In the past few years, the enterprise computing landscape has changed dramatically. Virtualization, outsourcing, SaaS, and cloud computing are creating fundamental changes, and ushering in an era in which enterprises distribute increasingly critical IT assets and applications across multiple service providers.
Many IT administrators have already learned the hard way that managing the performance and availability of services built on virtualization technologies can be difficult, if not impossible at times. All too often, early adopters of virtualization have struggled with limited technology features and stability constraints, while learning new ways to effectively manage capacity requirements.
While VMware's virtualization capabilities ushered in a world of potential benefits, they also brought an entirely new world of challenges from a monitoring perspective-challenges that legacy system management tools and point solutions are ill-equipped to address. This white paper offers an overview of the unique challenges of monitoring service levels of business applications in a virtualized environment, and it reveals how Nimsoft products uniquely addresses these challenges.
Published By: Emerson
Published Date: Dec 01, 2010
The ten steps outlined in this paper provide a systematic approach to building the
foundation for data center infrastructure management by deploying and leveraging
measurement, intelligent controls and centralized monitoring and management. Data
centers employing these 10 prescribed point solutions for infrastructure performance
monitoring stand to gain an operational, strategic and transformative advantage for their
enterprise or business.
Through these 10 steps, data center managers can automatically collect data from
infrastructure systems and sensors placed strategically within the physical space and use this
data to gain higher availability, increase efficiency, enhance the value of virtualization and
consolidation efforts and improve planning.
The OCe14000 family of Ethernet Network Adapters is the latest and most advanced generation of Emulex Ethernet adapters. Powered by the XE100 controller, OCe14000 adapters offer enhanced support for virtualization, cloud and hyperscale cluster deployments. This paper highlights support for Emulex’s Virtual Network eXceleration initiative that delivers support for Virtual Network Fabrics, Single Root I/O Virtualization, Universal Multi-Channel™ and NIC teaming amongst its many capabilities.
The key to a dynamic data center is a powerful platform that provides compute capacity and storage connectivity that is easy to order and deploy.
Read the full white paper to learn why HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization with 10GbE Adapters provided by Emulex is the right choice for your company.
This paper gives a high-level overview of key trends
shaping the data center and their impact on network
security. The paper is divided into the following topic
• Perimeter firewall
• Core network segmentation
• Cloud computing (infrastructure-as-a-service)
• Software-defined networking (SDN)
• Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Whether selling hardware or software or a combination of integrated solutions, you have multiple paths and profit opportunities. With five hardware competencies (Server, Storage, Networking, Desktop Virtualization Solutions, Cloud Services & Solutions) and four software competencies (Security, Data Protection, Systems Management, Information Management) and training programs, you can benefit from increased sales due to greater expertise with Dell products and solutions. Think of this guide as a tool to walk you through the competencies, training, requirements and benefits for your success.
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A lot of your customers will tell you: "VM backup is a pain" - but it doesn't have to be...Veeam Backup & Replication provides unified VMware and Hyper-V backup and replication that: is simple to use, provides great features at a great price and it just works!
"It takes companies an average 18.5 hours to recover from an event with 4.8 hours of lost data." (Forrester/DRJ 2010 survey). How do your customer stack up? Watch the recorded webcast where Forrester Research senior analyst Rachel Dines has a provocative conversation with Veeam strategist Doug Hazelman on the future of disaster recovery, how virtualization can help - or hinder - your customer's DR efforts and 5 simple ways to begin the move to Business Technology Resiliency.
Veeam has staked a claim that the company’s purpose-built virtual machine data protection solution, Veeam Backup & Replication, is powerful, easy-to-use and affordable. This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of the Veeam solution and examines today’s IT challenges – including exploding data volumes, shrinking backup windows, and more stringent recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs) – and the need for data protection methodologies designed for the physical infrastructure paradigm.
Efficient utilization of shared compute, storage, and networking resources is essential in today’s virtualized data center. VMware estimates that server virtualization has reduced CapEx and OpEx costs by 40-60% in most companies. That’s real value, but is only fully realizable with the right hardware that allows Enterprise IT administrators and Managed Service Providers to leverage compute and capacity resources wherever they are available. QLogic has the answer.
This white paper discusses server virtualization’s impact on both maintaining business continuity and preserving data integrity during power outages, and then explains how state-of-the-art power management solutions can help virtualized data centers cope with utility failures more effectively.
Just about everyone has heard stories extolling the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization, the twin forces behind the transformation of the way companies of all shapes and sizes “do” computing. But to take part in this information revolution, it’s critical to have the right underpinnings.
That means not only upgrading the decade-old Windows Server 2003 operating system software that still drives more than 12 million servers, but also upgrading the underlying hardware to ensure you realize all the benefits the software can deliver. The combination of Windows Server 2012 and the latest Intel® Xeon®-based server hardware should be part of an IT strategy for companies and departments looking to modernize their IT infrastructure. This checklist will identify 10 of the top issues driving the need for server OS software and hardware upgrades.
As virtualization technology evolves and improves, the server performance and power requirements for supporting a virtualized data center increase. Aging servers struggle to meet increasing virtual workload demands and tax your data center by consuming valuable space and power. Principled Technologies compared the performance of the new NEC Express5800/A2040b to an older HP ProLiant DL385 G6 as a representative legacy server. This lab validated report details how many legacy database servers the NEC Express5800/A2040b could consolidate and the amount of space and power it saved, while maintaining steady performance within the hosted VMs.
Without a doubt, performance is the database professional's number one concern when it comes to virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server. While virtualizing SQL Server is nothing new, even today there are some people who still think that SQL Server is too resource-intensive to virtualize. That's definitely not the case. However, there are several tips and best practices that you need to follow to achieve optimum performance and availability for your virtual SQL Server instances. In this whitepaper, you'll learn about best practices, techniques, and server platform for virtualizing SQL Server to obtain the maximum virtualized database performance.
Published By: Veeam HP
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
In a business environment where IT departments are constantly asked to do more with less, the tantalizing cost and agility benefits of virtualization have made its adoption pervasive. But when it comes to data protection, IT has remained plagued with less-than-ideal options for protecting and recovering VM data. HP and Veeam have a better way.
Virtualization provides organizations with many costs savings and significant business agility. One virtualization technology that many organizations take advantage of is called virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). VDI empowers employees and employers with many benefits, no matter the size of the organization. One such benefit with VDI is the ability to provide centrally managed desktop environments to employees on any device. In doing so, the organization can rest assured that information is always accessed and managed in a secure fashion – regardless of where the user is accessing information from.
• Traditional IT security solutions rely on agents, which are not designed to operate in today’s complex virtual environments
• The agent-based approach to security diminishes the business value of virtualization and complicates management
• Virtualized data centers require a centralized approach that eliminates the need for agents on every VM
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 15, 2015
The Impact of Virtualization on the Evolving Security Threat Landscape - IT Security teams continue to mitigate security threats with traditional security devices. But virtualization has caused the enterprise to explore new ways to extend the reach of security tools into the virtual infrastructure. With today’s distributed
application architecture that led to the growth in East-West traffic inside the hypervisor, security architects are looking for more
efficient ways to gain visibility to that traffic on behalf of their existing and next-generation security appliances, such as IDS/IPS, Web server security, integrity monitoring and malware inspection, along with several other tools.
Cloud has revolutionized computing from the desktop to the data center and, perhaps even more meaningfully, down to the mobile devices we work and play with. The cloud approach of scalable shared infrastructure has allowed customers to consider both purchasing and deploying information technology resources in more flexible, cost-effective ways. They’ve saved money and invested in only the capacity they needed and are enjoying the benefits of consolidated infrastructure. Virtualization has been at the epicenter of this revolution and has enabled racks of disparate hardware to become one. But the move to virtualization has not come without bumps in the road.