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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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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VMware100x30

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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News: VMTurbo Delivers End-To-End Automated Service Assurance

May 2, 2012
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VMTurbo

VMTurbo has delivered end-to-end automated service assurance by supporting application delivery controllers and supporting data from APM solutions. VMTurbo does this by integrating with both Application Delivery Controllers (Load Balancers) and Application Performance Management solutions.

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On Premise vs. Monitoring as a Service – Considerations and Tradeoffs

April 27, 2012
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PerformanceManagement

Monitoring as a Service is an attractive option for rapidly bringing up infrastructure and application monitoring and not having to manage the back end of the monitoring system.

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Ecosystems for Both VMware and Microsoft Hypervisors

April 26, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Since the start of the Windows 8 Public Beta, there has been a great deal of discussions and comparisons galore. There have been points made that Microsoft Hyper-V will be good enough to draw good consideration in companies looking to the future. For me personally, feature comparison was not my first consideration. One measurement that…

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VMware Licensing Past and Present Compared to Hyper-V

April 18, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

When we look for patterns from the past, sometimes we can really get a good idea of what the future might entail. If you take a look at the way VMware has rolled out licensing changes during each of the major releases you can see a pattern and get an idea of what the future…

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EMC VSPEX vs. vBlock, or NetApp FlexPod. Can VMware VARs “Refuse” the Offer?

April 16, 2012
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CloudComputing

EMC VSPEX is a converged infrastructure offering targeting private clouds offered through EMC and VMware VAR's. This focus upon the channel makes this the first "private cloud in a box" that is explicitly designed for VAR's and SI's to take to their mid-market customers. As such the potential for such an offering is huge. However…

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Hotlink SuperVISOR – vCenter for Hyper-V, KVM, and XenServer

April 10, 2012
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Hotlink SuperVISOR – vCenter for Hyper-V, KVM, and XenServer

If you are going to have more than one virtualization platform, you should not have more than one virtualization management stack. Hotlink SuperVISOR lets you use the market leading virtualization console (vCenter) to manage other virtualization platforms like Hyper-V, KVM, and XenServer. Furthermore it extends the vCenter API data used by third party management vendors…

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Can Your Cloud Impede Your Agility?

April 6, 2012
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CloudComputing

There is a difference between outsourcing layers of your infrastructure and making the organization to whom you have outsourced those layers responsible for them, and losing all rights to change those layers in support of your business and application needs. Careful contract and product decisions need to be made in order to ensure that when…

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