Hello, greetings, and welcome to Conversational Unified
Communications. I’m Brien Posey. For those of you who don’t
know me, I am a long time Conversational Geek author, and
17-time Microsoft MVP. My professional background is in both
IT and in commercial astronautics. It’s an odd combination for
sure. I sometimes find myself setting up virtual machines on
one day, and being strapped into a space capsule the next day
(seriously). Thankfully, Peter, Nick, and the rest of the folks at
Conversational Geek have embraced my unorthodox (dare I say
eccentric) career choices and have allowed me to author books
on subjects ranging from the cloud computing to real life
rocket science. I would like to personally invite you to go to
ConversationalGeek.com and check out some of these other
In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
Those of you who follow my work may recall that back in 2009 I
wrote another book about unified communications called Brien
Posey’s Guide to Pract
Today, you can improve product quality and gain better control of the entire
manufacturing chain with data virtualization, machine learning, and advanced
data analytics. With all relevant data aggregated, analyzed, and acted on, sensors,
devices, people, and processes become part of a connected Smart Factory
•? Increased uptime, reduced downtime
•? Minimized surplus and defects
•? Better yields
•? Reduced cost due to better quality
•? Fewer deviations and less non-conformance
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
An introduction to the Forrester analyst report: How to Capture the Benefits of Microservice Design
There has always been a relationship between an application and the platform and services which
run it. For a long time, that relationship was very tight and encompassed a lot of areas related to the
application design, from the language the application could be written in to administrative behaviors
like monitoring and logging, even things like transaction management, frontend UI development, or
In a sense, the application platform was just another design consideration for the application. A few
years ago, as significant changes in platform technology like cloud, containers, and virtual machines
started rolling out, the primary emphasis for CTOs and application architects was on how to move to
those platforms. The platform choice was a major part of the application. The focus was — one way or
another — getting into “the cloud.”
There’s been a shift in customers’ pri
The increasing demands of application and database workloads, growing numbers of virtual machines, and more powerful processors are driving demand for ever-faster storage systems. Increasingly, IT organizations are turning to solid-state storage to meet these demands, with hybrid and all-flash arrays taking the place of traditional disk storage for high performance workloads.
Download this white paper to learn how you can get the most from your storage environment.
Today’s idea-driven economy calls for a simpler, faster virtualization solution—one that can be managed by one IT generalist vs. numerous IT specialists. Enter HPE Hyper Converged 380, an advanced, virtualized system from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, this enterprise-grade VM vending machine enables you to quickly deploy VMs, simplify IT operations, and reduce overall costs like no other hyperconverged system available today.
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes.
ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products, show how they can be used to solve real customer problems and identify any areas needing improvement.
ESG Lab's expert third party perspective is based on our own hands on testing as well as on interviews with customers who use these products in production environments.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Today, nearly every datacenter has become heavily virtualized. In fact, according to Gartner as many as 75% of X86 server workloads are already virtualized in the enterprise datacenter. Yet even with the growth rate of virtual machines outpacing the rate of physical servers, industry wide, most virtual environments continue to be protected by backup systems designed for physical servers, not the virtual infrastructure they are used on. Even still, data protection products that are virtualization-focused may deliver additional support for virtual processes, but there are pitfalls in selecting the right approach.
This paper will discuss five common costs that can remain hidden until after a virtualization backup system has been fully deployed.
Virtualization has transformed the data center over the past decade. IT departments use virtualization to consolidate multiple server workloads onto a smaller number of more powerful servers. They use virtualization to scale existing applications by
adding more virtual machines to support them, and they deploy new applications without having to purchase additional servers to do so. They achieve greater resource utilization by balancing workloads across a large pool of servers in real time—and they respond more quickly to changes in workload or server availability by moving virtual machines between physical servers. Virtualized environments support private clouds on which application engineers can now provision their own virtual servers and networks in environments that expand and contract on demand.
Dell Virtual SAN Ready Nodes with Horizon abstract and aggregate compute and memory resources into logical pools of compute capacity, while Virtual SAN pools server-attached storage to create a high-performance, shared datastore for virtual machines.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
Businesses virtualize to consolidate resources, reduce costs and increase workforce mobility.
But failing to protect VMs with purpose-built protection could erase some of those gains.
Here are five essential requirements IT managers should look for when deploying data protection
for virtual environments.
Because many SQL Server implementations are running on virtual machines already, the use of a hyperconverged appliance is a logical choice. The Dell EMC XC Series with Nutanix software delivers high performance and low Opex for both OLTP and analytical database applications. For those moving from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2016, this hyperconverged solution provides particularly significant benefits.
A fundamental people-process-technology transformation enables businesses to remain
competitive in today’s innovation economy. Initiatives such as advanced security, fraud detection
services, connected consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, augmented or virtual reality
experience, machine and deep learning, and cognitively enabled applications drive superior
business outcomes such as predictive marketing and maintenance.
Superior business outcomes require businesses to consider IT a core competency. For IT, an
agile, elastic, and scalable IT infrastructure forms the crucial underpinning for a superior service
delivery model. The more up to date the infrastructure, the more capable it is of supporting the
scale and complexity of a changing application landscape. Current-generation applications must
be supplemented and eventually supplanted with next-generation (also known as cloud-native)
applications — each with very different infrastructure requirements. Keeping infrastructure up
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Download this whitepaper and learn how Virtual SAN 6.0 is a VMware-designed storage solution making software-defined storage a reality for VMware customers and delivering radically simple, hypervisor-converged storage for virtual machines.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 12, 2016
Businesses using multiple outdated servers for email, database, file and print workloads can benefit greatly by consolidating these workloads onto a single new server and running them in virtual machines. Read this paper and learn how the latest servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, can help you free up data center space, reduce power consumption and lower TCO.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
Abstract: Dell EMC VxRail, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, is the only fully integrated VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, delivering a turnkey solution that simplifies and extends VMware environments. Streamline IT infrastructure, gain new levels of speed and performance to enhance the end-user experience, and spend more time on innovation. Plus, Dell EMC VxRail is more than 30% lower total cost of ownership compared to a build-your-own solution. This report looks at:
• Super-fast deployment and scalability
• Take on enterprise workloads and deliver a smooth yet powerful user experience
• Keep peace of mind with accessibility and immediate issue alerts
This report shows how you can streamline IT infrastructure, achieve new levels of speed and performance to improve end-user experiences, and allow extra time for innovation. Learn more, read this brief but interesting infographic.
Whether you know it as Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution, or Smart Industry, Manufacturing is going through a deep transformation, with changes that are centered around digitalization. While most industries are already on this digitalization path, the disruption is more visible and pronounced in manufacturing because it is expanding virtual data and processes into environments that have been fundamentally about physical products. This transformation has already started, and its impact is expected to be massive. Technical, economic, and social changes are expected across the whole manufacturing ecosystem, with jobs shifting from offshoring back to nearshoring. Strong technology elements driving this digital revolution include 3D printing, robotizing and automation, smart factory with IoT and machine learning, and supply chain digitization. Their impact is profound.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2002
Because of the strength of specific hypervisors, many organizations run multiple hypervisors, including Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In fact, larger organizations are using different hypervisors in order to get the right solution for their needs.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
Find out how Red Hat® CloudForms gives IT administrators and managers a comprehensive solution to optimize their virtual, private cloud, and hybrid cloud infrastructures with advanced capacity planning and sophisticated resource management capabilities.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
Modern IT requires an evolved approach to orchestration – one that erases the barriers separating people, process and technology. Modern IT also demands tools, including orchestration, that promote action and agility. Without high levels of automation, virtual machines and cloud services will quickly grow out of control. IT organizations choose evolved orchestration to deliver business agility while also maintaining control. This white paper describes how ServiceNow Orchestration empowers IT organizations to do all of this and more.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
Without high levels of automation, virtual machines and cloud services will quickly grow out of control. An evolved approach to automation erases the barriers between people, process and technology and drives more efficiency into the business.
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants prides itself on the personalized connection between hotel staff and guests. In order to be successful, their IT infrastructure needs to be agile, secure, and reliable.
After deploying EMC converged infrastructure from VCE, Kimpton achieved a 25 percent reduction in operating expenses, and they can now stand up virtual machines (VMs) in minutes to capitalize on business opportunities, compared to days or weeks with the old infrastructure. Read this customer case study to find out more about how Kimpton was able to reduce their costs while improving the performance of their IT environment.