Accelerating Virtualisation Zone
The race is on to get the most from your enterprise virtualisation programme. It is time for you to focus on how to take virtualisation in your organisation further & faster. The cost savings, efficiencies and flexibility of virtualisation offer enormous opportunities for IT leaders to deliver dramatically improved business services. Delivering on this promise requires active management of your systems and positive engagement with your end users. Dell can not only deliver the technical infrastructure you need to do this, but can also help you understand the business imperatives for accelerating your drive to virtualisation.
Today, efficiency is a basic tenet of business survival. The boardroom IT conversation is no longer restricted to cutting costs—it's about investing in technology to efficiently drive business and organisational success.
To create infrastructure for our private enterprise cloud, Intel IT has set a goal of virtualizing up to 75 percent of our Office and Enterprise computing environment. This presents the challenge of how to rapidly virtualize thousands of servers located across Intel and owned by a variety of Intel business groups.
This is the reality: If you are an IT manager at a medium or large-size enterprise your infrastructure is going to get more virtual - and quickly - over the next few years.
Bill Sommer of auto supplier TS TECH North America discusses how a prebuilt Dell vStart solution accelerated his organization's ERP platform migration and provided a new paradigm for future IT growth.
Virtualisation can bring unprecedented agility to your organisation and can help improve the utilisation rate of your infrastructure. Understand how to get there quicker, and at lower cost, with Dell's vStart pre-built virtualization solution.
Take a look at the Dell™ vStart family range of computers.
Administering routine network processes can take time away from critical tasks. Dell™ Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) software automates network connectivity.
The Dell™ Management Plug-In for VMware® vCenter™ virtual appliance integrates with the VMware vCenter management platform to enable centralized management of Dell servers in virtualized environments from the VMware vSphere™ client.
Get a rich, unified, comprehensive management experience for your virtualized infrastructure - both physical and virtual - with the Dell™ Management Plug-In for VMware® vCenter™ and the advanced management features of Dell PowerEdge™ servers.
- Reduce the time and steps it takes to deploy a virtual infrastructure
- Manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console
- Consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from vCenter
- Deploy server BIOS and firmware updates from within vCenter
Aerospace services provider in France launches virtualized storage in around 30 minutes with no downtime for personnel
To improve business productivity, NEXEYA planned to virtualize its storage infrastructure. The company wanted to make storage more enterprise efficient and increase IT productivity.
Increasing complexity and pressure for improved resource utilization has pressured IT organizations to improve the operations cost of mission-critical applications. Virtualization is one of the important options available to infrastructure and operating groups to improve both the capital and operating costs of these applications, including database, ERP, BI and analytics.
German semiconductor manufacturer Micronas cuts cost of SAP environment with Dell virtualized solution
Micronas wanted a new virtualized server solution to deliver the performance, reliability and ease of management required for a mission-critical SAP environment.
- 4- to 6-fold increase in server performance compared with previous generations
- 50% less power consumption by each blade server
- 40% average CPU utilisation rate
More than 90 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are not confident that they can completely failover to their remote data center within one hour. Given that the costs of downtime can be measured in millions of dollars per minute, companies with unreliable disaster recovery processes are taking a potentially fatal risk.
Tools to Manage 'Virtual Sprawl'
IT professionals are under constant pressure to upgrade their organization’s infrastructure. They are managing more devices, more data, more services and more applications, with no end in sight. This has put a tremendous strain on data centers—not to mention added considerable costs. And all of this is taking place during a time of tighter IT budgets and smaller staffs.
AIM allows customers to achieve more, operate efficiently and invest wisely by enabling faster virtualization rollout and by overcoming traditional hypervisor deployment challenges without the need to re-architect your data center.
The widespread adoption of VMware© virtualisation has created many facets to managing data centres. The Dell™ Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) software helps simplify and automate the management of highly virtualised environments.
With Dell™ Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) software, you can convert those isolated silos into a single pool of servers and storage that manages itself.