We offer high-performance storage products by combining the advanced processing capability of Infortrend’s proprietary ASIC design with award-winning hardware and user-friendly firmware and software that incorporate the leading trends in storage technology. Supporting a wide array of interfaces and capacities, our storage solutions help businesses of all sizes efficiently store their mission-critical data. High-availability hardware design and excellent data services protect your data and ensure business continuity.
Storage virtualization enables storage systems to overcome physical barriers between resources and thereby optimize storage utilization and increase flexibility. Capacity of a storage system is consolidated into a storage pool, from which capacity can be flexibly allocated to applications. Coupled with thin provisioning and scale-out technology, storage virtualization on Infortrend’s systems provides resource efficiency, easy management, operational resilience and increased availability at reduced costs. The ability to effectively and promptly respond to changing IT needs will translate into a competitive edge in the business world.
What is Virtualization?
Today’s x86 computer hardware was designed to run a single operating system and a single application, leaving most machines vastly underutilized. Virtualization lets you run multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine, with each virtual machine sharing the resources of that one physical computer across multiple environments. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer. While others are leaping aboard the virtualization bandwagon now, Microsoft Hyper-V is the market leader in virtualization. Our technology is production-proven, used by more than 170,000 customers, including 100% of the Fortune 100.
How Does Virtualization Work?
The Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization platform is built on a business-ready architecture. Use software such as Microsoft Hyper-V to transform or “virtualize” the hardware resources of an x86-based computer—including the CPU, RAM, hard disk and network controller—to create a fully functional virtual machine that can run its own operating system and applications just like a “real” computer. Each virtual machine contains a complete system, eliminating potential conflicts. Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization works by inserting a thin layer of software directly on the computer hardware or on a host operating system. This contains a virtual machine monitor or “hypervisor” that allocates hardware resources dynamically and transparently. Multiple operating systems run concurrently on a single physical computer and share hardware resources with each other. By encapsulating an entire machine, including CPU, memory, operating system, and network devices, a virtual machine is completely compatible with all standard x86 operating systems, applications, and device drivers. You can safely run several operating systems and applications at the same time on a single computer, with each having access to the resources it needs when it needs them.
Why Your Company Should Virtualize
Virtualizing your IT infrastructure lets you reduce IT costs while increasing the efficiency, utilization, and flexibility of your existing assets. Around the world, companies of every size benefit from VMware virtualization. Thousands of organizations—including all of the Fortune 100—use Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization solutions. See how virtualizing 100% of your IT infrastructure will benefit your organization.
Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Virtualization Software
- Get more out of your existing resources: Pool common infrastructure resources and break the legacy “one application to one server” model with server consolidation.
- Reduce datacenter costs by reducing your physical infrastructure and improving your server to admin ratio: Fewer servers and related IT hardware means reduced real estate and reduced power and cooling requirements. Better management tools let you improve your server to admin ratio so personnel requirements are reduced as well.
- Increase availability of hardware and applications for improved business continuity: Securely backup and migrate entire virtual environments with no interruption in service. Eliminate planned downtime and recover immediately from unplanned issues.
- Gain operational flexibility: Respond to market changes with dynamic resource management, faster server provisioning and improved desktop and application deployment.
- Improve desktop manageability and security: Deploy, manage and monitor secure desktop environments that users can access locally or remotely, with or without a network connection, on almost any standard desktop, laptop or tablet PC.