Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – Security and Compliance

Virtualizing Business Critical Applications is often stopped either by the sudden involvement of security and compliance, a need to better understand, or a need to gain visibility into the underlying security of the virtual environment in order to build new security and compliance models.

Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – Operations Management and Infrastructure Performance Management

Virtualizing business critical applications requires an operations management solution that is designed from the group up for a dynamic and shared data center. Virtualizing performance critical applications requires an infrastructure performance management solution that can monitor the end-to-end latency of the infrastructure in real time or near real time. As enterprises virtualize more than low hanging fruit, these solutions will become essential elements of the virtualization process.

Virtual Future in our Virtual Designs

Is it time to plan for the virtual future in our virtual designs? Happy New Year and welcome to 2013!! What a year 2012 turned out to be for virtualization and/or cloud computing in general. Microsoft Hyper-V, RedHat and VMware have all made quite a few enhancements with the hypervisor and we have finally gotten to a point where we really have some good competition between hypervisors, but also the competition boundaries are being expanded to include much more than just the hypervisor itself as we start to focus on the ecosystem as a whole.

Are you using or considering implementation of a storage hypervisor?

Depending upon what your or somebody else’s definition of a storage hypervisor is, you may or may not be using one or realize it.

If your view of a storage hypervisor is a storage IO optimization technology to address performance and other issues with virtual machines (VMs) and their hypervisors, such as Virsto or ScaleIO along with others, you might be calling those storage hypervisors as opposed to middleware, management tools, drivers, plug-in, shims, accelerators, or optimizers.

CloudBolt Software

CloudBolt Command and Control (C2) is Controlled IT Self Service software that enables organizations to present IT resources to end users in a controlled and scalable manner, while also leveraging existing business and IT organization policies, practices, and processes. Implementing CloudBolt C2 Controlled IT Self Service takes minutes, not days or weeks, so IT organizations … Continue reading CloudBolt Software