The container revolution is under way today as companies seek to move faster and build digital assets
to support growth. IDC forecasts that there will be over 1.8 billion enterprise container instances
deployed by 2021. Container platforms will be key to managing the ever-expanding diversity of
IT environments (multiple operating systems, hypervisors, private clouds, and public clouds).
While containers are the perfect vehicle to underpin cloud-native, microservices applications,
containers are also well suited to many existing applications. These applications can reap immediate
benefits from being modernized and prepare for possible refactoring over time. To successfully
leverage containers in these diverse scenarios and do it at scale, enterprises will need a robust,
integrated, and holistic container platform.
VMware vRealize® Suite is the market-leading cloud management platform purpose-built for heterogeneous multi-cloud environments.
It provides a comprehensive management stack for IT services on VMware vSphere® and other hypervisors, physical infrastructure, OpenStack, and external clouds such as VMware vCloud® Air™ and Amazon Web Services, all with a unified management experience.
VMware vRealize® Suite is the market-leading cloud management platform* purpose-built for heterogeneous, multi-cloud environments. It provides a comprehensive management stack for IT services on VMware vSphere® and other hypervisors, physical infrastructure, OpenStack, and external clouds such as VMware vCloud® Air™ and Amazon Web Services, all with a unified management experience. With vRealize Suite, IT can provision and manage at scale—compute, storage, network, and application services across multiple private and public cloud environments.
Virtualization tools are providing storage pros with the ability to overcome the limitations of physical servers and gain more flexibility. While hypervisors are allowing them to leap over these boundaries, they’re simultaneously crumbling traditional data protection walls. It’s time to rethink how we handle backup. Inside, discover 8 essential real-world practices to put in place for hypervisor backup, archiving, and disaster recovery.
Enterprises are looking to innovations like big data, cloud-based services and mobile apps to improve decision making and accelerate business results. But legacy IT implementations—independent compute, storage and networking platforms, veneered with a hypervisor— often can’t deliver on the increased agility, scalability and price performance demands of this new era of IT.
This document is targeted at networking and virtualization architects interested in deploying VMware NSX network virtualization in a multi-hypervisor environment based on the integrated solution from VMware and Juniper.
VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) vision leverages core data center virtualization technologies to transform data center economics and business agility through automation and non disruptive deployment that embraces and extends existing compute, network and storage infrastructure investments. NSX is the component providing the networking virtualization pillar of this vision. As a platform, NSX provides partners the capability of integrating their solution and build on the top of the existing functionalities. NSX enables an agile overlay infrastructure for public and private cloud environments leveraging Juniper’s robust and resilient underlay infrastructure that also helps bridge the physical and virtual worlds using the L2 gateway functionality.
If you’re like most people, the reason you’re looking at OpenStack for a private cloud is because your developers fell in love with public cloud, and you want to give them the same experience, but with better economics, control, and performance of a private cloud.
The reality is that instead of looking to replicate the public cloud experience, privately, we often run in to people that want to fiddle with every aspect of the infrastructure and OpenStack® itself.
Companies start off looking for a public cloud experience, but quickly become more interested in the choice of hypervisor, network models and storage architecture -- none of which are even up for discussion in a public cloud. These questions aren’t wrong to ask, they just shouldn’t matter to you. What should matter is the experience your developers will have in your private cloud,
how your apps will run, and how your private cloud will integrate with your existing systems and apps.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Download this whitepaper and learn how Virtual SAN 6.0 is a VMware-designed storage solution making software-defined storage a reality for VMware customers and delivering radically simple, hypervisor-converged storage for virtual machines.
"Lenovo® XClarity™ is a new centralized systems management solution that helps administrators deliver infrastructure faster. This solution integrates easily into Lenovo System x® M5 and X6 rack servers and the Lenovo Flex System™ — all powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — providing automated discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configuration management, and bare metal deployment of operating systems and hypervisors across multiple systems. Lenovo XClarity provides automated resource management with agentless, software virtual appliance architecture. It features an intuitive graphical user interface.
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Sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®"
Protecting your business-critical applications without impacting performance is proving ever more challenging in the face of unrelenting data growth, stringent recovery service level agreements (SLAs) and increasingly virtualized environments. Traditional approaches to data protection are unable to cost-effectively deliver the end-to-end availability and protection that your applications and hypervisors demand. A faster, easier, more efficient, and reliable way to protect data is needed.
VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery introduces native cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for VMware vSphere® virtual environments. Built on VMware’s hypervisor-based replication engine, vSphere Replication, and integration support with vCloud Air, it provides simple and secure asynchronous replication and failover. Consider these top five reasons why you should look to the cloud for your disaster recovery needs.
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.
Neovise, a cloud computing industry research and analyst firm, prepared this Perspective Report.
• Cloud(n), an IaaS public cloud solution developed by NTT and hosted by Verio, delivers unique value, flexibility, reliability, backed by 24/7 customer support.
• Using NTT’s vast global network, Verio can offer 99.99% reliability as well as free bandwidth and fixed pricing caps, so customers never pay more than expected.
• Citrix CloudPlatform provides developers with a secure, reliable, hypervisor agnostic foundation supporting almost any workload, scaling in and out, as needed.
• The intuitive management portal enables custom configured cloud servers to be spun up in minutes, using pre-set or uploaded templates. Load balancing, auto scaling, and monitoring are included. With an extensible API, the portal integrates with over 200 3rd party solutions, including AWS.
• ISVs, SaaS and developers should seriously consider the many advantages of Cloud(n).
IBM® SmartCloud® Orchestrator makes complex cloud services easy to manage. Built on OpenStack, IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator provides common cloud services for multi tier application environments on top of compute, network and storage while supporting multiple hypervisors and multi-vendor platforms. It’s designed to simplify and speed the creation and execution of process workflows that then help shorten deployment and change processes in the cloud. With standardization and automation of cloud services through a flexible orchestration engine, IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator (SCO) provides ongoing service lifecycle management and the flexible platform to automate assets that most organizations are already using.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 09, 2013
Businesses are tapping into the innovative potential of their companies with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Standardize your enterprise platform across multiple hardware architectures, hypervisors and cloud providers to help IT meet the needs of your business.
"VM performance is ultimately determined by the underlying physical hardware and the hypervisor that serves as the foundation for your virtual infrastructure. This foundation has become simpler over the years, but there are still several areas that need to be fine-tuned to maximize the VM performance for your environment.
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VM performance cannot outpace the hardware and hypervisor that serve as its foundation. There are still several areas that need to be fine-tuned to maximize VM performance for your environment.
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"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."
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jul 01, 2013
OpenStack is poised to become a cornerstone of the emerging cloud system software market, but “generic” OpenStack can be challenging. Drawing on its experience with enterprise Linux, Red Hat is delivering a commercially supported and tested version of OpenStack that’s “enterprise-ready.”
IBM’s Storage Hypervisor concept is the best news since server-less back-up, and easier to understand. Thanks to the popularity of server virtualization, most business folks have some idea of what a hypervisor can do but a storage hypervisor has the potential to be much more transformative.
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