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What Is Virtualization?

Virtualization means using one computer to do the job of many computers. It's that simple.

Server prior to virtualizationMarinerTek VMware solution

Normally, each server is deployed for a specific purpose. One server is a web server. Another is for accounting. And another for CRM software. Yet another for email. And on and on it goes. Pretty soon even a small business has a room full of expensive computers chewing up a lot of resources: electrical power, office space and all the time it takes to make sure they are working properly.

With Server Virtualization, that entire headache is eliminated.

Using Server Vitualization software, you can combine multiple machines onto one piece of hardware, gaining a lot of benefits in the process. The virtualization software creates virtual slots within the computers resources that appear and operate like entirely separate machines. And the software automatically takes care of allocating resources to ensure smooth operation of each virtual machine.

Typically, stand alone servers operate at 5% - 15% utilization. Servers with Server Virtualization operate at close to 80% - 90% utilization.

Benefits of Server Virtualization

Cost Savings

Using Server Virtualization, you will dramatically reduce your overhead costs. Savings for computers, energy, office space and IT staff will immediately go back into your pocket.


Respond to market changes with dynamic resource management, faster server provisioning and improved desktop and application deployment.

More with Less

Fewer servers and related IT hardware means reduced real estate and reduced power and cooling requirements. Better management tools let you improve your server to admin ratio so personnel requirements are reduced as well.

Less Downtime

Securely backup and migrate entire virtual environments with no interruption in service. Eliminate planned downtime and recover immediately from unplanned issues.

Increased Security

Deploy, manage and monitor secure desktop environments that users can access locally or remotely, with or without a network connection, on almost any standard desktop, laptop or tablet PC.

Faster Recovery:

On average, there is an 85% improvement in recovery time from unplanned downtime with Virtualization.

Why VMWare?

VMWare is more powerful, more efficient, more controllable and more widely adopted than any other server virtualization software today.

That means you’ll have less headaches, less downtime, less equipment and you’ll spend less money.

It’s no surprise VMWare is currently used in 98% of Fortune 500 companies considering they have continually focused on datacenter flexibility and deliver an unparalled product for performance. And you don’t have to be a Fortune 500 company to take advantage of all the great benefits VMware has to offer:

They’re the most efficient:

  • vSphere’s higher consolidation ratios and higher scalability result in better CapEx savings
  • vSphere’s Infrastructure, Application and vCenter Management services result in better OpEx savings

The most overall control for VM’s and host hardware:

  • VMware technologies like DRS, DPM, FT, VMsafe, Host Profiles, Storage VMotion, and others allow IT to deliver on SLAs while maintaining control

Maximum choice and guest OS support:

  • VMware strives to support whatever hardware, application stack, management stack, OS, or service provider the customer has selected
  • VMware strategy: Broad support to enable maximum customer choice
  • VMware actually supports more Microsoft guest OS’s than Microsoft Hyper-V

Working with a Certified VMWare Partner

Would you let someone who’s not a cardiac surgeon operate on your heart? What if it meant you saved some money? Wouldn’t it be worth it?

Of course not. You would only trust someone who’s been extensively trained on the subject to perform heart surgery. It’s too important to let just anyone give it a shot.

Your servers stand at the center of your company. Without them, your business would come to a standstill.

From our sales people to our Network Engineers, we’ve met VMWare’s rigorous certification requirements to ensure that at any give time we are the experts you want handling your VMWare installation.

Our on-going training and access to the latest VMWare updates provides us with information unavailable to the general public. During all phases of implementation you can be confident that MarinerTek will leverage our special knowledge of VMWare to provide elegant solutions for your many business needs.