The globalisation of enterprise means IT and business leaders around the world require increasingly responsive IT infrastructure. As technology accelerates the pace at which businesses can lead through innovation, whilst at the same time reduce inefficiencies of workflow, an IT model is required that can service all levels of infrastructure – connected siloes, agile and resilient. The best way to deliver this is through a managed virtualisation service as provided by PEER 1 Hosting.
Here we discuss the benefits of opting for a virtualisation business network. How it provides optimum levels of performance, scalability and security as a managed off-site service.
Meeting the Challenge of a Globally Distributed Workforce
Today’s enterprise is increasingly reliant on collaborative technologies that facilitate departmental siloes in multiple geographic locations. This logistical nightmare is eliminated with a centralised, managed virtualisation network, creating a borderless enterprise-wide IT stack for all levels of stakeholder to use.
Adopting collaborative technologies across a virtualisation network enables greater levels of IT agility around changing market conditions, behaviours and trends. Connecting all facets of business workflow with user community empowerment maximises the production of capital assets. By optimally managing a super-fast network of complex interactions, user groups and real-time data demands, IT leaders can address their business needs with far deeper insights. In so doing, companies can significantly reduce the operating expenses incurred by in-house IT infrastructure, travel costs, energy consumption and service downtime that would otherwise be required across multiple sites. This increases asset utilisation and simplifies the provisioning of services across your entire network.
Network Virtualisation Real-Time Architecture
Deploying a virtualisation network helps prioritise and load balance services to optimally run dedicated resources as required. Built on three main architecture components, virtualisation provides:
a) Robust network access controls and segmentation for authenticated users to have access to network components as appropriate.
b) Path isolation and preservation integrates complex enterprise networks to maintain performance, speed, agility and security of traffic across the entire infrastructure.
c) Network level services provide shared and dedicated resource access to maintain the integrity of managed assets within server, OS and application layers of delivery.
The Pivotal Benefits of Network Virtualisation
As IT budgets shrink, yet expectations on technology grow, running the right IT infrastructure becomes a considerable challenge. With a managed off-site virtualisation platform, businesses are significantly quicker to market products and services through:
1. Minimised IT expense. Running a managed virtualisation infrastructure reduces the TCO of your IT delivery model. All whilst increasing ROI through improved workflow management and strategic decision making. Instead of being tied-in to restrictive SLAs or paying upfront for hardware, third-party pay-as-you-grow virtualisation licensing provides greater flexibility of deployment around your bespoke business needs.
2. Efficient utilisation of a robust and deeply integrated IT infrastructure from one central location. Removing the bottlenecks of traditional IT infrastructure and replacing them with a virtualisation model that extends the capacity of IT as a scalable asset across multiple geographic locations, user groups and customer markets.
3. Going green to meet government and industry standards that demand reductions in energy usage and waste management policy adherence. Consolidating geographically dispersed IT environments within a centrally managed virtualisation network streamlines services and requires no IT footprint. Hence, minimising the need for power, cooling and rackspace.
4. An off-site virtual IT infrastructure is easy to manage and maintain. Running a virtualisation network simplifies the provisioning of equipment, services and communications. Managing and maintaining a single instance IT environment improves significantly a business’s ability to interface and integrate collaborative virtual systems with speed and agility.
5. Regulatory compliance is immaculately maintained with a managed service that supports all stakeholders, all the time. For data governance, systems security, quality of service (QoS) and traffic coordination, your network must be segmented and secure for every group of users. As IT infrastructures expand, virtualisation as an off-site, managed architecture must be compliant and regulated with the utmost vigilance.