Cloud + virtualisation

Networks get smarter as virtualisation increases

30 July, 2009 by Shamus McGillicuddy

As virtualisation, mobility and guest access become mission-critical, enterprises are increasingly employing intelligent edge switches.

High-end storage array

30 July, 2009

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.

Network key to virtualisation projects

29 July, 2009 by Tessa L. Parmenter

If you're considering virtualisation, you should involve your network administrator in all aspects of planning, design and implementation, analysts say.

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.

Virtualisation to benefit from FCoE

24 July, 2009 by Dave Raffo

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.

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.

What comes after server virtualisation?

22 July, 2009 by John Burke

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.

VMware backup for Quantum products

21 July, 2009 by Dave Raffo

Quantum has introduced virtual backup appliances for its disk libraries and LTO-4 tape appliances.

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?

SNIA's Scroggie on virtualisation

20 July, 2009 by Craig Scroggie

Virtualisation has strong ties to cloud-computing, ones that could influence how you use the technology.

SSD and 2.5" HDDs better for virtualisation

20 July, 2009 by Chris Mellor

The 3.5 inch HDD I/O channel is fast becoming a bottleneck, particularly given its use in virtualisation projects,

Two alternatives to server virtualisation

17 July, 2009 by John Burke

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

Ease VM admin with Hyper-V snapshots

16 July, 2009 by Robert McShinsky

Hyper-V's snapshot feature may not be that useful as a backup plan, but they can help administrators cope with the pains of  virtual machines.

How Cisco UCS affects virtual storage

14 July, 2009 by Marc Staimer

Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) has ramifications for data stored on virtual servers. This tip explains what UCS changes and how to cope with it.

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.

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