In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of organisations deploying virtualisation technologies to manage mission-critical workloads. The benefits of doing so are considerable but the most important is security and compliance.
It is within this remit that virtualisation meets both security provisioning and compliance briefs, offering the utmost resilience for businesses to cascade IT infrastructure across multiple locations and groups of stakeholder. Yet as technology advances, more sophisticated ways of breaching servers materialise, with companies across the globe being impacted by real-world threats to the integrity of their systems. It is here that virtual servers enable mission-critical applications to be run securely via the cloud to maintain the optimum performance of IT.
Deployed and managed with third party expertise, virtual server hosting benefits the deepest levels of corporate infrastructure for companies looking to improve efficiency, reduce workflow bottlenecks and lower IT costs. Whatever the variables of business operations or the security challenges that an enterprise may face, virtual servers deliver information insights to enhance all levels of corporate awareness. They do so whilst being ultimately security conscious to the threats and risks associated with cyber-crime that require the utmost security for total peace of mind within the user base.
Yet challenges can still remain. Even though the deployment of virtual machines is increasingly popular, they can be complex to manage without the right hosting provisions. It is therefore paramount that such deployments are carried out seamlessly and with constant security – monitoring security loopholes, firewall access and control mechanisms. Third party management of virtual servers takes this burden out of organisations hands, while meeting governance standard and regulatory compliance.
Virtualisation in a big data age has become a popular approach to IT, requiring unique skills from administrators and analysts. Can these types of roles be outsourced? As server storage networks and security governance of data assets are no longer straight forward management tasks, administrators must be experienced in properly managing virtual warehouses of mass data to meet the demands of multitenant user groups. In competitive times, being successful at delivering these types of information services on-demand elevates thought leadership. Helping businesses quickly respond to market conditions and meet customer needs before their competitors.
Today people are more intuitive to the technologies that enable them to work and play via the Internet. They are increasingly comfortable making transactions online, using native devices they like and trust. It is here that businesses running virtual servers must offer PCI compliance so that data is immaculately sent and received across your network. Hosted virtual server infrastructure helps companies to handle business transactions, reduce the cost of communications and streamline operational expenses because virtual servers are refined to be simple, flexible and where possible automated.
Significantly reducing the security risks connected with systems (mis)configuration and (mis)management, resources can be load balanced across multifaceted business group’s on-demand.
Lower TCO, Rapid ROI
Only hosted virtualisation can deliver such reductions in TCO and rapid ROI for companies migrating from a legacy IT stack. Businesses need to secure traffic from clients outside of their network, logically partition virtual applications and workloads within their data centres and maintain regulatory compliance.
Running a hosted virtual server for multi-tenant IT environments creates the greatest levels of security in an age of information overload. Traditional network security controls and procedures no longer suffice for the multi-disciplinary organisations that many have become thanks to the globalisation of business markets.
Companies that are migrating to virtual environments today have more robust network security and cost efficient workflow processes over those with an outdated in-house IT infrastructure. The latter considerably limits their ability to connect with users, manage network spikes in activity and expediently manage workflow. In so doing they compromise their reputation and the integrity of their data.