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Working On the Move with Virtualization Solutions

Working On the Move with Virtualization Solutions

Working On the Move with Virtualization Solutions

The three most popular electronic devices used nowadays are:

  1. The personal computing device – laptop, tablet, etc.
  2. The personal communication device – mobile phones.Cloudtweaks - Dell
  3. The personal entertainment device – iPod, Zune, etc

Now, what is the common attribute they all share? MOBILITY.

However, mobility has been there even before the whole virtualization/cloud computing craze began. Therefore, why do you need virtualization solutions as provided by Dell for a mobile lifestyle? The answer is similar to that of the following question:

If you have a 20-year old Chevy to take you from Point A to Point B, why would you prefer a new Cadillac? The answer: To get there faster, and more comfortably.

Thus, virtualization does not merely give you mobility, but enhanced mobility.

Consider the following scenario:

You are stuck in a massive traffic snarl due to a major pileup. Suddenly, you receive an urgent call on your mobile phone from an important client asking for some data that is present in your company database. Unfortunately, the data is confidential and you wouldn’t want to ask your secretary to retrieve it using your password. In this situation, mobility as provided by a standard mobile phone is of no help (in fact, by making you reachable, it may have had actually the opposite effect).

Now, consider your phone is equipped with enhanced mobility as provided by Dell virtualization solutions. Thus, although the data may not be present on your phone, you can actually get into the cloud and access it, without getting up from your seat. Thus mobility powered by virtualization saves the day, and your business relationship.

Getting away from work, enhanced mobility can cater to your entertainment needs as well. After the client is satisfied, you are still stuck in traffic and feel the sudden urge to listen to the latest chartbuster but don’t have it on your iPod. With enhanced mobility, you buy the song from iTunes by logging on to the Internet, and save it on the cloud to be able to access from any place on any device. Major providers like Apple and Amazon have realized the importance of enhanced mobility and have invested millions in virtualization solutions.

Many experts believe that the three personal devices mentioned at the beginning of this article will eventually merge into one. In fact, the trend has already started with the iPhone incorporating all the features of the iPod. However, there will be a limit on the computing power and storage, because there’s only this much you can pack onto a handheld device. It is virtualization through cloud computing that can allow one to transcend these limits.

Here are some of the immense possibilities that cloud computing can bring to a single handheld device:

  • Payments for purchases.
  • Supercomputer-level processing speeds.
  • Access to unlimited memory.

Here, the device will behave like a thin client with minimal computing power; it will be geared more towards communicating with the cloud which will serve all processing and storage needs. Now, this will be the ultimate mobility device. While it will still require access to the Internet to function, the day is not far when even in places of no terrestrial Internet access, a handheld device can use satellites to get online. Thus, the whole world will be your playground (or workspace, depending on how you see it).

Dell is one of the leading providers of virtualization solutions that can help your business make the maximum use of enhanced mobility. And unlike the cost of the new Cadillac as compared to the 20-year old Chevy mentioned before, the cost of going on the cloud is much lower.

By Sourya Biswas

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DellSponsored By Dell Virtualization Technology and Virtualization Management Services

sourya

Sourya Biswas is a former risk analyst who has worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a freelance journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, he has decided to pursue further studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he has completed his MBA. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. He is also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and has been a prolific writer to CloudTweaks over the years... http://www.cloudtweaks.com/author/sourya/

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