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HP Blades and Server Virtualization: The Ins and Outs of I/O

With the popularity and increasing deployment of blades and virtualization, can the system architectures, I/O and operating environments designed for a server running one application translate to support multiple virtual servers and their applications?

This white presents an in-depth examination of this question, provides tips on making sure this is possible and discusses the architectural and operating environment improvements that allow for faster data handling in blade servers and server virtualization technologies.

Read this white paper by virtualization and blade server experts Barb Goldworm and Anne Skamarock to get a technical review of:

  • Several server virtualization architectures including hypervisor and hosted architectures
  • Data storage and virtualization
  • I/O options
  • Blade architecture, storage and networking options


Anne Skamarock Advisory Analyst and Author, Focus Consulting Anne Skamarock, Research Director at Focus Consulting, has been involved with computers and associated technology for nearly 30 years. For the past seven years, Anne has worked as a market analyst focusing on the convergence points around systems, storage, and software. Anne has published regular columns and tips and numerous business and technical white papers. She has recently finished her second book as co-author of Blades and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs. Barb Goldworm President, Focus Consulting Barb Goldworm, president of Focus Consulting, has spent thirty years in the computer industry, in various technical, marketing, sales, senior management, and industry analyst positions with companies including, IBM, Novell, StorageTek, Enterprise Management Associates, and multiple successful startups. A frequent speaker at industry events, Barb currently chairs the Server Blade Summit conference and is a regular speaker and expert columnist for TechTarget SearchServerVirtualization, having also written regularly for ComputerWorld SNWOnline, and NetworkWorld. She also co-authored “Blades Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs.”
CDW Corporation
09 Apr 2007
09 Apr 2007
5 Page(s)
White Paper

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