No matter what the industry, the cost of virtual servers is a significant expense for many companies. But even worse than that high expense is the fact that so much of that money is wasted. Indeed, many companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to install servers, only to find that just a tiny percentage of each server is needed to support day to day operations. That means as much as 95% of virtual server capacity is sitting unused, and 95% of the server budget is wasted.
The problem is that IT managers cannot just put two or more applications on one virtual server. This kind of doubling can cause serious conflicts, and bring all loaded applications to their knees. With so much riding on 24/7 availability of computer resources, housing more than one application on a single box is simply not worth the risk.
Fortunately, there is another way for companies to cut their costs without sacrificing the quality of their operations or the availability of system resources. With server virtualization, companies of all sizes can slash their IT and networking costs without impacting the safety and integrity of the data housed on their networks.
Server virtualization allows a single physical server to house at least four, and sometimes up to twenty, virtual servers. This quadrupling of capacity reduces costs, simplifies maintenance and lets one server do the work of many different machines. With server virtualization companies across all industries can greatly reduce the number of servers they buy, which in turn lowers related costs like the cost of maintenance, software and system upgrades.