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Integrating Server Virtualization With Video and Audio Technologies

A Contributed Article by Deney Dentel, CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc.

The use of Servers in the Modern days:

Whereas servers have found their importance in the modern day, they still existed back in the day. The difference between old ones and the modern ones is the constant improvement in their technology like memory capacity and their bandwidth. Their functions have remained the same; which is to host files. Additionally, servers are reliable since they are unseen, untouched and unused like the same way that we do to our personal computers. With seamless connectivity, file management can be done remotely anytime and anywhere in the world.

Servers virtualization solution have found their importance recently as they provide a central place for data back-up. This is because in a practical situation, without a centralized place for storage, there cannot be order and data will be stored haphazardly.

Flow of audio and video data within the network:

There has been a consistent and a continual improvement of the quality of both audio and video data that is displayed on the internet for others the world to access. This is because TV shows, radio broadcasts and various other video clips can all be transmitted through the network. The optic fiber has to a great extent increased the bandwidth of data that flows through the network. An advantage of the optic fiber is that video conferences can take place though the internet at high definition (HD). Whether it is through long or short distances, the network can allow for data flow at cut-throat speeds.

The use of Virtualization:

Many companies are adopting the idea of virtualization due to different reasons. Some do so in order to address technical issues while other are just financially motivated. Either way, virtualization serves several purposes. Conservation of space through consolidation of files is one reason. Companies will merge several machines into a server which is operating in a virtual environment. Additionally, redundancy is reduced as similar applications will be run on one server as opposed to them running on several servers. Thus if one fails, there is a second option which serves as back-up.

Further to this, virtualization enables for switching of one system to another in the event a server becomes obsolete. With the migration technology, servers can be moved from one point t to another. Even if the processors of machines are different, it is still possible to move the servers although these processors should be from one manufacturer.

Integrating multimedia technologies with Server Virtualization:

For successful integration of multimedia technologies with server virtualization, there has to be hardware that supports both technologies. Audio and video data are voluminous data and since there is a huge demand for them, they require systems that are much more stable and reliable. An advantage of implementation of this integration technology enables managing of massive amounts of data from any place. Additionally, errors associated with this kind of file hosting are minimized.

The truth about optimization of servers and using virtualization is that they require each resource which data passes through to be fully utilized. For example using hardware that is obsolete will not produce the desired result even if the network equipment is up-to date. Every tool needs to be efficient and working properly.

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Author the Author

Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a Health care solutions with HIMSS portland, Oregon and also cloud computing service provider company. Deney is the only localised and authorised  IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:15 AM by David Marshall
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