Complexity works its way into IT infrastructure, driven by the introduction of new applications and unanticipated growth. However, adding a server each time you have new demand for a new application means that you also require additional floor or rack space, power, cooling, network interfaces, data storage, administrative resources and software application licensing costs. Such complexity inevitably leads to... inefficiency. The answer is consolidation and virtualization.
New technologies have emerged that allow organizations to consolidate multiple server workloads on to a single server platform, and allocate the necessary server resources to meet each of the specific business and application requirements in a more dynamic fashion.
IBM hardware leads in virtualization hardware advances. Net Direct and IBM can help you break out of traditional silos and offer broader platform support and scalability than ever before while improving your levels of service and software licensing costs. Net Direct can provide several options of virtualization, including, but not limited to, Xen, PowerVM and VMWare.
- Virtualization Overview
- Desktop Virtualization
- Virtualization with System x
- Storage Virtualization
- Virtualizing your Application Infrastructure
- Virtualization on Power Systems
- Services for Virtualization
- Virtualization management with IBM Director and Tivoli
- Condition your infrastructure for cloud computing
- Virtualization Networking: Getting the network right is critical - Net Direct and IBM can help
Virtualization White Papers
- Understanding the Business Value of x86 Virtualization and the Benefits of Virtualized Hardware(230KB)
- Networking for a Dynamic Infratructure: A guide for realizing the full potential of virtualization (429KB)
- Creating a Dynamic Infrastructure through Virtualization (321KB)
- IBM Delivers Down to Earth Cloud Computing (EMA paper) (321KB)
We would be happy to send you more information on virtualization. If you would like more information or want to arrange a date for a client executive to contact you, please click here. To speak with someone now, please see the contact page.