Server, storage, and network virtualization increase flexibility, mask complexity, and reduce costs for IT departments.
Written by Joel Klebanoff
Virtualization is getting to be long in the tooth, at least in terms of the accelerated universe in which IT now operates. Nonetheless, the term is still somewhat confusing. That's not surprising because there isn't just one variety. Thus, when someone tries to talk to you about or sell you virtualization, your first question should be, "Which type?"
Real-time, heterogeneous data sharing puts information where it is needed, when it is needed, and in the formats that best serve diverse needs across the enterprise.
Written by Andy Chase
Editor's note: This article is an extraction from the Vision Solutions white paper "Real-Time Database Sharing: What Can It Do for Your Business," available free from the MC Press White Paper Center.
Managers striving to use smarter data to create smarter businesses need clear pictures of the state of their enterprise, without having to rely on isolated snapshots from a variety of incompatible data sources. Yet, in many organizations, data silos segregated by department and/or business function are built on incongruent platforms. In these environments, fashioning an integrated enterprise view presents major data formatting, transformation, and consistency challenges.