Three out of four IT departments have implemented or are planning to implement virtualization. Of those that are currently using virtualization, 45 percent of new server deployments within the new year will be virtualized.

UNC has chosen VMWare to handle all of its virtuilization needs. VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system. VMware software virtualizes the hardware for a video adapter, a network adapter, and hard disk adapters. The host provides pass-through drivers for guest USB, serial, and parallel devices. In this way, VMware virtual machines become highly portable between computers, because every host looks nearly identical to the guest. In practice, a systems administrator can pause operations on a virtual machine guest, move or copy that guest to another physical computer, and there resume execution exactly at the point of suspension. Alternately, for enterprise servers, a feature called VMotion allows the migration of operational guest virtual machines between similar but separate hardware hosts sharing the same storage.

Whether your host is Windows or Linux, UNC can set up VMWare in nearly any environment. We have experiance in setting up VMware ESX Server (formerly called "ESX Server") VMware Server (formerly called "GSX Server"), and the all new VMWare ESXi.