INFRASTRUCTURE VIRTUALIZATION WITH VMWARE AND DELL EQUALLOGIC iSCSI SANs
A Fully Virtualized IT Environment - Simple to Deploy, Manage and Grow
Virtualization provides a set of tools for increasing flexibility and lowering costs, things that are important in every enterprise as well as SME. Nowadays, many organizations are trying to achieve higher levels of efficiency in their data center operations through the adoption of server virtualization. Complete infrastructure virtualization inclulding storage consolidation is the next step towards 7x24 non-stop operation, increase flexibility and agility, and cost reduction.
Foresttek partners with VMware and Dell to provide infrastructure virtualization total solution including pre-deployment planning, equipment supply and installation, deployment services, and maintenance.
VMware vSphere is the industry’s leading virtualization platform. It provides a robust and complete platform for customers to easily virtualize their infrastructure and achieve infrastructure consolidation and CapEx and OpEx savings. vSphere also provides application high-availability and business continuity by intelligently backing up virtual machines, optimizing IT resources and detecting hardware failures. And vSphere makes managing your virtual infrastructure simple with powerful management tools, like vCenter Operations Management Suite and browser-based management with VMware Go.
vSphere provides a powerful solution to address customers’ business continuity/disaster recovery requirements, high-availability and SLAs for mission-critical applications. The consolidation, automation, HA and security benefits of vSphere also help simplify IT operations. And with your applications virtualized with vSphere you’re in a position to migrate applications to the cloud if you so choose or build your own private cloud.
Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs
Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series iSCSI SANs help to reduce the cost and complexity of IT Consolidation and uniquely integrate with VMware® Infrastructure to enable the fully virtualized IT environment
- Networked storage for virtual machines in less than one hour
- Utilize existing IP networking skills and infrastructure
- IT provisioning from single, scalable pool of storage for high resource utilization
- Designed for 99.999% availability and all enterprise software included: No Hidden Costs
- Virtual Storage can enable advanced VMware functionality- HA, VMotion, DRS and SRM
- vStorage integration for Automated Disaster Recovery and Data Protection
VMware ESXi™ hypervisor architecture provides a robust, production-proven, high-performance virtualization layer that enables multiple virtual machines to share hardware resources with performance that can match or exceed native throughput.
VMware vCenter Server for Essentials provides centralized management and performance monitoring for all virtual machines and vSphere hosts with built-in physical-to-virtual (P2V) machine conversion and rapid provisioning, using virtual-machine templates.
VMware vSphere Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing enables the use of ultrapowerful virtual machines that have up to four virtual CPUs.
VMware vSphere VMFS enables virtual machines to access shared storage devices (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, etc.) and is a key enabling technology for other components such as VMware vSphere Storage vMotion®.
VMware vSphere Thin Provisioning provides dynamic allocation of shared storage capacity, enabling IT organizations to implement a tiered storage strategy while reducing storage spending by up to 50 percent.
VMware vSphere vStorage APIs provide integration with supported third-party data protection.
VMware vCenter Update Manager™ automates tracking, patching and updating for vSphere hosts and for applications and OSs running in VMware virtual machines.
VMware vCenter Converter™ enables IT administrators to rapidly convert physical servers and third-party virtual machines to VMware virtual machines.
VMware vCenter Operations Manager Foundation enables you to leverage comprehensive views into health, risk and efficiency scores of your vSphere environment infrastructure. Quickly drill down to see what’s causing current workload conditions, pinpoint potential problems in the future and identify areas with inefficient use of resources.
VMware VMsafe® APIs enable the use of security products that work in conjunction with the virtualization layer to provide higher levels of security to virtual machines than are possible even with physical servers.
Hardware compatibility is possible with the broadest range of 32- and 64-bit servers and OSs, storage and networking equipment and enterprise management tools.
vSphere High Availability provides cost-effective, automated restart within minutes for all applications in the event of hardware or OS failures.
vSphere vMotion enables live migration of virtual machines across servers with no disruption to users or service loss,eliminating the need to schedule application downtime for server maintenance.
vSphere Data Protection provides simple, cost-effective backup and recovery for virtual machines. It is a newly architected solution based on EMC Avamar technology that enables agentless backups with built-in deduplication.
vShield Endpoint provides agentless antivirus and antimalware protection to secure your virtual machines.
vSphere Replication provides low-cost replication for your virtual machine and serves as the foundation for leveraging a cloud-based disaster-recovery solution from a VMware cloud service provider.
vSphere Storage Appliance enables business-continuity features (vSphere High Availability and vMotion) by adding shared storage capabilities to servers.
Benefits for Company
- Provide business continuity and always-available IT
- Reduce IT footprint and simplify management
- Save on IT hardware costs
- Improve service levels and application quality
- Strengthen security and data protection