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.

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Checking Out The Possibilities Of A Storage Cloud Platform With Atmos and Panzura

July 29, 2013
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Checking Out The Possibilities Of A Storage Cloud Platform With Atmos and Panzura

Checking out the possibilities of a storage cloud platform with Atmos and Panzura: The advancement, acceptance and continued growing use of the public cloud storage and backup services gives us, the end users, options and capabilities that we just did not have available to us before the birth of the cloud. How many times have…

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Three Things To Consider About Virtual Storage Appliances

July 26, 2013
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StorageNetworking

Virtual storage appliances offer great features, flexibility, and pricing, but like most new technology they need us to ask our vendors different questions.

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The New Management Platforms for the SDDC Management Stack and the Cloud

July 23, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

Legacy management frameworks are going to get replaced by SDDC Management Platforms that combine big data back ends, analytics and ecosystem friendly data collection and integration strategies to give customers the best of both worlds. Customers will be able to choose from among best of breed solutions, and then integrate them at the data level…

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Shopping for Solutions to Manage the SDDC and the Cloud

July 19, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

The handwriting is on the wall. Managing the SDDC and the cloud will upend the management software industry. BMC has been taken private because it has to go through changes to adapt to the new world that cannot be done as a public company. IBM's revenues have declined for five straight quarters. CA has resorted…

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CERN Goes Hybrid

July 9, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

CERN goes Hybrid: Have you heard the news that CERN is going to the cloud? The term CERN is used to refer to the European laboratory located in the northwest suburbs of Geneva snug on the Switzerland border. The main function is to provide the particle accelerators, as well the other part of the laboratory…

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Best of Breed SDDC Management Stack

July 8, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

You can construct your own management stack for your SDDC out of best of breed components. The composition of your SDDC Management Stack is up to you. But you should think carefully about how it is constructed and how the pieces relate to each other.

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VMware’s SDDC Management Stack

July 2, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

VMware will be the first vendor to deliver a SDDC. VMware's SDDC Management Stack will be the first cohesive and complete management stack for that SDDC. The combined benefits of the SDDC along with management purpose built for the SDDC will allow VMware to deliver substantial value to its customers once these products all ship.

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Splunk Launches Beta of Hunk:Splunk Analytics for Hadoop

June 27, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

VMware with Log Insights and Splunk with the Splunk Analytics for Hadoop have positioned themselves as leaders for the management platform that will be the foundation of the stack of products that will be used to manage the software defined data center and the cloud. This will kick off a death spiral in the businesses…

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What Happened to Software Defined Networking?

June 26, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

What happened to Software Defined Networking? A while back I wrote a post where I thought 2012 would be the year for Software Defined Network (SDN) and I am really surprised that this technology has not gained greater ground. Now that we are half way through 2013, I find myself still waiting for the adoption…

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