The Passage to ITaaS via Virtualisation and the Cloud It’s hard to find a CIO who hasn’t started along the path towards virtualisation. Yet while the first leg of the journey delivers impressive gains, CIOs with the vision to deliver ITaaS stand to reap far greater rewards. Read on.
This cloud computing strategy brief presents a virtualization- and private-cloud-centric
model for IT value transformation. It combines key findings from several primary
research studies into a three-stage transformation road map.
Architecting a vCloud is intended to serve as a reference for cloud architects. The target audience is VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) familiar with VMware products, particularly VMware vSphere (vCenter Server, ESXi, vShield Manager), vCenter Chargeback, and vCloud Director.
Before proceeding with the rest of this document you should have read the vCloud service definition for the type of cloud you are building (private or public). This document is not intended as a substitute for detailed product documentation, nor is it a step-by-step guide for installing a vCloud. Also, you should have access to the following documentation referred to throughout this document for step-by-step instructions on installing and configuring various components.
During the past 40 years, information technology has undergone many
revolutions in how applications and data have been delivered to users.
Mainframes provided a centralized computation facility where end users
consumed resources on a shared basis. Client-server architectures offered
flexibility and lowered computing costs while bringing more power to the
desktop. Mobile computing introduced the notion of anytime, anywhere
application access from a laptop or handheld device. Now cloud computing
offers a new approach that will enable you to deliver IT services on demand. Read on.
VMware vCloud™ technologies offer a secure, logical and measured approach toward transitioning to cloud computing—an approach which pools IT resources more effectively to provide more flexible and dynamic services that can be quickly self-provisioned by end-users.
In the past, most VMware® customers started their virtualization journey with the “easy applications”, such as test/dev environments and infrastructure applications. Starting at the low-end of the application spectrum helped customers to minimize risk while quickly virtualizing 20 percent to 30 percent of their infrastructure. Read on.
Virtualization has evolved rapidly since it first began to be used on x86 servers in 2003,
mainly for test and development. By 2007, the second generation, Virtualization 2.0,
was under way, and the focus was consolidating production applications. Read on.
This paper provides the essential tips necessary to successfully deploy Oracle on VMware virtual infrastructure to enable database administrators (DBAs) to meet their performance and availability goals. Read on for more.
E-mail has become one of the most critical applications in an organization’s IT infrastructure. Organizations increasingly rely on messaging tools for individual and organizational effectiveness. As a result, messaging administrators face a constant challenge as they continually seek to manage the conflicting demands of availability, agility, and cost. Read on.
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