1. Cost reduction
This is probably the main benefit: thanks to virtualization it’s possible to limit the number of hardware resources, reducing significant operational and maintenance costs, as well as electricity and air conditioning usage.
Moreover virtualization reduces downtimes and ineffective use of CPU resources through the increase of servers efficiency, by ensuring the optimization of the entire IT environment.
2. Uptime increase
Virtual servers have many advanced features that physical ones don’t have which help to improve uptime and business continuity. One of the main reasons of the increase is the isolation of resources which work separately, so that a single unit issue don’t affect the operation of the other ones, by allowing a major uptime maintenance.