A day in the life of DPM – 55% power savings

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digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/software/VMware_Demo_of_Distributed_Power_Management’; Nice video of a day in the life of some VI servers using DRS with DPM (distributed power management) enabled. As the workforce comes into the office, utilization increases, ESX servers come out of standby mode, VMs get VMotioned, and everybody’s happy. The process reverses itself after 5pm. (Who leaves work at Read more...

Microsoft Says “Get Virtual Now”… but Wait Until 2010 for Live Migration | Virtual Reality

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Link: VMware: VMware: Virtual Reality: At Virtualization Event, Microsoft Says “Get Virtual Now”… but Wait Until 2010 for Live Migration. Now you may say, “Yes, Microsoft is late, but I’m ok waiting.” But waiting costs your company real dollars. Look at this simple example: By using VMware VMotion for planned server maintenance in a 150-VM Read more...

Book: A Practical Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery with VMware Infrastructure 3

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Link: Book: A Practical Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery with VMware Infrastructure 3 | virtualization.info. One week ago VMware started a new, very welcome initiative: the publishing of long books, called VMbooks, about specific topics.   The first one, 232 pages, is titled: A Practical Guide to Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery with Read more...

VMworld.com: Scalent Expert Session

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A VMworld Expert Session lets you interact with an industry speaker. The expert records a presentation and then sticks around for two weeks on a discussion forum to answer questions and keep the discussion going. The lastest expert session is from Kevin Epstein of Scalent Systems, who help keep your data center running smoothly with Read more...

The philosophy of clustering vs HA

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IBM’s Massimo Re Ferre’ with another long thought-piece on the philosophical differences between traditional custering (application- and OS-dependent, complicated) with approaches like VI3’s High Availability (HA) (treats workload as a virtual appliance, simpler). Massimo works directly with customers, so although he recognizes that paradigms are changing, he looks at the strength and weaknesses of both Read more...