You can migrate live VMs between Intel processor-based servers but migration in a mixed CPU environment requires downtime and administrative hassle
A study commissioned by Intel Corp.
One of the greatest advantages of adopting a adopting a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment is being able to easily migrate the virtual machines that run your critical business applications—within the data center, across data centers, and between clouds. Routine hardware maintenance, data center expansion, server hardware upgrades, VM consolidation, and other events all require your IT staff to migrate VMs. For years, one powerful tool in your arsenal has been VMware vSphere® vMotion®, which can live migrate VMs from one host to another with zero
downtime, provided the servers share the same underlying architecture. The EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility) feature of vMotion makes it possible to live migrate virtual machines even between different generations of CPUs within a given architecture.
Video conferencing has long been thought of as the technology for the other half, something to be used by the Fortune 500 companies and executives in corner offices, the ones handling mergers and acquisitions and the like—not something that the average business could afford or make use of. In the last few years, however, a series of technological advances have changed that notion, making video conferencing not only a viable technology for businesses of all sizes but a necessity.
This IDC white paper considers the approaching end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 and explores the Windows migration options that are available to customers and the benefits associated with a modernization effort. It also evaluates the risks that customers face if they do not move off of Windows Server 2003 prior to the conclusion of extended support.
While Windows 7 and Windows XP continue to dominate the market, Windows 8 adoption has been fairly slow, especially in the enterprise. The end of support for Windows XP now creates a season of needed change. Prepare now to address both the challenges and opportunities of this wave of OS migrations by downloading this IT handbook. Read it for insights into planning and preparation, hardware and software compatibility considerations, as well as end user training and implementation.
Many enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies find themselves still managing both legacy end-user hardware and an antiquated OS. The time has come to move to modern Windows options and given the gamut of robust computing hardware, upgrading both at once simply makes good sense. Download this paper to discover how your organization can benefit from the combination of reduced staff costs, fewer operational problems, lower operational costs and improved productivity, the organization realizes significant cost savings.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
This paper presents the results of a three-year total cost of ownership (TCO) study
comparing Dell EMC™ VxRail™ appliances and an equivalent do-it-yourself (DIY) solution of
standalone server hardware and software from the VMware vSAN ReadyNode™ (hardware
compatibility list) configurations. For both options, we modeled total hardware capital
expense, total software capital expense and operational expense for small, medium and
large clusters over a three-year period.
For the past several years, the nature of enterprise productivity has been forever changed by the new breed of
mobile devices. Personal smartphones and tablets are everywhere. Gone are the days when every enterprise gave
its employees a security-focused BlackBerry. Cloud-based productivity apps can be downloaded in seconds.
Compared to even a few years ago, enterprises are operating in a new world. Please download whitepaper to learn more.
This white paper shows how integrated security suites can help organizations achieve high security and compliance with internal and external mandates, while also providing lower out-of-pocket costs, simplified management, and no compatibility issues.
If your company operates in the cloud, you’ve probably thought about investing in a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) — a group of integrated products that manage public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. That combination is what AHEAD calls an Enterprise Cloud. For an enterprise with a heavy private cloud emphasis, the right CMP can transform your VM provisioning, reducing a potentially weeks-long manual process to an automated one that finishes in a matter of minutes. And if you run one or more public clouds, the right CMP can help you take better control of your cloud services, manage your cloud spending, and architect your app platforms to run seamlessly in the cloud.
So Which CMP Will Work Best For You?
The first thing to consider is compatibility with your existing environment. For many enterprises, that’s going to put a premium on CMPs that integrate natively with VMware. For other businesses, compatibility with ServiceNow or support for multiple private and public clouds wi
Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single value. When selecting a cloud computing provider, IT professionals consider many factors: compatibility, performance, cost, security and more. Performance is a key factor that drives many others including cost. In many cases, 3 primary bottlenecks affect server performance: central processing unit (CPU) performance, disk performance, and internal network performance.
Efficient desktop application management is essential in normal day-to-day operations of any company. Whether you are introducing a new application or implementing an OS migration, the goal is the same: minimize disruptions and ensure user productivity throughout the process.
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator (MAP) tool makes it easy for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your needs. The data and analysis provided by this tool can help simplify planning a Windows Vista migration.
Windows Vista® offers a new way to deliver manageable IT services that are planned for security service-level agreements (SLAs), while helping to lower the cost of ownership, management, and deployment.
Today's IT executives are not only expected to create and maintain high-availability IT environments, but they are also expected to implement green initiatives to satisfy customers, analysts, and government agencies that are worried about the impact of modern, energy-thirsty data centers on the environment. Is such a dual mandate reasonable? Can companies be expected to maintain service levels and reduce their carbon footprints at the same time? The White Paper offers a description of the different types of services available to improved energy efficiency data center design and a prescription for successful implementation.
Regardless of the size of your organization or the depth of your CEM needs, Adobe can help you achieve your CEM goals with the industry's most comprehensive and versatile design tools and runtime support for realizing state-of-the-art CEM solutions. Download this white paper to learn more.
With faster adoption rates than any other upgrade, Windows® 10 is breaking
records—and it’s poised to accelerate. In fact, Gartner predicts that 50% of
businesses will be on their way to Windows 10 by early 2017—and 100% by 2019. Businesses of all sizes need an IT strategy that maintains employee productivity and business continuity without the worry of app compatibility issues or OS instability across differing end points. The time to upgrade to Windows 10 is now.
As the amount and importance of corporate data grows, companies of all sizes are finding that they increasingly need to deploy high-availability database solutions to support their business-critical applications.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 09, 2019
Infosys has embarked on a transformational journey to reinvent the way it and its clients do business. Like our most visionary clients, Infosys' goal is to become a completely knowledge- and data-driven organization, with agility built into its DNA so that it can quickly sense changing business needs and continuously evolve in response.
But we are not there yet, and the road is challenging. We are envisioning Infosys to be a Live Enterprise powered by the Infosys Digital Platform. The vision with the digital platform is to provide everyone who uses it with a frictionless digital experience wherever they are in the world. Anytime, anywhere access will be completely scalable and secure, and will feature online and offline compatibility in a flawless, employee-centric manner.
Quest ChangeBASE Professional enables organizations to easily address application compatibility challenges and quickly prepare applications for migration by automatically assessing and fixing potential compatibility issues.