Cloud + virtualisation

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.

Oracle too expensive for virtualisation users

24 February, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

According to analyst firm Burton Group, Oracle's prices and support policies aren't suitable for users of virtualisation,

Celerra gets de-dupe, virtualisation plugins

23 February, 2009 by Simon Sharwood

A product refresh means EMC's latest batch of Celerra models will include deduplication and VMware plugins.

Red Bee Media slashes desktop numbers with virtualisation

19 February, 2009 by Simon Sharwood

Tricky network security issues demanded that Red Bee Media give each employee four separate desktop machines. But desktop virtualisation has changed all that.

Support issues continue to slow virtualisation deployments

16 February, 2009 by Jo Maitland

At IDC's Virtualization Forum, users reported that support issues have slowed down their deployments.

Melbourne IT improves services with virtualisation

14 February, 2009

WebCentral — a key brand of leading global domain name and online services provider, Melbourne IT — has deployed virtualisation technology to provide ‘on demand’ services to its customers.

Finsia outsources applications and infrastructure

14 February, 2009

Following the sale of a business unit in 2007, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia) revamped its entire IT infrastructure, ultimately settling on a set of managed IT services.

NZ university automates virtual machine backup

13 February, 2009 by Simon Sharwood

Auckland University has automated the backup of its virtual environments, resulting in a DR window of 2 hours.

Users have a lot to learn about virtualisation and the cloud

11 February, 2009 by Simon Sharwood

According to Melbourne IT, which recently undertook a cloud-computing beta, users need more education on cloud and virtual technologies.

Avoiding application and desktop virtualisation hassles

06 February, 2009 by Christina Torode

This article explains what problems you may face when implementing application and desktop virtualisation - and how to avoid them.

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