Virtualization Solutions

Virtualization is the process of abstracting software from hardware. Essentially, it breaks the "marriage" between the two, allowing things like loading multiple operating systems on one physical server, rather than the traditional "one server - one OS" model. It can also allow multiple copies of the same OS to run on one server, and enable desktop computers to run more than one OS. DasNet supports reducing carbon footprints of its product offerings. A reduction in power consumption for excess hardware and cooling/lighting requirements, along with conservation of data center real estate will be achieved through virtualization.

Virtualization SolutionsDasNet has been aggressively training its engineers to meet the demand from our commercial and military clients for Virtualization Solutions.  This theoretical notion is now a full blown practice and desired by IT managers who want it NOW.  DasNet, as a systems integrator, typically provide for an array of equipment and hardware provisioning that may satisfy a client’s design requirements.  This remains the case with virtualization, but doesn’t apply in all instances, due to the uniqueness of this evolving concept.  Therefore, DasNet has been selective in its initial market entrance with offerings, such as Dell’s Data Center Virtualization Configuration, which is a platform with pre-configured architectures that combines Dell PowerEdge M-series blades and EqualLogic PS6000 iSCSI storage technology, with Cisco Catalyst networking switches, VMware vSphere 4 and PlateSpin Migrate from Novell to achieve an intelligent, automated datacenter.  DasNet intends to eliminate the complexity from managing virtual infrastructure by providing tailored management solutions that best fit client needs, including Dell’s Virtualization Management toolkit, Virtual infrastructure capabilities, Virtual Server Remote Monitoring and Reporting.

VMware vSphere 4 lets users transform their datacenters into internal private clouds.  Dell will support Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to help users deploy the latest virtualization software solutions.  Dell boosted Disaster Recovery capabilities providing Dell EqualLogic Auto-Snapshot Manager 2.0 for VMware vSphere 4. It simplifies data protection and recovery through automation and integration with VMware vSphere 4.  vSphere 4, the successor to VMware Infrastructure 3.5 (VI 3.5), includes much greater capacity per virtual machine (VM).  Each VM in vSphere can utilize double the number of virtual processors as previously, 2.5 times the number of Network Interface Cards (NICs) and four times more memory, among other improvements.   Combined with new technologies like host profiles, distributed virtual switches, and thin provisioning of storage, a datacenter with 100 virtualized hosts, administrators could save an estimated 25 weeks -- half a year's worth -- of administration time.

Of course, with the military transitioning to Vista by the end of 2009, this is on our radar, and we will have a resolution, as with all of our effected software offerings.