November 15, 2012
BOSTON, MA, Nov. 15 – VKernel, now part of Dell Software, and the award-winning provider of enterprise-class capacity management and performance monitoring products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments, announced today a new resource that helps virtualization administrators and data center managers maximize resource utilization while maintaining peak performance in their environments. A new white paper available today, “Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments,” details the benefits and challenges of virtualization resource management as well as the most effective way to leverage oversubscription practices.
Server virtualization enables dramatic increases in efficiency in the datacenter. The ability for multiple virtual servers to share the same underlying physical resources sets the stage for dramatic reductions in physical server counts and corresponding capital and operating costs. But how far should this sharing be pushed? At what point does the sharing of resources become dangerous?
VKernel’s new white paper, “Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments,” discusses methods for effectively managing oversubscription of CPU, memory and storage resources. The paper addresses the pros and cons of oversubscription and, based on a number of real world discussions, proposes ideas about the point at which oversubscription becomes dangerous. This paper also explains how VKernel’s free tool, vOPS Server Explorer, provides at-a-glance information about oversubscription as well as insight into the overall performance and capacity of your virtual environment.
“Oversubscription of shared resources is necessary to maximize ROI of virtual environments,” says Mattias Sundling, vExpert and Evangelist at Dell Software. “This new white paper gives admins the insight needed to leverage oversubscription without risking costly outages and maintaining optimal performance in their virtual environments.”
VKernel’s “Best Practices for Oversubscription of CPU, Memory and Storage in vSphere Virtual Environments” white paper is available at http://www.vkernel.com/resources/whitepapers/vsphere-oversubscription-best-practices and the vOPS Server Explorer free tool can be downloaded from http://www.vkernel.com/download/server-explorer.
About VKernel (now a part of Dell)
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. VKernel, now a part of Dell’s Software Group, is the number one provider of virtualization management products for virtualized data centers and cloud environments. The company’s powerful, easy-to-use and affordable products simplify the complex and critical tasks of planning, monitoring and predicting capacity utilization and bottlenecks. Used by over 50,000 system administrators, the products have proven their ability to maximize capacity utilization, reduce virtualization costs and improve application performance.
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.