By Kyle Christopher
Virtualization was supposed to be the innovation that saved the day. Consolidation, ease of application deployment, improved IT services and IT staff with tons of time on their hands were all anticipated benefits.
So, what happened?
Highly virtualized environments consumed all that supposed free time with a lot of complexity within interactions between servers, storage and various network elements, which ended up adding to staff workloads. Now too much time is dedicated to operations and with “virtually” no time for innovation.
Here are three ways blade infrastructure can help us get back on track.
1. Self-Sufficient Servers
Blade servers have embedded intelligence that monitor conditions and automate routine administrative duties. A lot of updates can be done online without a reboot, improving uptime.
2. Performance/Workload Matching
Blade servers deliver the performance needed to support the virtualized workloads running in many businesses. You can also consolidate databases on a virtualized platform.
3. A Complete Solution
Today’s virtualized environments require tight integration of server, storage and networks. Blade infrastructures are based on open technologies and can work with standards-based equipment.
It’s possible to find all the needed elements for a complete virtualization infrastructure, including networking switches and Fibre Channel SAN storage solutions.
How can we help you? Contact us so we can assess your environment for free. We can find you a fast and cost-effective solution to whatever storage issues you are facing.