The VMware Perspective on Software-Defined Storage

Software-defined data centres have shown the promise to change how we think about delivering IT services: from static, inflexible and inefficient – to dynamic, agile and optimised. For many, software-defined storage can be the most interesting component of the proposition: storage is responsible for the lion’s share of IT spend, growing constantly yet historically resistant

How VMware Keeps Your Business-Critical Applications Up and Running

Every business relies on applications that are critical to its daily function. Prior to the availability of virtualization technologies, companies were forced to run these businesscritical applications on physical systems. Even after the emergence of virtualization, some companies continued to rely on physical infrastructures, believing this practice would provide the greatest stability, uptime, and performance.

Disaster Recovery: Any Way You Want It

Historically, disaster recovery (DR) solutions have been expensive, complex, and unreliable. To complicate matters, IT managers deal with a broad array of applications with different service level agreements (SLAs) and requirements, making it difficult to cover all elements within their disaster recovery plans. Today, all of this is changing. This brief provides insights into disaster

5 Essential Characteristics of a Winning Virtualization Platform

To meet the requirements of a dynamic business, your IT organization needs to deliver the highest levels of application performance and availability in a cost-effective manner. That’s the idea behind VMware vSphere with Operations Management™. vSphere with Operations Management offers you the world’s most trusted virtualization platform with critical operational capabilities for performance monitoring and

Understanding Real-time Log Analytics

Practically everything with a digital heartbeat leaves a trail. If you know where to look, nearly every bit of hardware and software in your enterprise generates a log file, which is a record of its status or activities. This machine-generated log file is stored in a file system temporarily and it can be dispatched via

Smart Ops: Reaping the Full Benefits of the Cloud

As cloud adoption becomes ubiquitous, IT infrastructures are becoming more complex. At the same time, the tools many companies use to monitor, understand and manage this complexity are falling behind the task. Legacy tools look at one element of the infrastructure—say, the server or storage—in a silo, unable to aggregate and correlate data across systems.

Simplify and Automate Cloud Management

Greater efficiency. Increased agility. Improved compliance. Reduced costs. These are among the benefits that organizations moving to cloud computing can achieve when they properly consider both how they will build and how they will run their virtual and cloud infrastructure. The right architecture and the right management approach are equally important because the way infrastructure

Drilling Down Further

Ideally, enterprises need to anticipate problems in the virtual infrastructure before they occur, but unexpected events do happen. You can mitigate this somewhat with real-time alerts, but in reality, this is only one component.

Virtualization: The Secret to a Better-Performing Business

Over the past decade, businesses of all sizes have been virtualizing servers, applications, and desktops at a rapid pace—with technology research firm Gartner estimating that at least half of businesses globally have deployed some form of virtualization. Interestingly, for the first time, smaller businesses are expected to be more aggressive about virtualizing higher proportions of