Server Utilization Rates

Virtualization has created a tremendous amount of hype. By treating your servers as a pool of resources rather than a group of physical systems, virtualization lets you allocate processing power on demand, improve utilization rates, and ensure business continuity. Virtualization is an option for server consolidation, which delivers space savings, simplified administration, improved security, and more.
But with all the benefits of virtualization come new challenges.

  • Managing a mix of virtual and physical resources can be complicated.
  • Scalability is limited.
  • Some virtualization products work with only one processor architecture, one operating system, or one vendor’s systems.
  • Migrating from one environment to another is not always possible.
  • Quality of service can be an issue because some virtualization techniques can cause application performance to slow down.

The goals of virtualization are consistent with the needs, but virtualizing your environment using legacy architecture, platforms and networks will only yield sequential improvements with limitations. A useful analogy would be trying to get more miles per gallon out of your car by adding accessories and changing driving habits. Legacy body, frame, engine and roads will only yield so much. What you need is a new vehicle designed without the inherent limitations of sequential improvement.

  • The Intelicloud 360 Next Generation Network addresses the shortcomings of sequential thinking by addressing the issues of scalability and radically enhanced utilization.
  • Intelicloud’s NGN is as disruptive to the relic legacy systems currently deployed as a low-cost, 90-mpg, 500 horsepower; full-sized automobile would be to the existing car industry.