How virtual IT labs help software developers' CRM systems

IT Toolbox

Software development companies are turning to cloud-based applications to help them with sophisticated CRM activities that otherwise would consume mountains of vital time. For example, software companiesThey are seeking safe, secure, easily accessible cloud environments that can be used for customer support scenarios, regardless of how complex the customer’s environment is.

Dell Updates Foglight Virtualization Management Software

Data Center Knowledge

Dell''s Foglight adds capabilities around change control and single pane of glass view into virtual infrastructure. Dell Management Virtualization Read More.

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Why R2? Software Defined Networking with Hyper-V Network Virtualization

IT Pros Rock!

Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) is part of our Software Defined Networking (SDN) portfolio that is included inbox with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) – Virtualizing the Network Layer.

Software Defined Power in Virtualized Application Environments

Data Center Knowledge

Software Defined Power requires creating a layer of abstraction that isolates the application from local power dependencies and maximizes application uptime, by leveraging existing failover, virtualization and load-balancing capabilities, writes Clemens Pfeiffer of Power Assure.

Red Hat Virtualization Revamp Takes On Hyperconvergence

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Featured Virtualization data center virtualization hyperconvergence Open vSwitch red hat RHEV RHV Scott Herrod software defined infrastructure

Fusion-io Accelerates Virtual Desktops with ioVDI Software

Data Center Knowledge

At the VMworld 2013 event, Fusion-io announced Fusion ioVDI software for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) acceleration. Cloud Computing Enterprise Virtualization VMware fusion-io vdi VDI

Virtual Hadoop: Gaining Traction

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The story of the industry''s adoption of virtualization has a recurring theme: workloads once thought entirely unsuitable for virtualization make obvious sense in hindsight. Virtualize my test and dev environment?    Virtualize a database? 

Procurement in a Virtual Business World

Cloud Musings

Taken together these activities start to describe the many details associated with acquisition and procurement in a virtual business world. Today, companies are undergoing a dramatic change in their environment and processes.

CIOs Realize That Virtualization Is Not A Magic Cure

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs have had a great deal of success with virtualization, but… Image Credit: Tsahi Levent-Levi. Virtualization turned out to be a magic cure, but is it still the cure that the person with the CIO job needs today? The Magic Of Virtualization.

Immersive Wisdom: Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality for Real-Time Collaboration


Immersive Wisdom provides a virtual, mixed, and augmented reality software platform for multi-user geospatial collaboration and real-time intelligence.

Network Virtualization: ACI vs. NSX is about ASIC vs. Software

Virtualized Greek

I got into writing animation software on the system. I didn’t understand why you couldn’t over come the limitation of the hardware with better software. . VMware’s argument is that software is much more flexible and allows you to do more.

Coop Denmark replaces NetApp with VMware software-defined VSAN

Computer Weekly

Scandinavian retailer Coop simplifies virtual server storage with VMware Virtual SAN software-defined storage and sidesteps bandwidth bottlenecks on NetApp Metro Cluster replication

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Optimize Your Virtual Environment with Software-Defined Storage Approach

Data Center Knowledge

Enterprise organizations are continuing to look to the cloud to take advantage of the benefits available with virtual data center infrastructures, writes Hemant Gaidhani of SanDisk. And while this shift enables performance optimization, it isn''t free of challenges. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Network Software Defined Cloud and Virtual Recommended Reading List

IT Toolbox

The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection (backup, security, HA, BC, DR). The evolving list includes books, blogs, podcast?s, s, events and industry links among other resources and related data infrastructure topics, tools, techniques as well as trends

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The Road to Software-Defined Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Virtualization data center software-defined technologies New logical systems are capable of introducing amazing optimizations for the data center platform as well as your business model. Read More.

Physical vs. Virtual virtualization lab

Virtualized Greek

So, you want to improve your knowledge of virtualization. Doesn’t matter if it’s Hyper-V, VMware, Xen or KVM the major decision of Physical vs. Virtual lab is the same. This is the first major requirement of any virtualization lab. Running a Virtual Machine.

Shape Shift Your Retail Offer With Software Defined Stores

Forrester IT

We’ve all learned about the advantages of software defined infrastructure. We don’t think twice about network or desktop virtualization. But what about using software to define, and remotely manage, store infrastructure and applications? Think about the rise of pop up stores or the rapid proliferation of store banners as retailers shape shift in anticipation of […]. age of the customer

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Software-Defined Data Centers: What Lies Ahead?

Data Center Knowledge

The “software-defined” term, applied as a modifier to data center, networks or storage, is growing in popularity. Software-defined solutions, like virtualization did before them, can allow for a great deal of flexibility and efficiency of shared resources. The potential is great, but of course, Events Storage Virtualization

Software Defined vs. Virtualized Data Center – Tech Talk 39

Virtualized Greek

Simply virtualizing a data center doesn’t mean that it’s a software defined data center (SDDC). One of the principal goals of software defined is to support the cloud data center. Providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft are examples of… Cloud Computing TechTalks Virtualization SDDC

Why Software-Defined Storage Matters

Chuck's Blog - EMC

At the same time, it appears that software is eating our world : extending the power of human intellect in ways that continually surprise us — now often powered by the avalanche of information we are creating about ourselves and the world around us. Software-Defined” — In One Word.

The Split In Software Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In my cozy little world, it’s clear that one category is showing obvious signs of splitting cleanly into two completely different beasts that share the same name — software-defined storage.   That's what makes it "software defined". software defined storage Technology Debates

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

My corner of the IT industry is foisting a new concept on enterprise IT shops: software-defined storage.  Maybe software-defined storage doesn’t solve an immediate, burning problem for you right now, but — over time — many IT organizations will hit an interesting wall.

Tips for Easy Virtualization


Virtualization is popular these days for businesses for several reasons, but primarily to reduce hardware and infrastructure costs, performance, backups and redundancy, while being able to scale infrastructure and provide resources on demand. . What is Virtualization?

AT&T to Open Source Network Hardware, NFV Software

Data Center Knowledge

As it replaces complex appliances with commodity hardware and software, the telco plans to make some of its own innovation public Read More. Networking Open Compute Virtualization

Fountainhead: IO Virtualization: The ?Hypervisor? for Your.


Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. IO Virtualization: The “Hypervisor” for Your Infrastructure. More than ever in 2010, IO Virtualization (IOV) has been showing-up in products, written about, spoken about. IO Virtualization.

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you''re involved with virtualization or any form of IT infrastructure, you''re probably paying attention to SDDC (software-defined data center) concepts, as well you should.    To date, we''ve heard much about software-defined storage from EMC, NetApp and HP. 

Software Defined Storage: The Journey Is Yours

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I thought it fitting that I close out this series on software-defined storage with a bit of practical advice for those of you who are intrigued — and motivated — to move in this direction.  This article is part of a series on software-defined storage. software defined storage

Choosing the Right Virtual Assistant for your Business


Information Technology Blog - - Choosing the Right Virtual Assistant for your Business - Information Technology Blog. Your business may be at a position and situation where it needs to hire the services of a virtual assistant. Location of the Virtual Assistant.

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As a part of this series, we’ve already taken a look at the rationale and motivations behind software-defined storage , offered up a working definition, and taken a tour of the key elements found in our software-defined storage model.??. IT Leadership software defined storage

VMware Drives Software-Defined Data Center Vision Forward

Data Center Knowledge

VMware unveiled its next generation architecture for further enabling the software-defined data center, including new innovations in network virtualization, VirtualSAN, vCloud, and vSphere with Operations Management 5.5, Cloud Computing Events Virtualization VMware

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Software-Defined Storage — Obstacles And Challenges

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As we continue our series on software-defined storage (or SDS), I think it’s time to turn a critical eye on the current state of affairs, and be completely transparent on many of the obstacles and challenges that inevitably lie ahead. SDDC software defined storage

Network Virtualization isn’t Vaporware

Virtualized Greek

After writing a post on SearchNetworking asking the question if Network Virtualization was Vaporware, I got a lot of feedback. I know full well network virtualization in itself isn’t vaporware. The number of virtual ports exceeded the number of physical ports back in 2010 I believe.

Don’t Call It Software-Defined Storage, Unless …

Chuck's Blog - EMC

When it comes to one of my personal hot topics (software-defined storage), I do try to patient, but I fail.   The reality is that software-defined storage is a cluster of related concepts: some fundamental, others more optional depending on requirements. server virtualization).

The Software Mainframe

Virtualized Greek

Moritz stated the goal of VMware was to create a software mainframe. Cloud Computing Virtualization SiliconANGLE.TV had IBM’s CTO Jeffrey Frey on theCube during IBM’s InterConnect2015 conference. Host John Furrier referenced a comment by former VMware CEO Paul Moritz from 2009.

Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events

Storage IO Blog

Here is the updated Server StorageIO fall 2016 webinar and event activities covering software defined data center, data infrastructure, virtual, cloud, containers, converged, hyper-converged server, storage, I/O network, performance and data protection among other topics. The post Updated Software Defined Data Infrastructure Webinars and Fall 2016 events appeared first on StorageIOblog.