Feeds

How to address the two key challenges with virtualization

Three papers for the data centre

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

This week we have curated three papers from the Reg Whitepaper Collection that concern themselves with various aspects of server and data centre performance.

How to address the two key challenges with virtualisation

This paper from Riverbed calls for companies to implement Wide Area Data Services (WDS) technology to help eliminate the performance penalties associated with distributed environments and run more appropriate disaster recovery strategies for server virtualisation shops.

Since the 1990s server virtualisation and consolidation have evolved to a point where they have become almost synonymous, Riverbed argues. But the benefits can come at a high price, with application performance deteriorating across disparate locations. The most common complaint network managers hear is that the network is “slow” or the application is “broken.” The client-server applications that worked smoothly on the LAN break down over the WAN and perform poorly, or not at all, and tasks that were instantaneous on the LAN now might take several minutes.

The main causes of poor application performance over the WAN fall into three main categories: bandwidth congestion, transport layer chattiness and latency, and application protocol inefficiencies. The paper runs through the issues really rather well and at the end presents an overview of Riverbed’s WDS offering.

Real time protection for Hyper-V

Double-Take Software kicks off with advice on how to devise a strategy for virtual machine recovery. IT quickly moves on to the issues and headaches of back-up and Microsoft’s Hyper V virtualisation software. According to Double-Take, Hyper-V failover clustering has "management challenges that require skilled and experienced system administrators to avoid self-inflicted downtime”. The paper ends with a fairly techie discussion of Double-Take for Hyper-V, a high availability back-up solution The subject matter is a little dry, but plenty of Reg readers are downloading this paper.

Data centre automation: Accelerating market maturity through investment in IT

Based on a survey of 164 IT execs, this IDC research note shoehorns data centre automation and virtualisation into the same pages. The executive summary is this: "While virtualisation continues to spread across the enterprise, process standardization and automation must be utilized to improve IT’s business impact and service delivery efficiency."

HP is the sponsor of this paper: automation is a key business and technology plank for the company. But there is no sales pitch, and plenty of interesting slide action, for comparison purposes.

®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data
Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence'
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.