As a VMware Partner, our Core IT team actively embrace virtualisation with the aim to reduce the hardware costs for our clients and minimise downtime. If you want to learn more about server virtualisation and our VMware solutions, please see below.
What is VMware?
VMware® Horizon™ Suite, the platform for workforce mobility, connects end users to their data and applications on any device without sacrificing IT security and control. VMware acts as a virtual machine for your business’ computers by managing its resources, making them more efficient at the end of the day.
How to setup VMware
Our consultants at Core IT know what it takes when it comes to setting up VMware for our clients. We can set up the VMware software on your computers for you without creating any downtime, allowing you to continue working and not experience any interruptions.
What is and why use virtualisation?
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are adopting virtualisation for a variety of reasons. The main reason why businesses adopt virtualisation is to improve server utilisation. 72% of SMBs choose virtualisation for this reason, but this is not the only benefit! 57% of businesses sought visualisation to reduce or contain their number of servers, 49% wanted to improve security, 48% looked to improve availability and uptime, 47% felt they needed server and application management, and 47% adopted it to improve data backup and protection.
Getting started with virtualisation
Companies new to VMware or considering our team at Core IT as their VMware partner for virtualisation should be aware of the low-cost and easy solutions that will help them get started. For example, VMware offers a free hypervisor for virtualising servers called ESXi. When you are ready to step into low-cost complete solutions, the VMware vSphere Essentials editions add central management and business continuity features. You can support your business case with a financial analysis from VMware’s free online ROI calculator.
Companies in need of virtualisation should consider the following four steps to get started:
- Talking to a trusted adviser about the benefits of virtualisation and learn the best implementation practices.
- Conduct an ROI analysis using a free online tool, such as the VMware free online ROI calculator.
- Use free tools to get started, such as VMware ESXi, VMware Converter and VMware Go.
- Start slowly by virtualising smaller application workloads, such as file, print and web application servers. We suggest utilising these workloads, so you can become comfortable with virtualisation before tackling a more critical line of business apps and database servers. In the end, most, if not all of your server-based application workloads will be great candidates for virtualisation.
VMware benefits and advantages
Some of the benefits and advantages of VMware include:
- Reduced IT costs.
- Use of various constraints, scheduling and partitioning in order to improve the flexibility on the computing environment.
- Giving businesses the luxury of better resource management, thanks to the ability to run multiple applications and operating system workloads on the one server.
- Ability to install and test software without any negative effects on your computer.
- Safer and more efficient to use, as it allows for the spreading of work to be delegated to underutilised servers.
- Prevention of unnecessary downtime for your business.
Find out more about what some of the benefits and advantages of VMware are for businesses by reading this blog post from one of our Core IT experts.
VMware pricing and costs
For more information on what VMware might cost for your business, our Core IT team are able to provide you with a detailed quote that explains what the associated costs of using VMware are.
To find out more about what VMware is, the benefits and how to set it up, contact our team of professionals at Core IT today.
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