Data Center Design by PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc.
PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. Home   PTS Blog   About Us   Contact Us   News/Events   Careers   Request Info   Site Map   Visit PTS on Facebook Follow PTS on Twitter View PTS' YouTube Channel Connect with PTS on LinkedIn Read PTS' Blog
(866) 787‑3271

Facility Information Technology  
Facility Information Technology
  • Applications Development
  • Network & Security Design Services
  • Server (KVM) & Serial (Console) Access Systems Design Services
  • Data Center Routing and Switching Design Services
  • Data Center Server Design Services
  • Data Center Storage Area Network (SAN) and Data Protection
    Design Services
  • Network Security Design Services
  • PBX / Voice-over-IP Design Services

Data Center Virtualization Strategies by PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc.

Home Data Center Consulting Data Center Virtualization Strategies

Data Center Virtualization Strategies

Download Brochure  Request Contact

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 components: 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.

Data Center Project Process Data Center Consulting Data Center Design and Engineering Data Center Products Data Center Construction Data Center Commissioning Data Center Implementation Data Center Monitoring and Control Data Center Operations and Maintenance

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 'recommendations' 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:

data center virtualization

To learn more about PTS' Virtualization Consulting Services, contact PTS or visit:

To learn more about recommended virtualization solutions visit to search by manufacturer, product, product category, or solution.

Alternatively, visit the following solutions and educational pages:

Back to the Top

PTS Smart Open Lease Sign Up for PTS Newsletters data center cabling services PTS Media Library
PTS Image Gallery
Free Data Center Consultation Virtualization Savings Calculator Data Center Maintenance Management Software (DCMMS) Rack Management Platform (RaMP) from No Limits Software Data Center Education and Training

Visit PTS on Facebook Follow PTS on Twitter View PTS' YouTube Channel Connect with PTS on LinkedIn Read PTS' Blog
PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. 16 Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ 07436
Toll Free: 1.866.PTS.DCS1   Tel: 201.337.3833   Fax: 201.337.4722   Email:
Data Center News & Information | Data Center Consulting | Data Center Design & Engineering | Data Center Project Management
Data Center Construction | Data Center Solutions | Data Center Monitoring & Control | Data Center Operations & Maintenance
Request Info About Us Contact Us Site Map
© PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.