A new 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd server equipped with NVIDIA Tesla M10 GPUs and powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors delivered high-density graphics acceleration in a virtual enterprise environment
As more users move to modern, graphics-intensive Microsoft® Windows® 10 environments, companies using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) need increasingly robust server resources
to support them. Your company should strive to get the most from each server and maximize datacenter space while providing an excellent end-user experience.
The world of IT is undergoing a digital transformation. Applications are growing fast, and so are the users consuming them. These applications are everywhere—in the datacenter, on virtual and/or microservices platforms, in the cloud, and as SaaS. More and more apps are now being moved out of datacenters to a cloud-based infrastructure.
In order for an optimized and secure delivery of these applications, IT needs specific network appliances called Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). These ADCs come in hardware, virtual, and containerized form factors, and are sized by Network Administrators based on the current and future usage of applications. The challenge with this is that it’s hard to foresee sizing or scalability requirements for these ADCs since users are constantly increasing, and applications are consistently evolving, as well as moving out of datacenters.
Complicating matters, most ADCs are fixed-capacity network appliances that provide zero or minimum expansion capability
Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds. Pressure will mount on datacenters not only to provide increased bandwidth for 3rd Platform applications such as cloud and data analytics but also to deliver the agility and dynamism necessary to accommodate shifting traffic patterns (with more east-west traffic associated with server-to-server flows, as opposed to the traditional north-south traffic associated with client/server computing). Private cloud and legacy applications will also drive daunting bandwidth and connectivity requirements. This Technology Spotlight examines the increasing bandwidth requirements in enterprise datacenters, driven by both new and old application workloads, cloud and noncloud in nature. It also looks at how Cisco is meeting the bandwidth challenge posed by 3rd
In a world characterized by increased virtualization, cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN), and DevOps — and now containers and microservices — having comprehensive visibility into every flow and packet metadata is essential. This paper examines the need for and business value of pervasive, real-time visibility across the datacenter network. It also looks at the role of Cisco in the market for real-time datacenter analytics solutions.
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds. Pressure will mount on datacenters not only to provide increased bandwidth for 3rd Platform applications such as cloud and data analytics but also to deliver the agility and dynamism necessary to accommodate shifting traffic patterns (with more east-west traffic associated with server-to-server flows, as opposed to the traditional north-south traffic associated with client/server computing). Private cloud and legacy applications will also drive
daunting bandwidth and connectivity requirements. This Technology Spotlight examines the increasing bandwidth requirements in enterprise datacenters, driven by both new and old application workloads, cloud and noncloud in nature. It also looks at how Cisco is meeting the bandwidth challenge posed by 3rd
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.
Download this case study today to learn more about how ARA was able to complete a datacenter migration in a compressed window, and how they continue to use ZVR to deliver aggressive service levels across their infrastructure with a product that is very easy to use.
Companies are well aware of the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing, but many are reluctant to embrace the public clould because they don't have a way to assess and ensure security. This 36 page report highlights some of the many ways that security technologies and services - from silicon to sign-on are evolving to provide the visibility and control needed to deploy workloads flexibility in the evolving datacenter, which spans both private and public clouds.
Modern hybrid data centers, which embrace physical, virtual, and cloud servers, require a new security mindset. The biggest challenges faced by IT in this type of environment is workload discovery, comprehensive security with minimal performance impact, and management. This white paper offers insights into how McAfee Server Security Suites tackles all of these challenges and provides better visibility across the entire enterprise data center.
A new wave of application workloads and associated data traffic - related to virtualization, cloud, mobility, analytics, and social media — have placed unprecedented strain on the datacenter network and forced commensurate architectural and operational changes.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Jun 18, 2015
In this whitepaper we'll explore some of these problems inherent in virtualized datacenters and cloud environments, specifically enterprise private clouds, and we'll discuss solutions that can take you down the last mile of the automation journey so that your business can fully achieve agility and extract maximum value from its private-cloud investments.
Published By: PernixData
Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
Flash is the savior of the virtualized datacenter. It provides incredible performance increases along with tremendous latency reduction, but maximizing its potential can be challenging. Learn how you can architect your storage platform to focus on application performance utilizing server-side resources in conjunction with storage acceleration software.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 05, 2015
IT organizations are under intense pressure to improve service levels and contain expenses in today’s challenging economic climate. Forward-looking organizations are upgrading IT infrastructure and implementing virtualization and cloud computing solutions to improve business agility and drive down costs. Many enterprises are adopting a dual platform approach, retaining Microsoft Windows for office productivity and collaboration applications, and deploying Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for infrastructure and datacenter modernization initiatives. By adopting standards-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux, businesses can enjoy high performance, reliability, and security, with a lower overall TCO.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
Managing the Economics of Your Virtualized Data Center
The average datacenter is 50% more costly than Amazon Web Services. As cloud economics threaten the long-term viability of on premise data centers, the survival of IT organizations rests solely in the ability to maximize the operational and financial returns of their existing infrastructure.
You will survive, and this brand new whitepaper will help you to follow these 4 best practices:
- Maximize the efficiency of your virtual data center.
- Optimize workload placement within your clusters.
- Reclaim unused server capacity.
- And show your boss that this saves money.
The four pillars of computing — cloud, mobility, social, and analytics — are driving new levels of network innovation in datacenter networks. These forces are now buffeting the datacenter along with virtualization and the Internet of Things (IoT), resulting in sweeping changes in traffic patterns that expose the limitations of traditional networks and their operational models. To become a resource rather than a bottleneck to overall datacenter performance, the network must deliver not just exceptional performance and scalability but also unprecedented automation and orchestration that can yield agility, flexibility, and service velocity. This Technology Spotlight examines these key trends and discusses the role that Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) plays in addressing these
ongoing challenges for enterprise IT and network managers.
The migration off Windows Server 2003 is an opportunity for a datacenter “do-over” – a technology infrastructure transformation with implications for business innovation. It’s an opportunity to gain competitive advantage over industry peers, to meet application service levels faster and provide better overall capability, and to make yourself more valuable to your organization. Download this paper to better understand why these aspirations and goals should be at the heart of your migration project.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
Today’s mega IT trends – cloud computing, big data, mobile and social media –have dramatically altered how enterprises work, requiring datacenters to find new, more flexible and cost effective ways to meet computing demands.
For most datacenters, the path toward tomorrow's compute paradigm mandates an investment in standardization and consolidation as well as a more robust adoption of enterprise virtualization software, along with cloud system software to extend that virtualized infrastructure into a true private cloud environment.
Linux has emerged as one of the key elements to a modernization program for a datacenter.
Server virtualization is revolutionizing the datacenter by making applications mobile, increasing application uptime, and allowing IT admins to allocate computing resources more efficiently. The technology has been deployed widely enough that the role of the computer server has evolved from directly hosting operating systems and applications to hosting fully virtualized environments. Server that can support more virtualized machines (VMs - complete application stacks) allow their users to gain higher return on their IT investments. Private Cloud can extend the virtualization benefits in ways that broaden the benefits of virtualization to all parts of the organization. In this white paper, you will learn how Corporate IT uses these tools to meet the increasing demand for IT services.
This document from IDC discusses the results that more comprehensive datacenter virtualization delivers, and it lays out both the promises and the potential pitfalls of the journey through successive stages of datacenter virtualization.
This document discusses the results that more comprehensive datacenter virtualization delivers, and it lays out both the promises and the potential pitfalls of the journey through successive stages of datacenter virtualization.
IDC Spotlight paper.
Seeking the business benefits generated by private cloud and to free themselves from the rigid silos of traditional IT infrastructures, organizations are turning to an approach that extends virtualization to all compute, network, and storage resources in their datacenters.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 09, 2013
Linux has proven to be a key element for successful datacenter modernization. Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers cross-architecture standardization to a single operating system (OS) and provides a target platform for migrating mission critical workloads. For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux datacenter modernization watch the webinar here.
This executive level paper highlights trends and findings from CIO’s 2011 Global Cloud Computing Adoption survey as it relates to Security and Compliance in the virtualized datacenter. Featured content includes debunked myths of securing cloud environments, how the secure cloud is a key business enabler for the CSO, as well as strategies for how to get started building a secure cloud initiative. Please download the white paper for more information.
Organizations worldwide are using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to run virtual desktops in the
datacenter and deliver these to employees as a managed service. End users gain a familiar, personalized
environment they can access anywhere from any device, while administrators gain control and security. With
VMware® Horizon View™ (formerly VMware View), IT professionals can implement a VDI infrastructure to help
drive down operational costs, enhance security, and support a mobile workforce.
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