Research firm Gartner expects increasing saturation and the rise of alternative technologies to put pressure on the global x86 server virtualisation market.
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.
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.
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.
Western Health has adopted a virtual machine (VM) backup and replication solution in order to make sure data is available for patient care.
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 has integrated its Virtualization Manager and Storage Manager tools to offer extended cloud management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article we explain how to install and use VMware Data Recovery.
VMware may soon completely monopolise the virtualisation market, analysts warn, which would have ramifications for prices and vendor lock-in.
VMware will soon allow the virtualisation of Google's Chrome operating system. Is VMware starting some Linux-based mischief?
Learn about two virtualisation techniques that you can use instead of server virtualisaiton.