Virtualization and cloud computing can help your organization achieve significant savings in data center hardware costs, operational expenditures, and energy demands— while achieving improvements in quality of service and business agility. However, as data centers continue to transition from physical to virtual and now increasingly, cloud environments, traditional security can slow down provisioning, become difficult to manage, and cause performance lag. As you scale your virtual environment and adopt software defined networking, evolving your approach to security can reduce time, effort, and impact on CPU, network, and storage. Read this white paper to learn more about virtualization and cloud computing.
Published By: EvolveIP
Published Date: Sep 09, 2015
Evolve IP’s virtualization TCO calculator is a comprehensive financial tool that produces an accurate analysis of on-premise data center hardware, software, and operational costs. Unlike overly simplified marketing gimmicks on the Internet, this is the actual tool we are using successfully with IT executives across the country.
When completed and compared to a cloud services quote, you’ll be able to accurately determine which solution is right for your organization.
GigaOM’s research analyst Mark Leary and Silver Peak’s virtualization and cloud expert, Vivian Xu, discuss the benefits of a SDN (Software-Defined Network). See how industry leaders are leveraging SDN principles to that overcome the challenges of moving data across distance and create more flexibility.
Thanks to the rising importance of business mobility, the BYOD trend, and improvements in the underlying technology, the adoption rate of desktop virtualization is faster today than ever before.
But as enterprises move to virtualization as a foundation for end-user computing strategies, more agile, high-performing infrastructures are needed.
Download this white paper to learn why software-defined data centers (SDDC) are an attractive infrastructure option for virtualization. Inside, you’ll gain access to different articles featuring:
Why infrastructure matters in desktop and application virtualization
Building the future of the desktop on the software-defined data center
SDDC-powered virtual desktop and application benefits
Using Splunk, Cricket was able to identify system degradation and failures, even in the application area of Cricket's highly-automated and virtualized environment. Read about Cricket's impressive hard and soft ROI.
Virtualization and workload management are essential technologies for maximizing scalability, availability and value on high-end computing systems, and Itanium(r) 2-based servers offer many options. One is SWsoft Virtuozzo, a proven, software-based virtualization solution for consolidating Linux and Windows applications.
The data center is challenged. Many midsize businesses simply do not have designated personnel to care for their data center; they have only a standard room to host the company server and storage infrastructure and have no luxury to expand. In short, they must work within their constrained space.
Simply put, software defined storage is the abstraction of storage services from storage hardware. This term is more than just marketing hype, it’s the logical evolution of storage virtualization from simply being a storage aggregator to the end goal of storage as a service. To achieve this goal, software defined storage needs a platform from which to centralize.
In a world characterized by increased virtualization, cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN), and DevOps — and now containers and microservices — having comprehensive visibility into every flow and packet metadata is essential. This paper examines the need for and business value of pervasive, real-time visibility across the datacenter network. It also looks at the role of Cisco in the market for real-time datacenter analytics solutions.
Download this white paper to see why securing the data center requires a solution that can:
-Provide visibility and control over custom data center applications
-Handle asymmetric traffic flows and application transactions between devices and data centers
-Adapt as data centers evolve: to virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), Cisco -Application-Centric Infrastructures (ACIs) and beyond
-Address the entire attack continuum: before, during, and after an attack
-Integrate with security deployed across the entire network
-Support geograpically dispersed inter-DC traffic and deployments, including private, public and cloud environments
Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost.
The book covers the following topics and more:
• Understand the changing relationship between IT and business — quicker delivery is required
• Examine today’s complex applications — mobile, web, social meet middleware, packaged apps, databases, and mainframes.
• Discover how to begin with service virtualization — build your business case.
• Realize the benefits of service virtualization —enable earlier testing to eliminate surprises and reduce risk.
This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. The study assesses the capability and business strategy of many client virtualization software vendors.
Service virtualization and testing automation speed time-to-market: Discover how Walgreens has reduced application development cycle time (from 10 weeks to 5 to 7 weeks), transformed testing into a non-linear, agile process and ensured high quality of proprietary business applications using HP Application Lifecycle Management solutions. Walgreens is a leader in providing consumers with multi-channel access to pharmacy and health-and-wellness related goods and services.
HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700 for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that is enabled for cloud management. Read this techincal whitepaper to learn more.
HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization has been designed to address one of today’s top priorities for IT organizations – reducing data center complexity. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support.HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Virtualization delivers a best-in-class virtualized infrastructure, with integrated software, hardware, services, and support – all delivered as a single, proven solution that can support multiple hypervisors and is enabled for cloud management. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
Virtualization offers significant agility and efficiency benefits. Pre-tested and optimized solutions from HP and Red Hat® are your fastest—and most cost-effective—path to get there. HP and Red Hat—two trusted business partners—have collaborated to create an answer. HP RA for Red Hat on ConvergedSystem 700x combines proven HP Converged Infrastructure components—to speed virtual server deployments—with open-source Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization software. The result is a compelling, cost-effective platform for consolidating your Linux systems. Read this solution brief to learn more.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
Virtualizing with Microsoft Hyper-V allows you to control and cut costs while improving the scalability, flexibility, and reach of your IT systems. HP and Microsoft have joined together to create a portfolio of virtualization solutions designed for the needs of a growing businesses like yours. HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft® Hyper-V are pre-defined, affordable configurations that combine the world’s most intelligent servers—HP ProLiant Gen8—with HP software, storage, networking, and Microsoft software to get you started and keep your business moving in your virtualization journey.
Developers must deliver high-quality applications while limiting their testing expenses. In this challenging environment, a combination of automated integration testing and test virtualization can enable test teams to improve software quality and keep up with the rate of change.
Testing service-oriented architectures and other distributed systems has provided a wealth of expertise. Eight key lessons about avoiding some of the most common testing pitfalls are described, together with methods for mitigating certain issues.