Server virtualization is taking hold in companies of all sizes, and VMware is one of the more popular hypervisors adopted by IT organizations. While VMware server virtualization continues to gain momentum, IT organizations still have some hurdles to overcome if they are to deploy virtualization more widely across the enterprise. Backup and recovery of virtual server environments ranks highly as a top initiative and area of investment—a major focus for a growing population of corporate IT organizations expanding the use of virtualization to incorporate more tier-1 production applications. This paper introduces Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (TSM for VE), IBM’s solution for optimizing backup and recovery in VMware installations.
In this Research Report, Clabby Analytics explains why we believe that IBM System z 196 mainframe — when configured as a Linux/cloud consolidation server — can help enterprises save BIG MONEY when running heavy I/O workloads.
Trade press articles and industry pundits have been talking about the death of the mainframe for decades. Vendors use the phrase “mainframe modernisation” as a euphemism for migrating applications from the mainframe to distributed platforms — what’s new? A pendulum swing in the other direction — the high cost of server sprawl has some firms coming back to consolidate on a modern mainframe destination.
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