Virtualisation lets you consolidate your IT investment, whether that be on-site in your offices or off-site in our data centre.
Mirroring the benefits of cloud computing, virtualisation reduces your costs, increases flexibility, improves security, is fully scalable and helps you to do your bit for the environment as well.
By replacing multiple pieces of hardware with just one large physical server, virtualisation lets you run a number of ‘virtual’ servers on just one physical box, taking away the need to purchase and maintain several pieces of costly hardware and allowing you to maximize your IT investment.
These virtual servers could be on-site, within your business premises, or in our data centre which boasts unrivaled security in the form of 24/7 security staff, state of the art CCTV and motion detection and key fob access to ensure a multi-layered line of defence. In addition, full air conditioning and a VESDA smoke and fire protection system make our data centre the safest place to store your vital files and documents while two national grid feeds and two 2MW generators provide enough energy to sustain a seven day power outage – so with Axon, your data will always be accessible.
By maintaining fewer servers and running your business virtually you will cut costs. The replacement of multiple pieces of hardware with one single server will see your maintenance and running costs will drop dramatically.
Virtualise in the cloud (off-site virtualisation), and you’ll increase flexibility by enabling employees to access everything they need via a secure internet connection from anywhere in the world.
And don’t forget the environment. By reducing the number of servers you run you will cut the amount of energy you use for cooling and running the equipment, decreasing your company’s carbon footprint and your impact on the world around you.
We recently approached Axon to utilise virtualisation to host one of our key services. This has been very successful and we are now planning to work with Axon to migrate other systems into the cloud.Steve Lewis, IT Infrastructure Manager, Standguide Ltd