With a new update to Google’s Search Engine algorithm being released, changing the way websites are ranked and listed, sites that are optimized for mobile browsers are rewarded with a better “score” from Google. Before this update was rolled out, all you would have needed to stay up in the rankings on Google’s search engine was a well built and optimized desktop-oriented website. However, with mobile traffic accounting for well over half of those who are browsing the internet, there is a large opportunity for benefit.
For the sake of this article we are going to focus on the virtualization of a dedicated server using a software product. While some people may argue this isn’t a true cloud environment until some other factors are addressed, we will keep things simple here. Products that could be used to achieve virtualization might be VMWare, Virtuozzo, Xen/Citrix, Hyper-V, or any other flavor you might be comfortable using in a production environment. While each version has it’s own pros and cons, we will focus on the general idea of virtualization as a whole and what it can do for your business.