End score (consolidation, power etc.)

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Martijn Lohmeijer has been documenting his progress on a server consolidation and VDI project. Here he sums up the benefits they’ve seen so far: Link: End score (consolidation, power etc.) « Documenting a virtualization project. Real estate saved (focusing on servers only, not the VDI): Total rack units used for VI: 30 Total racks used Read more...

Burton Group: Benefits of Virtualization in the Data Center? Priceless!

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From Chris Wolf of the Burton Group: Data Center Strategies: Benefits of Virtualization in the Data Center? Priceless!. I was a bit surprised to learn that another industry analyst firm feels that virtualization is too costly … Virtualization provides too many benefits to stand by and watch others improve their availability and IT processes, while Read more...

Blogs to watch: Blade Watch

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Blade Watch is a good blog to watch. Martin MacLeod covers topics of interest to the data center, such as virtualization, and, of course, blades. His links are mostly to the same trade journals as the rest of us but he has managed to catch some articles that slipped through the cracks, and he also Read more...

Climbing The Mountain: Storage challenges with virtual infrastructure

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EMC VP Chuck Hollis details his thoughts on the challenges facing the enterprise with their storage infrastructure and virtualization using VMware. I’ve excerpted a bit, but read the whole thing. Link: Chuck’s Blog: VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 – Climbing The Mountain. The Core Infrastructure Challenge Simply put, the central infrastructure challenge is that server virtualization Read more...

Tracking your virtual assets

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Martin MacLeod at Blade Watch has some great observations on virtualization from the data center floor. Check out his whole VMware category. On Sunday’s post, he talks about how virtualization can affect even something simple like asset tracking. At VMworld, chargeback was a hot topic. Link: Blade Watch » The need to manage my datacenter. Read more...