CiRBA founder and CTO Andrew Hillier published a commentary this week
entitled "Make sure virtualization isn't the next big mess" where he writes
"Virtualization is gaining popularity as the leading edge solution to server
sprawl in the data center. However, few have considered the potential
pitfalls of large scale adoption. Virtualization offers immense opportunities
for cost savings—with the proper up-front analysis and planning.
Virtualization, in some cases, can create more problems than it solves. It
helps IT create a fluid environment where virtual servers can be turned on or
off with a few mouse clicks. This is powerful, but dangerous if you don't
know the impact of each change beforehand.
From a planning and execution perspective, virtualizing a small set of
servers can be a relatively easy process. Those implementing a small scale
solution are usually f... (more)
"Energy availability and consumption is now a major consideration in ongoing
IT operations support," said John Webster, senior analyst with Illuminata, an
analyst firm specializing in mission-critical infrastructure. "This
hardware-agnostic market pairing is exactly the sort of relationship building
we need in the IT energy conservation space," he continued, referring to the
teaming up of APC by Schneider Electric and CA.
APC by Schneider Electric and CA have announced a partnership that will
provide enterprise customers a fully integrated solution set for assessing
and fully op... (more)
Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer
Virtualization cuts across just about all that you might find in the today's
data center: to one degree or another, clients, servers, applications,
storage systems, data networks, and security can all now be virtualized. .
By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server,
Virtualization enables data centers to save tremendous amounts of money on
hardware, power, cooling and floor space.
For small and midsized enterprises, Virtualization can also help data centers
tap into levels of fault tolerance previously enjoyed only by huge
Broadcom is all atwitter about what it says is the industry's "first true
single-chip, dual-port 10 gigabit Ethernet converged network interface
It figures the device, sampling now and due to be in production by the end of
the year, will mean it keeps its corner on the market. It does, after all,
own 80% of the enterprise space, product line manager Burhan Masood said.
The roughly 7W chip, the NetXtreme II BCM57710, was developed for high-volume
mainstream servers whose Ethernet controllers have thitherto for been limited
to 1 Gbps rates. It's supposed to be a... (more)
A hosting provider for 12 years, formerly as CFHosting.net and FusionFX.net,
AHPHosting has made available an offering that uses SWSoft.com's Virtuozzo
software for Virtual Private Servers (VPS) with Windows 2003 on Intel Quad
Core Servers bundled with a custom software package, including the ColdFusion
8 Pro or enterprise versions with the SmarterTools.com Software Bundle.
"Running a Virtuozzo VPS from AHPHosting.net is a significant improvement
over standard shared hosting," states Greg Hedgepath, President of
Virtualization creates a better ROI," he adds. "Sinc... (more)