Data Center Virtualization

Data Center Virtualization covers virtualizing servers, networks, and storage delivering server consolidation, CAPEX savings, IT agility, and improved management. Major areas of focus include the tradeoffs between various virtualization platforms (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat KVM), the evolution of hypervisors into data center management platforms,|VMware’s Software Defined Data Center strategy, and how the SDDC is spurring innovation in storage, networking and server hardware. Covered vendors indlude VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat, CloudPhysics, Hotlink, Tintri, and VMTurbo.

Most Recently added Data Center Virtualization Resources: (See More...)

Monitoring for Agile Operations

March 24, 2014
By
PerformanceManagement

Agile Operations requires that the entire stack of monitoring and management tools be rebuilt from scratch. Legacy frameworks and Franken-Monitors should be uninstalled and replaced with modern tools that can keep up with the rate of change in the environment.

Read more »

Virtualization Must Be Intuitive and Easy

March 21, 2014
By
DataCenterVirtualization

With so many vendors in the virtualization marketplace, new products are released daily, and only some of them will ultimately prove to be successful. The competition for both mindshare and wallet is fierce, and this is forcing new vendors in particular to simplify new products brought into the marketplace in order to achieve success.

Read more »

VSAN Pricing Comparison

March 19, 2014
By
StorageNetworking

Last week, VMware released vSphere 5.5 Update 1. You can find the release notes here, and the links to the download are here. Why is this such a milestone? It finally marks the release of VMware’s long-awaited entry into the world of software-defined storage, the VSAN (Virtual Storage Area Network). But before we move on…

Read more »

Active Directory: Microsoft Azure’s Secret Weapon

March 18, 2014
By
CloudComputing

Microsoft is going to make it easy to migrate on-premises workloads to Azure through Active Directory. This will force VMware to build a true public cloud and Amazon to offer an on-premises version of its software.

Read more »

DH2i’s DxConsole: Application Virtualization for Microsoft SQL Server

March 17, 2014
By
CloudComputing

DH2i’s DxConsole can reduce license cost and complexity and enhance availability in Microsoft SQL Server implementations—on-premises, virtualized, and non-virtualized—and allow you to fail over to the cloud. 

Read more »

Will Scale-Out Architectures Kill Enterprise Storage?

March 12, 2014
By
StorageNetworking

Google, VMware, Hadoop, and Nutanix have all voted at least in part for a scale-out architecture that does not rely on enterprise storage. VMware and Nutanix are important because they apply these concepts to traditional enterprise workloads. Hadoop represents the future of how data-intensive computing will be done.

Read more »

News: VMware VSAN GA Release Ships with vSphere 5.5 Update 1

March 12, 2014
By
VMware100x30

After months of beta testing boasting 12,000+ beta testers, VMware has finally thrown its hat into the hyperconverged virtualization space with the GA release of VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1. Among numerous bug fixes to vSphere, this release contains the GA code for VMware VSAN. VSAN is a shared-nothing clustered storage technology embedded in the…

Read more »

News: VMware Introduces a Re-certification Process

March 10, 2014
By
VMware100x30

This should have been posted on Friday when it appeared. Regardless, it seems that VMware has just introduced a re-certification policy that will expire legacy VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications and force current-level VCPs to re-certify every two years. For full information on this process, read the below link:

Read more »

News: VSAN Is Now GA

March 7, 2014
By
VMware100x30

Today finally marks the announcement of the general availability of VMware VSAN. This is VMware’s most public beta to date. 

Read more »

Featured Solutions