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The Benefits of Server Virtualization and VPS

Are you working harder when you could be working smarter?

It’s Time to Virtualize

There’s an old adage that most companies (in most industries) stick to come hell or high water: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And while this certainly applies in some instances, few industries evolve and necessitate change as quickly and frequently as IT. The results of working with old technologies can have far-reaching implications and can affect everything from cost savings to security to performance.

When you’re working with hardware or software that’s outdated, it’s not quite the same thing as having an old desk chair (don’t let anyone tell you that back support isn’t important, though). Change is inevitable, and migrating to a modern, high-performance solution can often make or break your success—which leads us to server virtualization.

Simple in concept yet broad in its impact, a virtual private server (VPS) allows businesses to migrate their information, software applications, and other services to a virtual machine, eliminating the need for cumbersome hardware. It contains several similarities to various cloud computing platforms, although there are some key differences that we’ll cover later on.

In this blog, you’ll learn about the chief benefits of server virtualization and how it can help your company move in the right direction.

What Are the Benefits of Server Virtualization?

Finding the right tools for your environment is all about fit. Whether you’re looking for something that offers superior security, can be scaled to meet your needs, or increase performance capabilities, there’s something for everyone when it comes to a virtual private server. Key benefits include:

Lower Hardware Expenditure

Who likes having to realign their budget to compensate for costly new technology? Server virtualization means fewer (if any) physical servers, fewer racks, and fewer pieces of equipment that 1) take up space, 2) cost a lot of money, and 3) require plenty of maintenance and upgrades. You can say goodbye to costly hardware purchases once you migrate.

Automatic Updates

The future is leaning toward automation, and in some industries that’s a scary notion. But when it comes to your network, applications, and security, automatic upgrades and updates are far from a bad thing. Virtual private servers allow administrators to balance complex situations with the touch of a button thanks to timely upgrades.

Improved Security

How well protected is your network? Modern security threats demand quality solutions, and a virtualized server represents a convenient, affordable way to make sure your cybersecurity platform remains in top shape. Virtual private servers operate independently of other companies, giving you maximum privacy and freedom from the errors of unaffiliated users.

High Productivity

Helping your company get into a position where success isn’t only likely but expected is difficult without the right technology. Server virtualization offers superior availability, speed, scalability, and flexibility compared to other platforms. For a business that has an eye toward the future and wants to accelerate growth, server virtualization is one of the most effective ways to get you where you want to be.

What’s the Difference Between Virtualization and Cloud Hosting?

While there are plenty of similarities between the two, it’s worth noting how much different the scalability offering is from virtual private servers (or VPS hosting) to cloud computing. For superior flexibility, ample storage, and the ability to grow as your operations expand, perhaps cloud computing is the right option for your company. Different operating systems demand different capabilities, and private, public, and hybrid clouds might be the right for your network. For all of the solutions you need to optimize your technology, Cii is here to help.

Technology Designed for the Future of Work

It’s not about working harder; it’s about working smarter. Cii customizes solutions to fit your exact needs so that you don’t have to work twice as hard to get half the results. Our team collaborates closely with your own to make sure everything you need is where it needs to be. From the initial consultation to migration to ongoing support, we’re right by your side every step of the way.

For more information on how Cii can prepare you for the road ahead, reach out to our team today.