Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
BlueArc’s Titan Architecture creates a revolutionary step in file servers by creating a hardware-based file system that can scale throughput, IOPS and capacity well beyond conventional software-based file servers. With its ability to virtualize a massive storage pool of up to 4 petabytes of usable, tiered storage, Titan can scale with growing data requirements and provide a competitive advantage for business processes by consolidating applications while ensuring optimal performance.
Fax servers promise easier administration and cheaper faxing but most deployments fail to meet their goals because of unexpected, ongoing costs and unpredictable capacity needs. This paper offers information on why outsourced fax services eliminate the time, effort and cost issues associated with fax servers, but retain all of the same functionality.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
Managing the Economics of Your Virtualized Data Center
The average datacenter is 50% more costly than Amazon Web Services. As cloud economics threaten the long-term viability of on premise data centers, the survival of IT organizations rests solely in the ability to maximize the operational and financial returns of their existing infrastructure.
You will survive, and this brand new whitepaper will help you to follow these 4 best practices:
- Maximize the efficiency of your virtual data center.
- Optimize workload placement within your clusters.
- Reclaim unused server capacity.
- And show your boss that this saves money.
Flash is quickly emerging as the preferred way to overcome the nagging performance limitations of hard disk ddrives. However, because flash comes at a significant price premium, outright replacement of HDDs with flash only makes sense in situations in which capacity requirements are relatively small and performance requirements are high. Learn how deployment approaches—including hybrid storage arrays, server flash, and all-flash arrays—that combine the performance of flash with the capacity of HDDs can be cost effective for a broad range of performance requirements.
This paper focuses generally on optimal storage and storage management for SharePoint and specifically evaluates NetApp's approach, detailing how the capabilities in NetApp's DataONTAP and SnapManager for SharePoint Server offerings help to drive storage efficiency, reduce cost, and exclude complexity in a comprehensive SharePoint implementation. It is not so much a "how to" guide, but rather a "why to" explanation. Learn more today!
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.
"How can you make sure that your private cloud is agile, responsive, and efficient? NetApp offers private cloud technology that aligns with the following recommendations from Enterprise Strategy Group:
* Optimize storage to fully realize the benefits of server virtualization and private cloud
* Treat storage efficiency as a strategic opportunity to hone and improve the overall cloud environment
* Use techniques such as deduplication and compression to expand the available capacity of a private cloud"
Choosing the right server means deciding on the right balance of I/O and computer power for your workloads. When you need a tremendous amount of raw I/O power, you may want to consider a configuration with NVMe PCIe solid-state drives (SSDs). These SSDs connect directly to the processors, bringing storage close to computer and providing fast performance. The Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-powered Dell EMC PowerEdge™ R740xd has the compute and I/O scalability to handle four, eight, or twelve NVMe PCIe SSDs.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Discover the three key reasons how enterprise IT dashboards can deliver highly valuable information to your organization in an easy to use format and provide simple processes that will turn dashboard data into actionable IT decisions.
HotSchedules needed an agile and scalable IT environment that could respond quickly to growth opportunities. The company deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology to consolidate its server environment, reduce costs, and maximize network performance. By hosting up to 19 virtual machines on each physical server, HotSchedules increased its growth capacity while cutting power costs 77 percent and enhancing the company’s competitive position.
Start or expand your virtualization efforts quickly and affordably. HP and VMware provide a portfolio of virtualization reference configurations designed for growing businesses like yours. Based on HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, the HP Flex-Bundles for VMware, provide predefined virtualization solutions that include everything you need to reduce application downtime by 30 percent, slash diagnostics and problem resolution time by 26 percent, boost VMware capacity utilization by 40 percent, and increase consolidation ratios by 37 percent. Discover how.
The success of SQL Server in recent years has produced a phenomenon of SQL Server sprawl - the uncoordinated deployment of tens, hundreds or even thousands of database servers. The result has been low levels of utilization, poor availability and, most importantly, an enormous management burden inflicted on many IT departments. There is an acute need for a way to deploy SQL Server that allows capacity to be matched appropriately to need, that provides high availability without introducing extra complexity and extra cost, and that actually simplifies the life of administrators.
This guide provides a comprehensive look at a complete data protection and recovery solution, with valuable information to help you choose the solution that best fits your business requirements and budget, and get the assurance you need - knowing your assets are protected. Learn more today!
The hyperscale data center is reshaping the global IT landscape, shifting data from on-premises computer rooms and IT closets to massive centralized data center hubs. Workloads are consolidating in the world’s largest and most efficient facilities. These cloud campuses offer economies of scale, enabling hyperscale operators to rapidly add server capacity and electric power.
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
Sponsored by: NEC and Intel® Xeon® processor
Servers with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family in a four-CPU configuration can deliver up to twice the processing performance, three times the memory capacity, and four times the I/O bandwidth of previous models. Together with their excellent transaction processing performance, these servers provide a high level of availability essential to enterprise systems via advanced RAS functions that guarantee the integrity of important data while also reducing costs and the frequency of server downtime.
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Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Sep 11, 2014
Cooling tends to take a back seat to other concerns when server rooms and small to mid-size data centers are first built. As computing needs grow, increased heat production can compromise equipment performance and cause shutdowns. Haphazard data center expansion creates cooling inefficiencies that magnify these heat-related problems. Users may assume that they need to increase cooling capacity, but this is expensive and often unnecessary. In most cases, low-cost rack cooling best practices will solve heat-related problems. Best practices optimize airflow, increase efficiency, prevent downtime and reduce costs.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
Cooling tends to take a back seat to other concerns when server rooms and small to mid-size data centers are first built. As computing needs grow, increased heat production can compromise equipment performance and cause shutdowns. Haphazard data center expansion creates cooling inefficiencies that magnify these heat-related problems. End users may assume they need to increase cooling capacity, but this is often unnecessary. In most cases, low-cost rack cooling best practices will solve heat-related problems. Best practices optimize airflow, increase efficiency, prevent downtime and reduce costs.
Just “keeping the lights on” in the server room is highly complex and largely inefficient. Maintaining IT infrastructure, system interdependencies, and application interoperability tie up valuable personnel and resources. The old way of simply throwing more hardware capacity at a problem can only serve to increase the complexity and further dampen productivity.
In a perfect world, the infrastructure—hardware and software—would have been built as an integrated but scalable unit from the ground up. In our world, though, the best new systems combine independent pieces of IT infrastructure to form simplified computing platforms, freeing up IT to focus on business innovation rather than infrastructure management.
Welcome to the new world of IT.
In this part II of Enhancing Server And Desktop Virtualization With SSD, Storage Switzerland focuses on the next challenge of integrating SSD into a virtual server or desktop infrastructure and effectively using the technology in this environment.
Businesses are experiencing a dramatic increase in spam and email-based attacks. These assaults not only hurt employee productivity, they consume valuable IT staff time and infrastructure resources. These threats can also expose organizations to data leaks, compliance issues and legal risks.
Trend Micro's SaaS email security solution blocks spam, viruses, phishing, and other email threats before they touch your network, helping you reclaim IT staff time, end-user productivity, bandwidth, mail server storage and cpu capacity. Optional content filtering enforces compliance and helps prevent data leaks.
"WordPress.com does everything possible to ensure ease-of-use when it comes to our systems, but we also do everything possible to be both flexible and stable," said Barry Abrahamson, Systems Wrangler for Automattic, the company behind services including WordPress.com. "Layered Tech's willingness to innovate with us helps keep WordPress.com among the world's most popular sites."
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Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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