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Are you getting the most out of Virtualization?

virtualization men.jpgDo you know how to get the best performance from Virtualization within your data center?

There are some key points that must be considered while operating your IT if it is based on Virtualization technologies.


Keep reading to find out what these concepts are and to learn more about the tool you may want to consider for tuning your data center.


Guest post by

Sonu Sudhakaran,

Software Analyst, Virtualization and Cloud Solutions

5 ways things go wrong with your Software-Defined Data Center adoption

SDDC teaser 2.pngThe benefits of introducing a Software-Defined Data Center implementation within your data center are extraordinary.  Unfortunately, there are 5 common challenges that SDDC instalments face.


Keep reading to find out what they are and how to overcome them.

Are your customer-serving VMs perfectly load balanced? Learn how to balance yours!

Balance.PNGDo you know how to load balance your critical servers and ensure zero availability, performance and scalability issues beyond the using the tools like Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS)?  This is essential to know and understand to help your servers optimize performance.


Another common issue is trying to forecast and visualize the current load on the Virtualization infrastructure. Keep reading to find out how to answer these difficult questions within your environment.


Guest Post by Nagarajan K, HP Software Operations

Demystifying the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), the HP Point of View

SDDC teaser.PNGOne of the burgeoning topics in IT is the Software-Defined Data Center. I want to take this opportunity to give you the details about the HP view on the SDDC—in an easy to understand format.


Keep reading to find out why the Software-Defined Data Center is become so important and how all the levels all work together.

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  • Amitabh is a Virtualization, Cloud Computing & VDI focused IT Consulting & Architecture Professional. He comes with 17 years of strong IT Infrastructure Consulting & Architecture experience with leading MNCs like Microsoft, HP. He has designed & implemented several mid. to large scale IT Infrastructure Projects involving technologies from VMware, HP, Microsoft, Citrix, Linux. He is also an Independent Product/Technology Evangelist around Virtualization & Cloud Computing in the Asia Pacific region. His Blog: http://Amitabh-vWorld.Com generates lot of interest among the VMware & VDI community. His visionary articles on Cloud & VDI were extremely well appreciated around the world and received immense re-twitts.
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  • I've been working across the HP Storage NAS and SAN portfolio since 2006. Currently, I’m focusing on Software-Defined Storage marketing.
  • Ken is responsible for worldwide marketing of HP’s virtualization and systems management products. His experience includes over 20 years in marketing, product management and business development. In addition to IT management software, Ken's background includes enterprise storage and systems with Hitachi Data Systems and Fujtsu.
  • Pranesh Ramachandran is a Software Engineer working in HP Software’s System Management & Virtualization Monitoring products’ team. He has experience of more than 7 years in this product line.
  • Ramkumar Devanathan (twitter: @rdevanathan) works in the IOM-Customer Assist Team (CAT) providing technical assistance to HP Software pre-sales and support teams with Operations Management products including vPV, SHO, VISPI. He has experience of more than 12 years in this product line, working in various roles ranging from developer to product architect.
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