New technology is hard to keep up with, especially when it involves more space, time, and management. Virtualization is a flexible tool that allows you to move server workloads around so you can always have the optimum performance out of each one. Our virtualization services help save space and money and doesn't use up more servers, computers, or people.

When you sign up with Southern Data Solutions' virtual services, you can expect:

  • Reduced costs, going green – With virtualization, you will be able to stop buying servers and optimize the ones you have, thus reducing electric costs and server costs significantly.
  • Faster application and computer performance – Programs and files will load faster, resulting in more work time.
  • Peace of mind with unexpected problems – Disasters happen, but you can be ready to get your network back online with a simple recovery program.

So what exactly is Virtualization?

Historically if you needed to install an (additional) application, you would buy a (physical) server and that is where that application lived and therefore not interfere with any existing applications. The problem with that scenario is that, some of the resources in the box (server) would be barely utilized. For instance if a server application needed a lot of RAM, you could simply populate that server with RAM and off you go...BUT what about the processors? drives? Those may or may not get utilized and therefore sitting there idle to be used. Virtualization allows you to split that physical server into multiple (virtual) servers allowing it and it's resources to be fully utilized.








What does Southern Data Solutions use for Virtualization?

One word.  VMWare3VMWare is the leader in the virtualization space and therefore very innovative with their thinking and products. A key part of their offering is VMotion. This allows multiple physical servers to act as a fully redundant system for all virtual servers on them. If one physical server fails, the other host (physical machine) picks up and moves all of the virtual servers to a different host to allow the first to be fixed without any downtime to the customer.

How do I get started with Virtualization? Southern Data Solutions?


Let us come to your site and run assessment tools on your network and analyze what you have today and come back with a game plan to save the business a lot of money! Our engineers will come on site and visually inspect, assess, and document the equipment. From there, the process is to create  and present recommendations, create a Scope Of Work, and then on to scheduling.

Are there any other benefits of Virtualization?

YES!5-12-11_VDI_VMware Not only can it handle and reduce costs on the back end, it can also do the same on the front end (PCs). PCs are becoming a thing of the past very quickly. Utilizing some of the best software out there, you can setup VDI in your environment. Imagine a world in which you did not have to spend a lot of time, money, and effort in keeping up with new PCs and refreshing them every 3 years. Simply use those desktops until they die and invest your money where it should go...the infrastructure side or back end (servers, storage, etc.)


Call today and reap the benefits of virtualization services in Atlanta. Got questions? Call one of our knowledgeable reps to step you through it!