Cloud + virtualisation

Server optimisation

16 April, 2009

Sun Systems for MySQL is intended to help enterprise customers deploying MySQL-based web infrastructure on Sun servers.


Virtualisation optimisation

16 April, 2009

VirtualDirector is an optimisation solution for virtualised environments. It provides adaptive and dynamic allocation of resources based on business events.


Web app optimisation

16 April, 2009

NetScaler 9, a solution for improving the efficiency and TCO of web-based applications running in the data centre, is now available.


Desktop virtualisation

16 April, 2009

VMware View 3 allows organisations to ‘decouple’ a desktop from specific physical devices.


Private clouds vs. virtual servers

25 March, 2009 by Christina Torode

Analyst Mark Bowker explains what a private cloud is, and what makes it different from the garden variety virtual server.


Top ten tools for managing virtual environments

25 March, 2009 by Rick Vanover

We walk you through the ten most promising tools for managing virtual environments.


Twittering with Salesforce CRM extends into real-time conversations

25 March, 2009

Salesforce CRM for Twitter enables companies to search, monitor and join relevant Twitter micro-conversations directly in the cloud.


The impact of virtualisation on storage and backup

23 March, 2009 by Andrew McCreath

Glasshouse Technologies' Andrew McCreath explains how server virtualisation changes how you must approach backup and storage design.


Cisco's UCS explained

18 March, 2009 by Shamus McGillicuddy

Writer Shamus McGillicuddy explains just what all the fuss surrounding Cisco's new platform is about,


Five assumptions about storage virtualisation - and why they're wrong

18 March, 2009 by Simon Elisha

There are some myths surrounding storage virtualisation that are thrown around quite often. Simon Elisha from Hitachi sets the record straight.


Case study: supermarket chooses XenServer over VMware

17 March, 2009 by Alex Barrett

According to the director of a large UK supermarket chain, XenServer was almost half the cost to deploy compared to the equivalent VMware system.


Disaster recovery in virtual environments will be costly

10 March, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

If you want continuous availability in virtual environments, you'll likely have to buy almost all of your chosen vendor's product range.


Upcoming virtualisation changes to PCI DSS

06 March, 2009 by Michael Cobb

Writer Michael Cobb explains how the Payment Card Industry's upcoming changes to its DSS will affect virtualisation.


Virtualise NAS devices to ease management

04 March, 2009 by Ann Silverthorn

Despite its promises, NAS by itself proves to be a hassle to manage. Overcome these problems by virtualising your NAS devices.


Virtual desktop infrastructure explained

02 March, 2009 by Carol Sliwa

A desktop virtualisation deployment will require some changes in the data centre. This article explains.


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