The rate at which technology has usurped us, IT organizations swear by it for their rapid progress. In any organization, virtualization is vital to ‘gain efficiencies and capabilities’ that no one wants to miss out on. In fact, virtualization is indispensable to cloud computing just because it eases the delivery of services by offering a platform to optimize the IT resources. This is how cloud computing has become so cost –effective. Several research studies conducted and blogs written are a testimony to how virtualization has become so beneficial when delivered via cloud.
Over the last few years, virtualization has grown and achieved the confidence of many. No wonder, a large number of companies have moved their workloads and several other critical applications to virtualized environments. It will be helpful therefore, to see how cloud computing and virtualization are a must in today’s business environments. Here’s taking a look at 3 main reasons:
Companies use IT resources more efficiently
Most firms are aware of how the virtualization phenomenon is a must for IT sectors. The benefit is compounded when cloud infrastructure services are used more extensively. This is largely because the latter allows one to optimize capacities on the basis of needs. It’s just that you need to pay for resources that are required to increase the performance characteristics of VM (virtual machine) management platforms. If more capacity or power is needed, then the cloud provider’s infrastructure can be leveraged to meet certain new demands than building one’s own.
Virtualization helps migrate and balance the workloads on the basis of performance requirements. This is extremely helpful when workloads are unpredictable. Now if you have an on-premises solution, there is a need to pre-plan and offer spare capacity to balance the workload spike. If a cloud service is used, the provider can proactively add more capacity and once the activities come to the normal level, the requirements can be reduced with the provider.
Dynamic movement of VM’s from server to server
Virtualization helps build and run applications into much fewer physical servers, thereby cutting down on costs. Also, it helps quick provisioning, deployments, greater resiliency and availability, all of which are significant to help in the dynamic movement of VM’s from server to server.
There are a host of benefits that one can acquire with virtualization and it will only take time to delve into its array of advantages humans still have to reap.