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Your business’ servers are extraordinarily expensive machines. Maintaining them isn’t cheap, but if they fail, it can be very bad for business. What does the small business that doesn’t have tens of thousands of dollars to throw into a server do when they need to stretch their IT budget?
A virtual machine provides the ability to host multiple virtual servers, providing more incentive for a business to go big with their initial IT expenses, because they can get immense value out of them.
Let’s start with some terms that are often associated with virtual machines:
When committing to using virtualized resources, you need to understand that your VM is the guest of a host machine. The host machine is typically a high-powered server that you would have normally used to host your computing resources, while each virtual machine, whether it is a virtualized server or a virtualized desktop (or something else), are guests on the hosted machine. By being able to fit several guest machines on one host machine, you can save a substantial amount of money.
The virtual machine is often used for non-essential purposes, but it can be rolled out to cover about any computing process a business needs. They are predominantly utilized in resource testing. Some more popular uses include:
By virtualizing some of your computing resources, you can save money and gain flexibility. Learn more about the virtual machine by calling the IT experts at KT Connections today at 605-341-3873.
Rodd Ahrenstorff is the Director of Business Operations for KT Connections, as well as a member of the company’s ownership team starting in 2014. Rodd has been working in the computer and telecommunication fields for over twenty years—a term during which he has held a number of leadership positions. In the past, he has served as a broadcast television engineer, an systems architect, and most recently Director of Information Technology, including a role as a HIPAA Security Officer for behavioral health and multi-specialty medical providers.