In simple terms, virtualization means that we will employ one big server instead of several smaller ones. The current ratio is about 30 to 1, meaning 1 big server will do the work of 30 smaller ones. The big server is able to be divided up “virtually” so that it can appear and act the same as several individual servers. Cost savings are realized through economies of scale and efficiency from using fewer pieces of equipment.
Reduced IT costs: The upfront cost per virtual server is about 35% of a comparable standalone server.
Reduced Power Consumption: Power and cooling requirements per virtual server are about 10% of those for a physical server.
Increase Reliability: Virtual Servers run a on a cluster of virtual hosts. If one of the hosts fails the server will automaticlly move to a funtioning host.
Improved Security: Both physical and network security through monitoring. This increases reliability of the system and protects intuitional data.
Frequently Asked Questions
ITS will be replacing a component of the environment that hosts Virtual Server services. The infrastructure has redundant units and connections so no service impact is expected.
Past 90 Days
ITS will be upgrading firmware on the Cisco UCS blade server infrastructure in the ITF datacenter. These upgrades will address bugs and security issues, and provide new features.
These environments host ITS-managed VMware and some Hyper-V services in ITF. The infrastructure components have redundant units and connections. No service impact is expected.
ITS will be upgrading firmware on the Cisco UCS blade server infrastructure in the Lindquist Center datacenter. These upgrades will address bugs and security issues, provide new features.
These environments host ITS-managed VMware services in LC. The infrastructure components have redundant units and connections. No service impact is expected.