Infrastructure & Operations

VMworld 2011: VMware Platform Is About the Whole Infrastructure

Three or four years ago keynotes and announcements at VMworld were all about cool server tricks. Today, as VMware seeks to be an infrastructure cloud platform, servers...

Hot Developments in Infrastructure

Explosive data growth, cloud computing, virtualization and consolidation, mobile computing; these are all major technology trends that are having a large impact on IT...

Virtual Appliances Can Deliver Physical Appliance Performance

As every new generation of hardware brings performance boosts--especially faster processors, RAM, and solid state drives--virtual appliance vendors are taking advantage...

New Project Checklist for the Infrastructure Manager

Infrastructure Managers are often blindsided by upcoming projects that were not accurately scoped in terms of impact on the infrastructure. Use this checklist to ensure...

Quarterly Metrics Review with the CIO

Establish quarterly metric reviews with your CIO to support capacity planning and management. Use this template to create a metrics report for your CIO.

Weekly Metrics Review with Staff

As an Infrastructure Manager, your time is scarce. Use this template to ensure that weekly metrics reviews are isolated to those facts you need to know about - SLA...

Infrastructure Metrics Tracking and Reporting Tool

Metrics are often collected using several tools and coming from several sources. Use this tool to centralize key metrics tracking and reporting.

Storage Reseller Interrogation Script

This script provides questions that you can explore with a reseller to clarify the specific value add that the reseller brings to the engagement. Use this interview to...

Metrics Definition Template

This template provides the means to track data on each metric to enable full lifecycle management. The definitions should be linked to a calendar for review frequency to...

Take Control of Infrastructure Metrics

Many organizations collect metrics to validate they are keeping the lights on and the infrastructure running. But the Infrastructure Managers who are benefiting the most...
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