Breaking the I/O Virtualization Bottleneck

Virtualization has helped improve hardware utilization tremendously, but its full potential has not yet been realized. Virtualization technologies all share and virtualize a single physical port of the network adapter through software for the I/O needs of the virtual machines. All of that software battles to make I/O … READ MORE

Matt M September 22nd, 2009

Dell Virtualization Roadshow Coming to You

If you’re an IT person on the planet today, your boss has probably called you into a sterile team room at work and asked how you’re going to cut costs but do more. Oh, and you’re also supposed to do all that with  better security. If you’re stumped … READ MORE

Jennifer G September 21st, 2009

Cloud goes big in Japan (or at least at KDDI)

I was scrolling through my blog reader and came across a post by Dave Rosenburg that piqued my interest: “KDDI chooses 3 Terra for cloud infrastructure.”  Having lived in Japan many moons ago I’m always interested in getting updates on what’s happening in tech over there and since … READ MORE

Barton George September 18th, 2009

It’s a Wrap: Dell Power Solutions Magazine September 2009 Issue

Wrapping up each quarterly issue of Dell Power Solutions Magazine is akin to a symphony of the publication persuasion, the movements carefully orchestrated to simultaneously deliver over 130 pages of content in print, digital, and Web form factors. But all of the editorial in the September 2009 issue … READ MORE

Tom K September 17th, 2009

Virtualizating Applications — SQL, Microsoft Exchange

One challenge and area of angst we continue to hear from our customers is around virtualizing tier-1 applications, specifically Microsoft SQL and Exchange.  Because fewer physical servers running more virtual machines (VMs) are increasingly being used to support their tier-1 applications, scalability and uptime requirements for virtual server … READ MORE

Andrew Gillman September 10th, 2009

Watering My SMB Roots

It’s hard to believe that I’ve now been at Dell for almost 10 years. Where did the time go? I think back to my first year at Dell as a fledging server marketing manager, studying RAID groups, redundant-hot-swap whatever every night when I went home, so I wouldn’t … READ MORE

Jennifer G September 9th, 2009

Reliable Power to Protect Your Precious Data

There is a tree twisting thunderstorm raging outside and you know enough to grab a flashlight and candle just in case the power goes out. What’s the worst thing that could happen? You miss a rerun episode of Mad Men? Ah, but wait, isn’t the online sale is … READ MORE

Matt M September 9th, 2009

Talking to the Cloud’s Puppet Master: Luke Kanies

Reductive Labs, the company behind Puppet, recently received $2 million in funding.  Puppet, a framework for automating system administration across the network at scale, allows an admin to build and configure a passel of servers in a period of hours rather than months. Earlier this month at Cloud … READ MORE

Barton George September 4th, 2009
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