Storage Virtualization refers to the process of completely abstracting logical storage from physical storage. The physical storage resources are agregated into storage pools, from which the logical storage is created. With storage virtualization, multiple independent storage devices, that may be scattered over a network, appear to be a single monolithic storage device, which can be managed centrally. Storage Virtualization is commonly used in SANs.
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.
In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy: producing new revenue streams, guiding the way through the hosted options, taming new cloud-based app workflows, and using the cloud to help ensure their organization’s success.
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, Riverbed® Technology announced version 9.5 of its Cascade® 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.
Virtualization promises to boost efficiency and cut costs. Whether you’re running applications on physical or virtual machines, you still need to stay vigilant to guard against the constant and growing hazard of malware and other cyberthreats that can put your business at risk. This guide will show you how.
This planning guide provides best practices for virtualizing Citrix XenApp. Even though these best practices are based on the Hosted Shared Desktop model, they are still relevant in a non-desktop model where users only connect to published applications without the desktop interface.
This report focuses on commercial-software-only private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud solutions and serves as a refresh to Forrester’s “Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011” report.
Following a series of in-depth interviews with Senior IT professionals in various industries this video provides their findings and the direct and in-direct value derived from using HPs Backup, Recovery and Archiving solutions.