8 Reasons Why vSphere 5 is Coming Out on Top

6. VMware vMotion over higher latency networks: This almost sounds like magic, but it’s one of the most incredible vSphere features of all. vMotion technology allows IT pros to move a VM from one physical server to another while it is still running without downtime. Now, with vSphere 5, this can be done even in…

8 Reasons Why vSphere 5 is Coming Out on Top

The market heavily anticipated vSphere 5 and its arrival disappointed none. However, it comes packed with nearly 200 new and enhanced capabilities and that can make it a little difficult for some to figure out which features are best to exploit in any given scenario. The tips listed below will get you started in understanding…

Gimme Shelter: Working with Hybrid Clouds

(This is the final article in a six-part series that looks at the primary considerations as well as the process of self-discovery that is required in the definition, development and implementation of private cloud computing. The articles were prepared by cloud experts at Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology solutions and…

Gimme Shelter: Working with Hybrid Clouds

40 years of paradigm changes As it has been for every IT paradigm changer in the last 40 years, the weight of conflicting standards sits heavily on the coattails of hybrid cloud technology. You obviously get to pick the architecture of your private cloud including the OS, hypervisor, APIs and management tools. Someone else, however,…

Get Off My Cloud: Ensuring Private Cloud Security

Incidence response Your incidence response policy covers what to do when your SIEM tool says, “Hey! We’ve got suspicious activity going on here. Do something.” Exactly what to do is outlined in detail in the incidence response policy. As a general rule of thumb, the more lax a company is on security, the better and…

Get Off My Cloud: Ensuring Private Cloud Security

[Editor’s note: This is the third article in a six-part series that looks at the primary considerations as well as the process of self-discovery that is required in the definition, development and implementation of private cloud computing. The articles were prepared by cloud experts at Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology…

Virtualization Cuts Capital and Operating Costs

When Peter Wallace became CIO of the City of Chesapeake, Va., in 2007, he discovered the city’s datacenter produced so much heat that it reduced the lifespan of the equipment it housed. Wallace had two options to dissipate heat and accommodate future growth: expand the data center or virtualize. After careful consideration, Wallace turned to…

Does Virtualization Save You Money?

Virtualization is one of the biggest trends in IT today. Gartner accurately points out it is the single most important technology for IT departments in 2010. As more and more organizations hop on the virtualization bandwagon, the question that should be asked: Does virtualization really lead to significant cost savings? Most IT and finance managers…

Google Embraces VMware, App Engine for Enterprise Cloud Push

Google is knuckling down in its efforts to woo enterprises to it cloud-based offerings. The search giant today announced Google App Engine for Business, a more enterprise-oriented version of the original App Engine that’s been used mainly for consumer applications. App Engine provides a complete development environment for companies to build and host applications on…

How to Choose the Best Tools for Your Virtual Infrastructure

Virtualization is a pretty hot topic in enterprise IT these days. It’s safe to say that everyone has some sort of virtualization project going on. according to a survey by TheInfoPro more than half of new servers in 2009 will be virtualized compared to 30% in 2008. In some way, virtualization is a VMware world….