In recent years, many companies have seen their business networks become bogged down by an increasing amount of data, a trend that could be leading these businesses to deal with problems stemming from over-clogged networks filled with the personal data of their workers. This non-business data can include everything from music, photos to video collections that workers use company resources to store.
Due in part to this trend, companies may be experiencing more downtime, which in turn decreases the productivity of employees and the ability of the organization to respond to client and customer concerns in a timely manner. However, according to a recent Information Management newsletter, virtualization could provide a viable and readily available solution to these concerns.
According to the newsletter, virtualization solutions can be achieved through a number of providers, and as such, this option may be the right investment, as it offers fault tolerance options that can enable servers to fail without employees or customers noticing the error. Still, virtualization requires IT professionals to employ workers that are capable of guiding their co-workers through this sometimes difficult transition.
“Backing up and restoring a virtual machine requires specific knowledge and procedures,” Daniel Jacobson wrote in the newsletter. “Make sure to read up on all the information available to ensure you are following the vendor’s best practice.”
But, small businesses don’t need to feel like they need to make an in-house hire gain the benefits of these solutions and their implementation. For instance, some VoIP telephony service providers offer virtualization solutions and the technological know-how to ensure their proper functioning. Cloud computing solutions, however, may provide another viable alternative.
By working with a consultant that can also help the company find the right solution for their needs while assisting them through the challenges of downtime when it occurs, businesses may be able to navigate any bumps when they do occur.
Virtualization requires IT professionals to employ workers that are capable of guiding their co-workers through this sometimes difficult transition.