|Up to 100||2.90||290|
|101 to 200||3.60||360|
|201 to 300||4.20||420|
|301 to 400||4.45||222.5|
|Above 401||4.70||-- NA --|
Bill generated for single server
Is there a solution for this? Yes, there is a solution for this – Virtualization. Virtualization is great technology which helps us to utilize our IT infrastructure at the max and lower down the costs. You must be wondering how this can be possible, and if it is; how to implement this solution!!! As I said above, our discussion was turned very interesting – the solutions are to implement "Virtualization". Virtualization – a methodology of dividing the resources of a computer into multiple execution environments, by applying one or more concepts or technologies such as hardware and software partitioning , time-sharing, partial or complete machine simulation, emulation, quality of services, and many other.
Lowering power consumption: As I shown you in the above calculation in figure 1, 200 servers would generate whooping electricity bill - 31,02,000/- (2585000*12) annually. This is just an example and that to without considering cooling system.
Now, if you have hardware with Hyper-V you will be able to have your multiple servers on it. You can even host with Linux. And, naturally with lower numbers of servers your electricity bill goes down significantly.
Ease of Deployment: With the use of Microsoft Virtual Server Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager you will be able to optimized your physical and virtual resources.
- Centralized virtual machine deployment and management
- Intelligent placement of virtual machines
- Integrated performance and resource optimization
- Fast physical to virtual and virtual to virtual conversion
- Leverage and extend existing storage infrastructure
- Scriptable using PowerShell
- Live migration
- Hot add/remove of VHDs, pass-through disks
- Server consolidation
- Comprehensive application and service level monitoring
- Update management
- Software distribution
- Operating system deployment
- Ease of Backup