NetApp has been providing advanced storage features to VMware ESX solutions since the product began shipping in 2001. During that time, NetApp has developed operational guidelines for the FAS systems and ESX Server. This technical report reviews the best practices for implementing VMware® Virtual Infrastructure on NetApp fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems.
As organizations continue to deploy server virtualization, questions have shifted from "if" to "how." Out of all 220 inquiries Forrester's IT infrastructure and operations team answered on data centers, servers, and virtual appliances in 2008 to date, 72 were specifically in regard to server virtualization. These IT professionals' most common inquiries addressed vendor comparison, optimum physical to virtual consolidation ratios, expected ROI, and situation-specific concerns regarding the possible benefits that virtual servers could provide. These inquiries came from organizations in the early stages of implementing server virtualization — if you are considering or are in the process of implementing, you too should be asking these questions.
Mid-sized businesses have long struggled to protect their IT systems. Many firms are inadequately protected and mistakenly think that a disaster is rare and won’t happen to them anytime soon. This custom Yankee Group Report uses customer interviews, statistical data and Yankee Group SMB survey results to examine disaster recovery (DR) issues.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jul 16, 2009
The Business Ready Configurations for Dell PowerEdge blade servers, Dell EqualLogic SAN, and VMware Infrastructure provides a detailed reference architecture for deploying and using VMware virtualization on Dell blades and iSCSI storage environments. The Dell PowerEdge M1000e supports the recently announced 11th generation Dell PowerEdge M610 and M710 blade servers based on the new Intel Xeon processors.
Companies have rapidly adopted server virtualization over the past few years, but there are big differences in their use of the technology. Most companies are able to reduce server hardware spending, but many don't realize an ongoing reduction in management costs.
Frustrated by the costs of maintain ever larger data centers-or building new ones-many companies are exploring virtualization. Virtualization lets your IT staff turn your data center into an internal cloud of computing resources controlled by a single virtual data center operating system (VDC-OS).
In an economic environment that is repeatedly heralding the message "do more with less" the efficiency of hypervisors are an oft-overlooked aspect of virtual infrastructure acquisition that has massive impact on total price.
Today's use of virtualization technology allows IT professionals to automatically manage the resources of the physical server to efficiently support multiple operating systems, each supporting different applications. This IDC Technology Assessment presents IDC's view of how virtualization technologies are impacting and will continue to impact operating environments and the operating environment market near- and long-term.
VMware virtualization enables customers to reduce their server TCO and quickly delivers signification ROI. This paper describes commonly used TCO models and looks at several case studies that apply TCO models to virtualization projects. Learn more.
Virtualization has made compute infrastructure and storage
infrastructure an order of magnitude more flexible, yielding huge
gains in IT efficiency. However, the network has not achieved the
same efficiency gains. Unlike the advancements in compute and
storage virtualization, networking has not kept pace, and has
become a barrier to achieving the promise of enterprise cloud
computing. As enterprise IT continues its transition to the Cloud
Era, the data center network is once again taking center stage.
With real storage virtualization, according to the report, you can improve operational efficiency and drive down costs. And you can do this without sacrificing - or while even improving flexibility - giving you the ability to "continuously migrate" applications as a part of normal business operations
With the arrival of Dell 12th generation servers (12G) and Microsoft Windows Server 2012, your organization can now significantly simplify Windows Server deployment.
Window Server 2012 delivers a number of new enhancements and features over your current Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 infrastructure. With Windows Server 2012, your organization can benefit from improved virtualization, identity and access control management, graphical interface, storage and networking, and Web and application hosting.
Dell 12G servers provide a powerful platform for Windows Server 2012 and its advanced features, giving your organization better performance, reliability and management, all of which improve return on investment (ROI) and your bottom line. For more information on powering Dell servers with Windows Server 2012, see www.dell.com/ws2012.
Improvements in scalability, availability, performance, and functionality of midrange storage systems have blurred the boundaries between network-attached, midrange, and high-end storage systems. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders understand storage vendors' strategies and market strengths.
Storage plays a critical role in the datacenter. To keep up with the performance, capacity, availability, and efficiency needs of today’s enterprise, storage is undergoing a transformation by leveraging flash, high-capacity disks, and integrated data management. This paper discusses how Nimble Storage’s flash-optimized architecture is engineered to accelerate applications, scale performance and capacity, protect data, and make IT more productive and empowered.
Storage is a critical factor when virtualizing your business-critical applications like Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Oracle databases. What features should you look for when selecting a storage vendor? Download this tech overview to learn how flash-optimized Nimble Storage accelerates performance, maximizes utilization, and cost-effectively protects your mission-critical data.
Collaboration and email applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint are critical for business productivity. But care needs to be taken in selecting the right infrastructure for hosting these applications. Download this technical overview and learn how VMware, Cisco, and Nimble Storage have developed a pre-validated reference architecture that delivers industry-leading performance, data protection, and management simplicity.
Understanding the latest developments in storage technology is crucial when planning a virtual server storage architecture, and choosing the wrong storage architecture can dramatically impair your ability to provide application resources and recoverability. This best practices guide will show you how to lay the foundation for an efficient, easy-to-manage storage environment.
Nimble Storage’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL™) is the industry’s first flash-optimized storage designed from the ground up to maximize efficiency. In this product brief, you’ll learn how Nimble Storage customers run more workloads with less storage infrastructure, protect more data, and streamline data management so they can focus on higher-value projects.
It’s easy to underestimate the performance and capacity requirements for VDI storage, and missteps now can lead to expensive problems later. In “Risk-Free Storage for VDI,” you’ll learn how Nimble Storage delivers responsive performance to handle peak VDI workloads, integrated data protection, and instant backups and restores—all for dramatically less than you’re paying now.
Get this 36-page technical report and learn how to deploy 1,000 virtual desktops using VMware View 5.1 with VMware vSphere 5, Cisco UCS, and a single 3U Nimble Storage array. This validated solution provides efficient infrastructure, adaptive performance, rapid provisioning, linear scalability, and dramatically simplified management.
Whitepaper describing the function and benefits of SAP applications built on flexpod. FlexPod is a prevalidated configuration that delivers a virtualized data center in a rack composed of leading computing, networking, storage, and infrastructure software components.
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