They’re all going Virtual, well virtually all of them!
So what is this virtual environment that we hear about and how will it save us money?
Well if you have 3 or 4 servers, so: a file server, an exchange server, a sql server and a share point server and all are individual physical servers, a wise move would be to just replace them all with 1 powerful server. It will probably be half the cost of replacing all four servers, it will also probably reduce your electricity consumption by 60% or more and will cost less to maintain one server than four!
Backing up virtual servers is also a money saving process as you only need to buy the software once, oh and virtual backups are a lot easier to restore a server from. Depending on how the back-up is configured, a complete server could be restored in less than an hour… I’ll be writing a post in the next few weeks all about the different types of backup, how safe they are, how easy to implement, and what the chances of a successful restore are.
I will also be writing a further post about Virtual Servers