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.
New Opteron chips could have vast ramifications for virtualisation. But they'll require some reworking of your applications.
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.
Quantum has introduced virtual backup appliances for its disk libraries and LTO-4 tape appliances.
VMware will soon allow the virtualisation of Google's Chrome operating system. Is VMware starting some Linux-based mischief?
Virtualisation has strong ties to cloud-computing, ones that could influence how you use the technology.
The 3.5 inch HDD I/O channel is fast becoming a bottleneck, particularly given its use in virtualisation projects,
Learn about two virtualisation techniques that you can use instead of server virtualisaiton.
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.
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.
Roy Illsley, analyst at Butler Group explains the bigges problems that arise when backing up virtual machines, and what you can do about them.