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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Infinio Accelerator

September 27, 2013
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Infinio Accelerator

If you use NFS-based storage in your VMware virtual environment the Infinio Accelerator might be what you're looking for to match performance to capacity.

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Passwords Are Dead or Dying

September 26, 2013
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VirtualizationSecurity

Passwords are dead or dying: According to Google security executive Heather Adkins, Passwords are dead for Google and warned that any startups that will rely on passwords are going to be dead in the water. Heather Adkins did not offer any real specifics on how Google is going to innovate tomorrow’s security but did hint…

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VMware Rejoins the Automated Service Assurance Debate

September 25, 2013
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PerformanceManagement

Replacing management with automation is a bold vision statement on the part of VMware in pursuit of the goal of fully automated service assurance. However as of today, the quality of the data and the ability to translate abnormalities in poor quality data into the correct set of automated actions makes this into a worth…

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PernixData FVP

September 20, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

2013 is the year of caching. The VMworld conference was full of news about startups using expensive-yet-fast technologies like flash, SSD, and RAM to make up for deficiencies in storage performance. One of those startups was PernixData, announcing their FVP caching product.

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Caching as a Service

September 17, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Caching is taking over the world of virtualization in an attempt to use flash, SSD, and RAM to decouple storage performance from storage capacity.

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Thinking of a Logical Acquisition for Cisco – Citrix

September 16, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Earlier this week Cisco announced its intention to acquire Whiptail, its 6th acquisition for 2013. The addition to the Unified Computing (UCS) line made sense, as it continues to support their vision to be the infrastructure that clouds run on. To achieve this vision, Cisco will need to make some strategic acquisitions to keep them…

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – VMware’s Astounding Progress

September 12, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

VMware continues to make astounding progress virtualizing business critical applications - as evidenced by its increasing rate of progress virtualizing SAP, Oracle databases, and application systems supported by Oracle databases. The goal of 100% x86 virtualization appears to attainable for most enterprises.

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News: Cisco Intends to Acquire SSD Pioneer WHIPTAIL

September 10, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Cisco announced today their intent to acquire Whippany, NJ based WHIPTAIL, a manufacturer of Solid-State Disk (SSD) storage.

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The Software Defined Data Center

September 5, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

The Software Defined Data Center: That was pretty much the biggest takeaway from this year’s VMworld in San Francisco. VMware made announcements about the new vSan that will be coming out soon and will enhance the software defined storage aspect and also the announcement about the NSX platform that addresses one of the final hurdles,…

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