Originally posted on eweek:
by: Cameron Sturdevant
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers significantly updates
management capabilities and supports giant virtual machines.
The release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 signals that 2012 will
be the year that IT managers at organizations of all sizes have real choices
to make when it comes to virtualizing workloads in the data center. RHEV 3.0
and the Microsoft Windows Server 8 release candidate both offer a challenge
to the currently unrivaled data center virtualization lead position held by
VMware vSphere 5.
Until now, IT virtualization managers could use VMware vSphere without much
question to run workloads of all types. RHEV 3.0 successfully challenged this
operating assumption in tests at eWEEK Labs. The revamped ... (more)
OpenStack, the cloud computing project that works as an “Infrastructure as
a service (IaaS),” has been one of the fastest growing open-source software
projects in recent years. Originally part of a NASA project which became
available for the public in 2010, Open Stack is managed by the non-profit
OpenStack Foundation. With a highly modular architecture, OpenStack consists
of a series of projects which are interrelated, handling different aspects
like storage, networking and processing; all of which can be controlled by
administrators through a dashboard. Such a system gives users... (more)
Data protection has now become more secure with the onset of EVault, which
has a foolproof technology platform along with a strong cloud backup
infrastructure. You can back-up as much of data as you want, as the storage
capacity is virtually unlimited. In addition, the assurance that no matter
what happens, your data will be secure as they can get it back for you with
no loss whatsoever.
The recovery rate that they promise is also fast and accurate. The technology
provides a local copy, which will give a faster access, an offsite backup
also for faster recovery as well as a singl... (more)
Whether or not cloud computing makes good business sense isn’t really the
question. The question should be more like, “In what ways does cloud
computing make good business sense” in any given organization. While cloud
computing isn’t always the best solution for every problem, it does address
a number of significant issues facing IT today.
There are several areas you can make a business case for cloud computing, and
there are also some challenges that face an IT department who attempts to
implement cloud computing solutions.
Take, for example, the issue of deployment. ... (more)
Virtualization is one of the hottest trends in IT, and for good reason.
Virtualization can help save your organization plenty of money, as well as
reduce your overall ongoing staffing, support and maintenance needs.
Still, virtualization isn't a universal remedy. There are several things
virtualization can't do for your organization, and understanding the
limitations of virtualization is as important as understanding the benefits.
Here are some of the biggest virtualization myths:
1. Virtual machines have higher availablility and reliability. This is
one of the "features" of vi... (more)