Preparing the Data Center for a Move to Virtualization

This primer is designed to provide business decision makers and other potential buyers with basic knowledge about the exploding market of the virtualization industry—its evolution and the current landscape, along with a glossary of terms. It also includes a checklist of signs that your data center needs virtualization.

Featured Software Research:

Applying an Economic Model to IT Management: Operations Management in the Virtual Data Center

Virtualization systems have been replacing traditional, silo-based IT architectures to consolidate resources and workloads, but virtualization requires resource and performance management technologies designed to handle dramatically different, complex behaviors. This white paper describes a supply chain economy approach, which combines monitoring, analytics, and actions to enable proactive virtualization management.  Read More

The VMTurbo Cloud Control Plane: Software-driven Control for the Software-defined Data Center

The software-defined data center has the potential to extend the agility, operational, and capital benefits of virtualization throughout the data center stack. This paper outlines the need for software-driven control—the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of the new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to achieve the true potential of software-defined flexibility.  Read More

Top 10 Evaluation Criteria for Copy Data Management & Data Virtualization

Data virtualization is becoming more important, as industry-leading companies learn that it delivers accelerated IT projects at a reduced cost. With such a dynamic space, one must make sure that vendors will deliver on their promises. This white paper outlines 5 qualification questions to ask before and during the proof of concept (POC), and 5 things to test during the POC. Read More

You may also be interested in these related documents:

Storage Virtualization Isn’t About Storage

Virtualization is central to twenty-first-century IT systems, yet many chief information officers fail to understand the benefits it can deliver to the data center. Storage controllers have always offered the ability to carve out pieces of real storage from a large pool and deliver them to a number of hosts, but it is storage virtualization itself that offers improvements that drive operational efficiency. Find out more. Read More

A Comparison of PowerVM and x86-Based Virtualization Performance

  • Source: IBM
  • Written By:
  • Published:
Virtualization technologies allow IT organizations to consolidate workloads running on multiple operating systems and software stacks, and allocate platform resources dynamically to meet specific business and application requirements. This paper discusses the advantages of virtualization, highlights IBM PowerVM, and analyzes the performance of virtualization technologies using industry-standard benchmarks. Read More

Top 10 Considerations for Choosing a Server Virtualization Technology

The playing field for server virtualization has become much more crowded over the last few years. It can be very time-consuming to digest each vendor’s marketing materials to find the right solution for your organization. That’s why you need to be aware of the main considerations and basic differences between the technologies, to find a starting point for technology evaluation. Read More
 
comments powered by Disqus