ARTICLES

  • Eric Siebert
    Eric Siebert
    March 4th 2009
  • The Availability Numbers Game

    If you accept that virtualization is about consolidating and simplifying, then the fewer servers you need the better. Ten servers are better than 40, six are better than 10, two is better than six. All of your company or department's vital applications and data operate independently as virtual machines, yet efficiently use just one set of hardware resources.
    Phil Riccio
    Phil Riccio
    February 26th 2009
  • Optimizing Web Application Performance in a Virtualized Environment

    Improving service levels for critical applications is a major concern of IT. Nowhere is that more evident than in efforts to support Web-based applications, which can be both mission-critical and complex. Since many IT organizations have implemented a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web-based applications have skyrocketed in popularity and complexity.
    Melissa Sargeant
    Melissa Sargeant
    February 20th 2009
  • VMware / QLogic VOE

    8Gbps SAN infrastructure from QLogic provides both the performance and functionality to scale the next generation of virtual machine infrastructure.
    Jack Fegreus
    Jack Fegreus
    February 18th 2009
  • The Growth Dilemma: The Pressure to Scale Virtualized Environments

    There is no doubt that virtualization is shifting the way corporations do business by enabling greater agility and vastly accelerating the speed at which IT can respond to business needs.
    David Lynch
    David Lynch
    February 16th 2009
  • Cloud Based Desktop Strategies

    Cloud computing is a new compute paradigm moving companies from a world of static provisioning and limited inflexible resources to a world of resources on-demand.
    Daniel Beveridge
    Daniel Beveridge
    February 12th 2009
  • Eric Siebert
    Eric Siebert
    February 10th 2009
  • Tutorial: Microsoft Hyper-V Server R2 on BladeCenter S

    For those of you that are missing the Microsoft basics it would be beneficial to set the stage. Right now Microsoft is shipping the first version of their hypervisor (Hyper-V) by means of two different "channels". The first one is as a component (or role) of their Microsoft Windows Server 2008 products. You can enable or disable this role in either a normal (GUI based) Windows Server 2008 install or a core (Gui-less) Windows Server 2008 install.
    Massimo Re Ferre
    Massimo Re Ferre
    February 9th 2009
  • Performance & Remote Access of Virtualized Applications

    Enterprises have come full circle. In the 1990s, data center computing gave way to distributed computing. Distributed computing has now given way to consolidating resources back to the data center via virtualization. However, as computing resources have become more centralized, users have become increasingly more distributed.
    Jane Shurtleff
    Jane Shurtleff
    February 5th 2009
  • Go Beyond Your Storage Management Limits with Virtualization Solutions

    Virtualization changes a lot about how IT systems are architected and provisioned, but one fundamental challenge has remained the same: how to effectively allocate available storage.
    Tom Edwards
    Tom Edwards
    February 2nd 2009
  • Jack Fegreus
    Jack Fegreus
    January 30th 2009
  • Brocade HBA

    As the number of virtual servers sharing the physical FC HBA ports of a VOE server increase, SAN fan-out is no longer just a switch issue: SAN fan-out becomes a server HBA issue that mandates holistic management of SAN infrastructure from switches to HBAs.
    Jack Fegreus
    Jack Fegreus
    January 30th 2009
  • Integration: The Key to the Cloud

    Over the past two years virtualization technologies have firmly taken hold in the data center by proving their value and worth as production capable application and server platforms. This migration has occurred in the enterprise space as companies virtualize their infrastructure from the network through the application stack to storage.
    Pat O'Day
    Pat O'Day
    January 28th 2009