Uncertainty over adequate security and data privacy outweighs other barriers to cloud computing by a wide margin.
Citrix has released the Citrix HDX which its claims will bolster its ability to deliver high-definition information via virtual desktops to professional graphics users in industries such as manufacturing, engineering and graphic design, and architecture.
HP has announced what it claims is the first virtual desktop infrastructure solution for under US$1000 per user seat. The Virtual desktop infrastructure is a server-based computing model that gives users a PC desktop experience, while securing all applications, management and processing in the data centre. The HP Virtual Desktop Reference Architecture for VMware View specifically addresses the performance bottlenecks and management complexities of other offerings.
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.
According to Vmware fans, agent-based backup tools aren't able to sufficiently handle virtual environments. Some have reported success using snapshots, instead.
NEC Australia has extended its cloud computing and services strategy with the launch of a hosted managed service aimed at SMEs.
In this article we explain how to install and use VMware Data Recovery.
VMware is actively raising doubts about the security of Microsoft's Hyper-V. Is there any truth to the claims?
Virtualisation and cloud computing are allowing end users to get out from under the thumb of IT departments - something that could be worth worrying about.
As virtualisation, mobility and guest access become mission-critical, enterprises are increasingly employing intelligent edge switches.
The Symmetrix V-Max system incorporates Virtual Matrix Architecture with industry-standard components to deliver massive scalability - enabling systems that scale to hundreds of thousands of terabytes of storage and tens of millions of IOPS (input/output per second) supporting hundreds of thousands of VMware and other virtual machines in a single federated storage infrastructure.
If you're considering virtualisation, you should involve your network administrator in all aspects of planning, design and implementation, analysts say.
VMware may soon completely monopolise the virtualisation market, analysts warn, which would have ramifications for prices and vendor lock-in.
IBM will soon sell Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) equipment from Brocade and Cisco. Analysts say storage virtualisation deployments have the most to gain from such a move.
Server virtualisation has helped data centre managers improve efficiency across the board. But there's more you can do to improve data flows through across the network.