Gartner reports that global spending on cloud IT infrastructure is expected to reach $104 billion by 2024. This comes as more and more organizations leverage the benefits of the cloud including optimized IT costs, increased security, and reliability. In fact, over the last decade, many businesses have moved from physical on-site data centers to virtualized data center solutions as server virtualization has become an industry-standard practice.
Virtualization is a technology that creates abstract versions of physical resources traditionally bound to physical hardware. Resources can include desktop environments, servers, operating systems, storage, and networks. Virtualized environments are simple to manage and are a cost-effective way for small and medium-sized businesses to expand their IT infrastructure.
Servers are giant computers. They’re large machines that host files and applications on computer networks and must be super powerful to do so. Servers often have central processing units (CPUs, or the “brains” of the server) with multiple processors that give servers the ability to run complex tasks. Now, IT teams are virtualizing servers to achieve cost savings while boosting efficiency and agility.