Does your team spend endless hours on moving files, swapping parts, rendering projects, and troubleshooting issues in their PCs? Well, then this video is for you! Because in the past couple of weeks, we have talked about Storage Servers which help your team access files from a single unified location.
But today, we’re taking this one step further and talking about Virtual Machines that let your team access full-fledged compute power from a single unified location. Do you need more cores for your lead editor? Done. Does your 3D Artist need more VRAM? That’s possible too – without buying any new computer. It almost seems impossible, but this is the power of Virtual Machines deployed over a Private Cloud.
Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself – let’s start from the beginning.
The Tech Explained
So what is a virtual GPU or a virtual machine? Exactly as it sounds… It’s a computer which is made virtually inside another big computer. #computer-ception.
Imagine you have a server with 64 cores. Using virtual machine software like VMware, you could create 32 virtual computers with 2 core processors, which 32 people can use simultaneously. These 2 core CPUs don’t actually exist but are virtually made by dividing your 64-Core Server CPU into 32 equal parts.
Private Cloud Advantages
So, hopefully, that explanation gave you some clarity on what Virtual Machines are. Now let’s talk about the differences. When compared to individual workstations, how do these VMs make a difference?
Number one is simply unmatched flexibility. Because these are virtual machines, they can be accessed through the local network or even through the cloud. This means your team can work on anything from anywhere without compromising performance. And onboarding new team members becomes super easy, because you don’t have to buy a new Workstation anymore, you can simply split your servers into more VMs.
Similarly, like we mentioned at the start, if you need more power for a large project, you can increase the power of a single system by allocating more resources to that particular machine. The possibilities and customization you get are literally endless.
That’s the number one benefit. Number two is just less hassle. One common issue across teams is inconsistent software versions. One PC has the 2023 version, another PC has the 2021 version, causing stability issues. But with Virtual Machines, you can simply do one software update, and that will be reflected across your entire chain of VMs. So management & maintenance becomes super hassle-free.
Ok, but all being said and done – Deploying this kind of an IT Solution is no easy task. But that’s where TheMVP can help. We’ve been providing custom hardware solutions for over the past 6 years so if you’re looking for something like this for your Team or your business – feel free to get in touch