Virtualization improves the efficiency of resources and availability of applications in your organization, addressing the issue of underutilized resources in a traditional model of single applications housed on dedicated servers. Effort in managing environments is redirected towards innovation.
A virtualized datacentre, lets you respond to business change faster and more efficiently than ever before; consolidation of resource pools delivers substantial savings, improved returns on investment whilst maintaining high-availability for mission critical services.
- Run multiple operating systems on a single computer; improved utilization rates
- Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency provisioning less hardware and increasing your server to admin ratio
- Enterprise application performance to the highest levels of availability and reliance.
- Develop business continuity with improved, seamless, disaster recovery solutions and shorter recovery times
- Improved change management & desktop control
- Faster deployment of desktops and new services; fewer application conflicts – reduced Service Desk and Support calls.
Migrating to a Virtual infrastructure, whether a partial or full consolidation project, is a significant undertaking.
Large scale changes to environments, such as virtualization, go far beyond conventional change management situations and require a detailed systematic approach obtaining information about the current physical infrastructure, the overall objectives and goals of the project, in depth analysis of both technical and business constraints.
Small virtualization projects are normally carried out to either replace a failing or ageing hardware or to create a development environment, the successful deployment often the required result.
In larger scale virtualisation projects the goals are quite different, the objectives behind the projects often include consolidation of resources, rationalisation of business processes, centralisation of data, increased reliability and resilience and reduced cost.
Amicus ITS understands your need to plan, effectively, for the future and takes a rigorous approach to ensure that it is done in a way that mitigates risk, maximizes the reliability of the affected business services and provides a clear path to the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is similar to server virtualization, which virtualizes users’ desktops. Unlike servers however, virtualized desktops need a broader collection of tools to interact directly with end users, as well as to create, host and manage virtual machines.
Benefits of VDI include
- Lower costs by centralizing management and resources; less administration.
- Increased security by moving data fromthe desktop and into the datacentre
- Business agility through faster deployment and flexible, universal, user-access
Thin Clients and Provisioning
VDI is a broader technology and when desktops are centrally hosted, users often access them through a ‘thin’ client and can include, optionally, a connection broker that authenticates connections and assigns users to Virtual Machines (VM). This enables companies to provision VMs and managing resources for peak demand rather than total usage.
VM provisioning can be helpful in call and contact centre environments, where employees work in shifts.