Ever since their creation computers have played a huge role in the way businesses work. Staying up to date with the most current hardware and software is a very expensive necessity for any business. While computers are constantly evolving and making work more efficient this also means that you’re going to have to keep paying for upgrades on each individual computer which will fast become a huge financial strain. Of course, if there wasn’t a solution to these computers would cease to be used in businesses. One of the most useful advances in saving businesses money is through the use of virtual hardware and software.
What virtual hardware is designed to do is make it so you’re able to use a computer hooked up to another that will serve as the host. The host computer gives the guest computer whatever hardware and software the computer will need. This might not seem like that big of a deal at first, but virtual software is actually able to go further since the creation of XenServer. A XenServer takes the basic idea of virtual technology and goes one step further with it, allowing for multiple virtual machines to connect to the XenServer. On top of all that, XenServers themselves are able to connect together, allowing you to make one giant network out of all the XenServers without having the performance of the guest computers on the XenServers suffering. Perhaps one of the best things about having all the XenServers networked together is they become so much easier for you to manage. Instead of worrying about having to have each computer individually configured for optimal performance you only now need to have the XenServer configured with those settings being applied to all of the guest virtual machines.
Along with this it also becomes easier for tech support as maintenance should only ever need to be applied to the XenServer network as opposed to individual computers throughout the business. The most important thing when it comes to tech support is making sure that you have a reliable backup XenServer. Backup XenServers have become much more advanced than when they first premiered. Now, they barely use any of the memory of the network, meaning you don’t have to worry about the performance on the guest computers becoming sluggish from the backup. In addition to all of that, the backup itself will barely even use up any space on the network.