Tag: Virtualization

Six ways to lower IT infrastructure costs

It’s the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses. The recession of the last decade led businesses to tighten their belts and weather the economic storm, with projects including virtualization and consolidation, exploration of fledgling cloud technologies, centralizing data centers, rethinking the way software is developed and more.

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Virtualization – A Look to the Future

Several years ago, we began using virtualization technologies as means to test servers and use resources more effectively. When VMware became a hypervisor, very few vendors actually supported a virtual infrastructure. So, virtualization was left behind in the classroom, and the development environment within numerous organizations.

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How Cloud is Getting Security Right

It really feels like we’ve crossed a new threshold in the whole cloud conversation. In working with cloud delivery models, conversations with new perspective customers are continuing to increase. Organizations are realizing real business gains by moving a part of their environment into some kind of cloud platform.

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Big Switch Networks Embraces VMware NSX

Looking to bridge a growing divide inside the data center Big Switch Networks announced today at the Open Network User Group (ONUG) Spring 2015 conference that its software-defined network (SDN) can now be integrated with NSX network virtualization software from VMware.

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How Data Center Virtualization Shrinks Physical Distance

Over the past couple of years lots of new technological buzz terms have come around. One of those revolves around “software-deigned” platforms that aim for entire data center virtualization, way beyond server virtualization alone. The idea is simple: to unify processes to make the IT environment easier to manage and more efficient.

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PTS Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solutions with Tintri and VMware

VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, is a key initiative for many organizations looking to reduce administrative overhead while providing a more secure, flexible and reliable desktop computing environment for end users. Proper planning and good decision making are required to ensure a successful deployment. Choosing the right virtualization platform to host the virtual desktop implementation is often the first major decision and can make or break the entire transformation.

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IBM Centers Offer Hands-On Time With Latest Data Center Tech

As part of an effort to help IT organizations make the transition to more modern data center environments, IBM has opened two Network Innovation Data Centers located in Dallas and Nice, France.

Rick Qualman, vice president of networking services for IBM, says the goal is provide customers’ IT teams with hands-on access to next-generation data center technology, including software-defined network (SDN), virtualization, and IT automation, that are being used to drive cloud computing deployments.

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Ushering in the Era of Commodity Storage in the Data Center

Just imagine, commodity servers and off-the-shelf drives as far as the eye can see. All being managed by virtual servers and logical controllers! Well, we’re not quite there yet, but the wheels of software-defined technologies are certainly pushing the modern data center into this direction.

Over the course of a few years, data center giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon began developing their own networking, servers, and even storage platforms. Why? Because it simply made sense for them.

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Solving the Data Center Paradox: Enabling Higher Performance at a Lower Cost

For the last decade, virtualization technology has proven itself and has become the most effective way to increase data center efficiency. While initially most of the efforts were on developing server virtualization technologies, the recent focus has been on developing advanced interconnect technologies that enable more efficient data communication between servers and storage. This recent trend is also a direct outcome of the adaptation of innovative data center architectures, such as the Scale-Out , In-Memory compute, and Solid State Drive-based storage systems that heavily depend on the level of functionality and performance that the interconnect can deliver.

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Five Ways Next-Gen Data Centers Will Be Different from Today’s

Cloud and virtualization will become the normal for the modern data center as new technologies improve density, efficiency and management. There is clear growth in both virtualization and cloud services all over the world. In fact, a recent Gartner report goes on to say that cloud computing will become the bulk of new IT spending by 2016.

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