End to End IT http://windowsitpro.com/blog/62591/feed en Moving Toward the Software-Defined Datacenter http://windowsitpro.com/blog/moving-toward-software-defined-datacenter <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> The Software-Defined Datacenter is the next stage of evolution for the datacenter. The move toward the Software-Defined Datacenter began with the rise of virtualization as a mainstream technology. While virtualization started as a handy technology for setting up development and test environments, the advent of bare-metal hypervisors like VMware&rsquo;s ESX Server boosted the performance of virtual machines to be comparable to physical servers.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/moving-toward-software-defined-datacenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/moving-toward-software-defined-datacenter#comments Hybrid Cloud Microsoft Network virtualization Microsoft Network virtualization Microsoft NVGRE Microsoft NVGRE Microsoft VMware Microsoft VMware Microsoft VXLAN Microsoft VXLAN Software Defined Datacenter Software Defined Datacenter End to End IT Wed, 29 May 2013 20:51:00 +0000 71681 at http://windowsitpro.com The Big Deal about Big Data http://windowsitpro.com/blog/big-deal-about-big-data <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Big Data is definitely one of the most important trends in IT today. Big Data is important because it enables organizations to derive new decision-making information from previously untapped data sources. Like Business Intelligence (BI) Big Data is all about making better and faster business decisions and gaining a competitive business advantage.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/big-deal-about-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/big-deal-about-big-data#comments Business Intelligence Windows 8 BI BI big data Big Data Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Hadoop Hadoop HDFS HDFS HDInsight HDInsight IT Manager NAS NAS End to End IT Tue, 21 May 2013 19:30:00 +0000 70931 at http://windowsitpro.com Flash Storage Arrays and the Need for Speed http://windowsitpro.com/blog/flash-storage-arrays-and-need-speed <div class="node-body blog-body">Flash storage has some tremendous performance advantages over traditional rotational drives. Recent advances in the capacities and corresponding reduction in costs of flash storage have opened up many new flash based enterprise options.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/flash-storage-arrays-and-need-speed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/flash-storage-arrays-and-need-speed#comments Management & Mobility Windows 8 Business Decision Maker depduplication depduplication Flash Storage Flash storage replication replication SAN SAN snapshop snapshop SSD SSD Storage array Storage array End to End IT Thu, 02 May 2013 16:37:00 +0000 68501 at http://windowsitpro.com Digging Into Windows Server 2012 New Storage Features http://windowsitpro.com/blog/digging-windows-server-2012-new-storage-features <div class="node-body blog-body">Windows Server 2012 has several new storage features that help address today’s storage challenges and bring some of the capabilities that were traditionally only offered by SANs within the reach of smaller businesses, while at the same time offering improved integration with SAN storage.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/digging-windows-server-2012-new-storage-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/digging-windows-server-2012-new-storage-features#comments Windows 8 Data deduplication data deduplication IT Manager ODX odx windows server 2012 Offloaded Data Transfer Offloaded Data Transfer SMB 3.0 SMB 3.0 direct SMB Direct SMB Multi-Channel SMB Multi-Channel storage Storage Spaces Thin provisioning Thin provisioning Windows Server 2012 End to End IT Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:01:00 +0000 67281 at http://windowsitpro.com <p> Windows Server 2012 Storage Features</p> Going Beyond Virtualization with the Private Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/blog/going-beyond-virtualization-private-cloud <div class="node-body blog-body">Learn how the private cloud extends beyond virtualization</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/going-beyond-virtualization-private-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/going-beyond-virtualization-private-cloud#comments Cloud & Data Center Virtualization Hyper-V Hyper-V private cloud private cloud SMI-S SMI-S storage storage Virtualization virtualization virtualization vSphere vSphere End to End IT Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:26:00 +0000 63121 at http://windowsitpro.com Mission Critical Application Virtualization http://windowsitpro.com/blog/mission-critical-application-virtualization <div class="node-body blog-body">Virtualization has become a key IT infrastructure technology. Its ability to facilitate server consolidation increases your hardware ROI while simultaneously reducing your management and infrastructure requirements.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/mission-critical-application-virtualization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/mission-critical-application-virtualization#comments Virtualization Windows 8 applications applications Hyper-V Hyper-V Microsoft Microsoft virtualization virtualization VMware VMware vSphere vSphere Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 End to End IT Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 62601 at http://windowsitpro.com