Storage / Virtualisation

virtualisationVirtualisation

Through server consolidation you will be able to reduce capital expenditure and unplanned downtime, thus making your infrastructure a proactive environment to manage.  The two most popular hypervisors are HyperV from Microsoft and Vsphere5.1 from VMware. 


Why Choose VMware for your Virtualization
VMware virtualization solutions offer you many advantages. They are built on VMware vSphere, the world's most proven, robust, and reliable virtualization platform—the choice of more than 500,000 customers, including 100% of the Fortune 100. Vmware cover the entire spectrum from desktop to datacenter, preserve your existing IT investments, and integrate with the management tools you already have. On top of all this, you'll enjoy the industry's lowest total cost of ownership.

Virtualization makes your infrastructure vastly simpler and more efficient. Applications get deployed faster, performance and availability soar, and operations become automated resulting in IT that's easier and less costly to own and manage.  Please click here for more information. 


Why Hyper V for your Virtualization

Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V is a virtualization platform that has helped organizations of all sizes realize considerable cost savings and operational efficiencies. With industry leading size and scale, Hyper-V is the platform of choice for you to run your mission critical workloads.
 
Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 greatly expands support for host processors and memory. It now includes support for up to 64 processors and 1 terabyte of memory for Hyper-V guests, a new VHDX virtual
hard disk format with larger disk capacity of up to 64 terabytes, and additional resilience.
 
Using Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, you can take advantage of new hardware technology, while still utilizing the servers you already have. This way you can virtualize today, and be ready for the future.
 
Whether you are looking to help increase VM mobility, help increase VM availability, handle multi-tenant environments, gain bigger scale, or gain more flexibility, Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V gives you the platform and tools you need to increase business flexibility with confidence. And you get the portability you need to virtualize on premises or extend your datacenter out to a hosting providing, helping you transform your datacenter into a cloud computing environment.  Please click here for more information. 

 

 

Storage

SAN
Disaster Recovery and Business ContinuityA storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated network that provides access to consolidated, block level data storage.  SANs are primarily used to make storage devices, such as disk arrays, tape libraries, and optical jukeboxes, accessible to servers so that the devices appear like locally attached devices to the operating system. A SAN typically has its own network of storage devices that are generally not accessible through the local area network by other devices. The cost and complexity of SANs dropped in the early 2000s to levels allowing wider adoption across both enterprise and small to medium sized business environments

 

NAS

Network attached storage is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients.  NAS not only operates as a file server, but is specialized for this task either by its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements. NAS is often manufactured as a computer appliance – a specialized computer built from the ground up for storing and serving files – rather than simply a general purpose computer being used for the role