Our virtualisation is based upon VMware, this technology allows a number of servers of different operating environments to run on a single platform. The platforms' resources are segmented and assigned to individual virtual servers. Each server is contained in its own environment so that one server cannot see another’s data or users.
Another benefit of virtualisation is that it is a flexible resource. Resource can be added and subtracted without the need to restart the server, a function particularly useful if systems have heavy loading at certain times of the year or day.