Virtualization. VDI. Cloud Computing. Outsourcing. Big Data. Dark Data.
These are just a few of the many tech buzzwords that are flying around and frankly, end up confusing many people. Let us explain some of them for you:
All of the words mentioned above refer to the same loose concept. Users in one location and the user’s data in another. Many organizations are pushing these technologies as green and cost effective but they still remain a mystery to many companies.
Virtualization frees your data, in a sense. It allows a user to take their data on the road to where ever they may end up by making it more accessible via the Internet. There are many different ways to accomplish this goal but many of these solutions can have downfalls.
Companies that offer virtualization / cloud services are seemingly endless. Google, Box, Dropbox, Microsoft and many others are offering hosting services for all sorts of data at a seemingly low cost. The down side to this approach is that they now control the security and integrity of your business’s data along with thousands of other customers. This makes them prime targets to hackers.
SPES Technologies believes that the best approach to virtualization is for each organization to build their own infrastructure so that company data(often times confidential) remains securely in the confines of the business’ facilities.
Virtualization can also reduce costs by leveraging servers and desktop computers for multiple tasks, spread across multiple devices for redundancy. In essence, less hardware but increased workloads. Less hardware means lower capital expenditures via less space, cooling, power and replacement requirements.
Virtualization can also mean increased security for the organization’s data as it never has to leave the premises – it’s all available via an Internet connection which can be secured with multi-factor authentication and encryption.
Are your organization’s IT costs spiraling out of control? Contact us for a free analysis and let us help you decide whether virtualization is right for you.