Companies of every size and kind are making the transition to an integrated
infrastructure as a way to implement cloud computing, streamline their
business and keep costs down. It's also a way to increase the performance of
important applications and keep the IT service efficient. Integrated
infrastructures also help with stability as many companies simply don't have
the capacity to power such applications.
Although many of my fellow business owners and leaders understand the
importance of resource consolidation, virtulaization and simplification of
their infrastructure management, we're not all adopting them at the same rate
or for the same uses. Some are just starting out on the path towards
virtualization and some are using them for the vast majority of their
operational applications. For those just delving into the world of
virtualization, time, available manpo... (more)
Server virtualization has already proven beneficial for many enterprises.
Through data center consolidation, server virtualization is able to enhance
efficiency and reduce operational expenses. As this technology continues to
evolve, however, IT professionals are moving beyond the basic benefits of
consolidation. With advanced virtualization technologies, IT organizations
can provide a variety of cloud-based services for users. These innovative
services are best supported through application-driven virtualization, an
approach that dramatically simplifies management and deployment... (more)
There are numerous applications for cost-effective data retention.
Organizations can gain substantial competitive advantages when able to rely
on data retention for improved decision making and trend analysis. Research
enterprises can make use of large scale data sets enabling them to study
information more completely than ever before.
Simplified data retention on a massive scale speeds up access time to Big
Data. Big Data is defined as large-scale data sets that are too large to
analyze and manage using ordinary methods. This data in both structured and
unstructured form is val... (more)