Items Tagged: Virtualization
I've been watching virtual environment performance optimization closely, and two young vendors have shown me interesting tools lately.
Due in large part to its growing deployment on servers, virtualization is now affecting all major resources and functions in the data center.
In the virtualized data center, when a tricky performance problem arises, who owns it? Is it a virtual server problem, a storage or network problem, or a new problem in any of these tiers caused by virtualization?
Over the past month, I’ve been excited to see the second generation of virtualization communities coming to life.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz kicked off VMworld Europe today and fired a shot directly across Citrix's bow.
Taneja Group is on site and will be blogging on the hot announcements, trends, and session highlights all week.
Citrix's free verson of XenServer, available in late March, will include management features, resource sharing, and live virtual machine migration, making it the latest run at giant VMware's Virtual Infrastructure suite.
The Greening of the Data Center Technology in Depth
As industry analysts and consultants, the Taneja Group has a single driving mission: to deliver hype-free, accurate, and responsible information about important issues impacting the server and storage industry. This is why we have turned our attention to the green data center, which we believe badly needs insight and clarity in the midst of marketing smokescreens and competing claims. This Technology in Depth represents Taneja Group's take on this important issue. We present the background of the energy crisis, explore important data center trends, and tell you how we believe the industry should respond to a real problem and a real opportunity.
Reflex Systems, the established security appliance vendor, is tackling the concern about virtual machine security with Virtual Management Center.
Earlier this month, Cisco and EMC, along with VMware announced the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Coalition.
In our view, VMware has been disciplined about looking forward: building the next-generation datacenter stack, open and cloud-enabled, while not overly concerned about winning a particular battle at one tier of the existing stack.
InMage suggests that users might spin up application test environments in the cloud, allowing them to reduce their own infrastructure for this purpose.
As Hyper-V gains market share, virtualization management vendors are once again touting their multi-hypervisor platform features.
With the announcement of VMware vSphere 4.1, I think VMware's set the bar very high, again.
Dave Marshall and I have been talking about the current stall in virtualization uptake and how we can break through to the next wave of virtualization over at InfoWorld.
With Fault Tolerance solutions maturing rapidly, available from multiple sources, and a healthy competitive environment, the TCO for an FT solution is more attractive than it was even a couple of years ago.
Here are some excerpts from a recent podcast I did with Todd Erickson over at SearchStorage.com.
We just had an informative chat with Hyper9, a company Taneja Group has been tracking since its inception.
Until last month, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard gave no specific guidance for either virtualization or cloud computing. The new standard has finally changed that.
Highly mobile virtual machines, sliding from server to server when demand changes or a failure occurs, test the limits of traditional server management strategies. Add virtual storage and networks and—well, you can see where this is going.