Items Tagged: virtual+infrastructures
We're rethinking infrastructure management - it's natural to rethink the application development, deployment, and lifecycle management process as well.
I've been watching virtual environment performance optimization closely, and two young vendors have shown me interesting tools lately.
As the virtual infrastructure storms onto the scene, what has been a major stumbling block in the past for operations management is now becoming a crushing blow.
Due in large part to its growing deployment on servers, virtualization is now affecting all major resources and functions in the data center.
In the virtualized data center, when a tricky performance problem arises, who owns it? Is it a virtual server problem, a storage or network problem, or a new problem in any of these tiers caused by virtualization?
Lack of automation doesn’t just hurt the development cycle; it will soon start to hurt your ability to take advantage of the cloud.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz kicked off VMworld Europe today and fired a shot directly across Citrix's bow.
Taneja Group is on site and will be blogging on the hot announcements, trends, and session highlights all week.
Citrix's free verson of XenServer, available in late March, will include management features, resource sharing, and live virtual machine migration, making it the latest run at giant VMware's Virtual Infrastructure suite.
In our view, VMware has been disciplined about looking forward: building the next-generation datacenter stack, open and cloud-enabled, while not overly concerned about winning a particular battle at one tier of the existing stack.
My colleague Jeff Boles and I recently attended the first EqualLogic User Conference in Dallas.
One of the big themes for 2010 in the land of virtualization is storage optimization for virtual environments, and especially for desktop virtualization projects.
Here are some excerpts from a recent podcast I did with Todd Erickson over at SearchStorage.com.
We just had an informative chat with Hyper9, a company Taneja Group has been tracking since its inception.
Are IT professionals themselves becoming insecure about the security of their virtual infrastructures? Is all of this media attention justified? We believe the answers to these two questions, respectively, are "a little bit" and "yes".
Virtual Instruments' VirtualWisdom, announced here this week, aims to provide this end-to-end runtime visibility and cut through the finger-pointing between server and storage vendors when performance issues arise in production.
Cisco is doing more than adding servers to its product line Monday; it is repositioning itself as a virtual infrastructure management vendor.
In March, McKinsey published a discussion document, Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing, claiming current cloud services offerings aren’t cost competitive for larger enterprises. I can’t argue the numbers, but the cart might be getting in front of the horse.