Server Virtualization

Virtual Reality for Your Business

As hardware ages and software applications need to be upgraded, organizations are often faced with costly and complicated solutions. By transitioning your servers to a virtualized environment, you allow for reduced hardware costs, increased flexibility of systems and additional data security options – and you gain a reliable, inexpensive alternative. Our IT Consulting & Projects Services are just one aspect of our comprehensive IT offerings, including Cloud Services, Managed IT Services, IT Security Services and Software and Applications Services. Combined, they clearly demonstrate our expertise and commitment to your business’s infrastructure.

What Is Server Virtualization?

All Covered, the IT Services division of Konica Minolta, has the knowledge and experience to help your organization choose the best virtualization solutions and then implement them with minimal interruption of services. It can help reduce the number of servers your organization needs by purchasing a few high-quality servers and “virtualizing,” or installing, other application-based servers on them. We have more than 17 years of providing virtualization design and implementation services to organizations of all sizes and our engineers are certified in recognized application and server virtualization technologies. We can help decrease the hours spent configuring and patching individual applications on individual machines by virtualizing the applications on a host server. Application virtualization makes it easy to configure and patch one master application profile and push it out to all workstations and terminals.


Virtualization vs. The Cloud

Virtualization is sometimes confused with the cloud, but there are several essential differences between them. Virtualization refers to the virtual version of a server, while the cloud is an environment where businesses can access virtualized resources. Cloud computing is the specific service that allows businesses to access and store data on virtual servers rather than physical hardware. With virtualization, businesses typically maintain their servers on-site. With cloud computing, however, servers are generally kept off-site and managed by a third party.

Maintaining your business’s IT infrastructure can be complicated and expensive. By virtualizing your servers, you can make your operations more efficient while reducing your costs. Virtualization can be beneficial for almost any business, regardless of size or industry. How do you know if your business is a good candidate for our business virtualization service? If you have multiple physical servers operating below capacity, your business can likely benefit from server virtualization. At All Covered, we work with you to develop virtualization solutions tailored to your unique requirements. We handle all aspects of the process, freeing up your resources for your core business functions. With our virtualization services, your business can accomplish more while using less. What’s more, this process enables easier scalability. Virtualization allows you to deploy servers, desktops and applications quickly and flexibly so your business can scale more rapidly.

Technology, Managed Services

Are There Too Many Servers?

Companies often use numerous servers for their IT operations. In many cases, these servers only operate at a fraction of their capacity, resulting in significant inefficiencies and unnecessary operating costs. Virtualization eliminates these inefficiencies by creating a virtual version of a server using software rather than hardware. This process allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on a single machine. As a result, virtualization can help you reduce hardware costs and centralize administrative tasks, improving workloads and scalability. Virtualization uses virtual machines — isolated software containers with operating systems and applications inside. Because these virtual machines are separate and independent, they can run simultaneously on a single computer. This ability allows the maximum amount of server use with a minimal amount of servers. Every physical machine is used to its full capacity, helping you reduce your overall server costs. Virtual machines are also easy to transfer from one server to another. IT professionals can perform the transfer while the servers are running via a live migration process, eliminating costly downtime.