3 ways virtualization aggregation can save you money!
July 1, 2013
As ScaleMP continues to virtualize and aggregate the power of even more of the x86 hardware platform, now including accelerators and GPUs, we are helping our clients to discover new efficiencies as well as innovative capabilities that just aren’t possible when constrained within a physical world.
Here are 3 great reasons why you should be jumping into the server virtualization game.
1. Standardize your data center
Stop buying expensive, proprietary platforms that are underutilized! Utilizing ScaleMP’s vSMP Foundation you can create a virtual server that matches your application workload requirements exactly! This means far fewer servers, less networking gear, a smaller number of racks needed — all of which translates into less data center floor space required, all while your utilization goes up!
2. Increase data center utilization
With the ability to create specialized features in software rather than in hardware, your data center utilization will increase. In the old world you purchased large, proprietary SMP machines, or “fat nodes” for those jobs that had specific memory requirements. Those days are gone. In many cases the SMP servers sat underutilized, or simply ran non-SMP jobs rather sit idle. With the ability to virtualize all the components of multiple servers and virtually reassemble them to match your workloads, you won’t have large portions of your data center sitting idle or running low-end jobs on high-end hardware.
3. Help move things to the cloud
Yes, of course what conversation doesn’t include something about the cloud? The moment you start virtualizing your servers and abstracting away the underlying hardware, you are preparing yourself for a move into the cloud. The first step may be to move from a single server to a simple virtualized data center, and then to a private cloud and as the technology around it advances and you become more comfortable with the thought of moving data out of your data center.