VMware vSphere Storage Appliance extends the benefits of virtualization to all SMBs by transforming internal storage from several server hosts into a protected shared storage resource. View this installation demo to see how simple it is to install and configure here...
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Virtualization for some SMB's can mean dealing with complex shared storage for the first time. This overview of vSphere Storage Appliance shows how you can get high availability and automation capabilities of vSphere without the need for shared storage hardware. View the demo here ….
“Selling the concept of virtualization to company management wasn’t difficult at all. At the end of my 20-minute presentation to our CFO, he just looked at me and said, ‘Why wouldn’t we do that?’ That was it. VMware sells itself.”
March Networks, a video management solution provider, used a virtualization solution for their IT infrastructure that has made a big difference in protecting their internal and customer data. Read their story here…
Introducing a Technical Overview of vSphere Storage Appliance
When SMBs contemplate whether to virtualize, they often face shared storage hardware for the first time. Now, VMware has introduced vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) to provide shared storage benefits for SMBs without shared storage hardware in a cost-effective and simplified manner. With VSA, SMBs can unlock business continuity features within vSphere such as high availability (automatically restart your applications when your servers fail), vMotion (perform hardware maintenance without service disruption by live migrating your workloads), and Data Recovery (backup all of your business critical applications and data).
For an overview on VSA architecture, deployment of a VSA storage cluster, and VSA’s monitoring capabilities, check out this technical paper by our resident storage expert Cormac Hogan.
Stay tuned for our upcoming post in January about how the VSA solution can be more cost-effective than using the traditional approach of shared storage hardware…
Virtualizing your server environment can be intimidating, especially if you aren't exactly sure what solution is right for you. So, we've created a self-assessment that will help you figure out what virtualization solution best works for your organization.
Find your solution here.
This short demo shows you how – http://bit.ly/uw2EdE
Virtually There is a new learning environment designed to help Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) leverage the power of virtualization for competitive advantage. Created jointly by HP and VMware, the site features a host of valuable tools—from white papers and solution briefs to an ROI calculator and self assessment—that enable SMBs to evaluate how to implement virtualization at a low cost.
SMBs that think virtualization may be too much will be particularly interested in registering for three on-demand webinars:
- Virtualization 101: Launching into Cloud Computing for SMBs
- Setting Virtual Priorities: Which Applications Should You Virtualize First
- Optimizing the World of IT for End Users: Balancing Freedom and Choice with Security and Compliance to Meet Business
This final webinar was recorded live, in front of an SMB audience, in Austin.
Review the data sheets showcasing SMB solutions from HP and VMware. Enter information into the ROI calculator to determine your potential savings from server consolidation using VMware vSphere®. Answer a brief questionnaire and receive a smart paper that consolidates multiple sources of information into an executive summary based on your input.
Affordable, enterprise-level virtualization solutions are available for your SMB. Visit Virtually There to learn more.
One of the world's fastest mid-sized business is Ducati. Recently Daniel Bellini, the CIO of Ducati joined us a VMworld Copenhagen to talk about how they have leveraged VMware technology to help their IT out-perform their larger competitors.
Video from the 10/20/2011 Keynote at VMworld in Copenhagen.
The cost of downtime can be devastating to a business of any size, but especially difficult for the small and mid sized market. A recent white paper written by the Taneja Group takes a look at how to protect your small or midsized business with proven, simple, and affordable virtualization sulutions from VMware.