What is Virtualisation?

Virtualisation is technology that allows clients to increase resource utilisation and consolidate server workloads. The concept is to create logical servers which look like physical servers to the applications. The applications think that they have dedicated resource, but actually these logical servers share resource. That sharing increases the utilisation of the resources. Genius Cloud can offer multiple Virtualisation Software Solutions to suit your needs.

Why care about Virtualisation?

Genius Cloud promotes virtualisation as one of it’s central cost cutting services. Virtualisation is one of the hottest topics in IT today because it helps solve some of the biggest problems IT departments face. Energy costs are a very important issue and the proliferation of servers has caused management costs to get out of control.

Consolidation can improve the use of energy by up to 90% and by reducing the number of physical servers and associated network and SAN connections, it also reduces hardware management costs.

Desktop Virtualisation Services

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a server-based computing model that borrows from the traditional thin-client model but is designed to give administrators and end-users the best of both worlds: the ability to host and centrally manage virtual desktops in the data centre, while giving end users a full desktop experience.

Why Virtual Desktop?

Typical 10% saving on Capital Expenditure
40% savings on Operations Expenditure
More secure end point as end user errors are dramatically decreased
Instant provisioning of new desktops & better manageability
Near-zero downtime in the event of hardware failures
Significant reduction in the cost of new application deployment
Normal 2-3 year PC refresh cycle extended to 5-6 years or more
Server Virtualisation Services

Genius Cloud has a wealth of experience in Server Virtualisation by either deploying VMware on x86 servers or PowerVM on IBM Power servers. Server Virtualisation is a method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers such that each has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and each server can be independently rebooted.

Why Virtual Server?

Typical 4/1 server consolidation ratio
30% cost savings from operational expenditure
Automated Server Provisioning
Application & service-level monitoring
Interoperable and extendable platform
Improved manageability with less administration overhead
Comprehensive Identify, Security & Access management
Improved Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Storage Virtualisation Services

Storage Virtualisation is no longer just an Enterprise product form vast data centres. It is now a technology available in most entry level storage products. Storage Virtualisation refers to the process of abstracting logical storage from physical storage. The term is today used to describe this abstraction at any layer in the storage software or hardware stack.

Why Virtual Storage?

Typical 20% saving on operational expenditure
Non-disruptive data migration
Improved utilisation
Fewer points of management
Deduplication of data
Storage & Data consolidation
Better Performance and scalability
Application Virtualisation Services

Application virtualisation is an umbrella term that describes software technologies that improve portability, manageability and compatibility of applications by seperating them from the underlying operating system. A fully virtualised application is not installed in the traditional sense, although it is still executed as if it is.

Why Application Virtualisation?

Allows applications to run in environments that do not suit the native application.
Protects the operating system and applications from poorly written or buggy code.
Uses fewer resources than a separate virtual machine.

Administrator privileges in order to run poorly written applications.
Simplified operating system migrations.

Accelerated application deployment, through on-demand application streaming.
Improved security by isolating applications from the operating system.
Fast application provisioning to the desktop based upon user’s roaming profile.