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Virtualization has the power to transform the way business runs IT, and it's the most important transition happening in IT today. It promotes flexible utilization of IT resources, reduced capital and operating costs, high energy efficiency, highly available applications, and better business continuity. However, the virtualization journey can be long and difficult as virtualization brings with it a unique set of challenges around the management and security of the virtual infrastructure. Most organizations struggle, sooner or later, with workload migrations, visibility and control, virtual machine (VM) sprawl, and the lack of datacenter agility. Working with customers, industry analysts and other experts, CA Technologies has devised a simple four-stage model, shown in Figure 1, to describe the progression from an entry-level virtualization project to a mature dynamic ... (more)

Building the Next-Generation Datacenter - A Detailed Guide / Stage 3

In parts one and two of this article, we provided an overview of the CA Technologies virtualization maturity life cycle, and focused on server consolidation and infrastructure optimization. IT organizations that have successfully consolidated and optimized their virtual infrastructures face a unique set of virtualization management challenges. Server provisioning that used to take weeks can now be achieved in minutes, and results in increased virtualization adoption within the business. This increased adoption results in 'VM sprawl' (the problem of uncontrolled workloads), increa... (more)

Building the Next-Generation Datacenter – A Detailed Guide / Stage 4

In parts one, two, and three of this article, we provided a brief overview of the CA Technologies virtualization maturity lifecycle, and focused on the server consolidation, infrastructure optimization, and automation & orchestration stages of the lifecycle. The capabilities described in each of those stages provide an essential foundation for a dynamic datacenter, which is an IT environment that not only supports the business but, at times, is part of the product delivered by the business. It is an agile IT environment, built on top of an optimized and automated virtual infrastr... (more)

Building the Next-Generation Datacenter - A Detailed Guide / Stage 2

IT organizations today are experiencing pressure to not only adopt new and emerging technologies like virtualization, but also reduce costs and do more with fewer resources (thus reducing CapEx) - all while delivering assurance of capacity and performance to the business. In the first part of this article, we provided a brief overview of the CA Technologies virtualization maturity lifecycle and focused on the server consolidation stage. Although server consolidation helps efficient use of available compute resources and reduces the total number of physical servers in the data cen... (more)