So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.
The time is right for your organization to benefit from the greater hardware utilization, decreased capital expenditures, reduced power and cooling costs, accelerated productivity and enhanced disaster recovery delivered by server virtualization.
Efforts to reduce capital and operating expenditures by consolidating data centers can fail if applications and network are not optimized. Learn about a consolidation strategy that goes beyond centralizing servers, routers, software, and switches to solve multiple business problems.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As wattages increase in high-density server racks, providing redundant
power becomes more challenging and costly. Traditionally, the most
practical solution for distributing redundant power in 208V server racks
above 5 kW has been to connect dual 3-phase rack PDUs to dual power
supplies in each server. Although this approach is reliable, it negates a
rewarding system design opportunity for clustered server applications.
With their inherent resilience and automated failover, high-availability
server clusters will still operate reliably with a single power supply in
each server instead of dual power supplies. This streamlined system
design promises to reduce both capital expenditures and operating
costs, potentially saving thousands of dollars per rack.
The problem is that dual rack PDUs can’t distribute redundant power
to a single power supply. An alternative approach is to replace the dual
PDUs with an automatic transfer switch (ATS) connected to a single PDU,
but perfecting an ATS tha
Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 13, 2012
A leader in performance management, marketing, and training, Frontline Focus required a new data solution to keep information flowing and secure. Any solution had to be resilient, highly available,completely scalable, and cost-effective.
In a recent Aberdeen Group Analyst Insight report,1 Asset Management: The Changing Landscape of Predictive Maintenance, a survey of executives states that the number one risk to operations was failure of their critical physical assets —ensuring that they are available, reliable and performing as originally intended. Though, such a risk can become an opportunity. Top-performing companies rely on analytics related to maintenance, safety and replacement equipment to plan for capital expenditures, manage their assets on a daily basis and maximize asset performance.
This interactive eBook describes how virtualization is not a device to implement, but rather a journey to realize greater and greater gains. Featuring cases from midsize companies around the world, the eBook details how to get started, the importance of consolidation, tangible ways to fully benefit from virtualization and more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Enterprises of all sizes are undergoing massive data center modernization initiatives. They are looking to use technology to cut costs and drive competitive advantage. At the core of many of these transformations is an effort to reengineer IT delivery models to enable cloudlike flexibility of resources, and reduce both capital expenditures and operational overhead. That is giving rise to the private cloud movement. Indeed, private cloud adoption is accelerating and maturing. IT organizations are looking to the private cloud for the elasticity it can provide to add or remove resources as required. In fact, ESG research reveals that more than three-quarters of organizations would classify their private cloud deployment as either an advanced internal cloud or a basic internal cloud. Those organizations that have virtualized at least half of their production applications are more than twice as likely as their more physical infrastructure-dependent counterparts to categorize their environme