We specialize in virtualization solutions for your organization, and have experience selecting the best virtualization method to fit your needs. There are several options available these days, and understanding how each can address a potential business need is paramount in a successful solution. We mainly work with the major virtualization platforms such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen products, and VMWare, but also have experience with other lesser-known products.

The main disciplines of virtualization are:
  • Server Virtualization
    • A key ingredient to the green data center and server consolidation
    • Perfectly suited for a development or test environment
    • High availability of virtual machines
    • Standardization of virtual hardware
    • Easy backup and restore procedures help facilitate simple disaster recovery
    • Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, VMWare ESX
  • Desktop Virtualization aka VDI or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • Device independence - access a secure desktop environment from thin clients, mobile devices and tablets, traditional workstations, even a web page. Users aren't tied to their individual workstation
    • Security - virtual desktop images stored securely on servers in the data center that users access via encrypted connections, and controlling which user has access to which virtual desktop.
    • Maximize hardware investments
    • Consistent and uniform user experience
    • High availability
    • Leverages both Server and Presentation Virtualization
  • Presentation or Session Virtualization
    • Often used for remote access to a Windows desktop environment and is very efficient over WAN links
    • Better administrative control over updates, applications, and configuration
    • Device independence
    • High availability
  • Application Virtualization
    • Reduces the burden of software deployment and patching to both managed and unmanaged computers
    • Helps facilitate application compatibility and resolve conflicts
    • Improves security by isolating applications from each other and the underlying client OS. Also facilitates running applications with minimal user rights on the local workstation
    • OS independence