Traditional enterprise IT architectures are slowly diminishing as the cloud and the virtualisation of network functions become the favoured options.
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The start-up's Network Virtualization Platform allows virtual networks to be created on top of any type of network hardware, with the promise of reducing vendor lock-in and providing more flexibility in administering security
In the beginning, Microsoft's system management suite, System Center, was all about managing network servers and other physical resources. Then along came virtualisation, so Virtual Machine Manager was added to handle virtual as well as physical systems.
The National Broadband Network Company this morning revealed it would deploy Citrix-based desktop and application virtualisation to help provide services to its burgeoning workforce, including third parties that need access to its systems.
Facebook refuses to employ virtualisation across its infrastructure, because the technology does not scale efficiently, the director of the social networking site's labs division has said.The social network shies away from abstracting its technology into virtual machines because at large-scale, the economics don't work out and the cost of dealing with hardware failures is too high, Gio Coglitore of Facebook Labs, said at a press event on Tuesday.
Chief technology officer Stephen Herrod explains what the additional features in the company's network-switching distribution will bring to virtualisation
The storage-virtualisation arm of HP is pitching its new storage area network as a lower cost, entry-level system
The Virtual Connect Flex-10 module allows a single network connection to be split into four virtual connections, which HP promises will cut networking-infrastructure costs
A partnership between Cisco and virtualisation company VMware has led to the development of a virtual network switch for VMware clusters
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Gartner claims PC virtualisation tech could give staff more freedom to use their own hardware at work, without compromising network security
Fujitsu Siemens has launched a BladeEngine for its PRIMERGY Blade Servers that offers virtualisation features along with unified network communications and a combined 10 Gbit Ethernet and iSCSI SAN Mezzanine card, according to the company.Designed for use in data centres, the card has a dual capability with its 10 Gbit Ethernet and iSCSI SAN controller for virtualised operations so that an individual machine can operate in, say, VMware and Xen environments.
Adelaide-based Web hosting company Hostworks is ramping up its investment in server virtualisation after re-signing its biggest customer, NineMSN, for a further three to six years.Hostworks, which has been hosting NineMSN's network of 130 Web sites since the portal began operation in 1997, will continue to provide its services to the Nine/Microsoft joint venture until 2013.
Storage vendor EMC this week released details about its upcoming entry into the storage virtualisation market, provoking an uncharacteristically pugnacious response from seasoned campaigner, IBM.EMC said its Invista software will leverage 'intelligent' switches -- which can independently find an optimum location and direct data to it -- to create virtual volumes in a networked storage facility, commonly called a storage area network (SAN).
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