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.
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Container adoption continues to grow as organizations look to transition from virtual machines to microservices-based architectures, known for their increased efficiency, portability, and scalability. But while containers afford an additional layer of security through their ability to isolate applications, a containerized environment is still susceptible to malicious attacks between containers or the within the shared resources of the underlying host.
Download this eBook to learn how you can develop a stronger security strategy for your AWS container deployments, from start to finish. Key takeaways include:
• Planning for maximum portability
• Setting permissions for users and system resources
• Creating an action plan based on log monitoring and IDS data
DigitalOcean commissioned Cloud Spectator to evaluate the performance of virtual machines (VMs) from three different Cloud Service Providers (CSPs): Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine and DigitalOcean. Cloud Spectator tested the various VMs to evaluate the CPU performance, Random Access Memory (RAM) and storage read and write performance of each provider’s VMs. The purpose of the study was to understand Cloud service performance among major Cloud providers with similarly-sized VMs using a standardized, repeatable testing methodology. Based on the analysis, DigitalOcean’s VM performance was superior in nearly all measured VM performance dimensions, and DigitalOcean provides some of the most compelling performance per dollar available in the industry.
Over the last several years, DigitalOcean has built out its feature set in a way that has taken it from a provider of cheap and simple virtual machines (VMs) to a legitimate public cloud alternative, most recently adding support for Redis and MySQL to its managed database services. As its services evolve, it continues to experience healthy growth and maintain popularity among the independent developer audience. Over the past two years, DigitalOcean has accelerated the velocity of its feature development, looking to better meet the needs of a business audience. By emphasizing a simplified feature set, pricing structure and user experience, even as it expands its competitive footprint in the shadow of public cloud vendors such as Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Digital Ocean continues to help define what it means to be an alternative public cloud in a market dominated and largely defined by hyperscalers.
Hello, greetings, and welcome to Conversational Unified
Communications. I’m Brien Posey. For those of you who don’t
know me, I am a long time Conversational Geek author, and
17-time Microsoft MVP. My professional background is in both
IT and in commercial astronautics. It’s an odd combination for
sure. I sometimes find myself setting up virtual machines on
one day, and being strapped into a space capsule the next day
(seriously). Thankfully, Peter, Nick, and the rest of the folks at
Conversational Geek have embraced my unorthodox (dare I say
eccentric) career choices and have allowed me to author books
on subjects ranging from the cloud computing to real life
rocket science. I would like to personally invite you to go to
ConversationalGeek.com and check out some of these other
In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
Those of you who follow my work may recall that back in 2009 I
wrote another book about unified communications called Brien
Posey’s Guide to Pract
The increasing demands of application and database workloads, growing numbers of virtual machines, and more powerful processors are driving demand for ever-faster storage systems. Increasingly, IT organizations are turning to solid-state storage to meet these demands, with hybrid and all-flash arrays taking the place of traditional disk storage for high performance workloads.
Download this white paper to learn how you can get the most from your storage environment.
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes.
ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products, show how they can be used to solve real customer problems and identify any areas needing improvement.
ESG Lab's expert third party perspective is based on our own hands on testing as well as on interviews with customers who use these products in production environments.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Today, nearly every datacenter has become heavily virtualized. In fact, according to Gartner as many as 75% of X86 server workloads are already virtualized in the enterprise datacenter. Yet even with the growth rate of virtual machines outpacing the rate of physical servers, industry wide, most virtual environments continue to be protected by backup systems designed for physical servers, not the virtual infrastructure they are used on. Even still, data protection products that are virtualization-focused may deliver additional support for virtual processes, but there are pitfalls in selecting the right approach.
This paper will discuss five common costs that can remain hidden until after a virtualization backup system has been fully deployed.
Virtualization has transformed the data center over the past decade. IT departments use virtualization to consolidate multiple server workloads onto a smaller number of more powerful servers. They use virtualization to scale existing applications by
adding more virtual machines to support them, and they deploy new applications without having to purchase additional servers to do so. They achieve greater resource utilization by balancing workloads across a large pool of servers in real time—and they respond more quickly to changes in workload or server availability by moving virtual machines between physical servers. Virtualized environments support private clouds on which application engineers can now provision their own virtual servers and networks in environments that expand and contract on demand.
Dell Virtual SAN Ready Nodes with Horizon abstract and aggregate compute and memory resources into logical pools of compute capacity, while Virtual SAN pools server-attached storage to create a high-performance, shared datastore for virtual machines.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
Businesses virtualize to consolidate resources, reduce costs and increase workforce mobility.
But failing to protect VMs with purpose-built protection could erase some of those gains.
Here are five essential requirements IT managers should look for when deploying data protection
for virtual environments.
Because many SQL Server implementations are running on virtual machines already, the use of a hyperconverged appliance is a logical choice. The Dell EMC XC Series with Nutanix software delivers high performance and low Opex for both OLTP and analytical database applications. For those moving from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2016, this hyperconverged solution provides particularly significant benefits.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Download this whitepaper and learn how Virtual SAN 6.0 is a VMware-designed storage solution making software-defined storage a reality for VMware customers and delivering radically simple, hypervisor-converged storage for virtual machines.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 12, 2016
Businesses using multiple outdated servers for email, database, file and print workloads can benefit greatly by consolidating these workloads onto a single new server and running them in virtual machines. Read this paper and learn how the latest servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, can help you free up data center space, reduce power consumption and lower TCO.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
Abstract: Dell EMC VxRail, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, is the only fully integrated VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, delivering a turnkey solution that simplifies and extends VMware environments. Streamline IT infrastructure, gain new levels of speed and performance to enhance the end-user experience, and spend more time on innovation. Plus, Dell EMC VxRail is more than 30% lower total cost of ownership compared to a build-your-own solution. This report looks at:
• Super-fast deployment and scalability
• Take on enterprise workloads and deliver a smooth yet powerful user experience
• Keep peace of mind with accessibility and immediate issue alerts
This report shows how you can streamline IT infrastructure, achieve new levels of speed and performance to improve end-user experiences, and allow extra time for innovation. Learn more, read this brief but interesting infographic.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
Find out how Red Hat® CloudForms gives IT administrators and managers a comprehensive solution to optimize their virtual, private cloud, and hybrid cloud infrastructures with advanced capacity planning and sophisticated resource management capabilities.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
Modern IT requires an evolved approach to orchestration – one that erases the barriers separating people, process and technology. Modern IT also demands tools, including orchestration, that promote action and agility. Without high levels of automation, virtual machines and cloud services will quickly grow out of control. IT organizations choose evolved orchestration to deliver business agility while also maintaining control. This white paper describes how ServiceNow Orchestration empowers IT organizations to do all of this and more.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
Without high levels of automation, virtual machines and cloud services will quickly grow out of control. An evolved approach to automation erases the barriers between people, process and technology and drives more efficiency into the business.
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants prides itself on the personalized connection between hotel staff and guests. In order to be successful, their IT infrastructure needs to be agile, secure, and reliable.
After deploying EMC converged infrastructure from VCE, Kimpton achieved a 25 percent reduction in operating expenses, and they can now stand up virtual machines (VMs) in minutes to capitalize on business opportunities, compared to days or weeks with the old infrastructure. Read this customer case study to find out more about how Kimpton was able to reduce their costs while improving the performance of their IT environment.
Choosing Azure revolutionises your environment's agility, simplicity, and innovation, but have you achieved the cost savings you expected?
Discover 10 ways you can reduce your spend in Azure, including:
Terminate Zombie Assets
Delete Aged Snapshots
Rightsize Virtual Machines
Rightsize SQL Databases
Read 10 Best practices for Reducing Spend in Azure, to learn key strategies for optimising cloud spend and saving 10-20?% on your monthly Azure costs.