Microsoft Virtualisation Technologies
In a nutshell
Microsoft virtualisation technologies provide server, desktop and application virtualisation, as well as the management tools that encompass these.
How SunDog can help
At SunDog, we have expertise in the complete Microsoft virtualisation stack. We can help organisations to plan and deploy:
- Server Virtualisation: uses software to create a Virtual Machine (VM) that emulates a physical computer. By providing multiple VMs at once, this approach allows several operating systems to run simultaneously on a single physical machine. The upshot is that rather than pay for many underutilised server machines, each dedicated to a specific workload, server virtualisation allows those workloads to be consolidated onto a smaller number of more fully-used machines.
- Desktop Virtualisation: offers new and powerful opportunities for IT to deliver and manage corporate desktops and to respond to various user needs in a flexible way. Virtualised desktops can be either client-hosted or centralised on servers in the data centre – often referred to as a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
- Application Virtualisation: In a physical environment, every application depends on its OS for a range of services, including memory allocation, device drivers, and much more. Incompatibilities between an application and its operating system can be addressed by either server virtualisation or presentation virtualisation; but for incompatibilities between two applications installed on the same instance of an OS, you need application virtualisation.
- Virtualisation Management: Virtual machines are not simply objects to manipulate, but actual computers with real workloads. Managing them just like we manage our physical systems is imperative. By using a comprehensive set of integrated management tools, you can keep complexity at a minimum and streamline operations. A common management environment reduces training, ensures uniform policy application and simplifies maintenance by leveraging your existing software, personnel, and most importantly, your existing IT management process.
To find out more about Microsoft Virtualisation technologies, you can visit the official portal. If you would like expert advice on how these virtualisation technologies can be deployed in your organisation, then feel free to drop us an e-mail or give us a call (+44 8000 214 677).