Virtualized environments are demanding when it comes to storage. Tier-1
virtualized applications require always-on, fast, available access to data.
One of the ways that today’s virtualization vendors are increasing the
stability and speed of storage access in virtualized environments is through
the use of flash, and HP is leading the way among the crowd.
Storage challenges facing the enterprise today
There are a number of significant challenges that the enterprise faces today
when it comes to handling storage in a virtualized environment, including:
The cost and complexity of implementing data protection in a virtualized
environment Outmoded storage architecture that doesn’t hold up under
virtualized and random I/O Low VM density and storage inefficiencies that
provide you with lower ROI than what you anticipated Difficulties with having
enough availability and perfor... (more)
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
One of the hottest trends in small business and enterprise-sized IT is cloud
computing. Cloud computing represents a major shift in the way companies view
their technology infrastructure. This type of approach to IT relies on the
Internet, and usually involves provisioned, scalable, dynamic and virtual
solutions. Cloud computing pulls the details of IT infrastructure management
away from the business and puts it squarely in the hands of true experts.
The Internet is at the core of the concept of cloud computing, and it is the
Internet that the term “cloud” re... (more)
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6 Essential Strategies For Economizing Your Storage
Difficult economic times require new strategies. Years of traditional IT
procurement have left many organizations with underutilized and
oversubscribed storage capacity. With today’s tightening budgets, many
organizations are faced with demands to do more with less and tough decisions
on where to invest available funds. The good news is, there are technologies
and strategies proven to reduce storage infrastructure costs – simply put,
they make storage cheaper to own. The technologies and strategies discus... (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)
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)