Cloud + virtualisation > Virtual data centres

Hidden cloud opportunities in a hyperscale world

09 December, 2015 by Birgir Steen, CEO, Odin

In an industry dominated by the likes of Amazon Web Services, there are plenty of prospects for smaller players to provide customised solutions for different levels of business.


Data centre virtualisation and DCIM - a holistic approach

22 October, 2014 by Andrew Sylvester, Data Centre Software Manager, Schneider Electric, IT Business

With energy usage and costs continuing to rise, expect to see businesses moving towards a more holistic and end-to-end approach to data centre strategy.


How virtualisation can make your disaster recovery plans simpler

06 August, 2014

Virtualisation can help you to maximise resources and save money at the same time. It can make the disaster recovery process smooth and easy, so that your organisation is up and running in a minimum amount of time. 


Genuine savings from your private cloud - an IT transformation story

06 June, 2014

One company’s journey to a private cloud infrastructure provides a blueprint for mid-market to enterprise organisations as they transform their IT operations. From IT production through business production, and IT-as-a-service, see how this world leading technology business has realised significant cost savings and efficiencies from virtual infrastructure. 


Riverbed Cascade 10.0 network performance management

07 November, 2012

Cascade 10.0 offers network performance management (NPM) for virtualised desktop infrastructure (VDI), server virtualisation and fully virtualised data centres using VXLAN software-defined networks (SDNs).


Nutanix Complete Cluster turnkey platform

23 October, 2012

Nutanix’s Complete Cluster turnkey platform employs VMware’s core virtualisation technology and Fusion-io flash for cost-effective virtualised Hadoop deployments that demand high IO performance and rapid capacity expansion without the need for a SAN or NAS.


The rise and pitfalls of data centre virtualisation

04 October, 2011 by Merri Mack

Data centre operators continue to be hounded by perennial problems like rising energy costs and increasing compute demands. Many are seeking to virtualise the entire data centre in order to get a leg-up. But this pursuit carries many dangers, as Merri Mack found out.


Simplifying the virtual data centre

08 February, 2011 by Graham Schultz*

Virtualisation technology is a growing trend that is supporting a shift in business priorities which requires data centres to deploy new applications quickly and efficiently, provide fast and reliable ‘round-the-clock’ access to information, meet or exceed stringent service levels with zero downtime, and all be done while driving down costs by maximising investments. Graham Schultz builds the business case for virtualisation of the data centre and the importance of the data centre network.


Polycom launches technology solutions centre

05 October, 2010

Polycom has further expanded its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the launch of a newly designed Melbourne office and Technology Solutions Centre, which was officially opened by Andy Miller, President and CEO of Polycom and Ms Jaala Pulford, Parliamentary Secretary, Regional and Rural Development and Parliamentary Secretary, Industry and Trade.


Virtualisation improves Parks Victoria performance

17 August, 2010

The Melbourne-based organisation Parks Victoria is the custodian of 3.96 million hectares of parks and reserves - 17% of Victoria’s total land mass - and is also responsible for the recreational management of Port Phillip Bay, Western Port, and the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers.


Six-core CPUs could have benefits for virtualisation

22 July, 2009 by Mark Fontecchio

New Opteron chips could have vast ramifications for virtualisation. But they'll require some reworking of your applications.


Virtual backup explained

13 July, 2009 by Anthony Adshead

Roy Illsley, analyst at Butler Group explains the bigges problems that arise when backing up virtual machines, and what you can do about them.


Planning a virtualisation deployment

19 June, 2009 by Eric Seibert

Virtualisation can be a daunting technology to implement. This guide explains how to build and configure a virtualised environment, and the things you need to watch out for.


Mainframes still relevant to data centre

15 June, 2009 by Joe Clabby

The mainframe still has a place in the data centre - particularly when you supplement it with virtualisation technologies.


Data centre virtualisation not all roses

05 June, 2009 by Michael Morisy

Although virtualising your data centre has undeniable plusses, it does add management difficulties, among other things.


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