Virtualization Management

Virtualization Management covers all aspects of managing a modern virtual or software defined data center. This includes managing across virtualization platforms and clouds, monitoring the performance and availability of the virtualization platforms (hypervisors) and the clouds, monitoring the capacity of the virtualization platforms and clouds,|monitoring the performance of the applications running on these platforms and clouds, automatically provisioning these environments, securing these environments, and ensuring that the data in these environments is always protected and available.

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News: Dell Transforms Virtualization Management with Quest Acquisition

July 2, 2012
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Dell buying Quest transforms the Virtualization Management market. Dell's presence in the market, customer base, and market reach combined with its product set will put Dell in a strong position to compete not only with VMware, but also to create serious pain for IBM, HP, CA, and BMC. Furthermore, the opportunities to integrate the various…

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Rethinking Your Already Virtualized Low Hanging Fruit

June 22, 2012
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Virtualization Management

The drive to virtualize business critical workloads is going to require more vSphere licenses. Shifting low hanging fruit workloads to Hyper-V may free up licenses. But it creates a cross-hypervisor management problem that could erode all of the savings from Hyper-V licensing. This puts a premium on cross-hypervisor management solutions.

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Unified Computing: Collective Group or Single Responsibility

June 19, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

I have spent a great deal of time lately working with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). This computing platform is really quite impressive with its power and flexibility, but my expectations about the platform have really changed since I completed the UCS training. During the training classes that I attended, both the design and…

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Virtualization and Cloud Management Upend the Traditional Management Software Business

June 6, 2012
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Cloud Management is a new problem that cannot be met with legacy solutions. Virtualization, Clouds, and Agile Development create a perfect storm of change that needs to be addressed with new approaches and solutions.

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All Paths Down!

May 31, 2012
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I recently had the joys of helping deal with an All Paths Down (APD) situation which presented itself when removing a LUN from all the hosts in a cluster. If you do not detach the device first, which will also initiate an unmount operation before you physically unpresent the LUN from the ESX, it causes…

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Dell Transforms Virtualization Management with Quest Buy

May 30, 2012
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If Dell in fact buys Quest then Dell will Transform Virtualization Management. Dell's presence in the market, customer base, and market reach combined with its product set will put Dell in a strong position to compete not only with VMware, but also to create serious pain for IBM, HP, CA, and BMC. Furthermore, the opportunities…

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The Real-Time Big Data vSphere Management Problem

May 11, 2012
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Virtualization Management

When your vSphere envioronment gets big, managing it becomes a big data problem, requiring real time or near real time data collection, complex real time analytics, and the ability to store massive quantities of data arriving at a high data rate.

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A Call To Action With One Voice – Cross Hypervisor Management

May 7, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Microsoft's release of the public beta of Windows Server 8 with the new release of Hyper-V 3, is increasing focus on cross hypervisor management. Hotlink and Microsoft SCOM lead this debate, will VMware step in as well?

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VMware Advances End User Computing Vision with View, Horizon and Personal Cloud Updates

May 4, 2012
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Kind to come just one week before the Citrix Synergy conference in San Francisco, VMware announced the next step towards its vision for end user computing today by unveiling the latest updates to VMware View and Horizon Application manager, as well as sharing more news about its Project Octopus beta.

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