B-Comp Tech-Talk: Technical Jargon Explained

This Month: Physical Server vs. Virtual Server  

Welcome to B-Comp Tech-Talk: a monthly blog series that explains technical jargon in simple terms. Last month we focused on remote computer support. This month we will explain the differences between a physical server and a virtual server.

A physical server is exactly what the name implies: it is a physical structure that contains hardware to house the operating system (OS), computer processing, memory, data storage and networks required to run your business applications on a daily basis. This structure needs to be kept in a climate-controlled, well-ventilated environment that is constantly maintained/monitored and protected from unauthorized access. Situations such as power outages or physical damage to your server building could have a devastating effect on your business. It is vital that you run system backups often and have disaster recovery plans in place in order to protect your company’s information and customer data.

A virtual server replaces the traditional operating system with Hyper-V virtualization or another type of hypervisor. Hyper-V is a Microsoft product that allows a server to be manipulated so it can be shared by multiple operating systems. A single specialized computer can host and manage multiple servers or operating systems. Businesses can streamline their IT solutions to save time and money because every machine has its own virtual hardware that can be moved around as needed.

Benefits of Virtual Servers

  • Save money on scaling IT infrastructure up or down
  • Easily reassign or free up resources
  • Save space with consolidation
  • Quickly set up new server environments
  • Reduce server downtime by monitoring utilization/consumption
  • Run multiple virtual machines on the same hardware
  • Provide remote connectivity with security

If you are looking for ways to streamline your business in Colorado, a virtual server setup may be beneficial.

Virtual Server Setup in Broomfield with B-Comp Services

B-Comp Services is an IT solutions and support company that has the in-house expertise to help your company set up a virtual server in Broomfield, Colorado. From Hyper-V implementation to server support to cloud migration, we offer the full range of IT support to help your company operate as efficiently, securely and reliably as possible.

To learn more about physical or virtual servers for your business, contact B-Comp Services at (303) 282-4934 or visit us online by clicking here.