By extending VMware to include the virtualization of an entire prototype environment, including multiple VMs and the applications running on those VMs, CloudShare radically simplifies pre-production tasks, from provisioning to collaborative QA testing.
To reduce burgeoning IT costs, a critical IT Service Management (ITSM) strategy is to automate standard administrator responses to common problems, which is precisely what up.time allows IT to do by linking server monitors to response actions, such as those found in vCenter Orchestrator.
Distributed Computing 2.0, Distributed computing has dominated IT architecture for nearly 20 years. From early notions of client server computing, IT has needed to implement significant changes in the infrastructure
For Virtual Desktops, Latency Matters, Some call it “Distributed Computing 2.0.” others call it the most profound infrastructure change since the start of distributed computing; but whatever the label, the virtualization of desktop systems is about to bring IT infrastructure to an important tipping point.
Scale-Out Storage, Virtual Super Disk: A Radical Old Approach to Better Storage in Virtual Environments, By virtualizing a sealed DataPac of homogenous drives as a super disk, Xiotech delivers scale-out storage on a building block that automates low-level device-management, slashes operating costs, and delivers data at one Gigabyte per second.
Veeam Backup and Recovery, Unified Backup and Replication for VMware, With support for all of the new features in vSphere 4, Veeam Backup & Recovery brings near-CDP levels of data protection to virtual machines.
Single Solution Data Protection
Using Simpana from CommVault, IT can deploy a single solution to integrate backup, archive, replication and storage resource management processes that can leverage data compression and deduplication across physical and virtual servers.
VSM Lab: ProStor InfiniVault 30, The Archive Backup Divide
As long a backup remained a disk to tape process, IT operations could ignore the differences between data that needed to be archived and data that need to be backed up; however, with the introduction of government regulations for strict archiving of particular data along with new backup technologies, such as disk-to-disk backup and data deduplication, IT must now bridge that divide with a flexible archiving solution that easily integrates into current IT procedures.
With NetBackup 6.5, IT is able to address the issues of data growth and storage resource utilization in a virtual operating environment via policy-driven data protection processes that reduce operator errors and promote automation.
Spectra Logic T50e, Government regulations continue to expand into risk management with mandates requiring corporate officers to safeguard business data for many years beyond the traditional 7-year standard period. Spectra Logic is uniquely incorporating into their tape libraries dramatic advances in data protection, including encryption key management, media lifecycle management, and automated initiation of SpectraGuard Support that go far beyond incremental innovations in tape density and performance. Reducing Risk in a Virtual Infrastructure via Lifecycle Management for Backup Media
As a software-only product for iSCSI storage virtualization, StarWind Enterprise Server from StarWind Software provides IT with a highly cost effective means to leverage storage virtualization and help deliver critical data management services for business continuity.
To alleviate the friction between business processes and IT infrastructure inflexibility savvy CIOs are utilizing virtual machines (VMs) in a Virtual Operating Environments (VOE), such as that created by VMware to provide the reliability, availability and scalability of racks of servers, while reducing capital and operating expenses.