Servers are computers that share resources (applications, files, etc.) with other computers (ie, clients) on a network. For example, a Web server will send resources (Web pages, images, sounds, etc.) in response to requests from a Web browser.
The technologies examined reduce operational expenses (OpEx), not capital expenses (CapEx) that has traditionally been the focus of virtualization. Many companies implemented virtualization with the goal of saving money in the form of fewer servers to buy (with a side benefit of reducing the footprint of the servers and lowering the required power and cooling). Most of the savings were in capital, but do not expect the same with many of the technologies listed here, because some may even require some additional capital expenditures (at least for software) in order to save on the day-to-day operations of IT. The bigger cost in running an IT department is in the OpEx category anyway, so savings there are recurring savings.
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.
This IDC paper discusses the critical role of hardware infrastructure in business analytics deployments, citing best practices, the IDC's decision framework, and four client case studies - Wellpoint, Vestas, AXTEL, and Miami-Dade County. IDC's recommendation is that "infrastructure cannot ó and should not ó be an afterthought". Hardware infrastructure and software requirements must be determined in parallel to maximize the success of business analytics projects.
"IOPS (I/O operations per second) is an easily understood and communicated unit of measurement, which is why itís so widely used. Unfortunately, itís also easy to oversimplify. IOPS describes only the number of times an application, OS or VM is reading or writing to storage each second. More IOPS means more disk I/O, and if all IOPS are created equal, we should be able to measure disk activity with it alone. But they arenít.
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The use of SSL encryption for all enterprise Internet traffic is growing steadily. Applications that make use of SSL Ė such as SharePoint, Exchange, WebEx, Salesforce.com and Google Apps Ė are commonplace. Even email applications like Gmail, Yahoo, and Zimbra are being used in workplace environments as hosted email or BYOD apps.
Itís clear that organizations now need complete visibility into the SSL traffic coming across the WAN. They need the ability to preserve complete network and web histories from encrypted network and web traffic for compliance, regulatory and logging requirements. Blue Coat has solutions today to address the SSL dilemma.
Implementing Converged Storage is an evolution and by putting a plan into place now, enterprises can optimize their current storage investments while building toward a converged future and accruing concomitant benefits along the way.
This ebook shows you how to address large content repository challenges with object storage. You'll learn how to effectively address long-term retention policies, find and retrieve content quickly from long-term repositories and using object storage efficiently.
Download this case study to learn how Chandler Macleod's CIO was able to utilize the AppSense solution to remove the possibility of any users introducing an executable file to their network while reducing the number of their servers by 25%.
Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation PowerEdgeT family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.
Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Servers Enable Customers to Maximize Benefits of Microsoft Windows. Dell vStart and reference architectures provide streamlined deployment and enable customers to maximize the comprehensive Windows Server.
Florida Hospital performs recovery tests twice a year, recovering more than 100 applications. The healthcare organization needed a recovery strategy that improved communication and efficiency, managed a complex change control process, and that would keep staff at home during a disaster.
With the Managed Recovery Program, SunGard is Florida Hospital's recovery team, ensuring recovery configurations keep pace with production changes, managing recovery test execution, and providing a single point of contact for the complete recovery program.
Most organizations today understand that a disaster recovery (DR) plan is essential to their continued survival should a natural disaster occur. But implementing a DR plan entails substantial time, effort and cost - not to mention significant investment in developing new areas of technical expertise within the organization. As a result, many organizations are turning to disaster recovery service providers (DRSPs) to offload their disaster recovery operations.
Virtualization reduces the number of physical servers IT needs to provision and maintain, but it also transforms the data protection paradigm. Now businesses can recover from failures in minutes, not hours, with unprecedented affordability. The key to achieving the best business uptime and cost savings is the effective design of storage management and data protection. This white paper outlines an end-to-end storage and data protection architecture optimized for VMware vSphere and Microsoftģ Hyper-V environments.