Learn how this organization realized a more than 80% reduction in physical server load at a fraction of the cost of other solutions-without adding to the already complex environment of host servers. Read the complimentary case study now.
This Taneja Group paper outlines a new technology that addresses increasing virtual complexity and radically simplifies IT infrastructure, without sacrificing functionality. Get your complimentary 17-page report now.
"All-Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp Special Edition, explores the expanding role of all-flash storage in the enterprise. Originally used to accelerate performance for dedicated, mission-critical applications, all-flash arrays are now replacing disk and hybrid-flash systems as the preferred storage systems for virtualized environments. At the same time, scale-out solutions have emerged that are designed to power the new cloud services of the future.
The book examines various elements of all-flash storage: how it evolved, and why you should now consider it for all of your primary applications. You get acquainted with the NetApp portfolio of all-flash storage solutions and learn how each is designed to meet the needs of a specific type of application environment.
You’ll also learn five strategies for making smart decisions about all-flash arrays for your next storage project. In that classic Dummies style, you’ll walk away with useful tips on how to select and deploy all-flash
This white paper describes the advantages of scale-out iSCSI storage in four areas-cost, high availability and disaster recovery, performance, and management-and illustrates how SANs provide better overall support for virtualized environments.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Apr 09, 2014
This IDC Executive Brief will discuss the evolution and challenges of data protection for virtual environments and how a modern data protection solution can enable both virtualization professionals and storage managers to perform successful backups, but more importantly guaranteed restores.
This comprehensive white paper applies automation and ITIL best practices to the data center and reviews current industry trends, server automation energy usage issues and a variety of optimization strategies for data center improvement. The effects of virtualization are explored in-depth. Includes detailed sections on increasing operational efficiency using workflow analysis, automating and optimizing server change management, reducing infrastructure complexity and developing security, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures. Step by step instructions for developing metrics and a business case to justify data center and server automation are included.
This paper outlines some of the important considerations for encrypting data on tape, and is intended to help IT administrators make the right decision for their environment and their company's data security needs.
Enter Quest Software's vRanger. It's easy to install, scales with your ever-increasing virtualization needs and is blazing fast. How fast is it? You'll cut backup time in half - while using less storage space.
Virtualization reduces the number of physical servers IT needs to provision and maintain, but it also transforms the data protection paradigm. Now businesses can recover from failures in minutes, not hours, with unprecedented affordability. The key to achieving the best business uptime and cost savings is the effective design of storage management and data protection. This white paper outlines an end-to-end storage and data protection architecture optimized for VMware vSphere and Microsoft® Hyper-V environments.
IT has never been more important to doing business, which means that IT infrastructure must be simpler, smarter, faster, more flexible, and more business-aligned than ever. New service delivery models are driving new Tier-1 storage requirements that reveal how the traditional focus on performance and availability are clearly not enough to support virtualization, ITaaS, and new cloud service delivery models. The world is moving rapidly towards a New Style of IT, and will leave behind any business that doesn’t adapt even more rapidly. Is your storage ready?
Dive into this comprehensive eBook to get the details you need for starting virtualization. Written by
Brian Suhr, author of the blogs Data Center Zombie and VirtualizeTips, and edited by Sachin Chheda of Nutanix™, you get all the detailed analysis and key points to consider, including:
? Architectural Principles
? Building Blocks ? Infrastructure Alternatives ? Storage Requirements ? Compute Sizing
"Virtualization introduces new challenges for managing your data center. Applications now compete for shared resources such as storage, CPU cycles and memory, often causing performance bottlenecks and unhappy customers. This paper details 20 metrics that indicate when capacity issues are occurring and recommends a corresponding tool that will analyze the data and resolve your VM performance issues.
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Virtualization helps you get the most from your investments, and is a flexible, powerful way to get things done. But what happens when you encounter problems with virtualization? Native tools aren’t powerful enough when you have questions about your virtual infrastructure and its capacity.
In this new technical brief, see how you can properly size your VMs, measure VM density, find virtual infrastructure waste, measure storage latency – and more! – with a free, powerful tool. Discover the top 10 ways Foglight for Virtualization, Free Edition, can help you with virtualization challenges. Read this technical brief today.
Virtualization was supposed to be the disruptive technology that saved IT. The cost savings from consolidation and the ease at which applications can be deployed promised to vastly improve delivery of IT services, free up IT staff to work on other projects, and not strain budgets.
Unfortunately, lack of insight into IT resource status in highly virtualized environments and the complexity of the interactions between server, storage, and network elements have added to IT staff manual workloads and led most companies to dedicate too much time to operations and not enough time to innovation. This basically negates the major benefits of virtualization.
"Cloud computing, also known as 'IT as a Service', is predicated on delivering IT services on demand, an idea that has support from business leaders as a way to better align IT with business operations. Cloud computing has two key requirements: virtualized applications and seamless support and integration between the server, networking, storage and hypervisor components.
In this paper, we explore these concepts and highlight the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components-with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture."
The growth of virtualization has fundamentally changed the data center and raised numerous questions about data security and privacy. In fact, security concerns are the largest barrier to cloud adoption. Read this e-Book and learn how to protect sensitive data and demonstrate compliance.
Virtualization is the creation of a logical rather than an actual physical version of something. such as a storage device, hardware platform, operating system, database or network resource. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving resilience, scalability and performance and lowering costs. Virtualization is part of an overall trend in enterprise IT towards autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on an activity or set of activities. This means organizations use or pay for computing resources only as they need them.
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