Server Virtualization is the process of presenting a logical grouping or subset of computing resources so that they can be accessed in ways that give benefits over the original configuration. This new virtual view of the resources is not restricted by the implementation, geographic location or the physical configuration of underlying resources. Commonly virtualized resources include computing power and data storage.
This guide was created to offer a preliminary understanding of
Cloud computing, so that business owners and managers will
be better positioned to make the move toward Cloud services
sooner, rather than later.
This paper addresses many common business challenges facing IT organizations, such as enabling mobile workstyles without compromising security, streamlining desktop management efforts as the number of employees in remote offices and offshore locations increases and making the user experience personal through self-service access to applications and desktops.
Riverbed delivers application performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance.
Organizations have gained significant benefit from virtualizing servers and storage environments, and now face the daunting task of deploying new network architectures to keep pace. Software-defined networking holds significant promise to deliver a new network architecture that is abstracted and virtualized; however, organizations would be well served to learn from previous efforts to virtualize other domains in order to avoid making the same mistakes. Riverbed and VMware joined forces to help eliminate those problems and make it easier to deploy VXLAN overlay networks in highly virtualized data centers by integrating application-aware network performance management software and vSphere 5.1
In January 2012, Riverbedģ Technology announced version 9.5 of its Cascadeģ network performance management solution, which included a number of major enhancements. Collectively, the new capabilities are designed to improve visibility into the health and activity of applications and services traversing networks from the branch to the data center.
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offers organizations the means to centrally manage and deliver desktops as a service to reduce costs, increase data security, and streamline desktop management while enabling anytime, anywhere access across a wide variety of devices. IT consumerization trends such as BYOD (bring your own device) and device diversity are accelerating VDI adoption, which is expected to double over the next year.
This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. The study assesses the capability and business strategy of many client virtualization software vendors.
If you're unhappy with the state of your current disaster recovery operations, this Q and A is a must-read. IBM cloud experts share information on how cloud computing can provide nearly instantaneous failover and failback of critical business applications. This type of speedy recovery keeps your organization running in the event of disaster or disruption, limiting the risk of business losses and brand damage.
With the prospect of sending custom hardware designs directly to factories, many web hosts might be wonderingif they can take advantage of an open-source approachto hardware. But when does it make sense for web hosts to seriously consider Open Compute?
The data center landscape is changing quickly, creating new options for IT architecture and physical facility design. When deciding if a containerized or modular solution is the right option for your data center, you need to consider the factors in this guide.
Todayís data centers are taking the heat both literally and figuratively. With equipment generating enormous amounts of thermal energy, data centers continue to shovel operational funds into cooling as energy costs steadily climb.
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