SimpliVity announced that its leading hyperconverged infrastructure will support Cisco UCS Director to optimize customer private and hybrid cloud environments. Available next quarter, SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solution will support Cisco UCS Director to automate infrastructure management and orchestrate the provisioning of virtual machines (VMs) with native data protection and mobility across all global sites.
It’s the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses. The recession of the last decade led businesses to tighten their belts and weather the economic storm, with projects including virtualization and consolidation, exploration of fledgling cloud technologies, centralizing data centers, rethinking the way software is developed and more.
From the Internet of Things to Big Data, the manufacturing sector stands to make significant gains as more and more companies turn to digital solutions to make their operations more efficient and predictable. In a recent Dell blog, Brian T. Horowitz lays out some of the most important things manufacturers can do to run a smarter, more streamlined business. Channel partners should take note. These are things you can help manufacturers achieve and the opportunity isn’t small, Horowitz says.
From the early days of VMware, it became clear that dealing with storage in efficient and scalable ways were key requirements for the success of virtualization in enterprise environments. Indeed, the storage stack of ESXi, including VMFS, played a key role in the proliferation of virtualization in data centers, where data is stored and managed by high-end disk arrays.
Few startups today want to be known as being focused on virtualization, because cloud computing is where the action is. Yet virtualization is the key enabling technology for cloud, and many startups are working on virtualizing storage, servers, networking, management and even user-profile information. Here CRN presents our picks for the coolest virtualization startups of 2015 so far. There’s some well-known names on this list, as well as some new ones.
When someone talks about “the future of IT infrastructure delivery” the scope of topic is so broad that there’s a really good chance they’re working with an Etch-a-Sketch that lacks some of the knobs. IT isn’t homogeneous. What works for enterprises doesn’t work for the SMB. What works for the SMB doesn’t work for service providers. But here’s the crux of it…OpenStack is different. OpenStack isn’t a piece of software. It’s eleventy squillion. It’s not a piece of hardware; it’s thousands.
Just imagine, commodity servers and off-the-shelf drives as far as the eye can see. All being managed by virtual servers and logical controllers! Well, we’re not quite there yet, but the wheels of software-defined technologies are certainly pushing the modern data center into this direction.
Over the course of a few years, data center giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon began developing their own networking, servers, and even storage platforms. Why? Because it simply made sense for them.
It really feels like we’ve crossed a new threshold in the whole cloud conversation. In working with cloud delivery models, conversations with new perspective customers are continuing to increase. Organizations are realizing real business gains by moving a part of their environment into some kind of cloud platform.
Several years ago, we began using virtualization technologies as means to test servers and use resources more effectively. When VMware became a hypervisor, very few vendors actually supported a virtual infrastructure. So, virtualization was left behind in the classroom, and the development environment within numerous organizations.
Looking to bridge a growing divide inside the data center Big Switch Networks announced today at the Open Network User Group (ONUG) Spring 2015 conference that its software-defined network (SDN) can now be integrated with NSX network virtualization software from VMware.