Why Virtualize Your Environment?
A simple definition of virtualization is it takes a physical IT computing environment and "virtualizes" that environment in another location, preferably a secure data center, thus eliminating the need to manage desktops, servers and applications on premise.
The benefits for rural hospitals, clinics, schools, cities and small/medium businesses are plentiful. Good IT resources are scarce and can be very costly. As applications and devices running those applications continue to evolve, even the savviest IT person struggles to keep up. Virtualization helps eliminate the day to day management of desktops, servers and applications. The IT focus can shift to monitoring and balancing workloads versus installing software, building storage rooms or refreshing desktops.
Life cycle management is another benefit of virtualization as refresh cycles for servers and desktops are eliminated or considerably lengthened. Support is also streamlined since the environment can now be monitored and supported remotely. It reduces the need and cost associated with multiple onsite support personnel to install and replace hardware or install and update software applications.
Virtualization offers organizations the promise of significant time and cost savings, increased productivity and more effective and scalable support. Current servers and desktops are better utilized, old machines can be retired, floor and room space is freed up and software applications are streamlined.
Mr. Brown brings extensive experience building companies and leading sales, operations and service organizations in technology and healthcare. He is the Executive Director of HealthNet connect and CEO of HNcBNc.
The views and opinions on this blog are my own.