The trends are clear: revenues are decreasing amid economic contraction. Simultaneously, expectations of organizations are increasing, and the IT services your organization delivers are expected to be on par. As such, many seemingly contradictory requirements are placed on you: performance versus cost, mobility versus security, innovation versus reliability and continuity, and flexibility versus control. Further, people everywhere look to their organizations to lead in environmental sustainability. Helping IT professionals find the right balance between these seemingly mutually exclusive imperatives is important to us.
In virtualized systems, workflow to one failed virtual component can be instantly and automatically rerouted to an identical virtual component—even one that’s geographically remote. Domino pattern failures that cause entire system crashes are reduced or eliminated. Even older, less stable applications can be operated in a secure, isolated environment. And failed system restoration is often as simple as copying a file onto a new machine.
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IT – trends and challenges Even though revenues decrease… …expectations of IT increase Tensions: Performance versus cost Security versus mobility Innovation versus reliability and continuity Flexibility versus control Computing growth versus pressure to improve environmental sustainability
IT Manager Pain Points “…costs are too high…” Challenge:
Increased mobility and access Flexible desktop & work environment Take your desktop experience with you Extend to Mobile devices
Sustainability & Green Computing Reduction in power consumption sends a positive message from your organization about sustainability & stewardship
Analyst Perspectives “On average, respondents have virtualized 24% of their servers today and plan to have 48% virtualized in two years.” “Virtualization of the PC has even more potential than server virtualization… it is going to be much bigger... This will help change the paradigm of desktop computer management in organizations.”
What are analysts saying? “Consolidation, virtualization, and provisioning are the three hottest trends in servers today. If you haven’t consolidated yet… if you haven’t virtualized your computing resources… and if you haven’t learned how to provision your systems and storage—you’re needlessly wasting your precious operating budget!” —Joe Clabby, Clabby Analytics
So… What is Virtualization? Virtualization is a technique for abstracting the physical characteristics of computing resources from the way other systems, applications, or end users interact with those resources. Sales & Marketing Application Corporate Wide Application Engineering Application Accounting Application Operating System Operating System Operating System Operating System Virtual Infrastructure Storage Network Host Servers Mgmt. Servers
Server Virtualization Departmental / Legacy Applications Specialized Applications Corporate Applications Line of Business Applications Linux / Unix Other Vendor OS Running multiple operating systems and applications directly on top of a server
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Deploys multiple virtual servers on 1 physical server