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Virtualized and private cloud infrastructures are all about sharing resources – compute, storage and network. Optimizing these environments comes down to the ability to properly balance capacity supply and application demand. In practical terms, this means allocating the right amount o...
Internal clouds are gaining momentum in large organizations, both as a means to drive agility and efficiency and as a stepping stone to hybrid and external cloud models. Although establishing and managing an internal cloud seems simple and elegant in principle, in practice they rarely ...
Few areas of human endeavor can match the pace of change in IT. Even by IT standards, the change being driven by cloud computing sometimes seems surprising. To refer to a virtual environment that has only recently been deployed as “legacy,” as some organizations are now doing, undersco...
Many organizations are building internal clouds to capitalize on the agility cloud models offer and avoid the risk of putting mission-critical infrastructure outside of the enterprise’s firewalls. The goal is to reap the benefits offered by public clouds, but with much higher levels of...
The fact that virtualization can have a positive impact on total cost of ownership is not new to those familiar with designing and managing IT environments. Many of the contributors to these cost savings, such as reduction in physical hardware and the corresponding savings in power and...
The flexibility, efficiency, and reduced cost of ownership virtualization provides makes it extremely compelling to large and small organizations alike. Increasingly IT organizations are contemplating virtualization across all platforms. As this trend makes its way deeper and deeper in...