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Breaking Down the Barriers to VDI with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN Arrays

While Taneja Group has been cautious to date on the pace of desktop virtualization adoption, recent hypervisor and storage technology innovations strongly suggest that in 2011 and 2012 we will see a rapid acceleration. Key to this momentum has been increased interest in one type of desktop virtualization, namely server-hosted virtual desktops (often called “virtual desktop infrastructure,” or VDI). VDI has often promised more than it delivered, however, due to complexity, performance and cost challenges. Chief among these challenges has been the high up-front capital costs and subsequent inefficiencies of the storage platforms deployed to support VDI. Dell aims to turn this around, however, with several recent additions and enhancements to its popular EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI array family. In this first section of a three-part in-depth report, we first review the current barriers to wider adoption of VDI, focusing on key storage challenges, and look at how the new Dell PS Series XVS hybrid SAS/SSD arrays deliver the density required to overcome these barriers. 

Publish date: 12/15/10
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How Many Eyeballs Does It Take? New Network Performance Insight with Thousand Eyes

How many eyeballs does it take to really see into and across your whole network - internal and external? Apparently a "thousand" according to Thousand Eyes, who is coming out of stealth mode today with a very promising new approach to network performance management. We got to talk recently with Mohit Lad, CEO of Thousand Eyes, who gave us a fascinating preview. Thousand Eyes already has a very strong list of logos signed up, and we think that they will simply explode across the market as one of the few strong solutions that really helps unify management across clouds.

  • Premiered: 06/19/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): application performance Network Performance Performance Management Cloud
Profiles/Reports

What Admins Choose For Performance Management: Galileo's Cross-Domain Insight Served via Cloud

Every large IT shop has a long shelf of performance management solutions ranging from big platform bundles bought from legacy vendors, through general purpose log aggregators and event consoles, to a host of device-specific element managers. Despite the invested costs of acquiring, installing, supporting, and learning these often complex tools, only a few of them are in active daily use. Most are used only reactively and many just gather dust for a number of reasons. But, if only because of the ongoing costs of keeping management tools current, it’s only the solutions that get used that are worth having.

When it comes to picking which tool to use day-to-day, it’s not the theory of what it could do, it’s the actual value of what it does for the busy admin trying to focus on the tasks at-hand. And among the myriad of things an admin is responsible for, assuring performance requires the most management solution support. Performance related tasks include checking on the health of resources that the admin is responsible for, improving utilization, finding lurking or trending issues to attend to in order to head off disastrous problems later, working with other IT folks to diagnose and isolate service impacting issues, planning new activities, and communicating relevant insight to others – in IT, the broader business, and even to external stakeholders.

Admins responsible for infrastructure, when faced with these tasks, have huge challenges in large, heterogeneous, complex environments. While vendor-specific device and element managers drill into each piece of equipment, they help mostly with easily identifiable component failure. Both daily operational status and difficult infrastructure challenges involve looking across so-called IT domains (i.e. servers and storage) for thorny performance impacting trends or problems. The issue with larger platform tools is that they require a significant amount of installation, training, ongoing tool support, and data management that all detract from the time an admin can actually spend on primary responsibilities.

There is room for a new style of system management that is agile, insightful and empowering, and we think Galileo presents just such a compelling new approach. In this report we’ll explore some of the IT admin’s common performance challenges and then examine how Galileo Performance Explorer with its cloud-hosted collection and analysis helps conquer them. We’ll look at how Performance Explorer crosses IT domains to increase insight, easily implements and scales, fosters communication, and focuses on and enables the infrastructure admin to achieve daily operational excellence. We’ll also present a couple of real customer interviews in which, despite sunk costs in other solutions, adding Galileo to the data center quickly improved IT utilization, capacity planning, and the service levels delivered back to the business.

Publish date: 10/29/14
Profiles/Reports

Free Report: Galileo's Cross-Domain Insight Served via Cloud

Every large IT shop has a long shelf of performance management solutions ranging from big platform bundles bought from legacy vendors, through general purpose log aggregators and event consoles, to a host of device-specific element managers. Despite the invested costs of acquiring, installing, supporting, and learning these often complex tools, only a few of them are in active daily use. Most are used only reactively and many just gather dust for a number of reasons. But, if only because of the ongoing costs of keeping management tools current, it’s only the solutions that get used that are worth having.

When it comes to picking which tool to use day-to-day, it’s not the theory of what it could do, it’s the actual value of what it does for the busy admin trying to focus on the tasks at-hand. And among the myriad of things an admin is responsible for, assuring performance requires the most management solution support. Performance related tasks include checking on the health of resources that the admin is responsible for, improving utilization, finding lurking or trending issues to attend to in order to head off disastrous problems later, working with other IT folks to diagnose and isolate service impacting issues, planning new activities, and communicating relevant insight to others – in IT, the broader business, and even to external stakeholders.

Admins responsible for infrastructure, when faced with these tasks, have huge challenges in large, heterogeneous, complex environments. While vendor-specific device and element managers drill into each piece of equipment, they help mostly with easily identifiable component failure. Both daily operational status and difficult infrastructure challenges involve looking across so-called IT domains (i.e. servers and storage) for thorny performance impacting trends or problems. The issue with larger platform tools is that they require a significant amount of installation, training, ongoing tool support, and data management that all detract from the time an admin can actually spend on primary responsibilities.

There is room for a new style of system management that is agile, insightful and empowering, and we think Galileo presents just such a compelling new approach. In this report we’ll explore some of the IT admin’s common performance challenges and then examine how Galileo Performance Explorer with its cloud-hosted collection and analysis helps conquer them. We’ll look at how Performance Explorer crosses IT domains to increase insight, easily implements and scales, fosters communication, and focuses on and enables the infrastructure admin to achieve daily operational excellence. We’ll also present a couple of real customer interviews in which, despite sunk costs in other solutions, adding Galileo to the data center quickly improved IT utilization, capacity planning, and the service levels delivered back to the business.

Publish date: 01/01/15
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Prepare for VMware VVOLs and how they will change storage products

The benefits of VMware VVOLs are vast and unquestioned. But most IT shops are struggling to deal with how they are changing today's storage products.

  • Premiered: 04/03/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA LUN TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA Acopia TBA Caching TBA Thin Provisioning TBA Snapshots TBA cloning TBA replication TBA Deduplication TBA Encryption TBA Hypervisor TBA Volumes TBA SAN TBA NAS TBA storage container TBA vSphere TBA DAS TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Virtual SAN
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Galileo Launches Infrastructure Performance Management Webinar Series with Leading Analyst Firm

Taneja Group joins product innovators for first quarterly event on September 16 to share ‘from the trenches’ advice and expertise.

  • Premiered: 09/01/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PRWeb
Topic(s): TBA Galileo TBA Performance Management TBA Performance TBA Infrastructure Performance TBA Infrastructure Performance Management TBA ATS Group TBA Cloud TBA IPM TBA server TBA Storage TBA Networking TBA Big Data TBA Chris Churchey TBA Tim Conley TBA Hybrid TBA Optimization
Profiles/Reports

Multiplying the Value of All Existing IT Solutions

Decades of constantly advancing computing solutions have changed the world in tremendous ways, but interestingly, the IT folks running the show have long been stuck with only piecemeal solutions for managing and optimizing all that blazing computing power. Sometimes it seems like IT is a pit crew servicing a modern racing car with nothing but axes and hammers – highly skilled but hampered by their legacy tools.

While that may be a slight exaggeration, there is a serious lack of interoperability or opportunity to create joint insight between the highly varied perspectives that individual IT tools produce (even if  each is useful in its own purpose). There simply has never been a widely adopted standard for creating, storing or sharing system management data, much less a cross-vendor way to holistically merge heterogeneously collected or produced management data together – even for the beneficial use of harried and often frustrated IT owners that might own dozens or more differently sourced system management solutions. That is until now.

OpsDataStore has brought the IT management game to a new level with an easy to deploy, centralized, intelligent – and big data enabled – management data “service”.  It readily sucks in all the lowest level, fastest streaming management data from a plethora of tools (several ready to go at GA, but easily extended to any data source), automatically and intelligently relates data from disparate sources into a single unified “agile” model, directly provides fundamental visualization and analysis, and then can serve that unified and related data back out to enlightened and newly comprehensive downstream management workflows. OpsDataStore drops in and serves as the new systems management “nexus” between formerly disparate vendor and domain management solutions. 

If you have ever been in IT, you’ve no doubt written scripts, fiddled with logfiles, created massive spreadsheets, or otherwise attempted to stitch together some larger coherent picture by marrying and merging data from two (or 18) different management data sources. The more sources you might have, the more the problem (or opportunity) grows non-linearly. OpsDataStore promises to completely fill in this gap, enabling IT to automatically multiply the value of their existing management solutions.

Publish date: 12/03/15
news

Concurrent app management tools work on Hadoop and Spark

If Hadoop and Spark are to sneak into the enterprise, they will need to be manageable. With Driven, Concurrent Inc. takes a stab at the problem.

  • Premiered: 12/09/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Management
Topic(s): TBA Hadoop TBA Spark TBA Driven TBA Concurrent TBA manageability TBA Big Data TBA Performance TBA Performance Management TBA Mike Matchett TBA Hive TBA MapReduce TBA SLA TBA service level agreement TBA software TBA high-fidelity TBA HiFi TBA cluster TBA Pepperdata TBA Oracle TBA IBM TBA CA
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Scale-out architecture and new data protection capabilities in 2016

What are the next big things for the data center in 2016? Applications will pilot the course to better data protection and demand more resources from scale-out architecture.

  • Premiered: 02/17/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA scale-out architecture TBA analysis TBA Data Center TBA data lake TBA Hadoop TBA hadoop cluster TBA cluster TBA Backup TBA Talena TBA HPE TBA 3PAR TBA flat backup TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA StoreOnce TBA Oracle TBA Oracle ZDLRA TBA ZDLRA TBA Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Cloud TBA backup server TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Big Data TBA Lustre
news

New Galileo Tag Manager Enhances Decision-Making for IT Infrastructure Performance Management

Innovative approach revolutionizes the way IT users visualize data center performance, configuration and capacity issues.

  • Premiered: 05/17/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Benzinga
Topic(s): TBA Galileo TBA IT infrastructure TBA Performance Management TBA ATS Group TBA Tag Manager TBA Virtualization TBA Multi-tenancy TBA multi-tenant storage TBA Storage TBA predictive analytics TBA server TBA SAN TBA Saas TBA intelligence TBA Optimization
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It’s 3 a.m. — Do You Know What Your Cluster’s Doing?

Performance challenges in Hadoop environments are par for the course as organizations attempt to capture the benefits of big data.

  • Premiered: 07/20/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Enterprise Tech
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Hadoop TBA cluster TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA QoS TBA HBase TBA ETL TBA SLA TBA ROI TBA Performance Management TBA YARN TBA Hadoop 2 TBA Mesos TBA OpenStack TBA Docker
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Spark speeds up adoption of big data clusters and clouds

Infrastructure that supports big data comes from both the cloud and clusters. Enterprises can mix and match these seven infrastructure choices to meet their needs.

  • Premiered: 07/19/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Apache Spark TBA Spark TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloud TBA cloud cluster TBA cluster TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA MapReduce TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA MLlib TBA High Performance TBA hadoop cluster TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA IBM TBA Hortonworks TBA Cloudera TBA capacity management TBA Performance Management TBA API TBA SAN TBA storage area networks TBA CAPEX TBA DataDirect Networks TBA HPC TBA Lustre TBA Virtualization TBA VM
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IT management as a service is coming to a data center near you

IT management as a service uses big data analytics and vendors' expertise to ease the IT administration and optimization process. IT orgs must trust the flow of log and related data into an offsite, multi-tenant cloud.

  • Premiered: 10/18/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Data Center TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA Multi-tenancy TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA CAPEX TBA OPEX TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud Computing TBA hyperconverged TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA cluster TBA cloud cluster TBA Performance Management TBA IaaS