Virtualization as a key component of cloud computing Virtualization is one of the key components of the cloud computing paradigm, especially in infrastructure as a service model where the mentioned technology is essential to provide a large set of computing resources. Some experts even define cloud computing as simple as virtualized hardware and software plus advanced monitoring and resource management technologies. Virtualization has changed the ICT, and some of its benefits include reduction of hardware vendor lock-in, faster disaster recovery, ability to extend life of old legacy applications, and reduction of operational costs. However, implementation of virtualization is rarely simple
Virtual World Environments And The Cloud When people think of the term “cloud,” often the dominant concept that comes to mind is one of storage and data transfer or perhaps the related issues of security and uptime. But the technology behind the cloud also offers a very human side, since it changes the way people interact, learn and develop, and this is something that industry giant VMware understands and embraces in both word and action. Fresh from their monster VMworld event held late August in San Francisco, and concurrent with the European event happening in Barcelona, VMware continues to demonstrate just
Virtualization Enables BYOD & Delivers IT Services On-Demand to Any Device With BYOD finding its way into the enterprise, the demand to deliver IT services to a plethora of devices while ensuring information security and keeping a centralized security policy are some of the real challenges which organization can no more ignore. Virtualization is an enabler which provides a viable solution to these and more challenges – simplifying IT infrastructure, cutting significant costs and allowing modern enterprise worker to use IT services on any device. The age of dedicated work stations with frequent software updates and its associated complexities are
Virtualization Spells “Money” for SMB IT Consultants in 2013 Listen up, SMB IT guys. Consider this: The typical small and medium business server uses about 10% of its computing power. But small businesses continue to segment their servers—one server per core function—as companies like Microsoft, Dell, and HP have recommended for years. And while that’s definitely a best practice from a technical perspective, it’s a horrible waste of resources from a financial one. Enter Virtualization Ask any 10 small business owners about whether they have dedicated or virtualized IT infrastructure, and at least nine of them are likely to blink stupidly at you. That’s why
Virtualization Drives Higher IT Efficiency and Lower Maintenance There is an ever increasing demand to boost IT efficiency and reduce costs which has led to much innovation in this field. Perhaps the single most important breakthrough in this regard has been the widespread availability and adoption of virtualization technology. Virtualization refers to the provision of IT resources – hardware platform, operating system, storage, networking etc. that are ‘virtual’ rather than actual physical devices. Instead of weeks, new virtual resources can be up and running within minutes resulting in huge savings in time. Further, these virtual resources enable huge savings in costs while simplifying IT operations and maintenance.
Virtualization: Benefit From The Online VMware Forum 2013 We live in a cynical world, hard-wired to suspect anything that is offered for free. However, one thing that you should never balk at is free education. And if that education is in the hottest area in Information Technology (IT) – virtualization – you shouldn’t just be enthusiastic about it, you should literally be running to the location. What’s so great about virtualization, you say? Well, let’s look at some of its benefits, shall we? Virtualization can help save companies money through optimum use of IT resources by consolidating and reallocating them based on
Want More Efficient Employees? Let Them Play With Their Own Toys Our friends at VMware have been looking at the way work gets done in the post-PC work environment. For some time we have been looking at how Cloud Computing is effecting the business world (and vice versa), Vmware’s “New Way Of Life 2013” study raises some intriguing conclusions. Tech Has Come A Long Way When I was a kid, the big thing at school was when the cool kids would bring their electronic football games to class. These devices were so pre-GameBoy that they seem quaint now, but there
Online VMware Forum 2013: Get Real Benefits from Virtualization “Virtual” is usually a poor substitute for “real” – would you prefer playing Guitar Hero instead of rocking on stage? However, there’s one field where “virtual” can actually be better than “real” – Information Technology (IT). Applicable to hardware, software, memory, databases and networks, virtualization allows simplification of IT by making user experience independent of underlying infrastructure. However, the benefits of virtualization are not only limited to improved user experiences; they have multiple implications for the enterprise as well. The benefits of virtualization include: 1. Cost savings 2. Mobility 3. Scalability 4.