Continuity, Control, Cost-Savings
Research shows that about 70% of a typical IT budget in a non-virtualized data center goes towards just maintaining the existing servers, with little time left for innovation. CEO’s are curious about the cloud, leading organizations to consider server virtualization to help lower costs with an efficient and simplified approach. This leads to higher reliability and more time for IT admins to focus on high-value projects.
Cloud Hosted Virtual Servers
The benefits of hosted virtual servers are not only limited to avoiding capital expenditures on new servers and software, or reducing clutter in your server room.
Benefits of Hosted Virtual Servers
60-80% utilization rates for x86 servers (up from 5-15% in non-virtualized PCs).
Cost savings of more than $3,000 annually for every workload virtualized.
Ability to provision new applications in minutes instead of days or weeks.
85% improvement in recovery time from unplanned downtime.
Increase in service availability while eliminating error-prone manual tasks.
Turn the data center into “Green data center” while decreasing costs and improving service levels.
Easier backup and recovery with the virtual machine’s hard drive image file. And the ability to restore the virtual machine to its original state by simply restoring a single file.
Why Hosted Virtual Servers
Hosted virtual servers provide built-in availability and security since dinCloud is helping with these critical aspects of managing servers and applications.
New projects that require software to be deployed can be rolled out much faster. With a virtual server, you can “spin-up” a hosted virtual server rapidly, according to the specifications required instead of waiting to source, ship, install, and configure physical servers.
You also have more control with dinCloud’s hosted virtual servers. Not only will you still have full control over the servers, but you can instantly adjust resources such as adding more CPU (compute), memory, and storage.
The Economics of Cloud Hosted Virtual Servers
Since dinCloud’s hosted virtual servers are available on a monthly subscription, this frees up your cash flow. You don’t have to worry about buying hardware every 3-5 years and wondering if it is scalable. You are always running the latest technology in the cloud. With many software applications now available in subscription models, you can apply that same flexibility in your software usage and purchases. With cloud hosted virtual servers, you can buy what you need today, and add what you in the future at a later time, because of the dynamic nature of managing the servers’ resources.
Take a look at a few workloads (different applications) and see how dinCloud can assist you in migrating your infrastructure to the cloud.