Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time - but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for ...
Parallel build execution is a popular technique for reducing software build length, and for good reason. Today, multi-core computers are common, particularly for software developers, so there's horsepower to spare, and it seems seductively easy to dabble with parallel builds: just slap a "-j" onto your make command-line,sit back and enjoy the benefits of a build that's 2, 3 or 4 times faster than it used to be.
Unfortunately, with this simple approach you are ...
June 2012- A 2011 CIO Quick Pulse study found that nearly 75% of respondents who already have virtualization implemented into their datacenters have either already deployed a second vendor virtualization solution or are planning to. As the virtualization market matures, you would expect an increase in solution offerings through greater competition, resulting in lower product solution costs. Unfortunately, the proprietary virtualization software competitors are doing quite the opposite, driving up the costs of their proprietary solutions while simultaneously removing ...
Red Hat Enteprise Virtualization 3.0 makes implementing virtualized servers easier and more cost-effective, and it won't lock you in. In addition to holding top virtualization benchmarks for performance and scalability of Windows and Linux workloads, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides unmatched security.
This paper discusses Red Hat Secure Virtualization (sVirt), the industry's most comprehensive security solution for virtualization. With its unique kernel-level architecture and NSA-developed security mechanism, sVirt leads to a higher level of ...
In a February 2012 review, well-known enterprise technology information publication eWEEK wrote that Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 is set to challenge VMware at its own game and discusses why Red Hat is now being considered an enterprise virtualization market contender.
Built from the long-standing stability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 is a strategic alternative virtualization solution and is the first enterprise-ready, fully open source virtualization platform. Designed for ...
June 2012- By transitioning workloads from physical servers to virtual machines, datacenter consolidation significantly increases the utilization and agility of computing resources while reducing operational costs with more efficient use of power and space. Capital cost savings in server hardware is the most immediate benefit and can range in a reduction of 40-75 percent. Operations teams also benefit from the reduced requirements for space and power and with the improved on-going management of their servers. For new ...
June 2012- A recent finding by IDG in 2011 found that over 70 percent of customers surveyed are either already deploying a dual virtualization vendor strategy, or have concrete plans to do so. With the maturation of the virtualization market and the emergence of alternative virtualization platforms, VMware customers are recognizing the advantages of deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization either as a second virtualization platform to coexist with VMware vSphere or as complete replacement. Many customers begin this deployment ...
As the number of virtual workloads surpass the number of physical workloads with the maturing or the virtualization market, IDC data indicates that as many as one third of virtualization customers are planning to use multiple hypervisors over the next year.
This whitepaper discusses why agencies are pursuing a multi-vendor strategy for virtualization software and how Red Hat, with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, is quickly emerging as a leading strategic alternative and is ...
May 2012- This ebook helps IT decision-makers learn to handle virtualization data protection in a cost-effective and efficient way and how virtualization changes an organization's backup needs, and how traditional backup solutions will work with that technology.
May 2012- Server virtualization is changing the face of the modern data center. CIOs are looking for ways to virtualize more applications, faster, across the IT spectrum. Selecting the right data protection solution that understands the new virtual environment is a critical success factor in the journey to cloud-based infrastructure. This guide looks at the key questions CIOs should be asking to ensure a successful virtual server data protection solution.
May 2012- This document compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) with the pricing of VMware vSphere5 for server virtualization. Both the RHEV for Servers subscription pricing and the VMware vSphere5 license and support pricing are explained prior to the detailed pricing comparisons for the use cases of 100 and 250 virtual servers. As the analysis reveals, a RHEV for Server solution costs 60-90% less than Vmware vSphere5 solution. Or in other words, VMware can be up ...
May 2012- When you are choosing a virtualization platform for your datacenter, your architecture and capabilities may be limited by the features offered by each product. This document details the features of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 in comparison with VMware vSphere 5 and Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2. This document is designed to give you information about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) and to allow you to compare features and benefits across multiple virtualization platforms.
Data centers continue to evolve from an environment based on physical servers and storage to one based on virtual platforms. Such modern data centers based on converged infrastructure demand an integrated approach to deploying, managing and protecting critical business resources within a consolidated virtual environment.
This whitepaper describes how CommVault's fully integrated Simpana software, with ability to protect hundreds of virtual servers in minutes, provides level and scale of protection and recovery for ...
April 2012- If you are considering a leap to the cloud, you are no doubt figuring out how to extend security to the new environment. Despite potential savings, security is still the number one barrier. Download this white paper to review seven steps to help you build security into your cloud applications.
April 2012- Are you looking to transform your data center into a flexible, high-density private cloud that enables dynamic and automated control of systems and workloads? Download this white paper to find out how security and privacy of sensitive data can be easily managed in your enterprise.
April 2012- With this guide you will learn how to evaluate cloud technology vendors and service providers based on a series of questions that were posed to experts in the industry. By comparing answers to common IT questions from 9 vendors, you'll be ready to implement security products and services in the cloud.
April 2012- This guide offers practical information to help you prepare your data center for the cloud. With virtualization becoming the new norm for enterprise data centers, find out what you need to do to ensure you are ready to launch your next-generation data center.
April 2012- In this report you will learn about the key findings of a survey of 200 IT professionals that can help you plan security into your cloud initiatives. Find out how you can manage these challenges in your own enterprise.
April 2012- While many public clouds run entirely on virtualized infrastructure, achieving 100% virtualization in most enterprise environments may not be realistic or desirable, for a number of business and tactical reasons. Examples and best practices are covered in this white paper.
Organizations adopting the IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services 4.2 can be affected by many variables.
Read the white paper which explores the best practices and characteristics of running the software on a POWER7 platform, and learn how this can influence performance optimization and scalability.
Using virtualization, IT can consolidate physical servers, reduce costs, improve system uptime and help a company reduce energy usage. Despite the clear advantages, according to Gartner, only 40 percent of all servers have been virtualized and Enterprise Strategy Group research found that only 41 percent of companies have virtualized Tier-1 workloads.
Download "4 Little Known Virtualization Benefits" to better understand the advantages that virtualization can deliver, such as:
- Keeping track of physical and virtual ...
April 2012- When we talk about the world becoming increasingly interconnected, instrumented and intelligent, the most ubiquitous example is the smartphone. It collects and disseminates data while its users are at home and on the go, likely serving up just as much - if not more - dynamic, socially driven information as static, always-there web content. And other consumer electronics companies are deep in the revolution of smarter products, providing not just one-dimensional devices but entire customer ...
April 2012- IBM Systems Director 6.3 has just been released. Read the white paper and see how this new revision can improve usability with a more logical interface, as well as simplify installation for the program and associated plug-ins. Also learn how its extended functionality enhances control over physical systems, virtualized resources and storage devices.
The alignment of Business process management (BPM) and SOA governance processes provides enterprises with a streamlined ability to identify opportunities for change, to redesign business processes based on well-defined enterprise services, resulting in faster time to market, reduced time to value and improved return on investment.
This white paper describes the principles for building BPM solutions that use governed services, and covers:
* The role and value of SOA in BPM
* Common ...
February 2012- IDG Research conducted a survey on desktop virtualization adoption, polling 107 executives from the CIO audience on behalf of Citrix and IBM. This white paper, based on the survey, provides a view into transformation activities within large organizations, and examines motivations and experiences of financial services organizations to transform the delivery of IT services through desktop virtualization.
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