Virtualisation is a proven strategy which will save your business time & money.

VMWare is without doubt the leader in virtualisation software.

ITBG is a VMWare partner and as such can help you transform your network from the physical to the virtual in one or more of the following ways:-

SERVER CONSOLIDATION & CONTAINMENT

With a virtualised network, several servers can be consolidated into one physical system running different operating systems and applications managed from a central console. Thereby reducing your costs in terms of hardware expenditure; floor space & power consumption.

More importantly, it saves you time and money in terms of deployment and manageability.

The vast majority of servers currently deployed are running at 10 – 15% of their capabilities   Using virtualisation it is possible to increase this to 80-85%.
Deployment of new servers then becomes ‘on demand’ as it takes as little as 30 minutes to create and deploy a new virtual server and to make it available on your network to your users.

VMWare does not require a massive investment in new hardware either as your existing servers, regardless of the intermix between brand, model, specification, can be used as hosts for virtual servers.VMWare ‘rebrands’ all of the components as VMWare CPU, RAM HDD.

TESTING, FAULT RESOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT

It is not only in server consolidation and containment that VMWare can reduce your costs. With the relevant module you can create a library of complex configurations for testing, fault resolution and development which can be used within a virtual environment and called upon within minutes.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY

VMWare can protect you against the lose of your systems & data by balancing Virtual servers and storage across your entire hardware estate.  If during a routine maintenance or upgrade of a physical system a problem occurs VMWare can ‘hot swap’ your virtual infrastructure and intelligently balance the load across other systems until the failed system is back and running with no interruption in the service to your business.

DESKTOP APPLICATIONS

By using VMWare in your desktop infrastructure, you can use the resources of one physical machine to run a host of operating systems and their applications and intermix Microsoft, Linux and Mac in separate virtual machines. VMWare centralises the management of the desktop, making it easier to manage and deploy.

In addition if you employ contractors or have users who work away from home, VMWare can encapsulate the live data that they ‘need to know’ without the need to invest in a separate PC and its time delineation features can be controlled by you.