Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Today, nearly every datacenter has become heavily virtualized. In fact, according to Gartner as many as 75% of X86 server workloads are already virtualized in the enterprise datacenter. Yet even with the growth rate of virtual machines outpacing the rate of physical servers, industry wide, most virtual environments continue to be protected by backup systems designed for physical servers, not the virtual infrastructure they are used on. Even still, data protection products that are virtualization-focused may deliver additional support for virtual processes, but there are pitfalls in selecting the right approach.
This paper will discuss five common costs that can remain hidden until after a virtualization backup system has been fully deployed.
A fundamental people-process-technology transformation enables businesses to remain
competitive in today’s innovation economy. Initiatives such as advanced security, fraud detection
services, connected consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, augmented or virtual reality
experience, machine and deep learning, and cognitively enabled applications drive superior
business outcomes such as predictive marketing and maintenance.
Superior business outcomes require businesses to consider IT a core competency. For IT, an
agile, elastic, and scalable IT infrastructure forms the crucial underpinning for a superior service
delivery model. The more up to date the infrastructure, the more capable it is of supporting the
scale and complexity of a changing application landscape. Current-generation applications must
be supplemented and eventually supplanted with next-generation (also known as cloud-native)
applications — each with very different infrastructure requirements. Keeping infrastructure up
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants prides itself on the personalized connection between hotel staff and guests. In order to be successful, their IT infrastructure needs to be agile, secure, and reliable.
After deploying EMC converged infrastructure from VCE, Kimpton achieved a 25 percent reduction in operating expenses, and they can now stand up virtual machines (VMs) in minutes to capitalize on business opportunities, compared to days or weeks with the old infrastructure. Read this customer case study to find out more about how Kimpton was able to reduce their costs while improving the performance of their IT environment.
A fundamental people-process-technology transformation enables businesses to remain competitive in today’s innovation economy. Initiatives such as advanced security, fraud detection services, connected consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, augmented or virtual reality experience, machine and deep learning, and cognitively enabled applications drive superior business outcomes such as predictive marketing and maintenance. Superior business outcomes require businesses to consider IT a core competency. For IT, an agile, elastic, and scalable IT infrastructure forms the crucial underpinning for a superior service delivery model.
Dell EMC’s Intelligent Automation powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor simplifies the management and maintenance of its PowerEdge server hardware. Designed to drive down the cost and resources associated with server lifecycle management, Intelligent Automation relies on integrated Dell Remote Access Controller(iDRAC) and OpenManage server management soft
IT organizations using machine data platforms like Splunk recognize the importance of consolidating disparate data types for top-down visibility, and to quickly respond to critical business needs. Machine data is often underused and undervalued, and is particularly useful when managing infrastructure data coming from AWS, sensors and server logs.
Download “The Essential Guide to Infrastructure Machine Data” for:
The benefits of machine data for network, remote, web, cloud and server monitoring
IT infrastructure monitoring data sources to include in your machine data platform
Machine data best practices
The financial services industry has unique challenges that often prevent it from achieving its strategic goals. The keys to solving these issues are hidden in machine data—the largest category of big data—which is both untapped and full of potential.
Download this white paper to learn:
*How organizations can answer critical questions that have been impeding business success
*How the financial services industry can make great strides in security, compliance and IT
*Common machine data sources in financial services firms
One of the biggest challenges IT ops teams face is the lack of visibility across its infrastructure — physical, virtual and in the cloud. Making things even more complex, any infrastructure monitoring solution needs to not only meet the IT team’s needs, but also the needs of other stakeholders including line of business (LOB) owners and application developers.
For companies already using a monitoring platform like Splunk, monitoring blindspots arise from the need to prioritize across multiple departments. This report outlines a four-step approach for an effective IT operations monitoring (ITOM) strategy.
Download this report to learn:
How to reduce monitoring blind spots when creating an ITOM strategy
How to address ITOM requirements across IT and non-IT groups
Distinct layers across ITOM Potential functionality gaps with domain-specific products
Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a converged infrastructure system designed for rapid and simple deployment of private cloud at an industry-leading price point. Whether customers are running Linux, Microsoft Windows or Oracle Solaris applications, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance supports consolidation for a wide range of mixed workloads in medium-to-large sized data centers.
High-performance, low-latency Oracle Fabric Interconnect and Oracle SDN allow automated configuration of the server and storage networks. The embedded controller software automates the installation, configuration, and management of all infrastructure components at the push of a button. Customers need to enter only basic configuration parameters and create virtual machines (VMs) manually or by using Oracle VM Templates to get a full application up and running in a few hours. With Oracle Enterprise Manager, the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is transformed into a powerful private cloud infrastructure that integrates
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.
Go beyond one-dimensional virtual machine performance. Foglight for Virtualization helps you visualize, analyze and optimize your entire virtual infrastructure health. In this technical brief, learn how Foglight simplifies cross-platform database performance monitoring and management. Read it today.
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.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 17, 2012
Virtualization is typically the foundation for and path to the cloud, but by itself can result in virtual machine sprawl and new silos. Red Hat CloudForms, can be used to automate an IT infrastructure, but it's important to set policies up-front.
The VSPEX Private Cloud architecture provides customers with a modern system capable of hosting many virtual machines at a consistent performance level. EMC's modular solutions are built with technologies that enable faster deployment, greater simplicity, greater choice, higher efficiency, and lower risk.
"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
In this podcast, you’ll hear Tom Ready, Vice President of World Wide Server Services talk about the problems caused by server sprawl, such as increased hardware costs, decreased IT staff efficiency and excessive power consumption. You’ll learn how server virtualization produces marked gains in productivity and efficiency, and impressive reductions in cost.
IT Managers: Reduce costs with enterprise ready environments. Take advantage of easy and flexible onboarding for business-ready virtual servers. Rapidly improve project set up and shorten development times. Find out how.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
An Intelligent Roadmap for Capacity Planning
Many organizations apply overly simplistic principles to determine requirements for compute capacity in their virtualized data centers. These principles are based on a resource allocation model which takes the total amount of memory and CPU allocated to all virtual machines in a compute cluster, and assumes a defined level of over provisioning (e.g. 2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 12:1) in order to calculate the requirement for physical resources.
Often managed in spreadsheets or simple databases, and augmented by simple alert-based monitoring tools, the resource allocation model does not account for actual resource consumption driven by each application workload running in the operational environment, and inherently corrodes the level of efficiency that can be driven from the underlying infrastructure.
Kimpton's success as the #1 boutique hotel company in the United States started with the implementation of the most advanced and reliable converged infrastructure system - VCE Vblock®. Modernizing the data center enabled this top hotel chain to spend less time focusing on managing and supporting infrastructure, and more time serving its ecosystem.
Some of the benefits Kimpton achieved since the deployment of EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE included a 25 percent
reduction in operating expenses by moving to Vblock Systems, compared with an expected savings of only 10 percent. Kimpton can also stand up virtual machines (VMs) in minutes to capitalize on business opportunities, compared to days or weeks with the old infrastructure.
Watch this video to learn more about the Kimpton Hotels story.
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.