Reliable IBM System x servers help businesses stand apart from their competition. Scalable systems and proactive tools help you simplify your IT so you can manage complexity, growth and risk. In addition, energy efficiency, consolidation and virtualization help you lower costs. Discover the features, functions and benefits of the family of IBM System x servers and find out which one is the right choice for your business.
Energy consumption can add up to 40% of a typical data center's annual budget. Discover how IBM is finding new ways to reduce server-room energy needs and heat output without compromising reliability and availability with technologies such as X-Architecture, BladeCenter Servers and virtualization. IBM executives outline IBM's industry-leading energy-innovation solutions that can help your business save costs and prepare for the future in these short video presentations.
Server technologies and storage technologies are converging, enabling a powerful new era of information on demand. IBM System Storage solutions are supporting companies’ green initiatives with energy efficient tools and technology that reduce cooling costs and take up less space. The solutions are also resilient enough to grow and adapt with you.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Apr 03, 2007
One of the biggest challenges mirrors a problem in the physical server world: security patching. This paper describes in greater detail the benefits and challenges of server virtualization, and offers insight into how Blue Lane customers are utilizing the PatchPoint(r) System to combat the threat of software vulnerabilities.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Aug 31, 2007
Needing to implement a patch management solution to comply with SAS 70, Davidson found the solutions on the market lacking. They either required significant resources to test all patches, or were expensive automated solutions. Then, Davidson learned about Blue Lane Technologies, a concept that Davidson loved.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Nov 15, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands.
Virtualization does have its dangers, as it incurs greater stress on physical resources. While under utilization of CPU may be a driving factor to virtualize servers, other hardware resources may become overtaxed. Given that a host system has limited ability (depends on application) to page memory used by the guest systems, the most recognized bottleneck to address is physical memory (RAM). Options to programmatically alleviate memory bottlenecks incur performance issues when the disk is re-introduced. Another major component and perhaps less acknowledged is the disk subsystem. In many cases, depending the purpose and application of the guest/virtual systems, the disk bottleneck will be the most significant barrier to performance. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4
Virtualization is a revolutionary technology that has emerged as one of the hottest trends in the IT segment. If you are not already leveraging the server virtualization wave as a means to deploy cost effective Disaster Recovery, then use this paper as a catalyst to transform your business today: virtualization enables greater efficiencies, faster application and data recovery, and overall cost savings.
Faced with an aging set of servers within its IT infrastructure, United Bank and Trust decided to embrace virtualization as way to move forward. United deployed the VMware Infrastructure 3 solution together with an EqualLogic PS Series virtualized iSCSI SAN, which established an enterprise storage platform to achieve the high availability, data protection and performance required for United’s new generation, virtualized IT environment.
This white paper describes a virtualized infrastructure that applies storage and server virtualization technologies to cost-effectively achieve a flexible, high performance, dynamic IT infrastructure that is simple to manage and scale.
Close collaboration between NetApp, Cisco, and VMware has resulted in the industry's first secure multi-tenancy solution to partition shared IT infrastructure which delivers performance, availability, and responsiveness, while maintaining cost efficiencies. Download this exclusive report from analyst ESG to learn more.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 21, 2011
Chuck Dubuque - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Server and desktop virtualization technologies, which bring cost and agility advantages to enterprise IT, have become mainstream in most datacenters. However, after nearly 10 years, virtualized servers still only represent about 30 percent of x86 production workloads due to technology limitations and the expense of proprietary virtualization platforms. In this session, Chuck Dubuque will cover:
* The benefits of datacenter virtualization
* Technologies in the open source community that will enable pervasive virtualization
* The move to the cloud
* The particular advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and the Red Hat subscription model
Server virtualization initiatives are reshaping data center traffic flows, increasing bandwidth densities at the server edge and pushing conventional data center networks to the brink. This white paper reviews the impact of server virtualization.
Infrastructure optimization-that is, the ability to make the best and most efficient use of server, storage, and networking resources-is a goal of most IT organizations. Read on to learn how to expand and accelerate virtualization value.
This white paper reviews the impact of server virtualization on the data center and describes a simpler way to build more secure and automated networks that fully meet the stringent performance, availability, and agility demands of data centers.