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Addressing Virtualization’s Achilles Heel

The benefits of virtualization are quite obvious but when you start to really increase the density of virtual machines in order to maximize utilization suddenly it ain’t such a simple proposition. The latest CPUs from AMD and Intel are more than up to the task of running 10-20 or more applications at a time. Most […]

VMware Updates Their Server Virtualization Solution: Releases VMware ESX Server 3.5 Update 3

VMware just released Update 3 for VMware ESX Server 3.5 for download.   Update 3 ship with a slew of bug fixes along with the following new features: Increase in vCPU per Core Limit – The limit on vCPUs per core has been raised from 8 (or 11 for VDI workloads) to 20. This change only […]

Virtualization and the Cisco Nexus Switch Combine to Kill Blade Servers

It is amazing how frequently we hear IT managers talk about deploying blade servers as an integral component of their new virtual infrastructures – as if there were an obvious synergy between VMware and blade server architectures.  The opposite, in fact, is nearly always the case. There are three situations in which it makes sense […]

Access Virtualization – Which Protocol Is The Best?

As organizations look for ways to reduce the cost of installing, updating, managing and making secure desktop and laptop systems, they come across the idea of viewing the laptop or desktop as just an endpoint or access point device. Once they’ve gotten to this point, they start thinking about all of the ways applications can […]

HP Taps Samsung SSDs For Virtualization Blade Server

Samsung claims the use of its SSDs over hard disk drives makes it possible for HP to free up more physical space in its ProLiant products for memory chips to improve system performance. Hewlett-Packard has chosen Samsung Electronics’ solid-state drives for the recently released HP ProLiant BL495c virtualization blade server, the company said this week. […]

Virtualization Move: IBM Adds SAN To Blade Server Chassis

IBM (NYSE:IBM) on Wednesday added SAN capability to its BladeCenter S blade server in a bid to make it more virtualization-friendly for the company’s small and midsize customers and the solution providers who serve them. The change to the BladeCenter S — making available a new switch module that turns existing direct-attach storage into a […]

HP Acquires Storage Virtualization Vender LeftHand Networks

HP announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire LeftHand Networks Inc., a leading provider of storage virtualization and iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions. LeftHand Networks’ solutions enable midsize companies and remote offices or branches of large corporations to easily and cost-effectively protect critical business data. HP has agreed to purchase LeftHand Networks […]

HP Announces New Virtualization Offerings for VMware Environments

HP announced new products, services and solutions to help customers simplify their virtualized environments to realize business benefits from the data center to the desktop. Announced at VMworld 2008, HP’s new offerings provide support for VMware technologies in four key areas: management software, virtualization services, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and server and storage infrastructures. "Customers […]

HP, IBM Unveil Blade Servers Optimized for Virtualization

IBM, Hewlett-Packard just happen to make their announcements on the same day. IBM reveals the BladeCenter PN41, the first to support Deep Packet Inspection technology. HP introduces its ProLiant BL495c virtualization blade as the world’s first designed to host virtual machines. It’s rather interesting that both IBM and Hewlett-Packard decided to unveil on the same […]

HP Introduces Blade For Hosting Virtual Machines

HP’s Proliant BL495c G5 will host up to 32 virtual machines, based on each virtual machine needing a minimum of four Gigabytes of memory. HP introduced Tuesday the Proliant BL495c G5, the first blade designed to be a virtual machine-intensive host in a data center rack, along with other virtualization products to enhance the offerings […]

3PAR Introduces Third-Generation Virtualized Storage Array

New T-Class Featuring Thin Built In Architecture Achieves Record-Setting Performance Results 3PAR, the leading global provider of utility storage, introduced today the 3PAR InServ® T400 and T800 Storage Servers, built on a third-generation 3PAR InSpire® Architecture that features the 3PAR Gen3 ASIC with integrated fat-to-thin processing. With the delivery of the new T-Class arrays, 3PAR […]

VDIworks Virtual Desktop Platform to Provide Management and Connection Brokering for HP RGS

VDIworks, a virtual desktop software provider with a long history in centralized computing, today announced that the latest release of VDIworks’ Virtual Desktop Platform (VDP), version 1.2, will provide connection brokering and management for the HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) protocol to deliver a high performance virtualized desktop solution to the industry. This integrated offering […]

QLogic 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapters Certified for VMware ESX and ESXi 3.5 Update 2

QLogic Corp. a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions today announced that QLogic(r) 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters are certified for the latest release of VMware ESX and ESXi 3.5 Update 2. After going through extensive compatibility testing, QLogic 2500 Series adapters are natively supported by VMware ESX and ESXi which simplifies […]

Verari Systems Announces Blade-Based Solution That Doubles VMware Virtual Machines and Power Efficiency

VMware ESX 3.5 Certified Blade Solution Delivers 2X the Number of VMware Images While Consuming 50% Less Power Than Competitor’s Blade Offering Verari Systems®, a premier developer of energy efficient data center consolidation platforms utilizing independent blade-based computing and storage solutions, and VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program member, today announced that the Verari Systems’ […]

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