Virtualization

Virtualization

End to End VM Management Driven By Storage – Tintri Briefing Note - Organizations are experiencing unprecedented growth in their virtual environments and as they grow, maintaining a consistent level of performance becomes a major problem. Most enterprises combat this challenge by over-provisioning resources; they buy too much compute and make massive investments
The Value of High Focused Data Protection – HYCU Backup for Nutanix - Anytime an enterprise considers a new platform it has to address one particular requirement; how exactly IT will protect the new platform. If the platform promises enough value, IT may forgo that requirement and cobble together a “best efforts” data
Enterprises Need a Metadata First Strategy – Infinite io Briefing Note - Organizations looking to improve the storage performance of their data centers often turn to all-flash arrays. The problem is an all-flash array is hitting the performance problem with a sledgehammer when all that may be needed is a scalpel. The
How To Make Your Private Cloud Act Like a Private Cloud – Turbonomic Briefing Note - The ultimate goal of a private cloud is to create a pool of compute, memory, networking and storage resources that allocate automatically to applications on an as needed basis. The cloud should ideally be 100% self-service and require almost no
Beating the VMware Tax – Maxta Briefing Note - The term VMware Tax was a derogatory description of a change in VMware licensing a few years ago that charged users based on the amount of vRAM they used. VMware, after public outcry, dropped that policy. The term is now
Why Has SDN Adoption Been So Slow? – Pluribus Networks Briefing Note - The move to commodity hardware changed the way data centers scale compute and storage resources. The network, for the most part, is being left out of the movement. Once an organization makes a network vendor selection, it has very few
Not Every All-Flash Array is the Same – AccelStor Briefing Note - All-Flash arrays are more than just the go-to option for data centers looking to solve performance problems. For many organizations they are becoming the mainstream primary storage system. But not every all-flash array is the same, and their differences impact
Can You Use Your Data Center as DR for The Cloud – Zerto Briefing Note - Many companies are asking two questions after moving some or all of their workloads into cloud vendors, such as Amazon, Google, or Azure. Do I need DR for the cloud? Where do you failover to if you’re running in the
Modern Storage Infrastructures Need Software Defined Networks – Big Switch Briefing Note - Data center modernization creates agility so IT can rapidly respond to the needs of the business. Of the aspects of the data center being modernized, the network infrastructure tends to be the last to change and it inhibits the proliferation
Realizing The Full Potential of VMware – Blue Medora Briefing Note - Virtualization is supposed to do so much more than just consolidate servers. It was supposed to allow IT to become more service oriented, essentially becoming the organization’s cloud, provisioning IT resources on the fly. Moving beyond simple server consolidation to

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