|What is virtualization?|
Today’s conventional computer hardware was designed to run a single operating system and a single application, leaving most servers vastly underutilized. Virtualization eliminates the one-application-per-server model and allows your business to unleash available capacity from physical assets. Rather than locking the various layers together — the operating system (OS) to the hardware, the application to the OS and the user interface to the local machine — virtualization allows multiple, independent operating systems and applications to run "virtually" on a single server, making the most of each physical server’s capacity.
Benefits of virtualization
Manage all your resources — from data center hardware and software to time and people — in an efficient, open and affordable way.
|Components of virtualization|
With a broad range of products and services that deliver outstanding value — and strategic partners that provide industry expertise — Dell can help you achieve the full benefits of virtualization technology. Our world-class, standards-based virtualization solutions provide flexibility in your selection of hardware, software and services components.
|Your best virtualization strategy depends on your goals and on the demands of your specific environment. Dell can help you understand both. Whether you're a small organization trying to extend the value of the resources you already have or a large data center that's pushing the automation envelope, Dell delivers solutions that makes sense for your budget, staff and business.|
Scoping and sizing a virtualization solution can be a daunting task for any IT professional. We stand ready to help with Dell-built tools that analyze your current environment and performance data to determine your company’s actual server and storage utilization. The result? A solution that’s specifically sized for your environment to meet your needs today and can scale to meet your needs tomorrow.
A single point of contact
|With Dell you get a single source for hardware, software, services and support. We can help guide you through a successful implementation of virtualization technology by offering jointly engineered solutions based on Dell’s hardware and virtualization management technologies and industry-leading virtualization software providers.|