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.
Organizations looking to implement desktop and app virtualization traditionally play a guessing game where storage is concerned. When considering local and physical storage, determining what would be necessary for the virtualized world is difficult and can be overwhelming. This is especially true when determining how virtualizing desktops will impact the storage architecture. Organizations risk over sizing their environment thereby wasting CapEx, or under-sizing and potentially ruining the user experience. Software-defined storage solutions, such as VMware Virtual SAN, provide simplified solutions with high performance data stores that offer fine-grained scalability with linearly-predictable performance as demand grows. Dell’s validated and certified desktop virtualization solutions incorporate vSphere and Virtual SAN, and provide a complete end-to-end solution that allows companies to grow and expand without large capital investments in SAN hardware.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 05, 2015
IT organizations are aggressively virtualizing their data centers, creating private cloud environments that help them reduce capital infrastructure and data center costs, improve security, and simplify management. However, potential hurdles, if left unaddressed, can get in the way of fully benefiting from a private cloud. Download this summary to learn more.
This white paper reveals the five storage imperatives or virtualizing mission critical applications and explains how to improve performance and responsiveness, achieve reliability and availability, reduce costs and implement powerful data protection.
Many system integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on Intel® technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vE-CPE solutions. Using vE-CPE solutions based on Intel technologies, service providers can offer a full range of services without having to use multiple purpose-built systems.
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An IBM white paper describing the infrastructure implications of today’s converging technology forces and the software defined, next-generation data center transformation vital to capitalizing on them.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Jun 27, 2014
Packaged application development teams frequently operate with limited testing environments due to time and labor constraints. By virtualizing the entire application stack, packaged application development teams can deliver business results faster, at higher quality, and with lower risk.
While IMS is not new, complete virtualization of IMS (vIMS) is new. Network functions virtualization (NFV) provides operators with the ability to rapidly and inexpensively deploy, configure, launch, and upgrade services, which can lead to faster time to market and lower operating costs, providing an important competitive advantage against traditional CSPs and new OTT service providers. It can also reduce the business risk associated with new service introductions. This agility allows operators to offer trials of new service offerings on a much larger scale, leading to acceleration of new revenue generation.
Communications service providers are looking for alternative deployment models that will help them support fast-growing network demand. Moving to a virtualized EPC (vEPC) solution can help service providers achieve more cost-e?ective scaling by using standard high-volume servers in place of purpose-built systems. System integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on Intel® technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vEPC solutions. Intel is also participating in the development of open standards, contributing to the open source community, developing reference architectures, engaging with industry participants, and collaborating on trials that can help facilitate the evolution to vEPC solutions and accelerate network transformation by use of network functions virtualization.
Virtualizing the IMS will bolster competitiveness for communications service providers. This Intel solution brief details how vIMS and NFV provides operators the ability to rapidly and inexpensively deploy, configure, launch, and upgrade services and provide a competitive advantage and accelerating new revenue generation.
According to Gallup, 1/3 of employees could be lured away by the possibility of work flexibility. And the best way to securely deliver that flexibility is to move beyond virtualizing desktops and into the secure digital workspace. Read the white paper to see why making the move — with the help of a trusted partner —can help you:
• Improve user productivity
• Empower your IT organization to be more agile
• Better protect your company data
Columbia Sportswear had a smooth downhill ride when it came to virtualizing their SAP landscapes, thanks to EMC and VMware. Watch this video to find out how EMC solutions helped Columbia migrate their operations to the cloud on their terms, and manage the system once it was in place.
Published By: Brocade
Published Date: Nov 25, 2015
Improving traffic management can deliver big benefits, especially across a global infrastructure. Read this Brocade white paper to see how virtualizing traffic management helps you improve business continuity and transform the customer experience-without the cost and management overhead of additional hardware.
What are your peers doing in terms of virtualizing Exchange? This 2008 Computerworld Research study explores initiatives surrounding virtualizing Microsoft Exchange. It analyzes Exchange 2007 migration and upgrade plans, the many drivers behind virtualizing Exchange, the challenges faced when virtualizing Exchange, the current status of virtualized server environments, and more.