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Three Ways Virtualization Benefits Infrastructure

Virtualization offers obvious benefits from the beginning

Virtualization offers obvious benefits from the beginning. Certainly, the prospect of reduced capital costs is enticing. The security and redundancies offered by the right virtualization setup are compelling, as well. One of the areas that virtualization can help that many people don’t realize, however, is in the area of IT infrastructure.

Here are three ways in which virtualization helps to boost IT infrastructure:

1. Flexibility
Virtualization products are designed to work with multiple hardware and software platforms. This includes things like storage technology, network equipment, and security devices. By choosing virtualization technologies that allow for interoperability, you can be sure that you choose the right solutions for your exact needs, and that you don’t get tied down to having a specific vendor.

2. Standards
Virtualization technology uses the same standards and principles as physical technology. Virtualized servers meet the same compliance and security requirements as physical servers. In fact, in some cases, you may actually get security that’s better than physical security, from the core of the virtualized environment all the way out to the endpoints.

In the same way, you can use virtualized networking to scale your network the way you want to scale it. You use virtual lans (VLANs) in order to maintain isolation of the traffic on your network while using the same physical equipment.

3. Performance
In a virtualized environment, you have the ability to use virtualized storage to offer the highest performing access to shared resources. Virtualized storage arrays will help to create the most efficient and readily-accessible scenario for the organization. Because of reduced infrastructure requirements, you can see a significant increase in access speeds. IN addition, a virtualized environment reduces the number of points of failure, creating a more stable environment.

Virtualization doesn’t just cut down on server costs. A fully-virtualized environment uses fewer resources. Those resources it does use, it makes more efficient use of. Ultimately, if you want to get the most bang for your infrastructure buck, you need to consider virtualization technologies. There are few – very few – implementations in which virtualization won’t provide you with these kinds of benefits.

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