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.
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.
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.
• 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
Data centers have been designed for years with the same hierarchical and expensive network design. But as the modern data center evolves to a scale-out, dynamic and virtualized shared services platform.
Published By: Nimboxx
Published Date: Jul 10, 2015
Nationwide Healthcare Services operates short-term and long-term residential health facilities across the East Coast. The fast-growing organization traditionally maintained a non-virtualized IT environment with physical servers located at its headquarters and all other facilities accessing data via VPN. Faced with aging servers and expiring warranties, Nationwide knew it needed to make a change to take advantage of virtualization and emerging data center technology.
Published By: Nimboxx
Published Date: Oct 26, 2015
The evolution of enterprise IT has finally reached the point where mid-size companies can cost effectively exploit the benefits of fully virtualized cloud operations and large and mid-size companies alike can greatly reduce the costs of expanding already virtualized infrastructures.
The linchpin to this transformation is Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) technology. HCI overcomes barriers such as the need to invest in large blocks of disparate compute and storage facilities that have prevented many mid-size enterprises from reaping the benefits of cloud-based operations which is to say the orchestration of virtualized data center resources across multiple workflows.
Published By: Imation
Published Date: Apr 04, 2014
Virtualization is well-established as a key strategic technology in large enterprises, delivering the scalability and agility needed to handle the vast data growth and shifting business priorities that define these organizations. Many organizations with smaller IT teams are also adopting virtualization, some to address a specific tactical need and others as part of strategic initiatives to become more nimble and efficient.
To learn more about this growing trend, Imation surveyed more than 1200 IT professionals (predominantly in enterprise organizations with 100-1000 employees), asking a variety of questions related to their use of storage systems in virtualized environments. Explore this e-book to learn more.
The IBM BladeCenter HX5 is a scalable, high-performance blade server with unprecedented performance, and the flexibility needed for database and virtualized applications. According to recent benchmark results, the HX5 has achieved an overall performance score that is up to 18% better than the competition. In this paper, you'll learn how IBM achieved their impressive scores and how clients can consolidate their datacenter on HX5 to increase utilization, simplify systems management and reduce operating costs.
IBM eX5 Systems have achieved outstanding scalability and performance by applying extensive expertise and years of innovation from other technologies to x86-based servers. It examines rewards that can be achieved in data center consolidation through virtualizing with IBM x86-based servers.
Published By: Force10
Published Date: Jul 16, 2010
The data center has undergone several significant transformations since the birth of computing. Zeus Kerravala, Senior VP of the Yankee Group, will discuss how the data center has evolved, as well as today's major shift towards the fully virtualized data center. This whitepaper will also address the approaches for Network Automation and how it helps data center engineers manage virtual resources.
The amount of data being stored is more than doubling every two years. IT departments eager to shrink data center footprints and consolidate servers and storage are preparing for a new generation of data servers. But while virtualized and cloud storage environments are expecting dramatic future growth, we have yet to widespread adoption across the board. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), a low cost alternative for expanding legacy SANs with minimum investment, lets customers combine Ethernet data and fibre channel data traffic into a single high-speed network. While only 9 percent of users surveyed by have already adopted FCoE , that number is expected to grow to 26 percent in the next two years. And while cloud storage is expected to skyrocket over the next decade, security concerns and application compatibility are still an issue. This Storage CRN eZine, a part of our Thought Leadership Series, will discuss the state of the virtualized storage market, the current challenges facing integrators and vendors, and the steps necessary to take to meet an expected deluge of Big Data that will need to be stored and managed down the road.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
The idea of load balancing is well defined in the IT world: A network device accepts traffic on behalf ofa group of servers, and distributes that traffic according to load balancing algorithms and the availabilityof the services that the servers provide. From network administrators to server administrators to applicationdevelopers, this is a generally well understood concept.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
Today’s idea-driven economy calls for a simpler, faster virtualization solution—one that can be managed by one IT generalist vs. numerous IT specialists. Enter HPE Hyper Converged 380, an advanced, virtualized system from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, this enterprise-grade VM vending machine enables you to quickly deploy VMs, simplify IT operations, and reduce overall costs like no other hyperconverged system available today.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 13, 2016
Dell EMC is the world market leader in converged infrastructure and converged solutions. Through Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure and Solutions Dell EMC accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that reduce IT costs while improving time to market. Dell EMC delivers the industry’s only fully integrated and virtualized cloud infrastructure systems, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating, and managing IT infrastructure. VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network.
Hyperconverged infrastructure is radically shaking up the IT landscape, creating huge operational and economic benefits. Tier 1 applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle and others are among the many beneficiaries of this new generation of infrastructure. However, there are many vendors jumping on the market bandwagon, and not all systems that are marketed as hyperconverged really fit the criteria. IT organizations need to do their homework to ensure they are selecting true hyperconverged solutions.