Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
The increasing demands of application and database workloads, growing numbers of virtual machines, and more powerful processors are driving demand for ever-faster storage systems. Increasingly, IT organizations are turning to solid-state storage to meet these demands, with hybrid and all-flash arrays taking the place of traditional disk storage for high performance workloads.
Download this white paper to learn how you can get the most from your storage environment.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Virtualization and clustering can bring many benefits to your business—better IT asset utilization, improved business continuity and improved operational efficiency. At the same time, virtualization can create a new level of complexity for IT. This white paper describes some of the technical challenges inherent in managing these complex environments and recommends strategies for successful deployment that will maximize the value of virtualization technology in your organization.
You’re running a lot of your business on Windows Server today— mission-critical apps, Active Directory, Domain Name Servers, not to mention virtual machines and storage. For more than 20 years, in fact, Windows Server has been the operating system of choice for enterprise workloads.
Virtualization is a sea change from the days of one image per physical machine. And the benefits are clear, from better hardware utilization to lower costs to easier management. But while the resulting server consolidation is a good thing, it only solves half the problem. You still need to ensure that best-practice storage management is available to both your physical and virtual servers.
To ensure the full potential of your virtual platform solution, you need to make sure your application and storage network is prepared to handle the added stresses of a virtual machine (VM) infrastructure. F5® technology enables your network to adapt to virtualization needs, ensure high availability (HA), maximize resources, and improve performance so you can get the most out of your investment.
"As the rapid rise in the number of mobile devices and users creates an explosion in data and virtual machine instances, datacenter transformation becomes imperative for many enterprises. It is essential enterprises move to consolidate resources and cut both capital and operating costs while still providing support for distributed applications.
This brief white paper delves into a Q&A with Eric Sheppard, research director of IDC’s Storage Software program, on integrated systems and whether you should buy compute, network, and storage resources together. Read on as you will discover:
What integrated systems are, and its benefits
The differences between an integrated platform and integrated infrastructure
How datacenters are leveraging these new systems today
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
You’re running a lot of your business on Windows Server today—
mission-critical apps, Active Directory, Domain Name Servers, not
to mention virtual machines and storage. For more than 20 years, in
fact, Windows Server has been the operating system of choice for
This guide shows you how you can use your Windows Server
expertise to give your organization a boost in the age of cloud
computing, addressing these topics and others:
• Why move to the cloud?
• What are some ways to use Azure for Windows Server workloads?
• What about security?
• Who else is doing this?
• How do I get started?
Live migration is essential for a dynamic data center environment. But until now, it's been impossible between different generations of processors. Intel IT and End User Platform Integration have done so successfully with Intel® Virtualization Technology FlexMigration. This white paper explains how.
Published By: HP VMware
Published Date: Mar 03, 2008
Why have the majority of large enterprises embraced virtualization technology and why are midsize businesses the fastest growing market segment for new virtualization initiatives? This white paper will explore this important question, examine common virtualization deployment scenarios, and explain how virtualization solutions from HP and VMware can help midsize businesses achieve a wide variety of business continuity, performance, and efficiency goals.
Storage is at the heart of any data center application. Whether you’re managing hundreds of virtual machine images or millions of records, you need to be able to save, search for, and retrieve that data in the optimal amount of time.
In this White Paper we’ll explore how you can manage your storage needs, optimize storage performance, and do so while saving money at the same time.
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Apr 09, 2014
Your customers rely on you to efficiently manage a highly dynamic, rapidly changing, highly shared, distributed environment so they can do their jobs effectively. This means working through the complexities of understanding the services in your virtualized networks, machines and storage, and determining how and when customers will be affected. Listen to virtualization expert Bernd Harzog discuss the complexities that many IT professionals face.
Server virtualization has transformed corporate IT -- companies have enjoyed major cost savings and have gained flexibility and efficiency. But this has also led to a proliferation of virtual machines and servers that threaten to overwhelm data movement and storage technologies. In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
This white paper describes a set of best practices to deploy a 1,500-user virtualized Exchange 2007 environment using VMware® ESXT 3.5. Specifically, this project demonstrates how to configure and deploy the Exchange 2007 Mailbox, Hub Transport, and Client Access server roles onto individual VMware virtual machines (VMs), which in turn are deployed onto a single VMware ESX Server. The environment includes HP ProLiant c-Class Blade servers connected to an HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400) Disk Array.
How can your midsize business meet new demands for data storage with limited resources? In this eguide, you’ll find out that this innovative solution can radically improve storage performance—while minimizing expenses
In the time it took you to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database,
middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn’t the future we’re describing, it’s right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we’re describing automation that cloud and APIs enable, and at a low level, we’re describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tools. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps automation, and configuration management to get you started down the right path.
In the time it took to download and open this eBook, you could have spun up and configured hundreds of virtual machines in a public or private cloud, deployed your application, database, middleware, messaging, load balancers, storage, and other components to those configured servers, linked them all together, and had your app live in production - all with a single click.
This isn't the future we're describing, it's right now, and thousands of development teams around the world are doing it. At a high level, we;re describing automation that cloud and API's enable, and at a low level, we're describing the outcome of adopting a DevOps mentality and the associated tooks. This eBook will look at the basics of DevOps, automation and configuration management to get you started down the right path.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jun 10, 2014
This Lab Validation report from ESG provides you with best practices to create an environment that offers you simple unified data protection across physical and virtual landscapes, maximum protection and data availability, and reduced storage needs and operational costs. Find out how Symantec Backup Exec 2014 measures up against best practices in virtual data protection. Download Now.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jul 11, 2014
This Lab Validation report from ESG provides you with best practices to create an environment that offers you simple unified data protection across physical and virtual landscapes, maximum protection and data availability, and reduced storage needs and operational costs. Find out how Symantec Backup Exec 2014 measures up against best practices in virtual data protection.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.