It’s an unfortunate reality, but servers go down. The key to reducing frustrations around it is to eliminate or minimize the disruption it causes your business. The secret is to not be reliant on a single physical server. That is where virtualization comes in.
Virtualization makes your operating system, applications and data independent of a single physical machine. You can put more than one virtual server on a single machine, or you can spread a virtual server across more than one machine. So, there are two ways you can use virtualization to eliminate or at least minimize downtime.
The first way is to spread your virtual server across several physical machines. While your virtual server acts as a single server, it uses the computing power of several physical machines. If any single machine fails, your virtual server continues to run with a little less computing power until the physical machine can be replaced.
If you do not need the computing power of several physical machines, you can still take advantage of virtualization. Your IT team can take regular “pictures” of your virtual server. If there is ever a problem with the physical machine your server is running on, your IT team can use the “picture” of your server to get up and running on a new machine in minutes rather than the hours it can take to restore a traditional backup of a server.
Whichever way you choose to use virtualization, it is a great tool to reduce potential downtime.
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