Virtualization Platforms Solutions

Switch to a virtualized environment to increase business continuity while decreasing overall IT spend and risk

Virtualization Explained


Storcom can help with all of your virtualization solution needs in order to achieve a seamless transition to a public, private, or hybrid cloud computing environment.

Contrary to popular belief, the definitions for “virtualization” and “cloud computing” are not synonymous. Virtualization is the software that makes computing independent of physical, on-premise infrastructure.

“Cloud computing,” on the other hand, is an on-demand service that delivers computing resources like data and software, via the internet. They are complementary IT solutions, and may used together to virtualize servers and then move resources to the Cloud for cloud computing to achieve self-service, power, and agility.

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Storcom’s Virtualization Solutions

Storcom will help you with any and all of your virtualization projects. We can provide you with top-quality:

  • Network Virtualization Solutions
  • Desktop Virtualization Solutions
  • Server Virtualization Solutions
  • Storage Virtualization Solutions

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Notable Information About Storcom’s Virtualization Solutions

Storcom will help you with any and all of your virtualization projects.

Network Virtualization Solutions

Networking virtualization with Storcom can provide many benefits. We can abstract networking resources that were traditionally delivered by hardware and change them to software thus helping you optimize your network resources and save overall IT spend. Storcom combines multiple physical networks into separate virtual networks. In doing so, your company can reap the following benefits:

  • Reduced power consumption by hardware
  • Ability to manage VMs automatically
  • Improved scalability
  • Decreased spend in IT hardware

 

Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Desktop virtualization isolates the operating system (OS) and associated application software from the client that is used to access it. Application virtualization and desktop virtualization are used in conjunction with each other in order to provide a desktop environment management system. When all of the components of the desktop are virtualized, the desktop delivery model is much more secure and flexible. Storcom can virtualize your desktop environment and your applications to ensure a smooth virtualization experience. The benefits of desktop virtualization are:

  • Savings on desktop management and support costs
  • Simplified management
  • Increased security
  • Enhanced productivity

 

Server Virtualization Solutions

There are many benefits of performing a server virtualization with Storcom. We can help you optimize hardware resources, save energy, and other related costs that makes it possible to run multiple applications and operating systems simultaneously on the same server. We can help you increase the utilization, efficiency, and flexibility of your existing computer hardware.

  • Provide the ability to manage resources effectively
  • Increase the efficiency of overall IT operations
  • Provide easier backups for disaster recovery
  • Savings with reduced hardware expenditures

 

Storage Virtualization Solutions

Storcom can help you reduce your hardware and resource costs by nearly 50% while improving overall reliability, performance, agility, and speed. The additional benefits of performing a storage virtualization with Storcom are:

  • Migrations can be performed more quickly
  • Improved workflows
  • Better data accessibility
  • Costs become more predictable

Notable Information on Storcom’s Virtualization Platforms

Storcom is a subject matter expert in virtualization. On a daily basis, we implement virtualizations using the following solutions from our best-in-class partners:

VMware’s vSphere and NSX

Storcom was an early adopter of VMware technology, and we consider ourselves subject matter experts on VMware’s cloud computing and virtualization software and services. VMware was one of the first commercially successful companies to virtualize the x86 architecture. Storcom and VMware accelerate your digital transformations in ever-evolving IT environments. VMware’s virtualization platforms are viewed as some of the best in the world.

Microsoft’s Hyper-V

Hyper-V is virtualization software. It not only virtualizes operating systems, but it also virtualizes entire hardware components like hard drives and network switches. Unlike Fusion and Virtualbox, Hyper-V is not solely limited to a user’s device. Hyper-V can also be used for server virtualization as well.

The Characteristics of a Virtual Machine

VMs have the following characteristics:

Partitioning

  • Divide system resources between VMs
  • Run multiple operating systems on a single physical machine

 

Isolation

  • Provide security and fault isolation at the hardware level
  • Improve performance with advanced resource controls

 

Encapsulation

  • Move and copy virtual machines is as easy as moving and copying files
  • Save the entire state of a VM to files

 

Hardware Independence

  • Provision or migrate any VM to a physical server

Virtualization Platforms Solutions FAQS

Learn more about virtualization platforms solutions with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.

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What are the Biggest Disadvantages of Virtualization?

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Disadvantages of virtualization are almost non-existent when compared to the multiple advantages it offers. However, the major pitfalls of virtualization to consider are:

  • Costs associated with software licensing
  • Training expenditures for IT staff in virtualization
  • Initial cost and time of implementation
  • Security concerns that must be addressed when implementing virtualization
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What are the Biggest Overall Advantages of Virtualization?

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There are many overall advantages to virtualization, but the ones which are most notable for influencing the decision to virtualize are:

  • Lowering overall IT costs: since virtualization doesn’t require actual hardware to be installed, IT departments find virtualization infrastructure cheaper to implement. There isn’t a need to dedicate a ton of space and money to on-site resources.
  • Predictable IT spend: since third-party providers like Storcom provide virtualization options, your organization have predictable costs for your IT needs.
  • Better uptime: uptime is improved dramatically with virtualization. Most providers offer uptime of 99.9999%.
  • Quicker resource deployment: provisioning of resources is faster and simpler when virtualization is used.
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How Does Virtualization Produce Savings?

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X86 servers have their limitations, so many organizations need to deploy multiple servers which only operate at a fraction of their capacity in order to keep up with today’s high storage and processing demands. As a result, this creates excessive operating costs and is largely inefficient.

Virtualization solves this problem by relying on software to simulate hardware and create a virtual machine system. This allows IT organizations to run multiple virtual systems, and multiple apps and operating systems, on a single server.

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What is a Hypervisor?

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A “hypervisor” is, by definition, a thin layer of software which decouples the VM from the host and allocates computational resources to each VM when they are needed. A hypervisor is also known as a “virtual machine monitor (VMM).”

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What are Virtual Machines?

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The definition of a “VM,” or “virtual machine,” in computing is a type of software, firmware, or hardware with an OS and an application inside which emulates a computer system. Each VM is completely self-contained and independent. Having multiple virtual machines on a single computer allows several operating systems and applications to run on one host (or physical server). A computer that runs multiple virtual machines is called a “host machine” and each virtual machine is known as a “guest machine.”

The virtualized hardware resources may be shared by a variety of operating systems. For example, Mac OS, Linux, and Windows can all run on a single x86 machine.

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