In the view of Taneja Group, 2011 was the year that virtualisation formally moved in to the position of the 'dominant' compute technology in the market. This opinion is rooted in an observation of IT customer trends such as rate of adoption, types of virtualised workloads, challenges and future IT plans.
Cloud adoption is a journey, not a final destination. Successful cloud adoption happens via a multi-phase approach. Companies just starting to make the move need to take the time to learn about it before deployinga broad cloud strategy. This HP whitepaper summaries the key steps to moving to the cloud, including standardization, virtualization, and automation to help reduce cost and improve efficiency while providing an easy on-ramp to the cloud.
Forrester recently surveyed infrastructure and operations executives and found that while firms prioritize improved virtualization and have ambitions for internal infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), or private cloud, they lack sufficient virtualization maturity practices. The survey asked about current virtualization practices to create a clearer picture of virtualization maturity as well as gauge future plans for cloud.
This IDG white paper explores how IT executives rate their IT organizations’ ability to manage IT to meet business objectives. It then discusses the key trends that will demand a significant portion of respondents’ IT resources in the next 12 months. Finally, it examines a cost-effective approach to managing PCs, mobile devices, software, and IT infrastructure that simplifies and automates the entire ownership experience.
This Tanija Group Technology profile reduces the fundamental phenomenon happening around server virtualisation into two dimensions. It identifies strategic actions that the enterprise needs to undertake to thwart the challenges that ensue from virtualisation changes, and examines how HP has aligned their core storage portfolio to deliver the right foundations for the virtual infrastructure.
Taneja Group examines the features and capabilities of the HP P4000 family and shows how these SAN solutions help businesses to overcome the storage-related growing pains they typically encounter as they deploy and scale out a virtual infrastructure, without adding stress or breaking the bank.
CIOs flocking to cloud computing and virtualization must first learn to dealwith a host of complex management and security concerns. This white paper discusses the key to a secure cloud, the future of cloud computing, private clouds and successful virtualisation management.
Even though virtualization has brought positive change to enterprise IT over the last decade, some skepticism remains about how valuable virtualization can be in the way companies deliver and run business applications. Uncover the truth about how you can run your business critical applications with confidence without sacrificing availability or service quality-and at lower costs.
This paper provides a snapshot of what is happening in the arena of cloud computing. What are the benefits? Why are businesses embracing it? What does it mean to a business owner or executive? How does it affect the workplace? What are the payoffs and the pitfalls? Is it really ready for “prime time”?
There are many conflicting messages surrounding the merits and dangers of the cloud which is causing a lot of confusion about whether or not it is a viable hosting option. The benefits speak for themselves, however with recent high profile cloud failures, is the cloud necessarily the best solution for your organisation? Do the advantages of cloud computing actually match your own business objectives?