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Costly, unplanned server and storage sprawl wastes money, resource, time, and space. Virtualisation promises to help, but you want to make an informed decision. Let Form assist you...

Virtualisation is changing everything. It's changing the way resources are deployed and managed, greatly simplifying and speeding IT response to a changing business environment.

Virtualisation is a technology that can benefit anyone who uses a computer, from IT professionals to commercial businesses and educational organisations. Join the millions of people around the world who use virtualisation already to save time, money and energy while achieving more with the computer hardware they already own.

In essence, virtualisation allows you to run multiple applications and operating systems independently on a single server. Additionally, administrators can quickly move workloads from one virtual workspace to another - easily prioritising business needs while maximising server resources.

The main drivers to virtualise include:
Server Consolidation and Infrastructure Optimisation: Virtualisation makes it possible to achieve significantly higher resource utilization by pooling common infrastructure resources and breaking the legacy “one application to one server” model.

Physical Infrastructure Cost Reduction:
With virtualisation, you can reduce the number of servers and related IT hardware in the data center. This leads to reductions in real estate, power and cooling requirements, resulting in significantly lower IT costs.

Improved Operational Flexibility & Responsiveness:
Virtualisation offers a new way of managing IT infrastructure and can help IT administrators spend less time on repetitive tasks such as provisioning, configuration, monitoring and maintenance.

Increased Application Availability & Improved Business Continuity:
Eliminate planned downtime and recover quickly from unplanned outages with the ability to securely backup and migrate entire virtual environments with no interruption in service.

Improved Desktop Manageability & Security:
Deploy, manage and monitor secure desktop environments that end users can access locally or remotely, with or without a network connection, on almost any standard desktop, laptop or tablet PC.

Whether you're a small organisation trying to extend the value of the assets you already have or a large data centre Form is delivering solutions that make sense for your budget and business.

Form provides solutions tailored for who you are, what you're doing, and where you need help. Our consultancy and project management services are designed to understand your unique requirements, simplify transitions and empower your IT team, not take over your operations.

Form are a solutions led, not vendor led solutions provider and in addition to our technical division achieving VMware VIP Enterprise Partner, VMware Authorised Consultant and Microsoft Gold status, we are also a Citrix Silver Advisor and Datacore Business Partner.

Click here for further details of our accreditations

To find out how server virtualisation helped Volkswagen Financial Services Group and The Robert Horne Group produce significant benefits for their businesses, please click here.

To find out more about server and desktop virtualisation for your business please contact us.

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