We are living today in a world of instant telecommunications that truly would have seemed like science fiction even twenty years ago. Desktop computers as single access points now seem restrictive, with workers and consumers alike increasingly moving their resources onto distributed platforms, such as Cloud computing environments. They expect to be able to access their data from anywhere in the world, even on their smartphones.
With this, however, has come increasingly large burdens on enterprise IT systems. Business networks used to be relatively simple to manage, needing only a small team or perhaps just a single talented network guru. Today, with our computer networks controlling everything from our phone system to our remote work access, they are quickly becoming unmanageable, with huge amounts of resources being required just to keep the network functioning and providing all the services required.
However, new virtualization services software packages are rolling back the clock on network management. These services can take resources distributed across multiple networks and file systems, both local and remote, and consolidate their management into a single interface that – once again – only needs a small team to manage.
In short, virtualization services allow your company to enjoy all the benefits of our 21st Century telecommunications, without the bloat and difficulty of management that has, until recently, been the accepted norm.
With virtualization services, you can:
- Cut expenses within your IT department by reducing both staff and hardware that are required to be on-site.
- Save money on overhead, especially power consumption, by reducing the number of physical computers within your offices.
- Easily implement global access and file management policies that are consistent regardless of which system is being accessed, who’s accessing it, and what device that person is using.
- Create a seamless virtual working environment that allows a remote worker to telecommute and see the exact same desktop and selection of applications they would have within the office.
- Increase productivity by ensuring all network resources will be there, on demand, as needed.
- Expand your data-access services whenever needed without having to install costly new hardware.
- Easily roll out software and updates to offices around the world, simultaneously, while minimizing any downtime required for the changes.
Virtualization services make the benefits of virtualization real and accessible to any enterprise looking to benefit from them. With them, the networking game has changed, and for the better.
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