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.
IBM open-standards-based service delivery and management solutions can control costs, enhance performance and increase security to help organizations achieve the full benefits of cloud and virtualization - while maintaining service quality, security and performance.
"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."
Download to watch why everyone's approach to storage has to change. Due to server virtualization and next generation applications, there is a new batch of storage challenges that businesses have learn to overcome.
According to Forrester, organizations spent $1.5 trillion globally managing IT last year. 75% of this was spent on silos, legacy systems that still don't get answers to the most important questions: troubleshooting outages, investigating security incidents, and demonstrating compliance. Learn about the innovative software product forward-thinking organizations are using to dramatically improve their productivity and change the way they manage and secure IT.
In March 2014, Cisco Systems commissioned Forrester
Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study
and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Cisco UCS on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated
with a Cisco UCS implementation, Forrester interviewed
several customers with multiple years of experience using
Cisco UCS. Cisco Unified Computing System and servers
unify computing, networking, management, virtualization, and
storage access into a single integrated architecture
HP helped plan and deliver secure, next generation infrastructures for Kraft Foods Inc.’s launch as two independent public companies. Read how this fast-paced drive toward business agility through client virtualization and a versatile cloud architecture lowered operational costs, increased efficiencies, and improved resource control; giving the two giant “start-ups” the ability to be immediately productive.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) allows organizations to deliver networking with the same level of flexibility and agility as virtualization has allowed them to deliver other parts of their infrastructure. This free webinar will examine current networking architectures at a high level.
Get our eBook on Virtualization and learn how you can improve business agility and service delivery via an open, agile network architecture. This eBook explains how to bridge the physical and virtual worlds and simplify connections across multiple data centers.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
Businesses are rapidly adopting virtualization, cloud infrastructure, and SaaS applications broadly across the enterprise to minimize costs and enable seamless collaboration and communication. This is significantly straining the traditional network paradigm. IT organizations globally are faced with the challenge to transform network architectures to deliver the right performance and reliability cost-effectively while retaining control.
In this paper, Evaluator Group highlights 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 data center architecture.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Organizations have gained significant benefit from virtualizing servers and storage environments, and now face the daunting task of deploying new network architectures to keep pace. Software-defined networking holds significant promise to deliver a new network architecture that is abstracted and virtualized; however, organizations would be well served to learn from previous efforts to virtualize other domains in order to avoid making the same mistakes. Riverbed and VMware joined forces to help eliminate those problems and make it easier to deploy VXLAN overlay networks in highly virtualized data centers by integrating application-aware network performance management software and vSphere 5.1.
At first, virtualization efforts focused on optimization – making the server more efficient. These efforts transitioned into standardizing virtualization across the data center, including management of servers, storage and networking. Now customers are looking to use virtualization technology and all supporting infrastructure as a complete and extremely efficient system.HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – deploying applications faster through virtualization but in a way that does not increase IT complexity. Pre-configured to meet the needs of mid-market customers, HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization offerings can be easily, reliably, and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application use cases such as general IT infrastructure, decision support, collaboration or business processing.
HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that is enabled for cloud management. Read this techincal whitepaper to learn more.
HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that can support multiple hypervisors and is enabled for cloud management. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost.
NEC has introduced the Express5800/A2000 Series Servers to accommodate enterprise application demands with peak server reliability, availability, and serviceability. The new server architecture and NEC engineering functionality align well with many of the most important IT priorities in 2014, including virtualization, big data and advanced data analytics. With the Express5800/A2000 Servers, NEC has the opportunity to educate application owners and work with system integrators to drive awareness and ultimately investment in its new server platform, which will help drive customer value. In this white paper, you will learn how these next-generation servers from NEC are ready to accommodate some of today’s demanding workloads.
By now, much has been written about the advantages server virtualization brings to an enterprise. In the June 2013 survey, 63% of all companies and 100% of large enterprises reported having a server virtualization program. However, when you
segment the virtualization rates, you find a trend that indicates that large enterprises in particular are not gaining all of the advantages that server virtualization has to offer.
What is more difficult and remains a challenge, particularly for large enterprises, is virtualizing Tier 1 applications. These are large, mission-critical enterprise applications such as email, customer relationship management (CRM), or enterprise resource planning (ERP). These applications tend to be very large,
consume the entire capacity of a current generation server, and require high application uptimes. As shown in Figure 1, the virtualization rates for these applications are far lower than Tier 2 apps. In this eBook, you’ll learn how the NEC enterprise server provides a platform that now gives customers the right platform to virtualize their Tier 1 apps.
It has become clear that storage virtualization has become a core element of the storage strategy of forward-thinking end users and that the technology is finally delivering the value that it had promised earlier this decade. In this paper by Taneja Group, you'll learn about IBM SAN Volume Controller, its architecture and features, and about 5 tangible benefits of storage virtualization.
Published By: Reactivity
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Load balancers, name servers (e.g. DNS), even stock brokerage services are existing examples of virtual services in the worlds of networking and financial services. This paper will introduce the concept of virtual services for SOAs and provide details of the characteristics of virtual services that enable SOA success.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Aug 31, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands. But in this rush to virtualize, security can fall by the wayside.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Nov 15, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands.
This white paper describes the architecture of SAS Marketing Operations Management and various aspects of its deployment and security. The following areas are covered:
• High-level architecture overview
• Architectural components
• Deployment options
• Deployment best practices
This paper is intended for those involved in purchasing, selling and implementing SAS Marketing Operations Management, including system administrators and anyone seeking an
understanding of the solution’s architecture and security.
An increasingly global and mobile workforce is changing the way IT needs to support the business. Worker demographics are also changing, resulting in different expectations on how IT delivers data and applications.
HP and VMware make this important move to Client Virtualization safe and easy by testing and developing the most popular solutions. On its sixth generation Client Virtualization reference architecture, HP tests many combinations of storage, networking, and blades to best handle the Client Virtualization workloads.
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