IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010 - (Page 32)

IBM Systems Director VMControl reveals virtualization today, clouds tomorrow By Ian Robinson ith origins that stretch back more than four decades, virtualization has evolved to become an enabling technology available for most enterprise computer systems plus many platforms beyond the enterprise, from game consoles to smart phones. Most new high-priority enterprise computing initiatives depend upon virtualization as the foundation of solutions that can reduce cost, boost efficiency, shrink risk and optimize performance, among other benefits. As a result, virtualization has become an essential component of IT strategy. Yet in many respects, virtualization remains in its infancy, and nowhere is this more evident than in the field of virtualization -management tools. In large enterprises with heterogeneous computing environments, CIOs and IT managers are often frustrated by platform-specific silos of virtualization management—where each virtualization 32 JUNE 2010 ILLUSTRATION BY RANDY LYHUS product demands a different, incompatible management tool that in turn demands an army of specialists to maintain. Clearly, such an approach isn’t scalable or efficient. Tailored VMControl Editions IBM’s goal in creating VMControl was to eliminate such counter product ive silos

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010
Table of Contents
On the Web
Editor's Desk: Play Ball!
Dashboard: What a Ride - 10:45 - The Heat is On - Caution: Words Not to Use
Insider: Electronic Document Management Can Improve Operating Performance
Date Display: Businesses Can Be Bolder About Ditching Documents for Digital
Case Study: Bergquist Inc. Figures Sales Taxes Faster with Several Clever Solutions
Keep Data Flowing: IBM Systems Director can Help Streamline IT Traffic
A Clear View: IBM Systems Director VMControl Reveals Virtualization Today, Clouds Tomorrow
Green with Envy: Syracuse University's Energy Efficiency Is Worth Coveting
Focus on Storage: IBM System Storage Easy Tier Tailors SSDs for Your Workloads
Next: A Capacity Leap Means Tape is Here for the Long Haul
Advertisers' Index
IBM Perspective: Turning Up Control
Snapshot: Christopher Sims, Clayton County, Ga., Water Authority
Reference Point

IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems Edition - June 2010