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.
This workbook helps you assess current needs and usage and determine where deduplication can positively affect your IT consolidation initiatives, help reduce costs, and create a more "green" environment.
Today’s web and application infrastructure continues to expand applications for e-commerce, and communications with customers, partners and internal employees. For those responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing need to get the highest performance out of datacenter equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs.
Countless companies want to take advantage of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and its notable business and technology benefits. However, with the prevalence of large, complex and sprawling information technology (IT) infrastructures, many organizations are wary of - or avoid altogether - the time, expense and effort required for a mass overhaul of their database environment.
This paper outlines a ready-made solution that delivers comprehensive infrastructure optimization in accordance with Microsoft’s APO model. Using HP PolyServe software in conjunction with HP BladeSystem c-Class products and Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition, organizations can attain Dynamic Infrastructure capabilities while reducing server counts by 50%, decreasing configuration and management time by up to 75%, and providing high availability to all servers and SQL Server-based applications.
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Faced with an aging set of servers within its IT infrastructure, United Bank and Trust decided to embrace virtualization as way to move forward. United deployed the VMware Infrastructure 3 solution together with an EqualLogic PS Series virtualized iSCSI SAN, which established an enterprise storage platform to achieve the high availability, data protection and performance required for United’s new generation, virtualized IT environment.
IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. Consolidation and containment solutions implemented with a virtual infrastructure meet the challenges of server sprawl and underutilization by reducing hardware and operating costs by as much as 50%.
Radiator Express Warehouse (1800Radiator), a fast-growing automotive parts distributor, found that it was running at maximum power and its racks were full. Using VMware virtualization technology, the company was able to take 31 physical servers out of production, resulting in a 25 percent reduction in power and cooling costs.
The First American Corporation is America’s largest provider of business information. Their numerous acquisitions and diverse lines of business meant that First American had multiple datacenters dispersed throughout the country. They turned to VMware virtualization technology to consolidate facilities. They standardized on VMware technology and avoided purchasing 700 physical machines.
Energy consumption is a critical issue for IT organizations today. VMware virtualization gives you the power to right-size your IT infrastructure through server consolidation and dynamic load balancing across a pool of physical servers. Your IT organization can dramatically increase server utilization and reduce energy costs with VMware solutions.
WWF is the world’s largest independent conservation organization. As part of its IT department’s contribution to environmentally-friendly business practices, WWF-UK deployed VMware virtualization into its live production environment. They decreased server count, lessened cooling requirements, minimized the space needed to house their datacenter and significantly reduced their overall carbon footprint.
This IDC white paper discusses how the current need for server virtualization, infrastructure consolidation and energy efficient technology requires significant changes to IT systems. It describes the steps to take to achieve high availability and reduce operational costs, while still adhering to the requirements of “green IT.”
By doing more with less, you can realize savings and reduce complexity at the same time. IBM BladeCenter is a complete, compact and integrated system designed to simplify IT in small and mid-sized offices and distributed environments. It's packed with energy-saving features that lower operating costs and it's flexible enough to grow with your business.
Learn about the features and options of the IBM BladeCenter and see why it's the right choice for your diverse business needs.
Published By: ProofSpace
Published Date: Mar 04, 2008
The ProofMark software solution is a broadly applicable system that operates on a computer, server, network, system, or infrastructure. This system utilizes public-key cryptography to create an irrefutable record of the time-existence and exact composition of any digital data. This document, the ProofMark System Concepts, Architecture, and Planning Guide, provides you with a broad technical overview of the ProofMark system.
An organization’s success and ability to react to market and environmental changes are now more dependent than ever on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper provides a starting point for organizations contemplating server consolidation. Download this guide for an overview of server consolidation concepts and techniques, plus guidance on methodologies that should be employed.
AIC, Canada’s largest privately held mutual fund company, aimed to shrink their data center footprint and manage IT infrastructure more effectively. With the VMware Infrastructure 3 suite, AIC has been able to handily address its IT challenges and create a scalable, manageable IT infrastructure. Find out how much they saved, and how VMware impacted their organization's workload and productivity.
As Perimeter Church's congregation expanded, their IT staff needed to find a way to meet the growing IT needs of the church with limited staff. Download this case study to learn how the Perimeter IT team has been able to perform its administrative functions much more effectively with VMware technology.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Jan 07, 2008
Quantros’ business—an ASP for the health care industry—requires a secure network and maximal uptime—all with a small IT department and a small budget. Quantros was challenged to implement and enforce sound security policies and to keep up with the continuous stream of vendor patches.
Discover the three key reasons how enterprise IT dashboards can deliver highly valuable information to your organization in an easy to use format and provide simple processes that will turn dashboard data into actionable IT decisions.
Monitoring servers, applications, and services has become an essential part of the IT department over the past 10 years. However, it can be a daunting task to find the right solution for your Enterprise. This brief paper will examine the differences between Agent and Agentless monitoring, so you can make the right decision based on your company's needs, the metrics you need, your budget range, your resource availability, and your management's reporting needs.
Published By: Sanbolic
Published Date: Dec 03, 2007
Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a comprehensive management solution for the virtualized data center that enables increased physical server utilization and centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.