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September 16, 2013

Five Tips to Maximize the Benefits of Virtualization

Virtualization is a game changer for many organizations, allowing them to free up resources while improving the functioning of their machines. Indeed, virtualization provides businesses with a variety of benefits.

It’s important that businesses avoid making common mistakes associated with virtualization in order to enjoy the benefits associated with it. Here are five tips that will help you maximize the benefits of virtualization:

  1. Optimize your virtual systems: Resources powering virtual systems aren’t needed to run those systems every time, so by capitalizing on this notion, you’re able to size virtual systems smaller than they’re sized on dedicated physical servers, freeing up resources.
  2. Have a strategic vision: By knowing your organization’s end game, you’re able to consider virtualization as a whole, figuring out the total cost and assessing the performance of applications.
  3. Use automated scripting: Even the slightest manual scripting can create errors and introduce risk into the system. The use of automated script generation makes sure those problems don’t occur.
  4. Continuously monitor ROI: The financial benefits of virtualization will be felt immediately, but it’s important to continually monitor your firm’s ROI because those benefits have diminishing returns and you want to make sure you’re still saving money down the road.
  5. Know the limits of virtualization: You can’t virtualize everything, as some situations call for physical servers. Know your needs and don’t go overboard.

If you’re thinking about how virtualization can benefit your business and are looking at IT consulting in Stamford, consider contacting Fairfield County-based Apex Technology Services. To learn more about how the company can improve your computing infrastructure, click here.

Edited by Justin Reynolds

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