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Virtual Systems for Your Business

When you hear “virtual systems” what image do you think of? Virtualization is often viewed as a costly and complex technology that small businesses simply cannot afford. Virtualization is now within reach for any business looking to increase the efficiency of its IT.

Virtualization is a procedure that transforms hardware resources to virtual components which can be delivered to users at any time. Virtual Machines is the shorthand for these virtual components. When a VM is created, it is essentially an exact copy of the existing computer configuration. A new employee can start working right away on a machine exactly like the one used by their predecessor. This helps ease the integration process of a new employee and ensures all employees have access software and applications they need to perform their jobs.

Another major benefit of a VM is that it can run different operating systems. For example, an employee may use an Mac but needs a specific software only available on Windows. A VM could allow them to run the software on their Mac without installing it separately. In the same way, software developers frequently require testing updates in different environments. Comparing the cost and time of conducting these tests on different physical devices, compared to running them on a VM, can be an excellent method of saving money.

Finally the VM is a fantastic way to keep backup files and other data. This option has numerous advantages that include cost reduction, disaster recovery, and simplified management of storage. You can take advantage of the built-in buffer capability of a cloud-based VM, such as HPE GreenLake. This allows you to avoid investing in additional hardware for your datacenter, or remote offices.