Bare Metal vs Hypervisor: Which Is Right for Your Project?
As virtualization technology continues to evolve, so do the types of virtual servers used. When purchasing a server-based VDI solution, you may want to consider using a bare-metal solution if you can. This means that your VDI server will run on actual hardware with no virtualization software or components installed. A hypervisor is another type of virtualization that many enterprises are choosing. A hypervisor provides an operating system and other unique software for running multiple guest operating systems simultaneously on one physical machine. In other words, it creates a virtualized environment from the ground up with each new generation of hardware and software supporting it. This article will explore the pros and cons of both bare metal and hypervisors when building a fully supported VDI solution.
What is a Hypervisor?
A hypervisor is a software solution that runs multiple virtual machines (VMs) simultaneously, often on the same physical machine. A hypervisor can be implemented as a server-side solution or a client-side software solution. The two most popular hypervisor technologies are VMware and Citrix.
What is a Bare-Metal Solution?
A bare-metal solution is the least advanced form of virtualization. In a bare-metal solution, the host operating system (OS) and all its components are contained on a single physical machine. The virtual machines are contained on the same physical machine and run on the same hardware. In a bare-metal solution, there is no virtualization software or a hypervisor. As such, the installation process is very similar to other server-based solutions, with only some specific tasks required to be performed differently. Bare-metal solutions are usually single-user, single-vendor, and not intended for production environments. They are often based on x86-64 hardware with a single physical machine storing all the required software.
Which Is Better for Your Project?
Depending on your business needs, the best virtualization solution for your project may be a hypervisor or a bare-metal solution. There are pros and cons to each solution, and it’s important to carefully consider your requirements before making a decision. This article will help you understand which solution is right for your business.
Which One Should You Buy?
Both solutions have their merits and disadvantages, but in the end it will come down to your team’s needs and wants. For example, if you need remote access to your server farms from various locations, a remote-access hypervisor is the perfect solution. On the other hand, if your organization only needs access to your data centers from one location, a bare-metal server is the best choice. Because it will provide the same level of access from all your locations, a hypervisor only makes sense when one office has access to another office via remote access.
While each has its pros and cons, at the end of the day, it comes down to your team’s needs and wants. For example, if you only require access to your data centers from one location, a remote-access hypervisor is the best choice. However, if you need remote access to your server farms from various locations, a remote-access hypervisor is the perfect solution. Keep in mind that with any technology adoption, there will be challenges and obstacles. For example, implementing new technology can be very challenging, especially if the implementation is wrong. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider your requirements before making a decision.