Data Center Consulting
Data Center Virtualization Strategies
Data Center Virtualization Strategies
PTS leverages its proven consultative
process to provide Data Center Virtualization Consulting
Services which drive business agility by simplifying
business infrastructure to create a more dynamic and
flexible data center. The service includes four key
needs analyses for use of virtualization within the enterprise;
site surveys of current virtualization within the enterprise (if needed);
assessments and analysis of virtualization for servers and storage area networks against
numerous designs, manufacturer solutions, and key decision
criteria; and, planning
to provide technology roadmaps, budgets, and timelines for
future design and implementation of virtualization strategies.
Businesses implementing PTS recommended virtualization strategies experience energy savings, reduced footprint, faster application and service delivery, fuller IT management automation, and higher levels of business continuity.
The goal of PTS Data Center Virtualization Consulting is to leverage the proven PTS data center project process in terms of Needs Analysis, Site Surveys, Assessment, and Planning & Feasibility studies.
Outcomes of this consulting program lead to:
- Targeted Server Consolidation & Optimization. Virtualization makes it possible to achieve significantly
higher server utilization by pooling common infrastructure resources and avoiding
the need for one server for each application model. However, it is critical to make
wise choices for which applications and servers can be housed together when planning
to perform virtualization.
- Infrastructure Cost Reduction.
With virtualization, you can reduce the number of servers
and related IT hardware in the data center. This leads to reductions in real estate,
power, and cooling requirements, resulting in significantly lower IT costs.
- Improved Operational Flexibility & Responsiveness.
Virtualization offers a new way of managing IT infrastructure
and can help IT administrators spend less time on repetitive tasks such as
provisioning, configuration, monitoring, and maintenance.
- Improved Desktop Manageability & Security.
Deploy, manage, and monitor secure enterprise desktop
environments that end users can access locally or remotely, with faster deployment
of desktops and few support calls due to application conflicts.
- Improved Business Continuity.
Eliminate planned downtime and recover more quickly from
unplanned outages with the ability to securely backup and migrate entire virtual
environments with no service interruption.
- Aggressive Versus Moderate Scenarios for Virtualization. Look at two approaches to roll out virtualization to the enterprise considering hardware capacity, resource utilization, candidate system selection, placement rules, hardware selection, system exceptions, software/application usage reports, software profiling, and system placement among other considerations.
PTS' Data Center Virtualization Strategies service serves as a
phase in the progression and evolution of a data center as it expands. The service
can work in conjunction with other PTS solutions such as Data Center Optimization,
Consolidation, and Relocation.
Desktop virtualization depends heavily on application analysis. Application analysis helps build
virtual machine templates with the correct combination of applications and proper computational
resource sizes to match the user population. Application analysis can also benefit system
virtualization. This is especially true with web-based services.
Application analysis is achieved through multiple steps. Applications and application usage must be
collected, filtered, and sorted into images. After images are generated, users are mapped to those
images, and virtual machine templates are sized. The final step is to recommend the placement of
users on ESX hosts.
The following diagram shows the PTS approach to application analysis:
To learn more about PTS' Virtualization Consulting Services, contact PTS or visit:
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