Virtualization Consists of using a Virtual Machine (VM), which is a tightly isolated software container with an operating system and application inside. Since a virtual machine is completely separate and independent, many can run simultaneously on a single computer. A thin layer of software called a hypervisor decouples the virtual machines from the host. Moreover, the hypervisor dynamically allocates computing resources to each virtual machine as needed. At STS, we work with some of the most renowned global vendors, namely VMware and Microsoft, to offer the best virtualization solutions to our clients.
Virtualization has four main benefits:
- Flexibility: Many virtual machines can run simultaneously on one physical server.
- Utilization: Thanks to virtualization, every physical machine is used to its full capacity, leading to a significant cost reduction, as maximum server utilization leads to minimum server count.
- Simplicity: Virtual machines can easily be manipulated with copy and paste ease.
- Security: Due to the isolated nature of virtual servers, websites and applications are more protected with a virtual security that is adaptive, and which protects the virtual machines from malware and attacks as they migrate from host to host