IBM's Inder Gopal discusses is view that a balanced, high performance, reliable virtualized environment requires a complete array of virtualization technology including virtual processing, virtual storage and virtual networking working in harmony.
Virtualization reaches from hand-held devices to the data center to the clouds. Virtually Speaking examines the forces behind this expansion, the suppliers of the technology and the organizations using the technology.
Daniel Kusnetzky is a distinguished analyst and the founder of the Kusnetzky Group LLC. He's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.
A recent survey executed by MeriTalk, sponsored by Brocade, promotes the notion that adding more suppliers can reduce IT infrastructure capital costs and only minimally increase operational costs in Federal data centers. Does this survey provide useful information, or is it yet another self-serving, badly executed study?
It is hard to disagree with the statement that organizations are dealing with a complex environment. ExtraHop believes that performance management tools should go beyond merely watching operational logs or instrumenting applications to being application aware. My question is how this differs from the approaches offered by others.
What's the real business impact of information technology? What is the real cost when a workload slows down or fails?
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled x86s yearning to be replaced with something better — RISC-based technology for the heavy lifting you need but didn't think you could afford.
Secondary approval is a standard policy in data centers for physical processes to prevent unauthorized or accidental actions that can be damaging. HyTrust asks why isn't this the case in the virtual data center.
Compliance and security are concerns for organizations that plan to move their environment to cloud computing. When these organizations virtualize sensitive systems and assets, such as PCI payment processing, they learn that compliance can be challenging. Catbird and VMware have partnered to address these concerns.
The majority of small businesses fail because of a lack of experience, insufficient capital, poor location, poor inventory management, and over-investment in fixed assets.
Sanbolic claims to offer "cloud storage economics" to organizations. Sanbolic Melio 5 storage virtualization technology combined with commodity storage devices is the secret sauce, the company says.
It is increasingly difficult to perceive the differences between the messages used by application performance management suppliers. How then can decision makers tell the difference?