Virtualisation allows us to consolidate multiple servers into one single device.
The key benefits are detailed below:
Legacy Software Virtualisation – Typically when you upgrade hardware you also need to upgrade your business software and operating system at the same time. This is not always possible due to compatibility issues. With virtualisation you can upgrade your hardware and virtualise legacy software.
Replication – With the advent of modern hardware and software technologies, it is now common place to have multiple virtualised servers running on a single device. Virtualised data can be efficiently replicated onto failover devices ensuring high availability.
Cost – You won't have to buy as many servers meaning less upfront costs for the business, reduced maintenance costs and lower power usage.