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)
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)
As anyone who’s involved in storage management can tell you, it is business
needs and business decisions that must govern a storage management policy,
and make technology work for it, not the other way around. Accordingly, much
of what we do in the storage management world has to do with policy and
procedure, rather than the technology itself. One of the big questions in the
storage world has to do with backups, and to what degree backups play a role
in storage management.
The conventional backup paradigm suggest that a snapshot of data in a given
instant is what qualifies as a ... (more)
If you’ve been running in solely Windows and/or Linux environments, you may
be ready to move up to a more robust solution. For more than 20 years, IBM i
series has provided solutions not only to larger and medium sized businesses,
but to small businesses as well.
Here are some things you should know about IBM i series if you’re thinking
about making a move:
1. IBM i Series Uses an Object-Based Kernel
IBM i series has always been created using an object-based kernel. This means
that you will find some features in the IBM i series that you won’t find in
other operating systems,... (more)