What is a simplified deployment?

vmwareIn this article we compare a traditional deployment of a new server with how it works in a virtualised environment, to see if it is simplified.

 


Traditional deployment

Within a traditional environment, when a user comes to you with a request for a new service (email, web server, file or print services etc...) the deployment goes something like this...

  1. Establish the specification of the need
  2. Design a minimum specification for the server and components
  3. Purchase a new server
  4. Buy new air-conditioning, UPS, switches etc as needed
  5. Wait for delivery (typically a week or two)
  6. Install the physical machine and components
  7. Install the server software
  8. Install and configure the application software

 

Virtual deployment

With a virtualised environment, when the time comes to deploy a new server, typically it goes something like this...

  1. Clone (copy) from an existing template
  2. Install and configure the application software

 

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