With server virtualization now well established in the world's datacenters, IT leaders are turning their attention to virtualizing and centralizing desktop PCs to address some of their toughest computing challenges:
. Managing complex end-user hardware and software infrastructure
. Securing networks and information assets
. Supporting a global workforce in an environment of constant change
Enterprise Strategy Group analysts Mark Bowker and Mark Peters will share the business drivers and benefits for virtualizing both servers and storage. You'll gain an understanding of IT infrastructure virtualization in order to evaluate the operational benefits it could provide. You'll also learn what steps to take to assess your IT environment to quantify the benefits of virtualization.
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HotSchedules needed an agile and scalable IT environment that could respond quickly to growth opportunities. The company deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology to consolidate its server environment, reduce costs, and maximize network performance. By hosting up to 19 virtual machines on each physical server, HotSchedules increased its growth capacity while cutting power costs 77 percent and enhancing the company’s competitive position.
The Maxol markets a comprehensive range of oil and petroleum products to all sectors of the Irish market. Maxol used the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system featuring Hyper-V virtualization technology to consolidate 22 servers to 6 servers, an 80 percent reduction.
NetBenefit is a leading provider of managed hosting services in the United Kingdom. Faced with ever more expensive London data center costs, the company decided to implement the Windows Server 2008 operating system featuring Hyper-V virtualization technology to give it the ability to create competitively priced entry-level virtual machines to complement its existing managed hosting services.
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft’s next generation hypervisor technology, adds an exciting new dimension to the server virtualization market. With Hyper-V and Microsoft’s integrated Server Management suite, you can take advantage of a powerful set of tools to help simplify infrastructure management and better utilize your hardware investments.
This Dell Virtualization Reference Architecture (RA) white paper describes Dell validated architectures for Windows Server 2008® HyperâV. The Virtualization RA is intended to provide customers with example virtualization solution configurations that can be used to consider, evaluate, and select the Dell virtualization solution components that best fit their requirements.
Microsoft has launched the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet: Windows Server 2008. Dell closely collaborated with Microsoft during development, gaining expertise in all aspects of its features and functionality, including key advancements in the management of remote infrastructures.
Windows Server 2008 includes the Hyper-V role, which is a hypervisor that enables server virtualization. This new virtualization hypervisor enables a Windows Server 2008 system to host many VMs or child partitions that run directly on the hypervisor layer. Hyper-V servers and VMs can be centrally managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to enable centralized management and advanced features. This demo video shows Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Tripwire. This study included inquiry into the current role of virtualization in the overall environment and barriers to further deployment, as well as how performance is measured for both the environment and those managing virtualized servers.
Many organizations have adopted virtualization as a standard for server workloads. But virtualization has not proven to be the game changer many organizations had envisioned. IT departments face huge challenges related to server sprawl, which has actually increased with virtualization.
Although virtualization has brought benefits beyond the physical paradigm of one operating system per server, the true optimal infrastructure for organizations comes with adopting a private cloud infrastructure.
Check out this white paper to learn the benefits of a private cloud and discover how deploying one private cloud solution can provide:
Easy provisioning of new environments
"How can you make sure that your private cloud is agile, responsive, and efficient? NetApp offers private cloud technology that aligns with the following recommendations from Enterprise Strategy Group:
* Optimize storage to fully realize the benefits of server virtualization and private cloud
* Treat storage efficiency as a strategic opportunity to hone and improve the overall cloud environment
* Use techniques such as deduplication and compression to expand the available capacity of a private cloud"
Published By: Windstream
Published Date: Apr 03, 2014
Done correctly, organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI: less CAPEX spending, greater flexibility and scalability, more security options and overall savings.
IBM adds innovation leadership, making the new System x HS22 Servers the most cost effective, resilient & energy efficient solutions available! Find out more in the IBM System x, HS22 & Virtualization Update.
Read about the simplicity of architecting a robust infrastructure with Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 Hyper-VT in a virtual environment with NetApp® storage, to provide the ability to maintain HA for both the computing and storage resources between the primary and secondary sites and complete disaster recovery in the event of the loss of a whole site.
Virtualization is no longer an “emerging” technology. Its potential to increase the efficiency of IT infrastructures has become widely recognized. But key questions are raised in the early stages of virtualization planning: should it be implemented only for new projects, or applied to existing infrastructures? Should opportunities be pursued on a case-by-case basis, or targeted as a broader goal of IT strategy?