Hosting an in-house IT infrastructure may give you the reassurance that all of your servers and network equipment are easy to access, but continuing to use just legacy servers can have a negative impact on your operations. Modern IT uses a blend of on-site virtual server solutions, optimised to deliver the best outcomes for your specific business needs - including a standby server for high availability and cloud replication for disaster recovery.
Virtualisation helps your business simplify its infrastructure by eliminating older, unnecessary hardware components. These components are migrated to a virtual server, which can cut down on the amount of in-house equipment that must be managed and maintained. Considering how much energy is spent powering all of your mission-critical components, and how much you could save by cutting down your in-house resources, it can be a clever business strategy.
We’ll explain how virtualisation can affect your organisation's technological assets for the benefit of your budget and operations.
Data Storage & Cloud
Rather than simply host and maintain all physical data storage on-premises, it can be easier and more efficient to migrate certain business-critical functions in a cloud environment. Anyone who needs access to the data can then access it from a secure connection. The greatest benefit of this is that you can scale according to your organization’s specific information, with the latest version of core applications like email and CRM, and allow access on a per-user basis on approved devices.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
Most importantly, virtualisation is one of the most effective strategies for data backup. It is impossible to plan for all external events that can affect your business. Natural disasters, cyber security risks and equipment failure can all have an adverse effect on your business operations. In particular, when your systems go down so does employee productivity. Combining on-site virtualisation with cloud backup and a disaster recovery plan eliminates downtime and ensures your business is protected for all eventualities.
As many businesses now require 24 / 7 / 365 access to company information, a small investment in backup and disaster recovery planning can lead to major cost savings in the event of an outage.