IT Services

Virtualization Management

With ICT Solutions Limited you will follow hassle-free virtualization roadmap to achieve information technology domination in building business competitive advantages.

Virtualization project is not only a modern trend but also a challenging expensive project that has the strategy-important business impact. It may bring both substantial cost savings, increased IT capacity and business continuity advantages with optimized IT investments.

ICT Solutions Limited consultants assist in all the aspects of virtualization from comprehensive IT infrastructure assessment and gap analysis, infrastructure planning and design, financial analysis (including licensing optimization), implementation and migration to ongoing management and maintenance using Microsoft, VMware, Parallels, and Sun virtualization solutions.

Virtualization may answer the toughest problems of the enterprise IT infrastructure and bring tangible business benefits.


Issues

  • Underutilized hardware, data centers run out of space, increasing power costs
  • System administration brings increasing cost of operations and is usually co-located with servers
  • High-availability service level agreement (SLA) requirements

Virtualization Solution

  • Reducing equipment, facilities, and operating costs, achieving storage and energy efficiency
  • Reduced system administration requirements, effective coordinating management and operations across virtualization environment
  • Enhancing business continuity metrics by improving system manageability and security


Migrating to Virtual Environment

Decision to move to virtual environments is based on a thorough investigation of the current infrastructure. At this stage we assist you with evaluation of your running system as a virtualization platform and find niches for operational costs optimization by means of virtualization.

The assessment and planning phase of a migration project is crucial for its success and covers the following aspects:

  • designing of network architecture ready for virtualization;
  • backup and recovery;
  • network and server power backup;
  • virtualization roadmap development (including testing piece virtualization, planning of services interruption, licensing package optimization, monitoring and virtualization management tools implementation, and others).

Based on the project plan ICT Solutions Limited specialists can perform full-cycle migration including but not limited to the following activities:
creating of virtual data centers on host servers;

  • a physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual server migration (based on VMware, Microsoft, Xen Server or Virtual Iron platforms);
  • special solutions for distributed servers consolidation (mail servers, database servers), hot and cold conversion;
  • VM monitoring;
  • VM optimization;
  • VM backup and restore mechanisms.

Virtualization management and assistance lifecycle

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Optimizing the Virtual Environment

Optimization of information systems’ performance by optimization of virtual and physical servers’ structure allows improving the utility rate of the current infrastructure.

  • VM storage optimization. The automated tracking process of over-allocated and possible outages VM storage enables clients to manage their existing storage more efficiently. After potential storage savings are estimated it’s time for rightsizing and fixing VMs which are running out of storage.
  • Optimizing VM performance. With the virtual machine performance going up, more virtual machines can be squeezed onto a host server, thereby achieving higher virtual machine density.
  • VM rightsizing automation. To reach better performance, the custom virtual appliance initiates a series of virtual machine reconfiguration (rightsizing) which continuously adjust to dynamic virtual infrastructure conditions.