two for the price of one.
With Virtualization you can purchase one physical server and install multiple servers on that one piece of hardware, saving your company money and making it easier to manage your server room.
Not to mention doing your bit for the environment by being Eco-Friendly..
What is Virtualization?
Server virtualization is a technology for partitioning one physical server into multiple virtual servers. Each of these virtual servers can run its own operating system and applications, and perform as if it is an individual server on the network.
Reduce TCO: Server consolidation with virtualization reduces costs of hardware, maintenance, power, and air conditioning. In addition, it lowers the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by increasing the efficiency of server resources and operational changes, as well as virtualization-specific features. As a result of today’s improved server CPU performance, few servers have high resource-usage rates but most are often underutilized. Virtualization can eliminate such ineffective use of CPU resources, plus optimize resources throughout the server environment. Furthermore, because servers managed by each business division’s staff can be centrally managed by a single administrator, operation management costs can be greatly reduced..
One area of interest when it comes to virtualization is supporting "Eco-friendly" green computing and the immense effect it has on energy consumption. Businesses all over the world have begun to change over to virtualization technologies due to its eco-friendly and low cost energy usage