Servers, in particular the Web2 services which they can offer, are increasingly important for companies.
However, implementing various applications and services is not a simple task: making them run on the same machine, increases exponentially the risk of a deadlock, malfunction or incompatibility. If more machines are being used, there is greater waste of energy, higher purchasing costs and hardware maintenance, more space required and far more difficulties in dealing with issues of security and disaster recovery.
- Reduction of costs due to the possibility of substituting a number of machines with a single hardware server
- Possibility to install, in a very short time, already made applications which then only require configuration
- It directs computing power only where it is necessary, thus saving space and electrical energy
- It greatly reduces the time necessary for setting up new systems
- It is possible to dedicate one operating system to one single software, so that it does not get into conflict with other software
- It affords the possibility of utilizing different types of operating systems on the same machine
- It allows the possibility of testing new software without risks
- It affords the possibility of using old or very old operating systems - and relative applications - on recent or future hardware