There is a better way, and it’s called Virtualization. Let’s take a fairly standard small business example. World Wide Wickets has a file server that also controls domain permissions and users and who can do and access what. They use a separate application for the Wicket industry that helps them manage inventory, sales, and track their customers which is hosted on its own server. Finally, they just moved their email solution in-house and rolled out a third server specifically for Exchange. That’s three servers sitting in the server room, consuming electricity and pumping out heat like it’s a boiler room. World Wide Wickets needs to pay to have all three servers managed, maintained, and kept up to date. On top of that, those three servers are underutilized, never fully taking advantage of their hardware.
Thanks to virtualization, you can take one of those powerful servers and allocate all of the hardware out to multiple virtual devices. Each virtual device acts on its own but shares a single set of hardware. This means it is easier to manage, maintain, and control, which means lower IT costs, and a much lower upfront cost when expanding. On top of that, a single server consumes less energy, produces less heat and takes up less space than multiple servers, which also saves money in the long run.
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