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  • Server Virtualization

    1. 1. Server Virtualization Made Simple for Small Business
    2. 2. Zach Ferdinand Storage Specialist, CDW Corporation Garrett Belschner Storage Specialist, CDW Corporation
    3. 3. Questions We’ll Answer Today <ul><li>What is server virtualization? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I determine if it’s right for my small business? </li></ul><ul><li>How can it help my small business improve processes and save money? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there examples of companies that have had successes with virtualization? </li></ul><ul><li>What virtualization solutions are available? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get started? </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Virtualization? <ul><li>One computer doing the work of many </li></ul><ul><li>Separates the hardware layer from the application layer </li></ul><ul><li>Enables the transformation of hardware into software </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a “virtual” version of a server or storage device </li></ul>
    5. 5. A New Relationship Between Hardware and Software <ul><li>The traditional “one application, one server” relationship: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage Server </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. A New Relationship Between Hardware and Software <ul><li>The virtualized relationship: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single Server + Virtualization Software </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. The Virtualization Software Layer
    8. 8. Benefits of Server Virtualization <ul><li>More efficient utilization rates </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced power consumption and energy costs </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased capital expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced business continuity </li></ul><ul><li>More flexible and efficient allocation of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified server and applications management </li></ul>
    9. 9. Virtually Amazing Fact:
    10. 10. More Efficient Utilization
    11. 11. Virtually Amazing Fact: <ul><li>Each server that is virtualized saves 7000 kWh of electricity, or about $560, per year. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> “ How VMware Virtualization Rightsizes IT Infrastructure to Reduce Costs” 2008 White Paper </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Reduced Power Consumption <ul><li>Underutilized x86 hardware is the most significant factor contributing to excessive energy consumption in data centers </li></ul><ul><li>Since servers typically house only a single application, their processors sit idle 85 to 95 percent of the time </li></ul><ul><li>While sitting idle, these servers use nearly as much power—and require nearly as much cooling—as they do when they’re active </li></ul>
    13. 13. Reduced Power Consumption <ul><li>Virtualization can decrease server energy consumption by as much as 80 percent. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> “ How VMware Virtualization Rightsizes IT Infrastructure to Reduce Costs” 2008 White Paper </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Virtually Amazing Fact: <ul><li>Virtualization can help you get the functionality of many more servers without buying additional servers. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Decreased Capital Expenditures <ul><li>When each operating system is tied directly to a piece of hardware, it can be difficult and costly to migrate to new systems </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization gives IT managers more—and more affordable—options </li></ul><ul><li>Frees up servers for deployment as backup system at remote site </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerates ROI </li></ul>
    16. 16. Virtually Amazing Fact: <ul><li>60 to 90 percent of companies that don’t have a proactive disaster plan are out of business within 24 months of experiencing a major disaster. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Peter Barnes & Andrew Hiles, The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Enhanced Business Continuity <ul><li>Virtualization makes it affordable and efficient to deploy a backup system at a remote site </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers cost and management complexity while enhancing efficacy of business continuity plan </li></ul><ul><li>Helps set Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) in many cases under an hour—instead of days </li></ul>
    18. 18. Virtually Amazing Fact: <ul><li>Virtualization can result in provisioning of new applications within minutes, instead of weeks. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VMware Solutions Brief: VMware Solutions for Small to Medium Businesses </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. More Flexible Use of Resources
    20. 20. Virtually Amazing Fact:
    21. 21. A Greener Approach to IT
    22. 22. Case Study: Building Virtualization on a Budget <ul><li>Architecture firm with 30 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Needed a more resilient and robust network </li></ul><ul><li>Less than ten percent utilization </li></ul><ul><li>Undersized data center </li></ul>
    23. 23. Case Study: Building Virtualization on a Budget <ul><li>Undertook virtualization and a storage upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Target cost: $100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Repurposed existing servers to host virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Focused their budget on SAN, VMware and implementation services </li></ul>
    24. 24. Case Study: Building Virtualization on a Budget
    25. 25. Solutions Designed for the Small Business
    26. 26. Virtualization Summary <ul><li>Improved equipment utilization rates </li></ul><ul><li>Lower power consumption and energy costs </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased capital expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced business continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Greater flexibility in resource allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified management and maintenance </li></ul>
    27. 27. How Do I Get Started? <ul><li>Take CDW’s Server Virtualization Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your designated CDW account manager to discuss what virtualization solutions best fit your needs </li></ul><ul><li>Your account manager will work with our server and storage specialists to assemble a solution </li></ul><ul><li>Your virtualization solution is implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Your organization begins to reap the many advantages of virtualization </li></ul>
    28. 28. How CDW Can Help You <ul><li>A designated small business account manager </li></ul><ul><li>Your account manager will get to know your business and its challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Your account manager can serve as a resource or sounding board </li></ul><ul><li>Your account manager can make your life and your workload easier </li></ul>
    29. 29. Your Account Manager Gets You: <ul><li>Exactly what you need from our $1 billion software inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Advice and recommendations for the IT challenges your small business faces </li></ul><ul><li>Best-in-class IT solutions from the top brands </li></ul><ul><li>Answers from our team of industry-certified specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Access to our configuration and installation services, as well as 24x7 online tech support </li></ul><ul><li>Our dedicated software team to assist you with your technical and licensing needs </li></ul><ul><li>CDW Enterprise Configuration Center </li></ul>
    30. 30. Want To Learn More? <ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li>Call 800.800.4239 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call your CDW Account Manager or have one assigned to your business today. </li></ul></ul>