The Growth Of Virtual Systems And Servers
In the world of computers, virtualization software and services have been touted as the next great advancement for many years. With the growth of server power and web server hosting space it has become a tool that is changing how workplaces handle operating systems and information in general. Like much in the technology field it is one experiencing quick advancement and further refinement of usage methods. What follows is a brief list of four trends in virtualization software, usage and how this will affect businesses.
Adoption Of Virtualization Will Have A Monetary Base
The costs involved with running a business computer network will cause an increase in virtualization technology. Servers themselves are becoming virtualized along with the systems that run on them. This allows companies to save money in several key areas. Most of these relate to onsite servers. A virtualized network system decreases the need for floor space, electrical usage, upkeep and the server equipment itself.
The Flexibility Of A Virtual Operating System Will Remain A Strong Selling Point
A key issue with maintaining an office desktop operating systems is that of scale. The continued upkeep of physical hardware and software updates will continue to push enterprise services towards virtualization for their OS environment. This allows for a streamlining of software updating, uniform access to records and information and cuts down on hardware repair issues.
Virtual Machines Will Move From The Desktop To The Cloud
Virtual machines are very popular and see widespread use in the business world. However, a great deal of VDI is locally hosted on computers and in house server systems. With server storage space increasing in size this will allow for VDI to become fully cloud functional. The reasons for this trend is that it allows for a centralization of software and needed business tools separate from the individual desktop.
There Will Be A Shift In Hardware Focus
The old prevailing business model is end user based. This translates to company hardware purchases being mostly based on desktop and laptop hardware. The transition to virtualization and cloud computing will shift this focus more toward sever based expenses. End devices will serve a function but companies will focus more on server expenses in either hardware or virtual server usage.
Current trends point to a continuing increase in the usage of virtualization both for operating systems and servers. The reasons are due to the ease of data management, centralization and benefits to overall business expenses. These trends also point to a further increase in the size of company’s overall server storage size and usage. There will be continued shift of VDI from desktop systems to cloud computing. User end units will in time be used more as access tools to the software itself rather than the storage medium. This will lead to business computers shifting from desktop and laptop equipment towards lighter styles of hardware. Thin clients and netbooks will become more common due to lesser expense and decreased hardware requirements.