Server prices may be decreasing, but the purchase price is only a small fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO). Server budgets expand rapidly once you factor in maintenance costs as well as cables, cards, rack space, adapters, switches, operating systems and software licensing costs. In addition, each new deployed server room cooling efficiency decreases server, which manages the electricity bill another notch. As hardware costs are also the costs of hiring and training personnel to operate and maintain the servers. The cost and complexity of managing a server is often beyond the technical and financial capacity of small enterprises that often lack in house IT staff. The economies of scale, which usually means that costs fall as the quantity to purchase a particular product increases, which operates in the server world. And this is what you're doing virtual dedicated servers in an attractive manner. You are probably more familiar with the concept of a virtual server. Many companies are beginning to distribute products such as VMware Infrastructure to create multiple virtual servers on one physical server. But the concept of a dedicated server virtual hosting is relatively new. In essence, it is rental resources remotely on a hosted server. However, unlike typical environment of shared server as a Web server, do not share any server operating system with other users. Virtual Dedicated Servers, for all intents and purposes, function exactly as if the applications running on a dedicated box. The server hosting company distributes a VMware infrastructure, partition physical server into multiple virtual machines. Each machine works exactly as if it were a single server. It has its own operating system instances, applications software, virtual processors, virtual memory, network, storage devices and even virtual BIOS. In fact, the only real difference between using a virtual dedicated server and dedicated server is the reduction of TOC that is difficult to achieve with other solutions. The cost savings do not have to start making capital expenditures for acquisition of the server. The costs are distributed monthly and was not made, the balance of the organization. This can not impress the IT people, but to call the attention of the CFO. However, the real cost savings come into play when you start looking at what else you should not buy. Most popular operating system software is included, so there goes the payment of licenses. The most common server software applications such as Exchange Server, can also be included, which further reduces costs. Thus for the money soon, you can implement a heavy server, configured according to specific needs, with minimal startup time. Works in progress include the fact that the server hosting company is responsible for maintenance and support, so the cost of spare parts was well disappear. No really, and shows up well to all people with "C" in its title. For more information about the virtual server dedicated to hosting InfinityVirtual technology. com. ————————————————– ———————— This is the first of a series of articles by Lisa Gecko.