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Web-scale infrastructure at any scale
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Consolidate compute and storage into a single chassis with Dell XC Series web-scale converged appliances, powered by Nutanix software. XC Series appliances install quickly, integrate easily into any data centre, and can be deployed for multiple virtualised workloads including desktop virtualisation, test and development, and private cloud projects.
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VDI performance comparison: Dell PowerEdge FX2 and FC430 servers with VMware Virtual SAN
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Principled Technologies tested to VDI solutions to find the number of virtual sessions each solution could support: (1) a Dell PowerEdge FX2 with Dell PowerEdge FC430 server sleds and FD332 storage using VMware Virtual SAN and (2) a fiver year old legacy Cisco UCS B200 M2 blade solution using a traditions SAN.
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Consolidating older database servers with Dell PowerEdge R730xd Using Sandisk DAS Cache
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Principled Technologies tested database performance of a four-year-old IBM System x3650 M3 server running Windows Server 2003 R3. They also looked at the database performance of two configurations of the Dell PowerEdge R730xd. Find out which configuration performed best in this full report.
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Building the Next-Gen Data Centre
By Dell | 18/3/2015
What’s wrong with enterprise IT today? Most IT leaders agree that it’s infrastructure that’s too expensive, inflexible and difficult to manage. This whitepaper looks at: why the top concern among IT leaders is that they “can’t implement fast enough to meet business goals”, which three common IT problems cause the inability to meet business needs on time, and how to use optimised converged infrastructure to reduce both staff and budget pressures.
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Buyer's Checklist to Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
In this Buyer's Checklist, we describe how these storage systems differ from traditional arrays, provide insights into some of their unique features and offer guidance on evaluating, purchasing and deploying these storage systems.
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Global Financial Management Firm Implements Desktop Virutalization to Meet Needs for Centralized Management and Performance
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
In response to the desktop performance challenges of their widely dispersed workforce, a global financial management firm leveraged a VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment with Tintri VMstore to meet end-user performance needs while reducing the burden on IT.
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Comparing Enterprise Storage Options For Virtualized and Cloud Environments
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
IT organisations increasingly are turning to new storage solutions that are purpose-built for virtualisation and cloud, with a focus on application-aware designs that provide VM-level visibility and control across the entire infrastructure.
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Application-Aware Storage for Virtual Environments
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
The main benefit of an application-aware storage model is that it allows the storage for each individual application to be managed and optimised independently, regardless of what other workloads and applications are present. Storage system features like high performance, balanced scalability, data reduction, and an application-aware management paradigm are critical to the efficient use of storage resources.
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Tintri VMstore: Application-Aware Storage
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
Server virtualisation brings tremendous value in terms of adding operational agility and significant cost savings through consolidation, increased utilisation, and workload portability, but storage can be an inhibitor to realising that value. Traditional storage systems were not designed to be shared between applications, and the gyrations required to do so, such as mapping LUNs, volumes, ports, and zones, introduce complexity without solving the entire storage challenge related to supporting virtual environments. This is because they cannot provide sufficient quality of service to ensure the right applications get the right amount of resources. What is needed is a solution that is application-aware in order to ensure application quality of service. That is the approach Tintri took with its VMstore.
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Changing The Rules Of The Game: Top 5 Reasons To Adopt Application-Aware Storage
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
As virtualisation becomes the norm throughout organisations of nearly all sizes, and as more organisations look to private cloud solutions, IT decision makers are increasingly in need of ways to keep storage costs and complexity under control in the face of often-runaway M sprawl. Application-aware storage is designed to help achieve those goals by giving IT leaders and storage administrators VM-level visibility into application performance and availability, and by properly provisioning storage resources to meet those requirements in a virtualised environment.
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