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Xsigo I/O Director: A Scalable Solution for Virtualization and cloud computing
Many businesses, faced with limited space, power, and cooling in their data centers and as well as a chilly economic climate, are looking to outsource some, or all, of their IT infrastructure. Server virtualization now enables a new service provider business model to emerge: Hardware Cloud Computing. This white paper reveals how these new service providers offer key advantages to businesses and their IT departments, and explains how to successfully manage issues of consolidation.
Companies that only occasionally require extra capacity can now lease these resources - CPU, memory, storage, network bandwidth, and so on - for special projects or seasonal business cycles without having to invest in dedicated infrastructure. But with this new ability to consolidate many applications onto a single server, new problems arise about how to sufficiently architect the networks and I/O for each server. This white paper explores solutions to better utilize and deploy existing resources.