Virtualization / High Availability
Bayside Networks supports popular server virtualization systems including VMWare and Microsoft’s server virtualization technologies (Hyper-V).
In our opinion, with limited exceptions, every server should run in a virtualized environment.
If you have Microsoft based servers, you likely already have access to Microsoft’s virtualization technologies. VMWare also offers a wide range of attractive virtualization software options, including a free version known as ESXi.
Benefits of a properly configured virtual environment can include:
Better utilization of your server hardware resources
Improved data safety: Enhanced ability to restore servers to different hardware or even a cloud based resource
Real time fail-over capabilities for critical system workloads: fail over to cloud, fail over to spare on site servers – there are many options.
Bayside Networks uses a proven approach to IT projects, such as virtualization upgrades. Our approach to system upgrades always follows these basic steps:
State the problem to be addressed or improvement needed; concisely describe the project.
Describe the present IT environment (context) in which the solution or upgrade is needed. Usually we prioritize visual communication such as a concise system diagram.
Describe the steps necessary to address the issue, provide a not to exceed cost estimate.
Provide a visual representation of what the improved system will look like, typically with an updated system diagram.