The rise of virtualization as a business tool has dramatically enhanced server and primary storage utilization. By
allowing multiple operating systems and applications to run on a single physical server, organizations can significantly
lower their hardware costs and take advantage of efficiency and agility improvements as more and more
tasks become automated. This also alleviates the pain of fragmented IT ecosystems and incompatible data silos.
Currently, this virtualization juggernaut shows no sign of slowing. As businesses recognize the potential for
increased reliability and scalability offered by virtual technology, they are ramping up their investments in data
center modernization and upgrading. In fact, 33 percent of the respondents to a recent ESG survey on cloud
usage said that making greater use of server virtualization was one of their top five spending priorities for the
next 12 to 18 months.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
ASG's Business Service PortfolioT (BSPT) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.
So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.
The cloud, virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) help make IT's life easier — and the whole organization more agile — but each of these features also presents serious security challenges. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to managing security in the enterprise 2.0 world, the enhanced security features and user-centric offerings in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 make security a much more comfortable proposition for IT. Read this technology brief to learn how Windows Server 2012 helps to mitigate risks and streamline compliance, as well.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
Social networking, an increasingly mobile workforce, virtualization technology, cloud computing and more have affected every department in the enterprise, including IT. As technology continues to advance and the new reality is based on an infrastructure that includes physical, virtual, and cloud resources, IT departments need to find new ways of managing and securing this vastly different technology ecosystem. Read this white paper to learn the myriad of benefits that cloud-driven technology can provide, including reclaiming your IT team as the central nervous system of the organization!
Due to a multiplicity of users, threats and data, security has become a huge endeavor. The logical approach to solving this problem is the creation of a virtual infrastructure that can accommodate the requirements of a robust network environment, but greatly reduce the need for hardware. This white paper from BlueCoat explains the components that together make a virtualized, consolidated security infrastructure practical.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 09, 2013
Linux has proven to be a key element for successful datacenter modernization. Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers cross-architecture standardization to a single operating system (OS) and provides a target platform for migrating mission critical workloads. For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux datacenter modernization watch the webinar here.
This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment.
Today, enterprises are more dependent on having robust, agile IT solutions than ever before. The move to virtualization and cloud technologies have helped address the need for agility and speed, but they can also be complex to operate.
Every industry is going through digital transformation. Whether retail, manufacturing, media, finance, or software - in order to survive organizations are changing the way they operate in order to meet the demands of today’s connected customers. Whether it’s Uber redefining urban transportation for consumers, Slack enabling teams to collaborate in totally new ways, or Docker rivaling legacy virtualization providers, innovation is being powered by technology, and it’s happening faster than ever before.
"The performance, availability, and data protection associated with tier-1 applications were easy to meet when one application mapped to one server and a dedicated storage system. But to carry these features into a virtual world with pooled, shared storage systems and unpredictable workloads creates new demands.
In order to reach an agile state in your business, access this white paper now to gain insight into innovative solutions catered to these new challenging demands."
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 22, 2013
As technology continues to advance and the new reality is based on an infrastructure that includes physical, virtual and cloud resources, IT departments need to find new ways of managing and securing this vastly different technology ecosystem.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Virtualization and clustering can bring many benefits to your business—better IT asset utilization, improved business continuity and improved operational efficiency. At the same time, virtualization can create a new level of complexity for IT. This white paper describes some of the technical challenges inherent in managing these complex environments and recommends strategies for successful deployment that will maximize the value of virtualization technology in your organization.
A range of business issues are driving IT towards desktop virtualization. One solution-Citrix XenDesktop with FlexCast technology-helps IT teams empower their workforces, one project at a time. See the trends driving the adoption of virtual desktops and the top use cases IT teams are deploying today.
The growing strategic value of desktop virtualization technology is advancing quickly, providing new ways to enable business mobility and increase the flexibility that organizations need to thrive. Read this white paper to see how falling cost factors in every part of the desktop virtualization architecture making it more affordable than ever.
Discover how NetApp is addressing the challenges of government agencies moving to private, public and hybrid cloud models with a shared storage infrastructure. Read this informative paper to learn more.
Every financial services firm understands the importance of data. More is better. Sooner is better. Accessing it, understanding it, and taking advantage of it before the competition is better.
In the mid-2000s, Financial Services was the first industry to strongly adopt data virtualization as a disruptive, new technology for accessing and integrating more data, faster and more easily than ever before.
Buy and sell side groups at the largest institutions led the charge, followed soon after by risk management and compliance units. The leading mutual fund providers, along with hedge funds, led the next wave of adoption. In recent years, commercial banks and insurers have accelerated their use of data virtualization. And today, analyst firms such as Gartner, Inc. and Forrester project continued data virtualization adoption for both first-time use at new firms and expanded deployments at existing sites.
This whitepaper provides 10 examples of TIBCO Data Virtualization enabled application
Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Oct 06, 2011
Significant differences exist in uptake of the different flavours of desktop virtualisation, for example in VDI the shared-server approach is more prevalent than 'one server per client'. It is likely that more organisations will seek the economies of scale offered by the shared server approach than those looking at the one server per desktop approach to deliver 'higher performance' desktops. However, there will be situations where centralising the management and other operational elements of a desktop estate by employing a one server per desktop approach are appropriate.
Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers and in their data centers to simplify administration and to reduce management chores and operating costs while maintaining reliability and safeguarding against disasters. Seeing the significant benefits virtualization delivers in those environments, companies are now looking to apply the same technology to their desktop computers.
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