At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
This white paper is a business briefing for C-Level Executives on how integrating a range of technologies - including unified communications, service oriented architecture, virtualization and cloud computing - can transform the productivity and profitability of large enterprises.
Hello, greetings, and welcome to Conversational Unified
Communications. I’m Brien Posey. For those of you who don’t
know me, I am a long time Conversational Geek author, and
17-time Microsoft MVP. My professional background is in both
IT and in commercial astronautics. It’s an odd combination for
sure. I sometimes find myself setting up virtual machines on
one day, and being strapped into a space capsule the next day
(seriously). Thankfully, Peter, Nick, and the rest of the folks at
Conversational Geek have embraced my unorthodox (dare I say
eccentric) career choices and have allowed me to author books
on subjects ranging from the cloud computing to real life
rocket science. I would like to personally invite you to go to
ConversationalGeek.com and check out some of these other
In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
Those of you who follow my work may recall that back in 2009 I
wrote another book about unified communications called Brien
Posey’s Guide to Pract
Virtualization has transformed the data center over the past decade. IT departments use virtualization to consolidate multiple server workloads onto a smaller number of more powerful servers. They use virtualization to scale existing applications by
adding more virtual machines to support them, and they deploy new applications without having to purchase additional servers to do so. They achieve greater resource utilization by balancing workloads across a large pool of servers in real time—and they respond more quickly to changes in workload or server availability by moving virtual machines between physical servers. Virtualized environments support private clouds on which application engineers can now provision their own virtual servers and networks in environments that expand and contract on demand.
The study finds that enterprises are active in the cloud, and their virtualization efforts are contributing to broader "cloud thinking." As a result, the cloud is coming of age within large organizations and aligning IT decision makers and implementers around a cloud computing platform.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
According to recent ESG research, 70% of IT respondents indicated they plan to invest in HCI over the next 24 months. IT planners are increasingly turning toward HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions to simplify and speed up infrastructure deployments, ease day-to-day operational management, reduce costs, and increase IT speed and agility.
HCI consists of a nodal-based architecture whereby all the required virtualized compute, storage, and networking assets are self-contained inside individual nodes. These nodes are, in effect, discrete virtualized computing resources “in a box.” However, they are typically grouped together to provide resiliency, high performance, and flexible resource pooling. And since HCI appliances can scale out to large configurations over time, these systems can provide businesses with investment protection and a simpler, more agile, and cost-effective way to deploy virtualized computing infrastructure. Read this paper to learn more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
Business leaders are increasingly looking to IT to deliver a mobile workspace. In this IDC white paper, learn how to leverage converged infrastructure as a cost-effective and efficient platform to support virtual client computing environments with Dell EMC.
Download this white paper from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
The importance of IT has never been greater. Companies are transforming their business models with digital technologies, leveraging emerging mobile and social platforms, and increasingly operating online. All of these developments are powered by IT innovation, while IT departments face challenges meeting the increasing demands of the business. Complexity in the data center has soared, causing IT administrative costs to skyrocket.
In this whitepaper, we will explain trends that drive management challenges that data center operators are faced with. We will then show you the value proposition of Emerson's solutions, which can help you to:
. Adapt data center infrastructure without increased cost;
. Improving efficiency without added risk;
. Maximize existing infrastructure investments;
. Ensure availability of mission-critical services; and
. Extend the life of existing infrastructure.
Read on for more.
While both IT and facilities organizations have invested heavily in technology resources (people, processes and tools) to manage the data center infrastructure, they have failed to achieve the promise and potential due to critical gaps between their data center facilities and IT infrastructure components.
A new perspective on managing the critical infrastructure gaps is emerging. Read on for more.
Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes discussed interchangeably. But gaining the full benefits of cloud computing requires approaches and processes that often aren't in place where ad hoc virtualization is the norm. Join us and learn how to make a smooth transition.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
Social networking, an increasingly mobile workforce, virtualization technology, cloud computing and more have affected every department in the enterprise, including IT. As technology continues to advance and the new reality is based on an infrastructure that includes physical, virtual, and cloud resources, IT departments need to find new ways of managing and securing this vastly different technology ecosystem. Read this white paper to learn the myriad of benefits that cloud-driven technology can provide, including reclaiming your IT team as the central nervous system of the organization!
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
Traditional security measures such as network firewalls are no longer enough to keep an enterprise secure. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, security mechanisms are incorporated and applied at the core of every solution, and security is extended to include all the open source packages that make up Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a result, customers experience a higher quality of service.
Enterprises are rapidly embracing cloud services to speed innovation and drive cost savings. The most innovative IT organizations in these enterprises are shifting to software-defined “virtual data centers” that connect, aggregate, and configure public and private computing resources in unprecedented ways. These IT organizations use open private cloud infrastructure within a corporate data center or at a hosting site (managed cloud services) in conjunction with public cloud services to meet all their business requirements.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
How to strike the balance between your existing systems and emerging technologies.
Many organizations are struggling with the pressure to adopt cloud-native architectures while maintaining existing conventional systems. A virtualized infrastructure can connect your new and old systems.
This IDC paper helps you achieve the ideal balance by:
Embracing the new without disrupting the current infrastructure.
Preparing for next-generation computing requirements.
Enabling agile application delivery to compete and win.
Read the IDC whitepaper to learn more about balancing your investment in new and existing systems.
Business and IT leaders are looking to virtualization and cloud computing to deliver unprecedented agility for supporting a wide range of objectives, including cost management, increased mobility, higher application availability, and greater responsiveness to customer-related opportunities.
Virtualization is just one step in a much larger transition. This publication builds on powerful insights from Gartner research to articulate a cloud computing strategy that minimizes problems and maximizes ROI.