Virtualization Consulting

NCC Data offers virtualization from servers to desktop for small to enterprise businesses throughout Dallas, Fort Worth

Virtualization of applications through only the industry’s leading tools and methods can simplify your disaster recovery process, lower your overall business operating costs, and streamline process management. IT virtualization solutions from NCC Data maximize cost efficiencies and infrastructure flexibility so effectively, it has become standard practice for our clients of all sizes.

NCC Data consults businesses on the best use of virtualization, taking into account business growth, staffing, current and future IT assets.

Virtualization is the process of placing applications and operating systems onto a virtual machine. As a result, fewer physical servers and IT resources are required. In addition, an IT infrastructure performs more efficiently and requires little maintenance. These benefits can be achieved regardless of business size.

Virtualization is one of the most popular IT trends and for good reason, businesses are better prepared for disaster recovery and experience lower business operating costs, server downtime, and maintenance. Virtualization also frees up IT departments by increasing efficiency and allowing for more innovations.

According to a Gartner study in 2014, the trend to adopt virtualization is now over 50 percent of all server workloads, expected to climb to 90% in 2016.

Although virtualization has become a standard for the industry, it is still a new trend for small businesses and critical business applications. However, this is rapidly changing. CEO of NCC Data, Daren Boozer, shared an article on small business virtualization published on Virtual-Strategy earlier this year.

Server Virtualization

Servers are the default hardware placed in virtualization, as servers are costly investments, require routine maintenance, experience regular downtime, and significant IT resources to manage.

Server virtualization can appear cost prohibitive to implement, but over time, significant cost savings will occur in system maintenance, life cycle refreshes, scaling infrastructure, and procurement of servers. Often businesses can reduce the number of servers needed by 80 – 90%!

Information through server virtualization is also easier to access. Employees can work from home and still access all necessary files and data while experiencing greater speeds and fewer hiccups.

Finally, server virtualization is easier to scale, critical for businesses in constant growth, or faced with a possibility of acquisition.

Desktop Virtualization

Desktop virtualization is often thought of as using Macintosh software on a Windows PC and vice versa. Yet in the enterprise, this is not the same as server-based computing. This form of desktop virtualization involves an individual instance of a desktop operating system and applications accessed through a virtual machine on a server.

Desktop virtualization allows for a host of benefits: remote access, faster performance, greater security, easier updates, and longer life on equipment all while resulting in lower costs and overhead.

Although desktop virtualization isn’t without controversy, it can be a bigger headache to implement when compared to server virtualization. It also takes longer to achieve cost savings and at first, can involve a lengthy migration plan. However, desktop virtualization still has its place in businesses and is growing in adoption.

Outsourcing Your Virtualization Strategy

NCC Data’s network engineers and IT consultants have performed virtualization for companies with 5 servers and a handful of desktops to hundreds of devices.

Partnering with leaders in virtualization, NCC Data works with VMware and Microsoft which allows small businesses and enterprises a choice in virtualization cost, performance, and packages.

NCC Data begins virtualization engagements with a careful analysis of business objectives and operations. Any component to IT infrastructure can be optimized by inserting virtual layers between hardware and software. Through virtualization, IT staff will have greater control over:

  • Servers
  • Operating Systems
  • Applications
  • Data Storage
  • Networks

Contact the virtualization consultants at NCC Data in Dallas Fort-Worth to find out more about improving your IT network through virtualization.

Contact NCC Data or call us today at 972.354.1600
for more information and to find out how we can solve your IT needs.