Virtual Private Server
Private Clouds offer businesses flexibility and scalability through the use of virtualisation technologies.
These allow you to scale according to your own needs, consolidate your hardware footprint, and utilise hardware –
that traditionally might remain idle during low traffic periods – to its full potential. Many businesses don't
want to share server resources with other customers, and with a Private Cloud the only company you share resources with is your own.
Benefits of a Private Cloud:
- Improved security over shared solutions – Your data is stored in your cloud and is not shared with anyone else, as is the case with shared database servers. Hardware is stored at our highly secure 24/7/364 manned datacentre.
- The virtualisation software (or "hypervisor") is on your physical hardware with no other operating system in between
(this is also known as "bare metal" or "Type 1"); it has full access to the hardware's resources and allows them to be scheduled,
shared and distributed to the virtual servers in the way that you see fit. The most popular of these hypervisors are VMWare and Citrix XenServer.
For example; if your database server needs more RAM to cope with additional load you can delegate more resources to it from the resource pool with minimal effort.
- Greener – Consolidating hardware from many physical servers can use less power and help your business stay greener.
- Lower costs – By removing the requirement for many power hungry servers you can reduce power and maintenance costs for your servers. This means less man power to run and maintain equipment too.
- Customisation and flexibility – You choose what you run in your cloud! Private clouds are also adaptable with minimal time required to provision additional virtual machines on your infrastructure and grow with your business needs.
What is server virtualisation?
Server Virtualisation is a way of running many servers from one physical server. These servers operate and function as if they were physical hardware servers but are in fact run from one set of hardware.
The Virtualisation software (or "Hypervisor") is on your physical hardware with no other operating system in between (also known as "bare metal" or "Type 1")
and has full access to its resources and allows the physical resources to be scheduled, shared and distributed to the virtual servers in the way that you see fit.
The most popular of these Hypervisors are; VMWare and Citrix XenServer.
Redstation in-house specialist engineers are on hand to offer advice and guidance on your virtualisation needs and are more than happy to discuss your requirements. For more information please call
0800 622 6655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org