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Items Tagged: Virtualization

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Virtualize with Confidence: New Tools for Performance Management

I've been watching virtual environment performance optimization closely, and two young vendors have shown me interesting tools lately.

  • Premiered: 08/02/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): BlueStripe Liquidware Labs Performance virtual infrastructures Virtualization
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Moving Toward “Virtual Convergence”

Due in large part to its growing deployment on servers, virtualization is now affecting all major resources and functions in the data center.

  • Premiered: 07/24/09
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Server Virtualization virtual infrastructures Virtualization
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Who Owns Virtual Infrastructure Performance?

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?

  • Premiered: 07/29/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): virtual infrastructures Virtualization
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Virtualization Management Communities 2.0

Over the past month, I’ve been excited to see the second generation of virtualization communities coming to life.

  • Premiered: 05/30/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Communities Management TripWire Virtualization vKernel Vizioncore VMWare
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VMworld Europe 2009: Keynote Live Blogging

VMware CEO Paul Maritz kicked off VMworld Europe today and fired a shot directly across Citrix's bow.

  • Premiered: 02/24/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): virtual infrastructures Virtualization VMWorld VMWare
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VMworld Europe 2009: Kick-Off!

Taneja Group is on site and will be blogging on the hot announcements, trends, and session highlights all week.

  • Premiered: 02/23/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): virtual infrastructures Virtualization VMWorld
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Citrix Storms the Beach

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.

  • Premiered: 02/23/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Citrix virtual infrastructures Virtualization XenServer
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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.

Publish date: 08/01/07
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Feeling Secure: Enforcing Virtual Infrastructure Compliance

Reflex Systems, the established security appliance vendor, is tackling the concern about virtual machine security with Virtual Management Center.

  • Premiered: 01/23/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Security Virtualization Reflex Systems
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Is VCE Good For The Customer?

Earlier this month, Cisco and EMC, along with VMware announced the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Coalition.

  • Premiered: 11/24/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Cisco EMC Server Virtualization Virtualization VMWare
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VMware acquires Zimbra, Filling Out vCloud Strategy

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.

  • Premiered: 01/12/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Byrne virtual infrastructures Virtualization VMWare Zimbra
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InMage Offers Cloud Service Providers a "Burst" of Energy

InMage suggests that users might spin up application test environments in the cloud, allowing them to reduce their own infrastructure for this purpose.

  • Premiered: 05/12/10
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): CDP Cloud InMage Virtualization
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If You Build It for Hyper-V, Will They Come?

As Hyper-V gains market share, virtualization management vendors are once again touting their multi-hypervisor platform features.

  • Premiered: 06/28/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Hyper-V Virtualization Virtualization Management Vizioncore
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VMware VAAI: Clumsy Acronym, Great Strategy

With the announcement of VMware vSphere 4.1, I think VMware's set the bar very high, again.

  • Premiered: 07/13/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): 3PAR Bartoletti Dell Storage Performance Storage Tiering VAAI Virtualization VMWare vSphere
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Is "VM Stall" Real?

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.

  • Premiered: 07/13/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Desktop Virtualization InfoWorld Performance Server Virtualization Virtualization
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Fault Tolerance in the Virtual Era

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.

  • Premiered: 10/26/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Fault Tolerance Marathon NEC Virtualization VMWare
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Storage Capacity Planning in a Virtual Environment

Here are some excerpts from a recent podcast I did with Todd Erickson over at SearchStorage.com.

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Hyper9 Manages at Cloud Speed and Cloud Scale

We just had an informative chat with Hyper9, a company Taneja Group has been tracking since its inception.

  • Premiered: 11/09/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Hyper9 virtual infrastructures Virtualization Virtualization Management
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A Major Cloud Milestone: Payment Data Security Reference Architecture

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.

  • Premiered: 11/10/10
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Cisco Cloud Computing HyTrust Security Virtualization VMWare
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Visibility Throughout the Virtual Infrastructure

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.

  • Premiered: 01/22/09
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Optimization Virtualization