Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 24, 2012
Thanks to new edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI), organizations can now consolidate storage considered impossible to consolidate due to the response time requirements of branch-bound applications that rely on local storage.
Many organizations have understandably turned to consolidation and virtualization to reduce server complexity, footprint and cost-to-scale. The next step is to optimize performance using analytics, policy-based automation and new technologies like cloud computing. Companies that focus on server optimization are seeing greater flexibility and sustained cost and operational efficiencies, with administrators able to manage 2.5 times more servers and almost twice as many virtual machines per server.
A hardware and software system specifically designed for the database software to optimize database operations, both for performance and administrative simplicity. An environment that supports workload consolidation, thereby reducing the number of physical servers required for the databases in question.
Benefits: Reduced cost and optimal performance.
"It is very well understood that Business Enterprises today need to become more agile, meet new and increasing workload and security requirements, while reducing overall IT cost and risk. To meet these requirements and remain competitive many companies are turning to cloud computing. Companies thus need to formulate a strategy that can easily move them from traditional on-premises IT to private or public clouds.
Oracle understand the need for IT organizations to move to cloud computing at the same time also recognizes that moving to the cloud is a multi-step journey that starts with standardization and consolidation of IT infrastructure and ends by moving applications and data to the cloud.
The PDF is meant to help you gauge through the Oracle’s SPARC servers and give you an experience of simplified journey to the cloud by using the same technology for both cloud and on-premises deployments. No matter where your IT organization is on the journey to the cloud SPARC servers will be an i
VMware solutions help customers meet their energy saving goals by enabling safe consolidation of underutilized x86 desktops and servers onto less hardware, both through initial consolidation efforts and dynamically as computing requirements change. This white paper explains how VMware virtualization provides the foundation for dramatically more energy efficient IT environments.
Energy consumption is a critical issue for IT organizations today. VMware virtualization gives you the power to right-size your IT infrastructure through server consolidation and dynamic load balancing across a pool of physical servers. Your IT organization can dramatically increase server utilization and reduce energy costs with VMware solutions.
IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. Consolidation and containment solutions implemented with a virtual infrastructure meet the challenges of server sprawl and underutilization by reducing hardware and operating costs by as much as 50%.
Virtualization is a sea change from the days of one image per physical machine. And the benefits are clear, from better hardware utilization to lower costs to easier management. But while the resulting server consolidation is a good thing, it only solves half the problem. You still need to ensure that best-practice storage management is available to both your physical and virtual servers.
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.
As organizations consolidate backup and disaster recovery operations, WAN optimization plays a key role in mitigating risk without sacrificing performance. Discover a new architectural approach that extends the virtual edge of the data center to the branch for complete server and data consolidation without a performance compromise.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 26, 2012
In this report, Taneja Group explores how Riverbed Technology has identified a way to lower IT costs in branch offices. The new Steelhead EX + Granite appliance combines a "branch-office box" virtualized hardware platform with a first-of-its-kind block storage technology to allow consolidation of edge storage, servers, and applications to the data center. Download the report to learn how your organization can benefit.
As organizations continue to deploy server virtualization, questions have shifted from "if" to "how." Out of all 220 inquiries Forrester's IT infrastructure and operations team answered on data centers, servers, and virtual appliances in 2008 to date, 72 were specifically in regard to server virtualization. These IT professionals' most common inquiries addressed vendor comparison, optimum physical to virtual consolidation ratios, expected ROI, and situation-specific concerns regarding the possible benefits that virtual servers could provide. These inquiries came from organizations in the early stages of implementing server virtualization — if you are considering or are in the process of implementing, you too should be asking these questions.
When Alcatel bought out Lucent at the end of 2006, the two companies had already begun planning data center consolidations of their own, but the merger changed all that. As it turns out, the merged company created a plan to consolidate 25 data centers and 125 server rooms down to six data centers and just a few server rooms. This change has presented challenges, especially in terms of arranging downtime and dealing with employees' attachment to their servers and applications, but the company is on pace to meet it’s goal of reducing IT operational cost by 25% over three years.
Picking the right servers, storage systems and management software is essential to successful IT consolidation initiatives. In the past, either scaling up (bigger, faster servers) or scaling out (more servers) would have been the answer. But one platform does not fit all needs. Scaling right means picking the scaleup or scale-out approach—or combination of the two—that best fits each situation.
VMware sites create more storage to manage and protect than their physical counterparts. This report showcases how EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions for VMware have helped customers redesign their backup operations.
EMC backup and recovery solutions for VMware combine industry-leading deduplication storage and software to help you fully realize the benefits of virtualization. VMware servers consolidate production workloads well, but backups create bottlenecks that tax network and storage resources.
This document examines VMware's implementation of the Avamar technology, including a discussion of its organizational challenges and evaluation requirements. VMware's results are highlighted and future implementation plans are summarized.
This white paper describes components of the VMware vSphere and VMware View solutions and discusses options for protecting these environments using EMC Avamar with global source-based data deduplication.
This data sheet describes how EMC Avamar backup and recovery software provides fast, efficient data protection for VMware environments. It explains Avamar support for deduplicated guest- and image-level daily full backups; and flexible Avamar server deployment options.
This workbook helps you assess current needs and usage and determine where deduplication can positively affect your IT consolidation initiatives, help reduce costs, and create a more "green" environment.
Data profile assessments will let us help you determine the best match for your situation, the data you are looking to protect, your service level agreements, and the specifics of your current challenges and environment.