Displaying articles for: 11-07-2010 - 11-13-2010
The launch of RHEL 6 provides a great opportunity for Solaris customers to migrate from their costly, proprietary infrastructure to the performance, scalability and cost advantages of Red Hat Linux. Customers can decrease their Solaris costs by up to 75% achieve server consolidation ratios of 20:1 by migrating to RHEL 6. Many customers do not have the in house IT expertise to perform a Solaris-RHEL migration, and need to carefully consider the experience and capabilities of a consulting provider.
Written by: Naga Chumbalkar and Eden Cardenas
With the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on HP ProLiant servers, scaling up just got a lot easier. With the HP ProLiant - RHEL 6 combination, you have a platform optimized for highly scalable deployments.
RHEL 6 with system-level enhancements from industry collaborations makes the most of Intel Nehalem-EX hardware RAS capabilities. RHEL 6 scales to the largest systems on the market today with plenty of expansion capabilities to accommodate growth and support for physical, virtual and cloud deployments.
There are a plethora of databases and infrastructures available today. However, once you've chosen a database and infrastructure, it is difficult to move data to a different one. This locks you into the infrastructure for many years, even if there are better fitting systems available for your organization. One of the databases that has been getting a little more attention recently is Sybase, especially since they've be purchased by SAP.
If you have been keeping up with HP news this past week you might have come across articles talking about HP unveiling its vision for the Instant-On Enterprise. Within the HP’s Enterprise Business we have been pushing hard for the past year on the Converged Infrastructure strategy and I think with the recent announcement it might have caused confusion around which strategy to follow. Duncan Campbell’s recently posted blog “Instant-On Enterprise - Changing how enterprises work art“ provides some great perspective around the Instant-On Enterprise and where it fits into the bigger picture.
HP OpenVMS cluster software provides a highly integrated computing environment distributed over multiple servers — delivering high availability, scalability, and flexibility. A cluster allows you to connect systems of all sizes and capacities to achieve a single, easy-to-manage virtual system, enabling an application to operate across multiple nodes simultaneously. If one node fails, another node can seamlessly assume the workload.
HP OpenVMS cluster software has always set the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to disaster tolerance. With OpenVMS V8.4, we raise the bar further.
Advances in OpenVMS V8.4 cluster technology deliver these benefits:
Cost-effective clustering: Clustering over TCP/IP for all cluster communications
OpenVMS V8.4 was extensively field tested by 230+ customers worldwide prior to launch. Cluster over TCP/IP was the most used feature of OpenVMS V8.4 by field test customers
2 key benefits were reported by customers:
Improved Performance: Test customers have been reporting a 50% improvement in the performance of their backup jobs due to enhancements in the cluster communication modules. PEdriver provides software link aggregation for higher bandwidth and performance. OpenVMS 8.4 has an improved software link aggregation mechanism that uses all the eligible links and ensures higher throughput. This results in overall improvement in application performance.
Simple yet cost effective: As all cluster communication is over TCP/IP , expensive Layer 2 services can be done away with. OpenVMS V8.4 has simplified the deployment of multi site disaster tolerant clusters
Encouraged by the results in their test environment, customers are now planning to use Cluster over TCP/IP in production.
Experience the benefits of HP OpenVMS Cluster Software .
Technology increasingly keeps us connected with each other and with the businesses and governments we interact with. There are ways we haven't even begun to imagine yet that this convergence of people and technology will impact our day to day lives, how we run our businesses and expectations we have for immediacy of response. Are we becoming more impatient? Does instant gratification now trump 'worth the wait'? .....