Virtualization may answer the toughest problems of the enterprise IT infrastructure and bring tangible business benefits.
- Underutilized hardware, data centers run out of space, increasing power costs
- System administration brings increasing cost of operations and is usually co-located with servers
- High-availability service level agreement (SLA) requirements
- Reducing equipment, facilities, and operating costs, achieving storage and energy efficiency
- Reduced system administration requirements, effective coordinating management and operations across virtualization environment
- Enhancing business continuity metrics by improving system manageability and security
Migrating to Virtual Environment
Decision to move to virtual environments is based on a thorough investigation of the current infrastructure.
At this stage we assist you with evaluation of your running system as a virtualization platform and find niches for operational costs optimization by means of virtualization.
The assessment and planning phase of a migration project is crucial for its success and covers the following aspects:
- designing of network architecture ready for virtualization;
- backup and recovery;
- network and server power backup;
- virtualization roadmap development (including testing piece virtualization, planning of services interruption, licensing package optimization, monitoring and virtualization management tools implementation, and others).
Based on the project plan Equal Partners specialists can perform full-cycle migration including but not limited to the following activities:
- creating of virtual data centers on host servers;
- a physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual server migration (based on VMware, Microsoft, Xen Server or Virtual Iron platforms);
- special solutions for distributed servers consolidation (mail servers, database servers), hot and cold conversion;
- VM monitoring;
- VM optimization;
- VM backup and restore mechanisms.
Virtualization management and assistance lifecycle
• Windows / Linux systems or selected disks / volumes
• VMware ESX Server/ Workstation, MS Hyper-V Server / Virtual Server / Virtual PC. Citrix, XenServer
• tracking the state of virtual infrastructure
• processes control within VMS
• viewing content of VM disks
• notifications, conditional events
• backup to a local / network
• “hot• or •cold— backup
• removing redundant data
• resi2ing partitions
• compacting sparse disk images
• increasing performance
• rich reporting & statistics
• take one virtual system
• and clone it to other virtual system
• offline conversion for better
Quick Application Unfolding
• install an app into a VM
• grab the changes
• quick apply to other VMS
Optimizing the Virtual Environment
Optimization of information systems’ performance by optimization of virtual and physical servers’ structure allows improving the utility rate of the current infrastructure.
- VM storage optimization. The automated tracking process of over-allocated and possible outages VM storage enables clients to manage their existing storage more efficiently. After potential storage savings are estimated it’s time for rightsizing and fixing VMs which are running out of storage.
- Optimizing VM performance. With the virtual machine performance going up, more virtual machines can be squeezed onto a host server, thereby achieving higher virtual machine density.
- VM rightsizing automation. To reach better performance, the custom virtual appliance initiates a series of virtual machine reconfigurations (rightsizing) which continuously adjust to dynamic virtual infrastructure conditions.