This whitepaper: Describes a 4-stage virtualization maturity lifecycle experienced by many organizations and discusses in detail (using sample project plans) the tasks and capabilities required to succeed at each stage of the maturity lifecycle.
Windows Server 2008 includes the Hyper-V role, which is a hypervisor that enables server virtualization. This new virtualization hypervisor enables a Windows Server 2008 system to host many VMs or child partitions that run directly on the hypervisor layer. Hyper-V servers and VMs can be centrally managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to enable centralized management and advanced features. This demo video shows Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
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.
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.
In this White Paper IDC sees the use of static x86 server configurations is quickly becoming an outdated concept with the introduction of modern solutions based on blade architectures, which can offer both intelligent configuration and management and the ability to perform physical-to-virtual migration to promote uptime and efficient resource usage. When combined with the quickly maturing x86 hypervisor technologies available from a variety of solution providers, the synergy of blade architectures and virtualization offers customers the ability to dramatically increase utilization of their server investments, boost uptime, provide a more resilient and available infrastructure, and roll out new infrastructure and services more quickly.
IBM’s Storage Hypervisor concept is the best news since server-less back-up, and easier to understand. Thanks to the popularity of server virtualization, most business folks have some idea of what a hypervisor can do but a storage hypervisor has the potential to be much more transformative.
This document is targeted at networking and virtualization architects interested in deploying VMware NSX network virtualization in a multi-hypervisor environment based on the integrated solution from VMware and Juniper.
VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) vision leverages core data center virtualization technologies to transform data center economics and business agility through automation and non disruptive deployment that embraces and extends existing compute, network and storage infrastructure investments. NSX is the component providing the networking virtualization pillar of this vision. As a platform, NSX provides partners the capability of integrating their solution and build on the top of the existing functionalities. NSX enables an agile overlay infrastructure for public and private cloud environments leveraging Juniper’s robust and resilient underlay infrastructure that also helps bridge the physical and virtual worlds using the L2 gateway functionality.
As organizations continue to deploy server virtualization, questions have shifted from "if" to "how." Out of all 220 inquiries Forrester's IT infrastructure and operations team answered on data centers, servers, and virtual appliances in 2008 to date, 72 were specifically in regard to server virtualization. These IT professionals' most common inquiries addressed vendor comparison, optimum physical to virtual consolidation ratios, expected ROI, and situation-specific concerns regarding the possible benefits that virtual servers could provide. These inquiries came from organizations in the early stages of implementing server virtualization — if you are considering or are in the process of implementing, you too should be asking these questions.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 01, 2013
IDC looked at the growing capabilities of open source KVM as a hypervisor for Linux and Windows. In particular, they noted that oVirt, commercially supported by Red Hat with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, has emerged as the open source standard for base KVM management.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jul 01, 2013
OpenStack is poised to become a cornerstone of the emerging cloud system software market, but “generic” OpenStack can be challenging. Drawing on its experience with enterprise Linux, Red Hat is delivering a commercially supported and tested version of OpenStack that’s “enterprise-ready.”