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Server virtualisation market reaching its peak

16 May, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Research firm Gartner expects increasing saturation and the rise of alternative technologies to put pressure on the global x86 server virtualisation market.


Are zombie virtual machines coming to get you?

09 July, 2014 by Charles Clarke, Technical Director for APAC, Veeam Software

The ancient human instinct not to throw away anything useful is leading to VM sprawl - the rise of zombie virtual machines that refuse to die.


Overlay networking - what took so long?

13 June, 2014 by Rahul Shah, Product Marketing Manager, Emulex

Despite the continuing development of virtual machine migration-related capabilities, various networking challenges continue to fester, including onerous networking reconfigurations and inadequate virtual LAN IDs for scaling secure private networks.


To virtualise or not to virtualise

05 March, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Server virtualisation is now mainstream in Australia and New Zealand, with more than 80% of server operating systems running as virtualised machines, according to Gartner. But there are still some workloads that can cause problems to the unprepared when they are virtualised, and uncooperative software vendors don't make life any easier.


VM backup and recovery 10 times faster at medico after upgrade

15 January, 2014

Western Health has adopted a virtual machine (VM) backup and replication solution in order to make sure data is available for patient care.


Rocketseed moves virtual environment to Australian-based hosting

22 January, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Email marketing service provider Rocketseed has moved its virtual environment to a new Australian ISP, achieving cost savings and flexibility gains. Rocketseed enables its customers to brand their outgoing employee emails, turning ordinary corporate emails into marketing opportunities.


SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

15 December, 2011

SolarWinds has integrated its Virtualization Manager and Storage Manager tools to offer extended cloud management.


Virtualisation has a winning impact

07 February, 2011

With a long career in IT spanning years at vendors such as Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Tandem as well as working at the helm of IT operations for large corporations such as Corning, Ziad Sukkar*, CIO of SIRVA in Asia-Pacific, is most excited about virtualisation technology.


Virtualisation project saves millions

14 April, 2010

From its humble beginnings in 1948, Kennards Hire is now an all-Australian, family owned construction hire business with more than 90 branches across the country, managing more than 400 individual tools and pieces of equipment through its online hiring service. After working with Frontline to consolidate its infrastructure through virtualisation and new ERP software, Kennards estimated a cashflow saving of $6 million over the next 5 years.


Virtualise for operational excellence

12 April, 2010 by Peter Croft*

Unbatten the hatches and virtualise for operational excellence says Peter Croft as he identifies how to get a green IT strategy back on the agenda for operational efficiency.


Sustainable data centre through virtualisation

08 September, 2009

A Melbourne technology company has deployed a green IT solution and reduced its carbon footprint by 60 tonnes with bottom line savings of $83,000. Late last year, Pronto Software, an Australian developer of enterprise software solutions, needed to expand server capacity in its Melbourne-based data centre to support turnover growth and staff numbers. The company was looking at having to install more servers and upgrade power, air conditioning and rack space, as well as increase space in the data centre to accommodate the extra servers.


Backing up virtual environments with VMware

04 August, 2009 by Eric Seibert

In this article we explain how to install and use VMware Data Recovery.


Virtualisation to exhibit more vendor lock-in, higher prices

27 July, 2009 by Michael Warrilow and John Brand, Hydrasight

VMware may soon completely monopolise the virtualisation market, analysts warn, which would have ramifications for prices and vendor lock-in.


VMware will virtualise Google OS

21 July, 2009 by Alex Barrett

VMware will soon allow the virtualisation of Google's Chrome operating system. Is VMware starting some Linux-based mischief?


Two alternatives to server virtualisation

17 July, 2009 by John Burke

Learn about two virtualisation techniques that you can use instead of server virtualisaiton.


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