When it is time to upgrade your servers or add applications, consider a virtual server: a single managed server running multiple operating systems.
Multiple servers and applications can be run on a single computer using virtualization. A controller called a hypervisor manages the virtual servers. A management program, like HP’s iLO, monitors and manages hardware components.
Virtualization will cut costs, reduce downtime, and simplify IT management.
Reducing the number of computers in a server room translates to clear cost savings:
- Avoid underutilized servers
- Purchase fewer server computers
- Reduce maintenance expenses, electricity, and cooling bills.
Virtualization also reduces the complexity of a network. Less complex systems are less likely to fail. Features that reduce complexity include:
- Automated provisioning
- Unified management tools for both physical and virtual resources
- Integrated management of shared server, storage, and networking resources
Reduced Implementation Risk
The experts at Terminal can help make the virtualization process go smoothly.
- Solutions backed by industry leaders like Hewlett Packard
- Implementation carried by local certified Terminal Exchange Systems experts.
- Simple transition to a virtualized environment
Option 1: Server Virtualization with HP/Microsoft
Your virtual server will be hardware independent. When planned or unplanned downtime occurs, your virtual server can easily be moved to another host to keep your business up and running.
Terminal’s virtualization solution includes the following hardware and software:
- HP ProLiant ML, DL, BL multiprocessor servers
- Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 with Hyper-V™
- Microsoft® System Center products
- HP Insight Control Environment (ICE)
- HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO)
- HP Virtual Connect (for blade environments)
- HP StorageWorks
Option 2: Desktop Virtualization with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Old applications run by your users might not be compatible on the latest hardware and operating systems. Purchasing compatible systems may be impossible, and migrating away from legacy applications may also not be an option.
The solution is to virtualize the desktop computers, allowing old programs to run in guest operating systems on newer hardware.
Designed for IT organizations with simpler needs, VDI-in-a-Box makes it easy to deliver centrally managed, personalized virtual desktops securely to any device on any network—all for less than the cost per user of new PCs.
- Device Independence: Let users access their virtual desktops on Windows PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets
- Personalization: Allow users to install their own applications and personalize their desktops
- Fast Deployment: Deploy in less than one hour, eliminating the dependency on storage and network resources
- Easy Administration: Use Windows to centrally manage and securely grant virtual desktop access to users