In its strictest sense, virtualisation refers to running two or more operating systems on one physical machine.
The usual goal of virtualisation is to centralize administrative tasks while improving scalability and workloads.


Virtualisation can refer to many different areas in IT including

-          Memory virtualisation

-          Storage virtualisation

-          Desktop virtualisation

-          Server virtualisation.



Acronym has had extensive experience in virtualising existing computer systems as well as setting up new systems that include virtualised environments as part of the solution.


Acronym can help you determine how virtualisation can work for you and your business.


Acronym is a certified Microsoft Virtualisation Partner.



Acronym specialises in setting up virtualised environments:


Key Business Benefits:

-          Better Server Utilisation

-          Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

-          Smaller Carbon Footprint

-          Robust Disaster Recovery Solutions 

System Benefits:

-     Virtual machines can be used to consolidate the workloads of several under-utilized servers to fewer machines, perhaps a single machine. Related benefits are savings on hardware, environmental costs, management, and administration of the server infrastructure.

-       A new virtual machine can be provisioned as needed without the need for an up-front hardware purchase.

-       Virtualised machines can be used to run multiple operating systems simultaneously, allowing you to run legacy applications no longer supported by new hardware/software or to evaluate an alternate operating system

-      Virtual machines make software easier to migrate, thus aiding application and system mobility. Systems can be duplicated and installed on multiple hosts.

-        Virtualisation can make tasks such as system migration, backup, and recovery easier and more manageable.

-        Virtualisation can provide robust Disaster Recovery Solutions as the entire operating system and data can be backed up

-        Virtual machines can be used to provide secure, isolated sandboxes for running untrusted applications.


Virtualised Servers

Each Physical Server can host multiple virtual servers.



Most servers use only a small fraction of their overall processing capabilities. The more physical server boxes you have the more power and heat that will be generated. The power consumption and heat generation all add to the overall running costs of your computer network.


Server virtualisation attempts to address both of these issues by converting one physical server into multiple virtual machines. Each virtual server acts like a unique physical device, capable of running its own operating system.


 At a business level, server virtualisation is a tactical approach to reducing equipment costs, increasing value and providing better system availability to your users.
Server Virtualisation Benefits: 


- Run multiple applications and operating systems on a single physical server.

- Move workloads easily from one virtual workspace to another.

- Configure and deploy new virtual servers in a fraction of the time to build a physical server.

- Reduce equipment and maximize server resources.

- Lower running costs significantly with power and labour savings.

- Introduce greater levels of redundancy without purchasing additional hardware.

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