What is virtualization?


Virtualization is technology that lets you create useful IT services using resources that are traditionally bound to hardware. It allows you to use a physical machine’s full capacity by distributing its capabilities among many users or environments.

How does it work?


IT organizations are challenged by the limitations of today’s x86 servers, which are designed to run just one operating system and application at a time. As a result, even small data centers have to deploy many servers, each operating at just 5 to 15 percent of capacity—highly inefficient by any standard.

Virtualization uses software to simulate the existence of hardware and create a virtual computer system. Doing this allows businesses to run more than one virtual system – and multiple operating systems and applications — on a single server. This can provide economies of scale and greater efficiency.

The Virtual Machine
A virtual computer system is known as a “virtual machine” (VM): a tightly isolated software container with an operating system and application inside. Each self-contained VM is completely independent. Putting multiple VMs on a single computer enables several operating systems and applications to run on just one physical server, or “host”.

A thin layer of software called a hypervisor decouples the virtual machines from the host and dynamically allocates computing resources to each virtual machine as needed.

Benefits of Virtualization

Virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while creating significant cost savings. Workloads get deployed faster, performance and availability increases and operations become automated, resulting in IT that’s simpler to manage and less costly to own and operate. Additional benefits include:

Reduce capital and operating costs

Minimize or eliminate downtime

Increase IT productivity, efficiency, agility and responsiveness

Provision applications and resources faster

Enable business continuity and disaster recovery

Simplify data center management

Why choose Computer Assistance?


Our technicians are virtualization veterans. If you have a business, then looking into virtual machines is a must, given its numerous advantages – from consolidating the workloads of under-utilized servers to fewer machines, to running legacy applications.

Moreover, VMWare makes tasks like system migration, backup and recovery far easier, meaning you’re up and running more of the time. Contact us to see how we can use VMWare to help you.

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VMWare Partners

VMware is a virtualization and cloud computing software provider based in Palo Alto, California. Founded in 1998, VMware is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies. EMC Corporation originally acquired VMware in 2004; EMC was later acquired by Dell Technologies in 2016. VMware bases its virtualization technologies on its bare-metal hypervisor ESX/ESXi in x86 architecture.

With VMware server virtualization, a hypervisor is installed on the physical server to allow for multiple virtual machines (VMs) to run on the same physical server. Each VM can run its own operating system (OS), which means multiple OSes can run on one physical server. All of the VMs on the same physical server share resources, such as networking and RAM.

Veeam Certified

This transformation is enabled by Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud delivering the next generation of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, and providing businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the means to ensure Availability for virtual, physical, and cloud-based workloads through the following capabilities:

  • Enterprise Continuity: Recovery Service Level Objectives of less than 15 minutes for ALL applications and data; automated Disaster Recovery (DR) orchestration
  • Workload Mobility: Availability for workloads across any cloud or location, to maximize IT investments and increase flexibility
  • Compliance & Visibility: Proactive monitoring, reporting, testing and documentation to ensure business and regulatory requirements are met

We'll be there when you need us

Businesses come to us because they know we'll treat them as a long-term partner, and we won't just fix it and then leave.
We'll offer the support they need to build top class business networks. Take a look below to see the partners we've assisted with over the years.

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Windows Servers

We offer advice, support and management of Windows servers and general Windows support.

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Exchange Support

Get your emails working the way you want, as well as the calendar and collaboration functions.

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Office 365

Office 365 is Office when and where you need it, whether you’re working in your office or on the go.

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Apple Support

We can help with setting up Apple networks, mail, synchronization and general Apple support.

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Linux Support

We’ve helped companies with setting up their Linux networks and with general Linux support.

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VMWare Support

Stay up and running by consolidating the workloads of under-utilized servers to fewer machines.

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VoIP

We are highly experienced at setting up, configuring and supporting VoIP devices and networks.

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Wireless

From Ubiquiti to CISCO, we can make sure you always have 4 wireless bars, wherever you are.

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Networking

We are a certified CISCO partner, having achieved the CISCO Small Business Specialization.

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Our Partners.

We're fortunate to have the backing of some incredible partners. The certificates below qualify us as certified partners and trained experts.

Remote Support

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  • Phone and remote support Limitless support - we can login remotely and solve your issue.
  • Around the clock support You'll always be able to contact us.
  • Backup, server and PC monitoring We'll keep an eye on your IT systems so everything runs smoothly.

On-site Support

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  • On-site support We'll come to you to resolve even the smallest of problems.
  • Emergency visits We'll be there in times of crisis.
  • Weekly on-site visits Weekly consultancy and on-site engineer visits

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Whether you’re a small or large business – we can help you get where you want to be.