Thanks to x86 server virtualization and its follow-on technologies, the state-of-the-art enterprise data center looks vastly different than it did even a year ago.
The data center infrastructure at DreamWorks Imagination Studios is certainly state of the art, but it doesn't make as much use of cloud, virtualization solid-state storage technologies as one might expect. Insider (registration required)
Up until a couple of years ago, the data center network was somewhat staid. Today, however, it is anything but staid as the majority of IT organizations are trying to determine how they should evolve their data center networks to support the demands brought about by the ongoing adoption of technologies such as server virtualization.
The data center is a mess. They consist of old physical networks, endless snarls of cables and storage boxes the size of refrigerators that stand in contrast to the comparable elegant world of the web. We love the web.
It isn't surprising that virtualization topped the list of technologies expected to have the biggest impact on data center investments over the next two years, according to a new Network World study, but the survey turned up some surprises as well.
David Stewart introduces Ashok Raj, Kernel Development Lead at Intel in the Open Source Technology Center, to talk about what they doing with Virtualization and OpenSolaris. Ashok shows how virtualization increases server utilization in the data center and discusses what Intel is doing to improve virtualization in the hardware.
Dell on Wednesday last week introduced a number of new products, services and technology packages that fit in with its unified data center architecture. The products are designed with data center customers in mind and will help them deploy virtualization-ready data center environments.
What would be an ideal setup for these requirements: -- can read and write data from both data center -- if either data center is lost, the other can take over
The options I can think of : -- say if we have 6 servers, put 3 in one data center, the other 3 at the other center, set up the six servers as one cluster, is latency (nodes exchanging info, internal replication within the cluster) an issu