Virtualisation is the pooling and sharing of IT resources. Through virtualisation, resources can be allocated dynamically across your organisation’s applications and processes. With the correct design virtualised solutions can reduce costs, aid uptime and ease recovery from disasters.
Hardware virtualisation refers to the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system. Software executed on these virtual machines is separated from the underlying hardware resources.
Desktop virtualisation is the concept of separating the logical desktop from the physical machine. One form of desktop virtualisation, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), can be thought of as a more advanced form of hardware virtualisation. Rather than interacting with a host computer directly via a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, the user interacts with the host computer using another desktop computer, thin client or a mobile device by means of a network connection, such as a LAN, Wireless LAN or even the Internet.
In addition, the host computer in this scenario becomes a server computer capable of hosting multiple virtual machines at the same time for multiple users.
By deploying desktops as a managed service businesses can respond quicker to changing needs and opportunities. More importantly, desktop virtualisation is fully scalable and equally secure resulting in optimal uptime and productivity.
Corbel has a wealth of knowledge in both Server and Desktop virtualisation and can provide a range of products and services to meet the exact client requirements.
Please contact us to discuss your virtualisation requirements or call us on 01473 241515.