Servers & Virtualisation

 

Servers & Virtualisation

Servers

At Soft Sell we can provide the latest server solutions for your network – the platform for your server workloads that enable your organisation to function. A computer or device on a network that manages network resources. There are many different types of servers. For example:

  • Network server: a computer that manages network traffic.
  • File server: a computer and storage devicededicated to storingfiles. Any user on the network can store files on the server.
  • Print server: a computer that manages one or more printers. Network server is a computer that manages network traffic.
  • Database server: a computer system that processes databasequeries.

Servers are often dedicated, meaning that they perform no other tasks besides their server tasks. On multiprocessingoperating systems, however, a single computer can execute several programs at once. A server in this case could refer to the program that is managing resources rather than the entire computer.

Virtualisation

Virtualisation is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as a server, an operating system, a storage device or other network resources.

Server Virtualisation is the masking of server resources (including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems) from server users.

Operating system Virtualisation is the use of software to allow a piece of hardware to run multiple operating system images at the same time, allowing administrators to avoid wasting and therefore utilisation expensive processing power.

Network Virtualisation is a method of combining the available resources in a network by splitting up the available bandwidth into channels, each of which is independent from the others, and each of which can be assigned (or reassigned) to a particular server or device in real time. The idea is that virtualisation disguises the true complexity of the network by separating it into manageable parts, much like your partitioned hard drive makes it easier to manage your files.Storage Virtualisation is the pooling of physical storage from multiple network storage devices into what appears to be a single storage device that is managed from a central console. Storage virtualisation is commonly used in storage area networks (SANs).

Virtualisation can be viewed as part of an overall trend in enterprise IT that includes autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on perceived activity, and utility computing, in which computer processing power is seen as a utility that clients can pay for only as needed. The usual goal of Virtualisation is to centralise administrative tasks while improving scalability and workloads.

Benefits of Virtualisation

  • Reduced Hardware Costs
  • Saving Physical Space
  • Server Consolidation
  • Website Maintenance
  • Maximise Utilisation
  • Reduced Power Consumption & Cooling
  • Rapidly Deploy Systems
  • No Need For New Hardware

 

 

 

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