Welcome to BlogNotions' Virtualization Blog

The BlogNotions Virtualization Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the virtualization space. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technologies being implemented, discussions of best practices, case studies of creative virtualization execution, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Start with an assessment before you virtualize

Any virtualization project whether it be cloud, datacenter or desktop should start with an infrastructure and/or business case assessment.  Looking at all of the virtualization projects we’ve done over the past few years, the ones that included an assessment in the beginning were the most successful and performed the best.  An assessment not only shows you […]

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A simple representation of redundancy

The term redundancy is often misinterpreted with availability. While these two are related, they are not the same. Redundancy refers to as example; the use of multiple servers, more than one Host Bus Adapter (HBA) or RAID protected disks. Redundancy is the duplication of critical components of a system with the intention of increasing reliability […]

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Dutch EMC Forum 2011

The Journey to the Private Cloud starts now! EMC Forum 2011- 17 februari 2011 After six successful editions of EMC Forum (Out of the Box), EMC announced, EMC Forum 2011, the innovative IT infrastructure event of the year. This year Theme is ‘The Journey to the Private Cloud-Efficiency, control, and choice’. Private Cloud with virtualization […]

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Exploring a Limitation of VMWare DRS

I have been a big fan of VMware’s Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). VMware DRS is a service or feature that will dynamically allocate and balance computing resources across the hosts in a cluster. In all of the environments I have work with so far, DRS has been a fantastic tool for getting and maintaining that […]

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Virtualized Servers and Disaster Recovery (VMware SRM)

Traditional disaster recovery plans are often very complex and difficult. The reason for this is bare metal recovery. Virtualization makes life easier for us and simplifies this environment. A virtual machine typically is stored on the host computer in a set of files, usually in a directory created by the host for that specific virtual […]

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VMware Go Pro available

At January 27 2011 VMware released VMware Go Pro, a server virtualization solution targeted at small companies (Small and Medium business).  The solution is based on the free VMware vSphere Hypervizor product. The solution is most suited for small companies with a limit number of physical servers, a limited budget for IT, limited IT knowledge […]

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Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track=Slow Start

At november 14 2010 I reported on a new program based on Hyper-V called Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track. Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track is a complete turn key deployment solution delivered from 6 server vendors (Dell, IBM, HP are three) which enables customers to quickly deploy cloud computing with reduced risk for technical issues by purchasing a virtualized infrastructure designed […]

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EMC Introduces New Storage Innovations

Today EMC presents a total of more than forty new hardware and software solutions. These include new storage systems (storage arrays) for the small business sector, unified systems for midrange, high-end software systems and disk-based backup, recovery and archiving. This investment by EMC plays more on the current trends – including cloud computing and data-intensive […]

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