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Charlton Networks specialise in VMWare virtualisation. The key benefits of VMWare are the reduction in the number of physical servers, reduced running costs, reduced complexity and the ease of deployment and recovery (disaster recovery).

Clients can start by eliminating the old “one server, one application” model and run multiple virtual machines on each physical machine. This can reduce the amount of IT administration and save money on your on-going IT support. Other benefits include;


  • Run multiple operating systems on a single computer including Windows, Linux and more.
  • Let your Mac run Windows creating a virtual PC environment for all your Windows applications.
  • Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency and requiring less hardware
  • Ensure your applications perform with the highest availability and performance
  • Build up business continuity through improved disaster recovery solutions and deliver high availability
  • Improve desktop management & control with faster deployment of desktops and fewer support calls


Virtualisation in a Nutshell

The term virtualisation broadly describes the separation of a resource or request for a service from the underlying physical delivery of that service. With virtual memory, for example, computer software gains access to more memory than is physically installed, via the background swapping of data to disk storage.

Similarly, virtualisation techniques can be applied to other IT infrastructure layers - including networks, storage, laptop or server hardware, operating systems and applications. This blend of virtualisation technologies - or virtual infrastructure - provides a layer of abstraction between computing, storage and networking hardware, and the applications running on it.

The deployment of virtual infrastructure is non-disruptive, since the user experiences are largely unchanged. However, virtual infrastructure gives administrators the advantage of managing pooled resources across the enterprise, allowing IT managers to be more responsive to dynamic organizational needs and to better leverage infrastructure investments.

  • Single OS image per machine

  • Software and hardware tightly coupled

  • Running multiple applications on same machine often creates conflict 

  • Hardware-independence of operating system and applications

  • Virtual machines can be provisioned to any system

  • Can manage OS and application as a single

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