What is a Virtual Data Center?

A virtual data center, also known as a, is a cloud-based IT solution that provides cost-savings as well as the ability to scale. It is a combination of server and network virtualization and allows multiple virtual machines to be run on one physical machine. This framework is unified and provides IT as a Service to applications and users on premises in a cloud or hybrid environment.

A VDC reduces the amount of time IT teams are spending maintaining physical hardware, allowing them to focus on more productive tasks like the deployment and management of business applications. It also reduces operational costs well as removing the need for expensive management and purchasing of hardware. It also reduces the power bill and energy consumption by keeping servers cool and running more efficiently.

With a VDC, IT administrators can easily add new capacity to meet rapid increases in bandwidth or other IT resource requirements. This is particularly beneficial for businesses experiencing seasonal business activity fluctuations as it allows IT staff to allocate more resources quickly and cost-effectively without incurring the cost of buying or installing new hardware.

Additionally by using a VDC, IT administrators can centrally manage and manage their entire IT infrastructure stack via one, simple management tool. This reduces overhead and allows IT to achieve higher levels of efficiency and productivity which can result in tangible business benefits such as lower costs and a higher level of productivity.