virtualization

Flexible Service Model

Our philosophy at icorp includes having a “Flexible Service Model” which we can adapt to your special requirements using measurable goals that help us satisfy the expectations stated in the SLA—all without sacrificing technical and economic competitiveness.

The ability to easily transform our generalized services into tailored, turnkey solutions has become one of the most important competitive benefits that icorp offers.

VMware offers the world’s most complete virtualization portfolio—from data center to cloud to desktop. VMware pioneered virtualization in the x86 platform and from its beginnings in 1998 has been recognized as the world leader in the virtualization of computer systems.

Microsoft Hyper-V is a powerful virtualization tool for computer systems that offers world-class support and an enterprise-class virtualization platform that is widely used, reliable, and easy to administer. It is included in some versions of Windows Server, which can save on licensing.

Virtualization is the use of software to create a representation of a technological resource, whether it is a hardware platform, operating system, storage device or other networked resource.

There are different forms of virtualization. It is possible to virtualize the server hardware and the server software, as well as virtualize user sessions and applications. A desktop computer can also be a host for several virtual machines.

According to VMware, it is through virtualization that the most important IT challenge is addressed—the proliferation of infrastructure that forces IT departments to allocate 70% of their budget for maintenance. This leaves scant resources left to invest in innovation.

The difficulty begins with today's x86 server architecture—it is designed to run a single operation system and a single application at a time. As a result, even small data centers must deploy multiple servers, with each operating at only between 5-15% of its capacity, which is inefficient from any point of view.

Virtualization software solves this problem by turning a single physical server into a host that supports multiple and diverse operating systems and applications. Each separate virtual machine is independent from the others and uses the resources of the host computer.

A virtual infrastructure is a dynamic mapping of physical resources from the point of view of the needs of the business. A virtual machine represents the physical resources of a single computer, while a virtual infrastructure represents the physical resources of the totality of the IT environment, thus bringing together the x86 computers and their associated network and storage systems into a unified pool of IT resources.

This innovative approach enables organizations to create an IT infrastructure with greater utilization levels, availability, and automation, and with the flexibility to use industry-standard, economical server components.

The enterprises that have adopted virtual infrastructure solutions have enjoyed positive results, including:

  • Utilization rates from 60-80% for x86 servers versus 5-15% in non-virtualized hardware.
  • The capacity needed for provisioning new applications can be determined in minutes instead of days or weeks.
  • An 85% improvement in recovery time from unplanned downtime.
We offer two levels of virtualization:

A good start is to begin with the virtualization of one or two servers. The next step is to add a cluster of servers to a single consolidated resource. For example, instead of having 20 servers running at 15% capacity, the hardware (and its associated costs) can be reduced to 4 servers, with each one running at 80%.

It is through virtualization that secured virtual desktop environments can be provided to employees who work in remote branch offices. Virtual desktop solutions increase business flexibility, simplify administration and reduce costs.

The main benefits of a virtualization solution are:

  • Increased productivity in the IT department as well as for every employee.
  • Centralized and simplified global management.
  • Up to 80% increase in server utilization.
  • Reduction in hardware requirements in ratios of 10:1 or better.
  • Reduction by half for operating and capital expenses, with annual savings of more than 1,500 USD per virtualized server.
  • High availability of applications, solid and profitable.
  • Improved responsiveness.
  • Improved business continuity without loss of service.
  • Lower energy consumption by physical servers helps the environment.

We are certified by the supplier.

Turnkey projects

We work in conjunction with your IT staff to deliver turnkey solutions that meet your business objectives by enabling the efficient use of resources. We help you to integrate and set solutions in motion so that your IT staff can better concentrate their efforts on developing business strategy instead of spending their time with maintenance and operations.

Effective and efficient service

Security can also be offered as an effective and efficient service that is based in software—unlinked from physical devices, and integrated and applied exactly where it is needed, without having to update hardware. The virtual workloads can be moved and scaled without security constraints or the need for specialized devices.

The services included are:

  • Integrated firewall protection.
  • Optimized gateway services.
  • Open architecture.

We are certified by each supplier.