Cloud + virtualisation

Next-gen enterprise network platform

11 June, 2009

Nortel has introduced the Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 9000, the next-generation enterprise system for mission-critical core networks and data centres. The platform aids companies to realise the benefits of emerging virtualisation technologies that require reliability and flexibility.

Cloud-based security services

11 June, 2009

Zscaler provides risk mitigation and policy enforcement for businesses through its in-the-cloud utility service. Users do not need to purchase, deploy or manage multiple point products.

Blade servers and virtualisation

10 June, 2009 by Todd Erickson

The latest storage blades to appear could prove to be a boon for fans of virtualisation.

Data centre virtualisation not all roses

05 June, 2009 by Michael Morisy

Although virtualising your data centre has undeniable plusses, it does add management difficulties, among other things.

Start cloud-preparation by looking at the network

04 June, 2009 by Shamus McGillicuddy

The first step in the adoption of cloud-computing should be an analysis and reconfiguration of your LAN and WAN.

Tiered storage system

02 June, 2009

The EMC Virtual Matrix architecture integrates industry-standard components with EMC Symmetrix capabilities to deliver a system that is claimed to provide scalability 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.

Operating system to build cloud

02 June, 2009

VMware has introduced VMware vSphere 4, an operating system for building the internal cloud. The architectural enhancements enable business-critical, transaction-heavy applications, such as SAP and Exchange, together with their SQL and Oracle databases, to be run on a 100% virtualised internal cloud powered by VMware vSphere 4.

Virtual desktop deployment easier in Windows Server 2008 R2

29 May, 2009 by Greg Shields

The latest revision of Microsoft's Terminal Services has made it easier to manage virtual desktops.

VMware's vNetwork Distributed Switch explained

27 May, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

Learn all about VMware's vNetwork Distributed Switch and what it can do for your network in this article.

Oracle won't support its products on virtualisation platforms

27 May, 2009 by Barb Darrow and Alex Barrett

If you were holding out for Oracle to offer support for your favourite virtualisation platform, you're about to be disappointed.

Router virtualisation explained

26 May, 2009 by Tom Nolle

Writer Tom Nolle explains how virtualising your router can offer new management and configuration options.

Backing up virtual servers on Linux

26 May, 2009 by Rick Cook

There are several options for backing up virtual servers on a Linux-based OS. We explain their use in this article.

The role of storage blades in virtual environments

25 May, 2009 by Jeff Boles

Jeff Boles, analyst at Taneja Group, explains how storage blades fit into today's data centres in this interview.

Windows Small Business Server 2008 reviewed

21 May, 2009 by Ian Yates

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 includes a raft of virtualisation features. This is our review.

Managing virtualisation performance

21 May, 2009 by Dave Bartoletti

A range of tools are available to help you administer and optimise your virtual environments. In this article we examine and explain their use.

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