The network functions virtualization (NFV) revolution – where software-based services running in virtualized environments on Intel® architecture servers replace purpose built appliances – has taken communications service providers by storm.
Server virtualization is no longer a luxury but an essential part of the modern data center. By combining the workloads of several underused servers, you can get more out of your hardware when IT budgets stay flat, even as demand goes up.
Clearly, data centre modernisation can achieve a wide variety of business benefits for an equally wide variety of organisations. Data centre modernisation programmes are also far reaching. They reach way beyond the desire to merely reduce costs. They add significant business value, and often become the essential cornerstone of digital transformation.
When starting on your own path towards modernisation, it’s vital to recognise that your success depends on making use of advanced public cloud services that sit at the vanguard of enterprise technology’s capabilities. If they don’t, you risk not being able to gain access to a world of new possibilities.
Avaya Aura Communication Manager is a vital component of an industry best-in-class redundant server solution that can support the available uptime today’s businesses demand. Do you demand more in your server solution?
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2015
If one technology has changed how companies have done business over the past decade, it’s server virtualization. Virtualization has allowed IT to “run faster and jump higher,” offering IT capabilities that are not available with physical servers. While server virtualization is continuing to advance, organizations are still not embracing virtualization whole-heartedly—perhaps not fully convinced that the benefits outweigh the challenges.
In response to accelerating business demands and the need for internal IT to remain competitive with external sources (i.e., public clouds), business and IT managers alike realize they need to transform their IT environments. IDC is seeing enterprise IT move away from unmanageable virtualized systems, siloed servers, storage, information, and processes to embrace more integrated
infrastructures that enable cloud-based technologies.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
Connections are great. Having a network to connect to is even better. Humans have been connecting, in one form or another, throughout history. Our cities were born from the drive to move closer to each other so that we might connect. And while the need to connect hasn’t changed, the way we do it definitely has. Nowhere is this evolution more apparent than in business. In today’s landscape, business is more virtual, geographically dispersed and mobile than ever, with companies building new data centers and clustering servers in separate locations.
Virtualization tools are providing storage pros with the ability to overcome the limitations of physical servers and gain more flexibility. While hypervisors are allowing them to leap over these boundaries, they’re simultaneously crumbling traditional data protection walls. It’s time to rethink how we handle backup. Inside, discover 8 essential real-world practices to put in place for hypervisor backup, archiving, and disaster recovery.
A multi-cloud world is quickly becoming the new normal for many enterprises. But embarking on a cloud journey and managing cloud-based services across multiple providers can seem overwhelming.
Even the term multi-cloud can be confusing. Multi-cloud is not the same as hybrid cloud. The technical definition of hybrid cloud is an environment that includes traditional data centers with physical servers, private cloud with virtualized servers as well as public cloud provisioned by service providers. Quite often, multi-cloud simply means that an organization uses multiple public clouds from many vendors to deliver its IT services. In other words, organizations can have a multi-cloud without having a hybrid cloud, or they can have a multi-cloud as part of a hybrid cloud.
Wherever an organization is in the world today, it relies on IT in its quest to drive revenues, improve profit margins, and service customers. Yet most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and government agencies select IT infrastructure solutions that drive higher costs and limit the business' ability to respond to changes in the marketplace. This is driven by perceptions that many IT executives running Linux and open source applications have regarding server platforms. Specifically, they erroneously believe that their best option is to execute the applications either on standalone or virtualized on x86 servers. RFG finds that there are 10 compelling reasons why an IBM LinuxONE solution is superior to an x86 one, including the fact that LinuxONE is a better, more economical choice.
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
TeamQuest Director of Market Development Dave Wagner and Chris Lynn, Safeway's Capacity Manager and Performance Analyst, cover the application of automatic, exception-oriented analytics to a wide variety of IT and business metrics in order to simultaneously optimize service performance and IT cost. Multiple conceptual approaches are shared, including pros and cons. Most of the presentation includes real examples by which Safeway has integrated performance, capacity, business, and power data into an automated optimization process spanning 1000s of servers and virtual servers and their applications.
Your goal is high availability for the applications, databases, virtual machines (VMs), servers, and data that run your business. When access is lost or interrupted, recovery speed is critical, and must be measured in minutes and seconds, not hours of days. And if your backup and recovery strategy includes point solutions with limited coverage, legacy approaches that don't support today's modern technologies, or manual proc cesses that are time-consuming and complex, you may not be ready when disaster strikes.
Aternity, Inc. is the leader in Frontline Performance Intelligence for Global 1000 enterprises. Two of the biggest challenges Aternity faces as a software developer are: 1) testing its software in different IT environments; and 2) deploying its software at customer sites. Fortunately, VMware software was able to address both these challenges.
Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers and in their data centers to simplify administration and to reduce management chores and operating costs while maintaining reliability and safeguarding against disasters. Seeing the significant benefits virtualization delivers in those environments, companies are now looking to apply the same technology to their desktop computers.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Apr 18, 2011
Learn how to build a private cloud that makes use of technologies you already own while proceeding at your own pace and still maintaining strategic flexibility for the future by using infrastructure products that provide an enterprise-class environment consistently across bare metal, virtualized servers, private clouds, and public clouds.
Download this whitepaper for a look at how organizations are becoming much more efficient through the use of virtualization and the separation of physical devices from the computing, storage, and networking services they deliver.
Learn how Centerbeam accomplished their goal of increasing cloud service competitiveness by boosting storage throughput while automatically moving less frequently used data to more cost-efficient disk.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about emerging IT trends aligned with business agility and how HP solutions and services can help enterprises build scalable, agile and secure networks to streamline operations.