Every company has their own definition of a managed service. This is ServerCentral’s.
After you answer the “why private cloud?” question, it’s time to look at how you get there.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with dozens of technology leaders from startups and early-stage companies. I wanted to learn about the technical challenges they face today and understand what they feel they need to be successful.
Last time we discussed the various benefits of RAID - protection against failure, larger volumes, and improved performance. As with anything in engineering, there are several ways to go about this, each with their own set of tradeoffs. If you have any questions or want to discuss this further, contact us.
The concepts of scalability and redundancy go hand-in-hand. Building an environment that is capable of scaling out offers the ability to fine-tune how much failure you can withstand. There are a dizzying approaches to redundancy—power, network, storage, server, data, backup and replication, disaster recovery, load balancing, site redundancy—but for today we're going to hit the basics of one of the most fundamental: storage. More specifically, RAID—a Redundant Array of Independent Disks.
Select how much CPU, memory, storage, and bandwidth you want. Click. Order. Compute. Something like that.
I asked a number of people:
In previous versions of VMware vSphere, real-time fault tolerance (FT) was only possible for single vCPU VMs. The problem was that most modern apps need more than one CPU. That’s why it's no surprise that virtualization admins everywhere are thrilled about vSphere 6 supporting 4 virtual CPUs in a fault-tolerant configuration.
VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized platform for managing VMware vSphere environments. With the new release of vSphere 6, managing vSphere becomes a whole lot easier.