Virtualization technology lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical server, sharing the resources of that single computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer.
Some of the business advantages that virtualization brings are cost reduction in IT equipment purchasing and maintenance, freeing up of existing equipment capacity, faster implementation of new, or scaling of existing IT solutions, simpler configuration management, and management of development, test and production environments. In addition to increasing IT efficiency, virtualization makes Business Continuity, High Availability and Disaster Recovery management easier.
Server Virtualization - enables multiple virtual (Guest) servers to reside on a single Host machine. Individual virtual Guests can be copied, cloned, migrated, backed-up, assigned various physical resources, and everything is being managed by a Hypervisor.
- Desktop Virtualization – VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) enables centralized management of virtualized desktops, whereby individual Desktop Operating Systems are replaced with Desktop Images on a server. Everyday operations of maintaining and deploying Desktop PCs and business applications are made much simpler.
- Application Virtualization - enables centralized Application Management, whereby an application is being actually executed on a server, independent of the Desktop OS. Implementation, maintenance, backup and upgrade of Business Applications is centralised and much easier.
VMWare is the leading provider of solutions for Data Center Virtualization and Cloud Computing (VMWare vSphere and vCloud), Server Virtualization (VMWare ESXi, vSphere i vCenter), Desktop Virtualization (VMWare View), Application Virtualization (VMWare vFabric i ThinApp), and supporting solutions for security, monitoring and management of virtual environments.
Veeam is the leading provider of solutions for management of virtual environments and data. Veeam Backup & Replication (vPower) enables simple management of Backup and Recovery processes for VMWare vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, with functionalities such as deduplication and compression, agentless, Backup state health, fast Recovery,… Besides, Veeam nworks Management Pack enables integration and monitoring of VMWare with Microsoft System Center, while Veeam Monitor and Veeam Reporter allow further improvements in VMWare management.
Kaviza (Citrix) VDI-in-a-box is a solution for fast and simple implementation of VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), with much lower cost than traditional enterprise-class solutions. Desktop Virtualization is achieved with existing server and storage (optional – Kaviza VDI-in-a-box doesn’t require dedicated storage) hardware, some of commercial or free virtualization technologies (VMWare ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer), and existing PC Desktops or Thin Clients that communicate using RDP or Citrix HDX protocol.