094 90 48200     Get SUPPORT

Aniar IT Services Blog

Know Your Tech: Virtual Machine

Know Your Tech: Virtual Machine

Businesses use servers and servers are very expensive. They are expensive to build and to maintain. Since most servers have top-of-the-line hardware inside them, and are only used for one purpose, a lot of a server’s available resources are left dormant, essentially wasted. The virtual machine allows expensive server hardware to host multiple virtual servers, allowing any business to get more out of its IT investments. Let’s take a look at the virtual machine and its uses.

Before we do that, let’s start you with some terminology that you should know:

  • Virtualization - Virtualization is the process where information that is found on physical hardware (or the physical hardware itself) is transferred into a virtual environment. 
  • Hypervisor - The process that takes hardware resources and combines them in a way where they can be delivered into a virtual environment. 
  • P2V - Short for “physical-to-virtual”, which is the act of migrating resources from a physical server to a virtual one. 
  • Snapshot - An image of the state of a virtual machine at any specific point. In a snapshot you can see all of the data, configurations, and programs that are open at the time, in effect saving all the work that has been done on that system.
  • Clone - An exact copy of a virtual machine that can be transferred to another VM. 

Host and Guest

When committing to using virtualized resources, you need to understand that your VM is the guest of a host machine. The host machine is typically a high-powered server that you would have normally used to host your computing resources, while each virtual machine, whether it is a virtualized server or a virtualized desktop (or something else), are guests on the hosted machine. By being able to fit several guest machines on one host machine, you can save a substantial amount of money. 

Uses of Virtual Machines

Typically, a virtual machine is used for less-critical processes, but it can handle about any type of computing that you need it to. Virtual machines are often used in resource testing. Some more popular uses include:

  • Try out a new operating system (OS) - Running a new OS on a virtual machine can provide technicians and administrators with the perspective needed to determine if the new OS is right for their business.
  • Use Desktop as thin client - By running a virtual machine on your typical computer, the new computing construct notably becomes a guest system. 
  • Testing software - One of the most prevalent uses is to test new software before installing it on a larger computing infrastructure. 
  • Consolidation - These days, virtual machines are being created to do more than ever before. Today virtual server technology can allow organizations to roll out one server and use it to host several. This presents the opportunity for major cost savings.

Has your organization looked into using virtual machines to cut down on your physical IT infrastructure? Call Aniar IT Services’s experts today to discuss your virtualization options at 094 90 48200 .

Help Desk Makes IT Support Easier
Think Before You Click: Spotting a Phishing Attemp...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, September 22 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Business Computing Privacy User Tips Productivity Email Cloud Google Internet Workplace Tips Hosted Solutions Innovation Network Security Microsoft Data Hackers Tech Term Hardware Efficiency Communications Data Backup Communication Software Data Recovery Cloud Computing Business Mobile Devices Computer Small Business IT Support Windows 10 Smartphones VoIP Malware Smartphone Gadgets Android IT Services Managed IT Services Internet of Things Network Collaboration Mobile Device Spam Artificial Intelligence Server Windows Business Management Browser Users Backup Miscellaneous Saving Money Router Chrome How To Cybersecurity Information Phishing Office 365 Upgrade Computers Applications BDR Outsourced IT Passwords Business Continuity Word Cybercrime Remote Monitoring Social Media Settings Connectivity Money Data Security Mobile Device Management Display Encryption Data Storage Two-factor Authentication Infrastructure Staff Windows 7 Vulnerability Blockchain Operating System Data Protection Microsoft Office Managed Service Paperless Office BYOD Holiday Facebook Ransomware Private Cloud IT Plan Help Desk Google Docs OneNote Sports Machine Learning Virtualization Access Control Digital Signage Law Enforcement Cryptocurrency Unsupported Software Telephony CES Fraud Software as a Service Scam Training Managed IT Human Resources Update Wi-Fi Business Intelligence Quick Tips Keyboard History Content Management Botnet VPN Spam Blocking Augmented Reality Processor Password Disaster Recovery Government Apps Virtual Assistant Bring Your Own Device Managed IT services IT Management Redundancy Voice over Internet Protocol Automation Telephone Systems App Meetings Save Money Social Engineering Avoiding Downtime Google Drive Education Identity Theft Website Telephone System Comparison Unified Threat Management Root Cause Analysis Cables Online Shopping NIST Vendor Procurement Addiction OLED Credit Cards PDF HVAC Cast Flash Gmail File Sharing ISP Value Workforce Data Management Printer Tip of the week Remote Computing Workers Wireless Specifications Mobile Computing Default App Evernote Cleaning Public Cloud Trending Employee/Employer Relationship Biometric Security HaaS Virtual Machine Recycling Devices Cryptomining YouTube Mouse Data loss Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2 Authentication Google Search Computer Fan Smart Office HBO IT Infrastructure Practices Safe Mode Security Cameras Software Tips Cache Telecommuting Manufacturing Amazon Networking Shortcuts Hypervisor eWaste Thought Leadership Remote Worker Database Microchip Cortana Alert Computer Care Bandwidth 5G Save Time FENG Document Management Camera Outlook Investment Charger Hosted Computing Smartwatch Skype Data Breach Wireless Internet Business Technology Travel Remote Work Virtual Reality Amazon Web Services Accountants Hacker Enterprise Content Management Mobility Vendor Management Legal The Internet of Things Wiring Search Engine Patch Management Hard Drive Password Manager Nanotechnology Proactive IT Tools Work/Life Balance Frequently Asked Questions Recovery ROI Wireless Charging Inventory Health Solid State Drive Start Menu Project Management HIPAA USB Firewall Downtime Cabling Password Management Social Windows 10s Sync Multi-Factor Security Saving Time Criminal Big Data Digital Signature Servers Bing Screen Mirroring WiFi Business Mangement Smart Tech MSP Net Neutrality Millennials Wire Entertainment Warranty Employer-Employee Relationship Excel GDPR Google Apps Employee Audit Physical Security Bitcoin Electronic Medical Records Mobile Office Financial Domains Compliance Batteries Hard Drives Windows 10 Public Speaking Search Presentation Regulation Virtual Private Network Lithium-ion battery CrashOverride Remote Workers Tech Support Company Culture Wireless Technology Emergency Safety IBM Managed Service Provider Marketing Productivity Budget Managing Stress Printers Hiring/Firing Competition Customer Relationship Management IP Address Twitter Personal Information Fun Customer Service