Virtual Servers Become More Effective Tool for Expanding Business Processes
RIGA, Latvia, April 20 /PRNewswire/ — Virtual technologies are becoming an increasingly required and more convenient solution for different companies helping to dispread the business processes around the world, observes European data center operator DEAC.
That is an especially essential matter in economic conditions, when an issue of cost reduction arises very intensely. At the same time, IT experts warn entrepreneurs more and more about the risks of virtual servers and call for data storage in data centers where virtualization is maintained and monitored by the advanced software and highly skilled IT professionals.
Since its emergence in 2003, virtualization has made very fast progress and been identified as one of TOP10 strategic technologies. CDW released the results of its Server Virtualization Life Cycle Report that shows that 90% of organizations with 100 employees or more reported implementation of server virtualization at some level.
DEAC CEO Andris Gailitis describes the situation: “Our goal is to keep pace with the modern technologies. That is why from the early 2000s we offer to our customer, for safer and more effective business spread, the virtualization solutions. Now we are able to say that the amount of requests for DEAC virtual servers is very progressive – in [the] year 2009 [the] number of virtual server demands has increased 100% from a year ago, despite the crisis. The data of [the] first quarter of 2010 shows that also in this year the gain will be about 100%.”
Virtualization is used as consolidation tool that can lower costs both directly, through an immediate reduction in power and cooling costs, and indirectly, through a reduction in IT administrative costs associated with server hardware and the layers of infrastructure software management. That results in warranty of business continuity. IDC analysis of the potential of lower IT costs finds that adopting a simple virtualized infrastructure can result in a reduction of up to 35% of total annual server costs per user compared with an unvirtualized server configuration. Advanced virtualization infrastructure can deliver a total reduction of up to 52% per user per year.
“We are lively, expanding our activities in Russia’s market, and have noticed that also demands on virtualization there are increasing,” says Gailitis, adding that even more conservative and cautious costumers start to appreciate virtualization as a safe tool for reducing expanses.
Analytics warn entrepreneurs about the risks of using virtual infrastructure and call them to pay additional attention to this matter. According to a report from Gartner, through 2012, 60% of virtualized servers will be less secure than the physical servers they replace, revealed the findings.
“Virtualization is a safe and repeatedly proved technology, but it should be treated just as carefully as physical systems. Mainly risks involve [the] wrong choice of solutions and unprofessional technical support. One should take into consideration that the new – virtual – environment is being established that significantly differs from the physical. That is why DEAC offers customers to use virtual server test regime for one month free of charge,” Gailitis says.
DEAC has worked out safe and effective solutions for small and medium business needs. For example, a virtual server solution, offered by DEAC, is based on several powerful physical servers, DELL PowerEdge 2950, which are equipped with 2 Quad Core processors, 32-64 GB RAM, and high-speed SAS hard drives with 15000 rpm starting from EUR29/month. For big corporative companies we suggest they elaborate with an individual virtualization solution that is maximally adjusted to business demands.
DEAC is a European data centers operator and an IT outsourcing company with 10 years of experience and highly qualified personnel. Business is orientated to provide data center services and IT outsourcing on Eurasia scale. It owns two carrier-neutral data centers in Riga, Latvia. Total server area is 1000 sq.m. Data centers are equipped with TIER I/II/III/IV infrastructure, duplicated power supply sources, APC UPS systems, SDMO diesel generators, Emerson Network Power climate-control systems, FM200 gas fire suppression systems, optical 10 Gbit/s lines from 5 different providers, server systems and network monitoring service. Connections with AMS-IX, DE-CIX, LINX, MSK-IX.
DEAC offers a full range of integrated IT solutions to almost 2000 customers from 20 countries of the world, among them – Spanish telecommunication operator Telefonica, Danske Bank, UniCredit Bank, Latvijas Banka, Rietumu Bank, Elko Group, DEPO DIY, Microsoft Latvia, Philips Baltic, TV3 Latvija, AAS Balva, Kvadra pak and others.
DEAC is the developer of a popular Latvian school management system, e-klase.
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