Published By: Acronis
Published Date: Dec 28, 2011
Virtualization platforms are different from physical platforms. The virtualization benefits extend to management and support for tightly integrated backup and recovery solutions. Solutions designed exclusively for virtual infrastructure backup provide a host of key benefits and should be leveraged whenever possible.
For most organizations, consolidation is the starting point and primary initial driver for their virtualization efforts. By enabling the sharing and pooling of resources, virtualization has become a proven, adept and widely adopted technology in allowing organizations of all sizes to achieve some of their most important technology consolidation initiatives.
Increasing power demands and space limitations in the data center have begun to transition server virtualization technologies from luxuries to necessities. Server virtualization provides a path toward server consolidation that results in significant power and space savings, while also offering high availability and system portability. Today, vendors are building hardware and software platforms that can deliver virtualization solutions at near-native performance.
The virtualization of Tier 1 mission critical applications has long lagged the virtualization of Tier 2 and Tier 3 apps in large part due to concerns about performance availability and management. The availability of Priority Optimization on HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage eases these concerns while giving organizations the confidence to accelerate their virtualization of Tier 1 apps.
Published By: CDW-Lenovo
Published Date: Oct 15, 2015
This Report examines and compares the reliability of 14 major server platforms, 18 server operating system distributions and 11 server hardware virtualization layers. It also explores the underlying issues that positively or negatively influence the inherent reliability of servers and operating systems. And it delves into the external elements that directly impact planned and unplanned system downtime.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what you need and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals.
Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven platform that turns vision into reality. Virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, all in one architecture.
The migration off Windows Server 2003 is an opportunity for a datacenter “do-over” – a technology infrastructure transformation with implications for business innovation. It’s an opportunity to gain competitive advantage over industry peers, to meet application service levels faster and provide better overall capability, and to make yourself more valuable to your organization. Download this paper to better understand why these aspirations and goals should be at the heart of your migration project.
More than 23 million servers in the world are still running on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, making it the most popular engine for serving information and applications globally for over a decade. But, starting in July 2015, Microsoft will no longer provide basic support for it.
Migrating your enterprise to a modern Microsoft® Windows® operating system is a complex process that can strain IT resources. That’s why Dell is focused on helping customers meet the deadline of the decade: On 14 July 2015 support for Windows 2003 will cease. The strategic value to efficient Windows migration is application, hardware and deployment readiness.
Technology is moving fast and your data center needs to keep up so your business can thrive. Migrating to the latest platforms and solutions, such as Windows® Server® 2012 R2, lets you take advantage of its virtualization advancements and tap into the Microsoft cloud OS. Combined with unique innovations featured in Dell server, storage and networking solutions, you can do more than modernize your IT — you can transform it.
With support for Windows Server 2003 ending, transitioning to Server 2012 is clearly a must for companies. While migration will be an adjustment for organizations relying on niche applications that are 10 years old, the costs of not upgrading to Server 2012 could prove fatal.
This IDC white paper considers the approaching end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 and explores Windows Server migration options, hardware/software replacements, and support services to help customers tackle a modernization effort. It also evaluates the benefits that customers can enjoy, thanks to a move off of Windows Server 2003 prior to the conclusion of extended support.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
The XC solution brings a comprehensive approach to managing disaster recovery including:
• Native – No third-party tools for VM management
• Simple – The same great platform the simplified your virtualization
• Easy – Built in run-book automation
To ensure the full potential of your virtual platform solution, you need to make sure your application and storage network is prepared to handle the added stresses of a virtual machine (VM) infrastructure. F5® technology enables your network to adapt to virtualization needs, ensure high availability (HA), maximize resources, and improve performance so you can get the most out of your investment.
VMware Infrastructure products provide the next generation virtual platform for the new data center, but they don’t virtualize the network or application delivery. F5 BIG-IP LTM works with VMware to provide truly virtualized Application Delivery Networking.
To accomplish this mission, you need an infrastructure platform that can be highly optimized for today’s and tomorrow’s virtualized workloads to provide operational simplicity that allows you to move at the speed of business.
Unfortunately, a traditional infrastructure won’t get you there. A siloed environment requires too many tools and manual processes, which creates unnecessary complexity. That complexity, in turn, causes downtime, slows service delivery, and drains your IT staff productivity.
Integrated computing platforms enable IT to focus on more valuable tasks that will speed time-to-market and improve application deployment and availability to better support the business. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. Built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP StoreServ storage, and HP 5900-Series and HP Flex10 networking. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere solutions are designed to address virtualization complexity, expedite virtualization deployments, and serve as the foundation for private cloud implementations. Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, nonintegrated compute, storage, network, and management compon
HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is an ideal example of the market transition toward integrated computing platforms. Built on HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x converged infrastructure platform, HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. The solution is built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP 3PAR SAN storage, and HP 5900-Series or HP Flex10 networking. The entire stack is managed through HP Insight Control for System Center, which integrates physical and virtual server management through HP Insight with Microsoft System Center 2012 for unified management and orchestration Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, non-integ
In today’s hyperconnected world—with its multiple mobile devices, ubiquitous Internet access and pervasive social media platforms—people expect immediate access to information and services. These expectations are increasingly felt in corporate IT departments, where business units demand instant applications and fast services.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help corporate IT meet these demands by bringing more flexibility and agility to the environment. But the ultimate solution is to transform the way IT is delivered. Indeed, many enterprises have already started on the journey toward the IT as a service (ITaaS) model.
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