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Server virtualization has proved itself to be a wise and robust solution over the past several years. Organizations of all sizes have benefitted from virtualization, making the most of their system resources. Desktop virtualization, however, has been much slower going. For the past se...
Data centers have undergone rapid change over the past few years. First there was the advent of virtualization, which allowed data centers to finally take advantage of their true capacity while reducing their footprint. Cloud solutions weren’t far behind as more and more business units...
One of the hottest trends among data centers in the past few years – at least if you believe the trade magazines – has been environmental concerns. Data centers have the potential to become much more energy efficient, reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, and lessen t...
Data center networks are changing. The three-tier data center network that has been in place for the past decade and a half is becoming less and less the right architecture. Enterprises are continuing to virtualize, and to shift to converged, service-oriented architectures. This places...
Cloud computing has been on everyone’s lips for a few years now. With the sudden popularity of cloud computing at the consumer level in the form of storage vendors such as Dropbox, there’s renewed energy and interest among many organizations. Private cloud storage can offer...
Increasingly, organizations are turning to third party providers to handle a large number of IT tasks. Cloud-based services, including outsourced network services, can offer a company the kind of scalability and flexibility they need without the huge investments in infrastructure that ...
When it comes to issues of capacity planning, many IT groups find themselves playing a guessing game. You can look at what you have today and try to extrapolate where you’ll be in six months or a year, but the fact is you just don’t have all of the necessary data. You can’t predict wha...
Cloud computing has been a key buzzword on the lips of every IT pro for the past several years. However, as more and more cloud solutions make it down to the consumer market, the meaning can get lost or muzzled. After all, with millions of users walking around talking about iCloud, it ...
Cloud computing is a tremendously useful model for IT, but it’s also a double-edged sword. You need to be able to balance the need for cost-effective solutions alongside the need to meet compliance. It’s easy to lose control over your organization’s data when it&rsquo...
For years, HP has been on the cutting edge when it comes to server management technology. HP’s OpenView was long a standard in even heterogeneous server environments, and they’ve only continue to offer stellar options since then. The latest release by HP takes server management to a w...
Major changes have taken place in the network in the past 15 years. The type of data that users are passing across the pipes is significantly different in size and composition. And, the coming “data explosion” promises to put even the most robust networks to the test. When you add in ...
One of the biggest challenges facing data centers today is determining what services they’re going to offer the organization tomorrow. More and more, business units are looking to cloud computing solutions as one of many options. It’s tempting for a given business unit to s...
For the past several years, companies have been making use of cloud computing solutions. Cloud solutions offer agility and scalability that are often hard to duplicate in-house, and they offer a way for companies to meet specific business functions without large capital investments. Cl...
Over the past decade, we’ve become much more robust in our approach to information security. We recognize that our company’s largest vulnerabilities have to do with its computer systems, and that data security is at the core of loss prevention, disaster recovery, and even normal operat...
Egenera was recently spotlighted on ZDNet in an article by Dan Kusnetzy. Read more here: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/virtualization/one-call-medical-an-egenera-customer-profile/4863One Call Medical chose Egenera's PAN Manager because they needed something that would help manage its IT in...
Cloud computing is really coming into its own. After several years of predictions, we’ve finally seen adoption of some cloud technologies at the consumer level. Cloud storage, for example, has taken the marketplace by storm as companies like Dropbox get into the public cloud prov...
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Virtualization has revolutionized the data center, and has solved much of the impending trouble organizations would have faced in the past few years. Greater demand for computing services has been met, largely, by technologies such as virtualization. Yet along with virtualization has c...
Most folks today recognize the responsibility that individuals and businesses have to take care of the world around them. Going green is a trend that’s gaining significant momentum, especially in the data center world. Unfortunately, making environmentally-friendly choices can so...
The ability of your IT organization to make sure your business is getting the application service levels it needs is being affected greatly by new technology. Nowhere is this clearer perhaps than in the area of virtualization. While virtualization in many respects opens up new possibil...
Scaling back power needs in the data center is a noble ideal, but it’s something that very few organizations have truly been able to achieve. The fact of the matter is that increasing demand for service and capacity outpaces most of the greening efforts (and efficiency interventions li...
When you start looking into cloud computing solutions, one of the refrains you’ll hear again and again is that it will save you money. Vendors shout it from the rooftops, and industry experts tell you that cloud computing is a must if you’re going to survive these tough economic times....
The advent of cloud computing will have repercussions on the IT field for years to come. We’re really only now beginning to see how much cloud services will change the face of IT. In some ways, IT is shifting from the managers and providers of resources to the gatekeepers, deciding who...
One of the issues that consistently plagues IT departments is the issue of capacity planning. Somehow, IT departments and data centers need to utilize their virtual crystal balls to realize when a given business unit or application manager is going to decide that they need more capacit...
Like many of the buzzwords that tend to circulate through the air in the data center world, convergence continues to present itself as a solution to data center sprawl. Of course, the question of how to deal with significant growth isn’t new to the data center. Some of the most e...
Each year for the past three or four years, experts have predicted that the virtualization trend that’s so captured the data center will finally spread to the desktop. And, each year, desktop virtualization fails to produce. Will 2012 be any different? If we pull back and look at...
Virtualization technologies have allowed IT departments to continue to function and offer greater degrees of service on budgets that are often slashed or stagnated. Virtualization gives an organization plenty of opportunity for everything from cost savings to efficiency to the greening...
Unstructured data – that includes things like documents, digital media files, email, presentations, and more – takes up 90% of any given organization’s data capacity. From your employees’ MP3 files to the six year-old presentation document the head of the accoun...
Hinting at what high-tech homes of the future might look like, researchers from Intel and University of California, Santa Barbara have started bouncing 60GHz wireless signals off the ceilings of data centers to improve bandwidth between servers, and thus improving the performance of ...
Unitiv is pleased to announce that we will be integrating the new Intel® Xeon® E5 processor family into our data center and enterprise infrastructure offerings to bring our customers the immediate benefits of reduced latency, enhanced security and virtualization, automated powe...
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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 ...
Google announced last week the end of the "experimental" availability of its high-replication data store; it's now a "real" part of the Google App Engine SDK. This is part of a key 2012 trend: Cloud providers will rush to address cloud computing concerns from enterprise IT -- including...
A few weeks ago, Cisco posted a field notice to customers of its UCS server blades, saying that failures on the blade can “cause the component to overheat and emit a short flash which could lead to complete board failure.” Cisco also warned that the defect could affect the ...
In an ideal world, you’d be able to put all of your company’s data on the fastest, most reliable storage media out there. Today, that would mean solid state drives (SSDs). The problem, of course, is that SSDs are vastly more expensive than other storage management solutions...
HP has long been at the cutting edge when it comes to storage. In November 2011, HP announced an enterprise-class appliance designed specifically for data deduplication. The solution is expected to have a storage capacity of as much as 768 TB – all on a single chassis. Along with...
One of the most common mistakes that organizations make when it comes to cloud data storage solutions is to think of the cloud as limitless in capacity. While it’s true that cloud storage providers offer scalable storage that should be able to expand as you need it, the fact is t...
It’s just been an accepted fact of the life of an IT professional (and of a data center manager in particular) that sometimes you have to go into the data center to fix things. A single phone call at 3 a.m. means you’re tooling down the road half-awake, hoping to find an open coffee sh...
More and more, IT professionals are recognizing that tech projects really aren’t that different from other projects. They all involve managing people and processes, identifying and completing tasks, meeting measurable objectives, and doing so in specific timelines and with limite...
According to recent studies, more and more companies are relying on colocation services in order to handle the capacity issues of their own data centers. Rather than building brand new facilities (which come with a significant capital price tag as well as plenty of operational costs) t...