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.

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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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.

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

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

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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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.

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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

VMware or Microsoft? Evaluating Hyper-V Network Virtualization as an alternative to VMware NSX

IT Pros Rock!

Network Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at-large, have been getting a lot of attention recently. I’ve already spent quite a bit on vSphere and vCenter, and I’m not sure I have budget for yet another separately licensed virtualization product.

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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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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.

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

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

Learn From Telcos And Network Infrastructure Vendors About Innovations For Networked Solutions

Forrester IT

age of the customer communications infrastructure Innovation local area network (LAN)/wide area network (WAN) network management networking software-defined networking (SDN) telecommunications services virtual network infrastructure (VNI

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).

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.

VMware or Microsoft? Evaluating Hyper-V Network Virtualization as an alternative to VMware NSX

IT Pros Rock!

UPDATE: New Test Lab Guide Released: Deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. Network Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at-large, have been getting a lot of attention recently.

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AppFormix Unveils Continuous Infrastructure Monitoring Software

Data Center Knowledge

Management VirtualizationCompany provides visibility into next generation data center environments that IT organizations need to adjust for constantly changing application requirements. Read More.

WekaIO brings hybrid cloud NAS software-defined storage

Computer Weekly

Startup offers virtual NAS, storage software deployed on commodity servers or in the cloud to give single storage pool of file access the can scale to trillions

NVIDIA GRID Technology Adds Speed to VMware’s Desktop Virtualization

Data Center Knowledge

A new partnership between virtualization software provider VMware and graphics card maker NVIDIA is poised to deliver graphics-rich experiences to more virtual desktop or "Desktop-as-a-Service" environments.

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Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures

Storage IO Blog

or those who are into, or simply like to talk about software-defined storage (SDS), APIs, Windows, Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) or VHDX, or Hyper-V among other related themes, have you ever actually looked at the specification for VHDX? How about Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, are you familiar with that?