Virtualization can simplify and help reduce your carbon footprint
Virtualization consists of a heavy duty server, running a platform that supports multiple server/computer systems running upon it at the same time. So if you currently have Active Directory servers, email servers, file servers, database servers, web servers, DNS and DHCP servers, then all or some of these could be virtualized onto a single server.
If you need fault tolerance and redundancy, then having two or more matching servers to host the virtualization platform allows the servers to be moved onto the hosts with the most resources or to move all of them from one host if it requires maintenance, without the need for any downtime.
As many of these servers are not busy for much of the day, having them consolidated greatly improves resource utilisation.
As new server systems are needed, as long as there are available resources, more can be added without additional hardware provisioning. With certain editions of Windows, you will be able to take advantage of additional virtual licenses.
This reduction in physical equipment will save money on IT energy costs and is a simple way of upgrading aging hardware, whilst the servers are migrated. As the older, less efficient servers are powered off, your company's power usage and carbon footprint will be reduce significantly.
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