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Companies rely on virtualizing servers in order to reduce electricity use, physical and data storage space

Matrix Data Center specialists revealed that the adoption of cloud computing can also lead to savings ranging from 10% to 40% in assets

The likelihood of optimizing resources and saving electricity, physical and data storage space has led a number of companies to adopt virtualized servers.

“Managers have been convinced of the advantages of virtualizing when they see that it is possible to consolidate servers, reducing operating costs and at the same time upgrading their machines,” explained Matrix commercial director Alceu Cheuiche.  This action also helps in making management easier and reduces use of electricity, reminded the executive.

Another advantage from virtualizing, said Cheuiche, is less tangible in normal circumstances but may make all the difference during a crisis. With less physical equipment, maintenance needs are reduced and a server’s security and performance levels increase. It is much easier to re-start in case of technical problems.

Many companies have adopted virtualizing servers when they move to cloud computing. “There is a certain confusion regarding these concepts. Virtualizing and cloud computing are connected but one does not serve as a pre-requisite of the other, and they may be adopted separately,” he explained. The fact is that when moving to cloud computing, a company will still be able to save 10% to 40% of fixed asset expenditures – servers, software licenses and electricity. “Without including flexibility in raising or reducing storage capacity at any time.”

 

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