So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Jun 27, 2014
Packaged application development teams frequently operate with limited testing environments due to time and labor constraints. By virtualizing the entire application stack, packaged application development teams can deliver business results faster, at higher quality, and with lower risk.
Published By: Brocade
Published Date: Nov 25, 2015
Improving traffic management can deliver big benefits, especially across a global infrastructure. Read this Brocade white paper to see how virtualizing traffic management helps you improve business continuity and transform the customer experience-without the cost and management overhead of additional hardware.
Storage is a critical factor when virtualizing your business-critical applications like Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Oracle databases. What features should you look for when selecting a storage vendor? Download this tech overview to learn how flash-optimized Nimble Storage accelerates performance, maximizes utilization, and cost-effectively protects your mission-critical data.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Aug 15, 2013
This whitepaper explores the challenges and best practices of virtualizing business critical applications. It examines key issues and identifies major practical barriers that organizations face in this task, concluding with advice for implementing an effective solution.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Feb 11, 2014
These new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers bridge the gap between software-defined flexibility and the true business potential of the Software-Defined Datacenter.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
Symantec ApplicationHA helps you create a resilient VMware environment to deliver effective business services to your end users with virtual machine restart as well as application level monitoring and restart. ApplicationHA is fully compatible with your existing tools such as VMware High Availability, vMotion, FT, DRS and SRM.
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.
So far, most data centers have virtualized their least-critical workloads as a matter of basic cost containment. Virtualizing mission-critical applications is still forthcoming for the majority,though, largely due to infrastructural concerns. Complicating matters is the shift in IT purchasing decisions from IT to business management.
Integrated Computing Platforms (ICPs), private cloud computing, and public cloud services all leverage virtualization to achieve a number of IT and business goals, including increased ROI, reduced OpEx, and business process improvement. Now more than ever, it makes sense to explore the benefits of ICPs.
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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.
The bank wanted to modernize its global data center core and edge networks to move to the next stage of its private cloud journey. The bank has long recognized the advantages of server virtualization, and it wanted to move more aggressively to a software-defined data center. The bank was virtualizing all services, including compute, storage, and network, to gain greater business flexibility and deliver cost savings. But first, it needed an elastic, flexible, and production ready network to connect its data centers.
The bank wanted a dynamically scalable network to interconnect its data centers in Europe, Asia, and North America, so that it could move toward a fully automated, self provisioned cloud. The global network needed to deliver performance at scale for the company’s highly virtualized resources, while also supporting integration of legacy assets into its software-defined data centers.