Virtualization allows you to run multiple virtual machines on one physical machine, sharing the resources of that single computer across multiple environments.

Benefits of Machine Virtualization

  • Fewer physical servers, reducing hardware purchasing and maintenance costs.
  • Prevent one application from impacting another when changes or upgrades are made by dedicating a “virtual server” to each application
  • Ability to run multiple operating systems on one hardware platform (e.g. Windows Server, Linux, Windows, etc.)
  • Capabilities such as live migration, fault tolerance, increased availability, and resource scheduling.

Virtually No Downsides

This technique enables Austin Computer Guys to offer centralized monitoring and maintenance where we can watch and manage your servers from a central console. Virtualization also paves a smooth road for future upgrades as you expand. As hardware gets old and unsupported by your software, simply move the virtual machine to the new server host.