Why is that I will have better redundancy on properly planned virtual servers environment?
When your network is setup on a standard server (hardware based), there are some components of the server that allow for redundancy – for example: dual power supply, multiple drives in RAID configuration. The problem starts with a failure of your server system board. In events like this one, you are stuck with a dead server, with storage that is unique to the controller in the server, and not too many options to get up and running on other hardware. Now let’s see this in a virtual server with your server programs running as virtual images. Assuming you are in the same place and you lost the system board in the server that hosts the virtual machine, your options might be as simple as taking a strong new workstation with enough ram, and load the virtual machines of the servers (it is a bit more than this, but that is the main idea). In ANY event, we always recommend that you will have a secondary server, even if you choose to go with virtual machines. Having a server down is a very expensive situation for a business, and having that redundancy in place is very important. We can discuss this in great detail with you and go over any questions you may have.