According to Forrester's survey of IT decision makers, 77% planned to deploy server virtualization by the end of 2013. The heart of virtualization is the Virtual Machine (VM), an isolated software container with an operating system and application inside. Because each VM is completely separate and independent, many of them can run simultaneously on a single computer and use as much of the host's computing resources as it requires. A thin layer of software, called a hypervisor, decouples the VMs from the host and dynamically allocates computing resources (CPU, memory, hard disk, network, etc.) to each one as needed.
Consolidates underutilized hardware and gets vastly higher productivity from fewer servers
Streamlines IT management, maintenance and deployment of new applications
Delivers high availability by minimizing downtime for repair, replacement or failures
Cuts capital, operating and IT costs
Simplifies disaster recovery
Many customers have implemented ExpertRPS for remittance processing in a virtual environment using VMware (ESX and VSphere) or Microsoft's Hyper V software. ExpertRPS is installed in much the same way it would be deployed to physical server hardware. However, instead of having dedicated recognition, application and database servers for ExpertRPS, these can all be installed in a single VM. Virtual servers cannot be distinguished from physical servers by end users.
Configurations vary greatly by customer, but in general, hardware requirements are roughly equivalent to the corresponding physical server configurations, especially in terms of disk space and CPU performance. Adjustments to CPU and memory utilization will be required if ExpertRPS' virtual environment is shared with additional applications. Contact us for technical guidance on setting up your virtual environment.