Virtualization is roughly synonymous today with Server and SAN Consolidation, but neither label adequately describes the various disciplines and methodologies available under each. Within the Data Center there are many advances being made towards reducing the sheer number of servers or SAN's required to run athe enterprises multitude of applications and services.
Fewer actual "boxes" align with lower power consumption and enhanced cooling technologies to steward a more "Green" approach to the data center management for today's enterprise. Increasingly, platforms such as VMWare enabling the sharing and co-residence of multiple applications across multiple servers to more effectively and efficiently manage the requirements of enterprise information systems.
Additionally, automated asset management and compliance tools allow for better management and visibility of the enterprise IT infrastructure, while facilitating reduced cost and meeting government requirements such as HIPPA, Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA, DIACAP, FIPS, and other federally mandated requirements.
AB&T utilizes some very special tools and partner expertise for virtualization of the enterprise hardware and application needs. See our list of tools and partners for a more detail description of our Virtualization services, or contact your AB&T support specialist.
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