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Originally posted on eweek: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Virtualization/RHEV-30-Sets-Stage-for-VMware-Challenge-885501/ 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)

Five Ways to Get Your Hands on OpenStack

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)

How to Secure Data in the Cloud

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)

Does Cloud Computing Make Good Business Sense?

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. Deployment Take, for example, the issue of deployment. ... (more)

Top 7 Virtualization Myths

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)