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Choose a Virtual Dedicated Server Hosting Company that Supports Uploading Your Own Virtual Machine

Submitted By: Lisa Gecko | Category: Choosing a Host | Total Views: 3027 | Word Count: 473

Published on October 19, 2010, read more web hosting articles here.


Virtual dedicated server companies that allow customers to upload virtual machines offer tremendous benefits over those who require their users to use the hosting company's templates or server images. Uploading a virtual machine allows you to convert a physical server to a virtual one, use an existing virtual server image, upload server files to a virtual hosting company, or have a hosting company put the virtual server in their environment for you.

Uploading a virtual machine is a great option if you already have a perfect server or don't have access to your server's original installation media. VM upload also lets you implement a development environment for your physical or alternate virtual infrastructure, or use a hosted solution for disaster recovery or business continuity.


Prevent Downtime in Your Production Environment

By uploading a virtual server, all you need to safely update your operating system is to take a snapshot of your hosted virtual environment, load it on a local workstation or a development VM, install all the desired updates, and test it thoroughly before adding the updated server.


Save Time and Customize Your Server

Before virtualization, loading similar applications or operating systems on identical hardware required tedious installation and removal of each variation on the same physical box. Uploading a disk image to a virtual machine gives you the ability to create parallel test environments, saving you time.

Building a custom server or operating system from scratch is also time-consuming, even with excellent configuration management tools, but with a VM upload, you can create and duplicate a disk image that can then be uploaded easily�and quickly. VM upload also lets you build identical, reproducible machines, so that your web site runs smoothly and predictably, with no loss of data, and no downtime. Additionally, you can take an old or misbehaving web server off-line and replace it instantly.

If your development team needs access to your legacy system, VM upload allows you to keep your necessary system as an image locally and put it into an active testing environment only when you need it.


Save Money with a Flexible, Efficient Testing and Production Environment

As businesses grow, so does the need for more virtual servers. Virtualization gives you the flexibility to have as many servers as you need, immediately, and VM upload gives you the ability to take advantage of that flexibility. You'll save money by avoiding the costly turnaround time for bringing physical servers online.


Customization without the High Cost from Infinitely Virtual

Infinitely Virtual�s VM upload supports image import from all major virtualization vendors and offers virtual dedicated servers with the revolutionary Enterprise Virtualization Environment (E.V.E.), including features like NetApp SAN with RAID-DP, VMware HA clustering, clustered enterprise firewalls, guarantees 100% uptime, and nightly server backup. To learn more about uploading your own VM to an Infinitely Virtual virtual server, call Infinitely Virtual at (866) 257-8455 or request more information at www.InfinitelyVirtual.com.

About the Author
Lisa Gecko is a staff writer for InfinitelyVirtual.com

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