Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
To increase agility while lowering costs, IT organizations are using virtualization and cloud-based infrastructure services to consolidate and reduce the number of physical servers and data centers across the enterprise. IDC estimates that, by 2015, more than 20 percent of the information running through servers will do so on virtualized systems. This percentage increases along with the size of the company, with some larger organizations using 100 percent virtualized systems. IDC predicts that, over the next decade, the amount of information managed by enterprise data centers will grow by a factor of 50.
This whitepaper will provide an overview of cloud computing, identify some challenges and considerations for using the cloud, and will look at how best to manage a combination of physical and virtual systems throughout your infrastructure in order to support your business objectives.
This book explores the security challenges of virtualization in the data center, at the endpoint, and in the cloud. I explain why using traditional security products built for physical systems is a mistake for virtual systems. Finally, I explain how virtualaware security solutions provide in-depth security without compromising performance in virtual, cloud, and hybrid environments that include a mix of virtual and physical systems.
HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is an ideal example of the market transition toward integrated computing platforms. Built on HP’s ConvergedSystem 700x converged infrastructure platform, HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. The solution is built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP 3PAR SAN storage, and HP 5900-Series or HP Flex10 networking. The entire stack is managed through HP Insight Control for System Center, which integrates physical and virtual server management through HP Insight with Microsoft System Center 2012 for unified management and orchestration Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with Microsoft Hyper-V, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, non-integ
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Apr 03, 2007
One of the biggest challenges mirrors a problem in the physical server world: security patching. This paper describes in greater detail the benefits and challenges of server virtualization, and offers insight into how Blue Lane customers are utilizing the PatchPoint(r) System to combat the threat of software vulnerabilities.
Virtualization does have its dangers, as it incurs greater stress on physical resources. While under utilization of CPU may be a driving factor to virtualize servers, other hardware resources may become overtaxed. Given that a host system has limited ability (depends on application) to page memory used by the guest systems, the most recognized bottleneck to address is physical memory (RAM). Options to programmatically alleviate memory bottlenecks incur performance issues when the disk is re-introduced. Another major component and perhaps less acknowledged is the disk subsystem. In many cases, depending the purpose and application of the guest/virtual systems, the disk bottleneck will be the most significant barrier to performance. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4