Server Solutions Virtualization Assessment:
At a Glance:
- Condense your server footprint
- Optimize energy and facilities expenditures
- Eliminate wasted capacity
- Improve storage utilization
- Maximize network bandwidth
- Augment disaster recovery plan
Know What You Have to Ensure Success
Preparing for a virtualized server infrastructure takes more than just knowing the number of physical servers or applications in your data center. It requires comprehensive intelligence about computing capacity and the resources required for each application, interdependencies throughout your environment, and the most effective way to consolidate into a virtual infrastructure. If you are contemplating a shift to a virtualized environment, but are concerned about cost, management, and quantifying results, Unilogik can help.
Unilogik’s Virtualization Assessment
Unilogik takes an independent, multi-vendor approach to give you an objective perspective on how a virtualization solution can improve your IT operations. We identify and address IT interdependencies to deliver a virtualization solution that will work across the enterprise.
First, we help you understand the performance requirements of your applications. A Unilogik Virtualization Assessment provides:
- Discovery and comprehensive inventory of current server assets through the use of our capacity planning tool
- Performance analysis to fully understand the baseline computing requirements
- Overview of storage consumption and how integration of virtual machines will provide flexibility
- An installation and integration plan for building the virtual infrastructure that documents the impact on storage, networking, and other data center elements
- Migration plans for moving existing physical servers to the virtual servers while minimizing down time and risk
The complete Virtualization Assessment also includes a detailed look at:
- Applications currently supported
- The amount of storage consumed
- Network bandwidth requirements
- A roadmap of how virtualization will affect operations for backup, disaster recovery, and server deployment
Whether you are planning for consolidation, growth, containment, new hardware acquisitions, upgrades, or managing legacy systems, Unilogik’s Virtualization Assessment will support your organization within all four walls of the data center.
Align & Operate IT. Virtualization helps you achieve overarching business goals for performance, profitability and cost reduction.
Manage Risk. Advanced virtualization features allow you to augment the business continuity/disaster recovery processes. Virtualized servers are encapsulated within storage, allowing the servers and applications to be moved, migrated, or deployed on heterogeneous hardware. This flexibility greatly enhances your ability to meet recovery time objectives.
Protect & Manage Data. Virtualization better utilizes your networked storage and backup software, and can optimize the data replication process. Advanced storage replication coupled with virtualization can contribute to a more successful disaster recovery execution.
Optimize the Data Center. Virtualization helps
Eliminate the negative consequences of server sprawl on HVAC, electricity, and floor space. And, virtualization software tools greatly simplify data center relocation, whether you are moving physical-to-physical or physical to-virtual servers. Our Virtualization Assessment can also help you anticipate the impact of blade servers on your data center.
Enhance IT Infrastructure. Each physical server may require multiple network port attachments. Consolidating resources via virtualization affects network topology and can optimize the use of bandwidth to migrate physical or virtual servers across the wire. Whether physical or virtual, server operating systems require patch management, upgrades and maintenance. Virtualization software solutions allow you to keep “gold” images, and manage the overall operating system pool more efficiently to create an on-demand infrastructure.
Manage IT Assets. Virtualization allows you to migrate older applications and operating systems to a virtual infrastructure, regardless of the hardware platform where they currently reside. As long as the operating system is supported by the virtual infrastructure, the application can be decoupled from its current hardware.
Manage IT Assets. Virtualization allows you to migrateer applications and operating systems to a virtuafrastructure, regardless of the hardware platform where
Get the Unilogik Advantage.
For more than 16 years, Unilogik has delivered forward-thinking advice, technology, and operation-enhancing solutions. As an independent advisor, Unilogik can help you address every aspect of your infrastructure, including how new solutions may affect the bigger picture. Working with every major provider, Unilogik acts as your single point of contact for managing the cost, effectiveness, and risk related to your information systems.
Let Unilogik Help.
Business objectives-and business issues-don’t exist in a vacuum. Unilogik identifies and addresses IT interdependencies to deliver solutions that work across your enterprise. Call us today.
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