Over the past several years, many small to medium sized businesses have been struggling to meet more challenge with fewer resources. As SMBs adapt to the “new normal,” large-scale investments like server virtualization seem to be difficult to justify. Sometimes the technology leaders in the business have a difficult time communicating the extensive value of server virtualization without slipping into tech-talk that fails to convince other partners.
An investment in server virtualization can reduce total cost of ownership while more effectively leveraging technology within the organization to pursue specific business goals. Here are four simple benefits that SMBs can realize through server virtualization:
Improved Resource Management
If the “new normal” means doing more with less, then server virtualization seems ideally suited to help maximize performance with limited resources. Server virtualization can help a company to better leverage both human and technological resources. Server virtualization reduces the strain and over-dependence of personnel commonly associated with distributed servers. At the same, many business simply fail to utilize the potential capacity of existing servers. Server virtualization allows a business to maximize the use of existing hardware.
Robust Disaster Recovery
As businesses realize the essential requirement for a robust disaster recovery solution, server virtualization can play a key role in simplifying disaster recovery testing while improving speed and capacity for remote backup and restore.
Faster Solution Delivery
IT consistently becomes a bottleneck for business projects due to lack of resources, procurement cycles, application testing and physical deployments. Virtualization opens the door for faster, streamlined application development, delivery, and performance.
Reduced Shadow IT
IT bottlenecks and/or limitations consistently drive managers to seek for outside solutions to business challenges. These outside solutions become like a shadow IT within the business. This shadow IT impacts networks performance, security monitoring and may fail to meet regulatory compliance.