Whether you are an SME or large enterprise, Virtualisation is a technology that cannot be ignored.
A virtualised environment helps reduce overheads and energy costs but from a technical point of view leads to increased hardware utilisation, infrastructure flexibility and scalability.
In the virtual world a requirement for an application server from the accounts department no longer takes weeks and capital investment, with properly provisioned virtual infrastructure the project can be turned around in as little as 1 hour.
One major advantage of Virtualisation is business continuity. As the virtual layer strips away the reliance on the underlying physical hardware, servers and workloads are easily replicated and/or moved to other virtual hosts, drastically reducing or eliminating recovery time objectives.