Cloud + virtualisation

Mainframes still relevant to data centre

15 June, 2009 by Joe Clabby

The mainframe still has a place in the data centre - particularly when you supplement it with virtualisation technologies.

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 monitor and enterprise analytics

11 June, 2009

RightNow has added cloud monitor and enterprise analytics to its on demand CRM system, RightNow May ’09. The Cloud Monitor tracks external conversations about products, services and brands, as they occur on the social web. It tracks both Twitter and YouTube; and support for other social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn is planned for the future. RightNow Enterprise Analytics provides deep analysis on the internal data collected through direct customer interactions.

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.

Four rules for thin provisioning

11 June, 2009 by Alan Radding

This list of best practices explains how to get the most out of thin provisioning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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