While not a brand new technology, computer virtualization offers a whole host of benefits to organizations that use it within their IT infrastructures. These benefits also carry over to fax servers, particularly RightFax servers. RightFax supports many virtualization platforms (VMware ESX and ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V) and uses the Dialogic Brooktrout SR140 FoIP software to implement servers into a virtualized environment. This SR140 software allows for seamless integration with many FoIP networks (Cisco, Avaya, etc.).
If you are unsure if your FoIP network is compatible with server virtualization, contact The Fax Guys today. Why should you choose fax server virtualization? There are several key benefits:
IT infrastructures can be sprawling and complex, especially for large organizations. The major benefit of using virtualization is that it significantly reduces the number of physical machines needed to be on premise by consolidating them and placing them onto a single server. This allows organizations to significantly reduce the size of their overall IT infrastructure. This new centralized point of administration presents a more streamlined server and management practices that boost efficiency across the entire IT department.
Server virtualization is not very expensive nor difficult to implement, and the cost savings that come along with it can far outweigh the initial investment. All that is required is a piece of virtual machine software and a physical server that meets the VM software requirements. By eliminating the amount of physical hardware on premise, organizations save money in many areas:
- IT hardware costs
- Utility bills
- IT hardware maintenance cost
- IT staff costs
The ROI of virtual fax servers will quickly become apparent once they are deployed.
Flexibility and Scalability
Virtualization also allows organizations to quickly scale their fax solution when periods of high growth come on quickly. When rapid growth is imminent, organizations must invest heavily in new IT infrastructure and new staff to support it. With a virtualized solution, scalability is much more seamless, and the staff it takes to support the server remains roughly the same size (if not unchanged).
Organizations that prioritize sustainability and low carbon footprints will feel right at home with virtualization. The technology allows organizations to significantly reduce their power consumption and the waste that comes with IT infrastructure management.
Deploy Virtualization at Your Organization Today
With a low cost of entry, fairly easy implementation, and heavy cost savings and efficiency, there are so many reasons why a virtualization is right for nearly any organization. To learn more about how it can be deployed at your organization, contact The Fax Guys today.