What is server virtualization?
The technology to mask the server resources such as the physical server, processors, operating systems etc. from the server users is known as Server Virtualization. Multiple virtual environments are created on a single physical server with the use of software application. This server is abstractly divided into multiple virtual private servers and distributed among different users. However, it creates an isolated environment for each user to make sure they are not affected by the activities of other users on the same server.
This is an ideal alternative for the users still stumbling with shared hosting services for its cheap offerings. The security on shared web hosting can be compromised any day. So, now is the time to upgrade to Server virtualization with a negligible rise in the IT budget.
Apart from its affordability, there are other advantages of server virtualization like flexibility, agility as well as quick integration with cloud architectures etc. But what about data security with so many guests sharing a single server.
Server virtualization and data protection: Things to know
Backing up virtual servers: Traditional methods fail to deliver an apt backup results to the amount of data of modern businesses. However, provisioning the virtual machine in cloud storage can be the best solution to resolve this issues. In fact, production systems will be eased out and there will be improved business continuity.
Recovery point objectives: Data growth rate is so fast that last night backup cannot be relied upon to ensure zero loss of data. So, an hourly backup of data is suggested to ensure data safety and to minimize the data loss. However with the critical application deployed in virtual servers, it becomes difficult to create frequent recovery points as it may impact the production activity.
But users of server virtualization need not worry because there are several software solution providers for virtual server data protection.