Thursday 14 June 2012
Businesses can benefit in a number of ways from server and desktop virtualisation, according to one commentator.
IT security consultant Kevin Wharram said it is easier to rebuild servers from a virtualisation point of view - giving businesses additional flexibility and value from their technology investments.
"It is much easier to manage because it is virtual, not physical so you have got one central point to manage the servers," he explained.
From a security perspective, Mr Wharram claimed the biggest issue is around the server caching.
"You have got more control so you have just got to make sure your processes are refined," he stated.
"If you don't have proper processes and controls anybody can get access to those servers."
The expert noted that UK companies can also take advantage of desktop virtualisation, which allows employees to access their files and documents from any workstation.
"You have got access from one central point to make changes and carry out work," Mr Wharram noted.
He added that many companies are taking advantage of desktop virtualisation as it is a cheaper option than purchasing multiple PCs.
"A lot of technology is based upon virtualisation," he noted.
Posted by Alex Boardman