Servers occupy a place in computing similar to that occupied by minicomputers in the past, which they have largely replaced. The typical server is a computer system that operates continuously on a network and waits for requests for services from other computers on the network. Many servers are dedicated to this role, but some may also be used simultaneously for other purposes, particularly when the demands placed upon them as servers are modest.
"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."
Layered Tech's engineers created a customized package of virtual private data centers (VPDCs), managed services and disaster recovery solutions that support KANA's clients, large and small. Layered Tech tailored the architecture to meet the highest enterprise security requirements, as well as ensuring that each KANA client can deploy applications that scale to ongoing volume fluctuations.
White Paper Published By: Citrix
Published Date: Oct 14, 2010
This planning guide provides best practices for virtualizing Citrix XenApp. Even though these best practices are based on the Hosted Shared Desktop model, they are still relevant in a non-desktop model where users only connect to published applications without the desktop interface.
White Paper Published By: Compuware
Published Date: May 10, 2010
If one of your servers went down today, would you know about it? Probably. But if an obscure service on a small server that is part of a much larger solution started transacting at a slower rate than normal, would you? Perhaps not. If that obscure service is responsible for a critical activity in your business, its slight reduction in performance might be a big deal that you need to know about!
This white paper describes components of the VMware vSphere and VMware View solutions and discusses options for protecting these environments using EMC Avamar with global source-based data deduplication.
White Paper Published By: APC
Published Date: Apr 08, 2010
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software and data corruption, are the result of a problematic supply of power. There is also a common problem with describing power problems in a standard way. This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and how to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.
EMC backup and recovery solutions for VMware combine industry-leading deduplication storage and software to help you fully realize the benefits of virtualization. VMware servers consolidate production workloads well, but backups create bottlenecks that tax network and storage resources.
VMware sites create more storage to manage and protect than their physical counterparts. This report showcases how EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions for VMware have helped customers redesign their backup operations.
Simplify operations and maximize efficiency with the HP StorageWorks SVSP. This white paper describes the powerful combination of HP StorageWorks SVSP storage virtualization solution with server virtualization products to produce a more dynamic IT infrastructure that improves efficiencies and simplifies operations. The rapid proliferation of server virtualization technologies (especially VMware) is due to the value of easily consolidating many servers and applications, into a single physical device, allowing many instances to run on a common hardware platform. In this manner, it is possible to take tens-or even hundreds-of underutilized physical servers and consolidate them into a few easy-to-manage servers while maintaining the logical separation between each application.
Virtually every organization understands that its successful operation depends on the continuous
availability of its applications. Most companies rely on internal applications-ranging from enterprise resource planning to payroll systems-to keep the wheels of their enterprise turning. They also depend on external-facing applications for everything from selling products to their customers to automating the supply chain with suppliers and partners. The failure of any of
these mission-critical applications could be catastrophic to a business.
Server virtualization is an ever more important tool for reducing cost, increasing availability, and enhancing business agility. But for many organizations, the savings that come from server consolidation are the primary reason for server virtualization.
In this Solution Profile, we will concentrate on the importance of optimizing data protection for evolving virtual networks, and on working with a trusted partner. Virtualization technology works across all sizes of business to reduce costs, control management overhead, and increase flexibility. However, virtualization also requires that companies adapt their traditional backup and data protection practices to suit the rapidly changing virtualization infrastructure.
Understand how much of your company's time and efforts will be focused on managing servers or on driving innovators for your business and decide which hosting solution best supports what you want to do.
Managed Colocation from Rackspace® Hosting is all the things you want from traditional colocation, such as freedom and control, and none of the things you don't-like the hassles of infrastructure management.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
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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