The combination of blade servers and virtualization provides you with the flexibility, high availability, and manageability to deliver services on demand to users anywhere, anytime. Guiding you through these two technologies, this book clearly shows you why they are rapidly becoming key foundation building blocks for the next generation of data centers.
Experts Goldworm and Skamarock explore the benefits of blade servers and virtualization, presenting you with an architectural view of each. They also include an analysis of the major offerings along with case studies and tips for selecting products. This information will help you successfully implement these technologies on your own.
Here's the information to power up your data center
* Assess the needs of your company and determine whether blade servers and virtualization are the right choices.
* Utilize the specific features of blade server systems and their components.
* Analyze the approaches and architectures of various alternatives.
* Compare and contrast different vendor solutions in order to make the best selection.
* Decide on hardware, system software, and data center facilities.
* Gain a better understanding of the trade-offs, pitfalls, and other considerations that must be taken into account.
* Learn how to successfully integrate blade servers and virtualization into your production environment.