In this Technology Validation, Taneja Group reviews the effective performance of the Hyper-V and ESXi hypervisors. Based on their performance, we then review the total cost of acquiring Microsoft Hyper-V plus System Center and VMware Infrastructure 3. Based on our findings, VMware wins, with a cheaper cost of acquisition that flies in the face of common misperceptions. VMware has an effective VM density at least 1.5:1 times greater than Microsoft Hyper-V, and comes out ahead in purchase cost by 5% to 29% when compared to Microsoft.
In this Technology Validation, Taneja Group spent hands-on time with ExaGrid's EX-5000 D2D. The verdict? ExaGrid delivers straightforward, performant, scalable D2D that's all about what users should expect from a device that should make their backup infrastructure more capable.
In March of 2008, Brocade introduced the Brocade FME, an in-band file virtualization appliance to complement the global namespace, network file management, and wide area file system technologies already in their portfolio. Taneja Group took a detailed hands-on look at the Brocade FME with a Technology Validation that put the FME through its paces while virtualizing and moving open CIFS files.
In the past 12 months, enterprise NAS users have become very aware of the beneficial impact that storage tiers and intelligent migration can have on their data center. Based on our conversations, we find that most IT executives can now readily list the benefits of storage tiers: increased utilization rates, lower costs of ownership, online disk archiving, and streamlined data protection processes.