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Why Small Businesses Should Virtualize Servers

In recent years, organizations have discovered the considerable benefits of virtualizing their hardware, particularly when it comes to servers. As a small business, you may initially think of the costs and expertise required for such a transition. However, the truth is that making the shift to virtualization may be easier than you think. Let's explore a few compelling reasons why your small business should consider virtualizing its servers:


Less is more

Many organizations find themselves purchasing servers that they believe will meet their redundancy and uptime needs, only to realize that they have bought more hardware than necessary. This excess hardware often sits idle, wasting power, cooling, and money. A 2015 report by Anthesis Group revealed that 30 percent of physical servers worldwide are in a comatose state, serving no purpose and not delivering any information or services. Considering the average cost of a server is $3,000 without factoring in capital or operating costs, the expenses associated with underutilized or comatose servers cannot be ignored.

Many servers are sitting comatose, sucking up energy and money to maintain.Many servers are sitting comatose, sucking up energy and money to maintain.

By implementing virtualization, you can efficiently consolidate your resources onto a reduced number of physical machines. This allows you to eliminate any unused equipment and enjoy significant cost savings. Moreover, you'll maximize the utilization of your active servers, ensuring uninterrupted uptime for your business operations.

Aid in DR and BC efforts

As the threat of cyberattacks and natural disasters looms over organizations, the need for business continuity and disaster recovery plans becomes increasingly important. According to CIO contributor Paul Mah, backing up virtualized infrastructure is much simpler compared to traditional hardware servers. In addition, virtualized servers can be easily relocated during emergencies, allowing for faster response times and minimizing downtime. Furthermore, the seamless movement of virtualized servers between physical hosts eliminates the need for power-downs, ensuring uninterrupted business operations even during maintenance activities.

No such thing as 'too small'

"Organizations of all sizes can reap the benefits offered by virtualization."

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that your small business is too insignificant for virtualization. The truth is, that organizations of all sizes can benefit from this technology. According to the 2016 State of IT report by Spiceworks, a whopping 76 percent of respondents are already taking advantage of server virtualization. This number far exceeds those who are embracing other trends like mobility, cloud solutions, or software-defined networking. So, don't underestimate the power of virtualization - it's not just for the big players.

Still convinced that your small business doesn't have what it takes to manage a virtualized environment? Think again. By teaming up with NovaBACKUP Corporation, you can put your worries to rest. Their comprehensive solution makes installation and setup a breeze, allowing you to effortlessly manage both physical and virtual machines.

With NovaBACKUP's user-friendly interface, you can easily navigate through the virtualization process, ensuring a smooth transition for your small business. Their offering simplifies virtual machine replication, allowing you to create exact copies of your virtual machines for backup and disaster recovery purposes. This means that in the event of a hardware failure or system crash, you can quickly restore your virtual machines to a previous state, minimizing downtime and ensuring business continuity.

In addition to virtual machine replication, NovaBACKUP's solution also simplifies file restoration. With just a few clicks, you can retrieve individual files or entire directories from your virtual machines, eliminating the need to restore the entire machine. This saves you time and resources, allowing you to focus on more critical tasks.

Furthermore, NovaBACKUP's remote backup management feature enables you to monitor and manage your virtual machine backups from anywhere, at any time. Whether you're in the office, on the go, or working remotely, you can have peace of mind knowing that your virtual machines are securely backed up and protected.

And if you ever need assistance, NovaBACKUP's team of backup experts is always on hand to provide local support. They understand the unique challenges that small businesses face and are dedicated to ensuring that you have a positive experience with their solution. Their knowledgeable support staff can help you with any questions or concerns you may have, offering personalized guidance to meet your specific needs.

Don't miss out on the benefits of virtual machine backup solutions – contact NovaBACKUP Corporation or one of their certified partners today to learn more. With their comprehensive solution, you can confidently manage a virtualized environment and reap the rewards of improved efficiency, cost savings, and enhanced data protection. Trust NovaBACKUP to safeguard your small business's virtual assets and keep your operations running smoothly.