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Why Virtualization?

By making it possible to run multiple operating systems and applications simultaneously on a single server, virtualization can increase IT agility, flexibility, and scalability while enabling significant cost savings. Workloads can be deployed faster, performance and availability improved, and many facets of IT operations become automated, resulting in simpler management and operational cost savings.

Implemented properly and with the right software, virtualization can:

  • Enable today’s trend toward flexible remote office operations
  • Reduce capital and operating costs
  • Deliver high application availability
  • Minimize or eliminate downtime
  • Increase IT productivity, efficiency, agility, and responsiveness
  • Speed and simplify application and resource provisioning
  • Support business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Enable centralized management
  • Build a true software-defined datacenter

Derive Technologies works with several strategic partners — including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, and others to provide cost-effective virtualization solutions that address recent, major shifts in the ways organizations support the productivity needs of their distributed workforces.

Virtualization can dramatically extend the capacity and reach of core IT infrastructure and networks. It can turn desktops, laptops, and other endpoint and mobile devices into powerful, dynamic resources for on-demand data and services.

Derive’s unique solutions, evolving with the benefit of over two decades of infrastructure consulting experience, enables the following computing areas to be virtualized:

  • Datacenter
  • Network architecture
  • Desktops, laptops, and tablets
  • Data archives
  • Security layers
  • Communications (mail, messaging, text, video, etc.)
  • …and more

Datacenter Virtualization

Datacenter virtualization enable businesses to realize significant increases in server utilization and significant decreases in operational server costs — up to 50% decreases in cost. Similar improvements can be achieved with network, storage, and client virtualization.

Many customers only associate virtualization with hardware savings. However, Derive has helped organizations realize considerably more in the areas of IT operational costs and faster service delivery.

Desktop Virtualization

Derive utilizes virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions from Citrix, Microsoft, and other premier IT vendors. With the centralized data and application management tools these vendors make available, businesses benefit not only from making corporate resources available to employees wherever they are, but from reduced IT management and administration costs.

Technologies like Citrix Virtual Desktops, VMWare Horizon, or Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop apply a many-to-one approach with “single image management” enabling allowing IT administrators to configure a single “gold” computing environment, or image, and deploy it to hundreds or thousands of users with minimal management overhead. Virtual desktop solutions provide users with a fully functional desktop environment complete with applications, login scripts, and file storage shares.

In today’s remote office operations, the ability to securely deliver a traditional desktop work environment — with all the expected capabilities and access to network services and data — is paramount. The productivity of remote workers will suffer if access to applications and data is impaired or performance is substandard.

Derive's solutions deliver applications, data, and corporate services to remote devices and locations, anywhere, anytime — securely.

Network Virtualization

From Red Hat:

“There are two kinds of network virtualization: external and internal. External network virtualization can combine systems physically attached to the same local area network (LAN) into separate virtual local area networks (VLANs), or conversely can divide separate LANs into the same VLAN. This allows service providers to improve a large network’s efficiency.

“…internal network virtualization acts within one server to emulate a physical network.”

Network virtualization provided by Derive and our partners HPE, Cisco and others, enables our clients to split up available bandwidth into a true multi-channel service, thus separating single networks into diverse, manageable parts.

Regardless of the network virtualization scheme deployed, Derive provides software solutions that let one network cost-effectively become many.

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