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)
HP’s cloud solutions continue to expand, and more and more organizations
are taking advantage of these opportunities. In the cloud storage arena, HP
Cloud Object Storage provides highly durable, readily available access to
your data. It’s secure, too; each object is stored in three zones of
availability, all separate from one another. HP Cloud Object Storage runs on
world-class HP servers, of course, giving you scalability and access on
Here are some things you need to know about HP Cloud Object Storage:
High performance. This service runs entirely on high-end HP servers.... (more)
Cloud Operations Management tools have different functions, starting from
monitoring and management to automation of processes through both a virtual
and cloud infrastructure. The tools in CloudForums can handle the monitoring,
automation and measuring aspects in virtual as well as cloud based
infrastructures but at a higher level, managing all these operations is
basically about lifecycle management of the service. That involves workload
management, transparency of costs and the proper retirement of resources when
they have served out their purpose.
Understating the vitality of... (more)
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 imple... (more)
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