SMBs typically do not have a lot of discretionary cash to outlay – they need cost effective solutions that can better leverage their existing server, storage, and network resources. Slash capital costs through consolidating servers and containing additional hardware spend. VMware virtualization delivers improved utilization of their servers, resulting in fewer resources to manage, power, store, and buy – enabling SMBs to increase utilization rates for x86 servers from 5-15 percent up to 60-80 percent.
Most SMBs have limited IT headcount and spend too much of their time on monotonous IT maintenance activities. IT departments need easy-to-use solutions that can automate their tasks and simplify their IT environments, thus reducing the amount of time they spend managing and maintaining them. VMware vSphere solutions are easy to deploy, use, and manage. They provide IT professionals with the freedom to be released from menial tasks, enabling them to take a more strategic role in the enterprise. Managing a virtual infrastructure allows IT professionals to quickly connect and manage resources to meet ever-changing business needs. VMware virtualization can result in faster provisioning of new applications in minutes, not weeks, and can accelerate change request response times from hours or days to just minutes.
VMware solutions offer complete data protection, truly continuous application availability and automated disaster recovery across physical sites – capabilities previously too costly and complex for SMBs to consider. VMware virtualization helps SMBs protect critical data and applications that keep the business running with zero-downtime hardware maintenance, eliminating the need for maintenance windows.
The Turbo NAS can be a shared networked storage via NFS and iSCSI concurrently.
Online RAID capacity expansion : The storage capacity of a RAID configuration can be expanded by replacing the hard drives with larger ones. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives. There is no need to turn off the server during the process. Online RAID level migration : You can upgrade the disk configuration to higher RAID level with the data retained. There is no need to turn off the server during the process. VMware Data Recovery is a new disk-based backup and recovery solution that delivers quick, simple and complete data protection for your virtual machines. It’s fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server to enable centralized and efficient management of backup jobs and also includes data de-duplication to save on disk storage for your backups. Data Recovery complements existing data protection solutions for archival to tape and physical system backup/restore.
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“ A virtual machine ( VM ) is a software implementation of a machine (i.e. a computer) that executes programs like a physical machine.” Quoted from Wiki.
With VMware ESX, a single physical server can run several virtual machines simultaneously.
Why Virtualization? More applications on the same physical server Reduced IT Cost on Physical Servers Increased Efficiency of IT Professionals Testing Applications prior to Production Improved Application Availability
Why Virtualization? Before Virtualization After Virtualization Reduced IT Cost on Physical Servers Increased Efficiency of IT Professionals Testing Applications prior to Production Improved Application Availability
Why Virtualization? With VMware virtualization, SMBs can test more applications by optimizing pre-production staging environments, resulting in less downtime for the applications that run and drive the business. Reduced IT Cost on Physical Servers Increased the Efficiency of IT Professionals Testing Applications prior to Production Improved Application Availability
Why Virtualization? VMware Fault Tolerance enables a transparent failover with no disruption of service in the event of hardware failures Reduced IT Cost on Physical Servers Increased Efficiency of IT Professionals Testing Applications prior to Production Improved Application Availability
VMware Virtualization Infrastructure A shared networked storage is an essential component of a VMware Virtualization infrastructure . To take advantages of the capabilities of VMware vSphere (including vMotion, Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduling, and High Availability), storage must be network-accessible.
Why QNAP Turbo NAS? NAS + iSCSI combo solution
Why QNAP Turbo NAS? * The submission for Certification of all TS-x59 series is ongoing. Segment Leading iSCSI Features iSCSI feature QNAP NAS Other NAS VMware Ready® certified iSCSI array* SPC-3 for clustered environment deployment MC/S for failover, load balancing and performance gain MPIO for failover and load balancing LUN masking for advanced security LUN mapping for flexible management Thin Provisioning for efficient disk usage
Use QNAP NAS as a backup storage for exiting datastore
Advanced RAID Management
Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 5+spare, 6, 6+spare, single, and JBOD
Online RAID capacity expansion
Online RAID level migration
VMware Data Recovery Comprehensive Data Protection
Why QNAP Turbo NAS? Exceptional Performance Lower Power Consumption Superior Performance and Eco-friendly Design
Why QNAP Turbo NAS? Affordable Price Best Choice of Virtualization Deployment Superior Performance and Eco-friendly Design QNAP is VMware Ready NAS + iSCSI combo solution Segment Leading iSCSI Features Comprehensive Data Protection
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