Your business is under more pressure to enhance competitive advantages and meet new business demands. But excessive, outdated, or otherwise inefficient IT infrastructure wastes time and is expensive to maintain. By modernizing your IT, you can take advantage of the benefits of virtualization, the cloud, and solutions that simplify management and improve security.
IT as a Business Advantage
Often, midsize businesses face IT challenges that drive up unnecessary costs related to issues such as under-utilization of servers, IT maintenance, and data protection. By asking yourself a few questions as seen below, you can begin to identify the opportunities to address your business challenges.
- How many of your servers are under-utilized while others are over capacity?
- How much does an hour of server down-time cost your business?
- How do you restrict data access and protect sensitive information?
- How many servers still run on legacy platforms?
- Have you thought about what the cloud may mean for your business?
Employing the right IT strategy can help reduce operational costs and improve the efficiency of your staff, leading to valuable time savings. By leveraging the latest server technology innovations in Windows Server 2012, you can simplify your IT, help drive efficiency, and reduce costs.
Simplify IT with Windows Server
If your business is constrained by poor server and storage utilization, it's likely you're over-investing in hardware and wasting space and power, not to mention propagating operational inefficiencies. These in turn increase costs and lead to negative environmental impacts.
- Server Consolidation: By virtualizing servers, you can address the problems with underutilized and difficult-to-manage hardware, excessive power consumption, and the expensive space required to house servers in datacenters and branch offices. This leads to tremendous cost savings in several areas, the most evident is from direct hardware consolidation.
- Consolidate legacy systems: As older-generation hardware becomes more difficult and costly to maintain, virtualization technology can be used to re-host legacy environments.
- Run Demanding Workloads: Virtualization allows you to simultaneously run different types of operating systems including 32- and 64-bit systems across different server platforms, such as Windows, Linux®, and others. With server virtualization, your IT staff is able to quickly deploy multiple operating systems and applications to fewer servers.
- Reduce energy and cooling costs: Reducing the total number of physical servers in your datacenter can help you reduce your overall power consumption, cooling costs, carbon footprint, and space requirements.