server operates at only 5 to 15 percent of capacity. The considerable costs of such a large amount of unused capacity can be easily reduced by virtualizing your server, which can increase utilization to up to 80 percent of capacity.

Storage isn’t any cheaper if it remains unused. And ‘more’ is very rarely better when it comes to the complexity of your storage environments on your network. But storage capacity needs to grow with the growth of your business, and growing capacity usually means growing complexity. Virtualization solves this conundrum for your expanding business by taking those proliferating storage environments and virtualizing them into what appears to be one single storage device. This centralized storage can be accessed from one central console through a Storage Area Network (SAN) that shares data and storage across your entire enterprise system.

Virtualization using Zseries and SuseMaximize your scalability – and ROI – with a Linux on zSeries virtualization solution. A specific instance of Linux compiled to run on IBM mainframes, Linux on zSeries combines the power and reliability of IBM mainframes with the virtualization versatility and capacity of Linux.