The software-defined storage (SDS) market, according to MarketsandMarkets, is expected to be worth a whopping $5.41 billion by 2018. On the other hand, a survey by ManageEngine revealed that several storage admins (about 47% of the respondents) are not even sure if SDS will benefit their storage strategy. These differing view points on SDS suggest that storage admins have a lot of questions about SDS. Fortunately, we have some answers below.
So what is SDS?
SDS is a centrally managed, supervisor software program that combines the storage capacity of multiple storage devices into one pool. This improves the availability, speed, and utilization of storage. As long as it complies with basic standards, any t…
This Week’s Five is a weekly column of five interesting reads from all over the web, with a different topic each week. This week, we’ll explore the latest trends in the IT market.
In the IT space, trends are dictated by:
- Unprecedented demands for certain technologies from end users or business organizations
- Potential for disruption to IT or the enterprise
Let’s take a sneak peak into few disruptive technology trends in 2013.
BYOD – At the highest level, there are three important things to know about BYOD: It’s here to stay and is all set to grow; the potential risks are real, so mitigation is required; and it can’t be ignored or wished away.
With Software Defined Networking (SDN) being the new industry buzzword, more and more people including network architects, CIOs and CTOs have started exploring SDN and its capabilities to cater to the growing demands of enterprise and cloud services. Google statistics show there has been an exponential increase in search numbers for Software Defined Networking in recent times.
This industry interest has triggered a wave across networking giants to tag “SDN” for marketing mileage,
Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment n
Free eBook from ManageEngine Features Leading Industry Analyst Research on How to Augment APM with Conventional Monitoring.
We just released an eBook explaining the evolution to real-time IT. Something which ManageEngine has been talking about and delivering to the market for quite a while. Real-time IT calls for IT to make the most of today’s game-changing technologies and deliver immediate services to organizations that are operating at an ever-increasing pace. It compels IT to operate at the speed of business, leveraging technologies to support new business models and applications.
The main takeaways from the eBook are:
- What is Real-time IT?: Today’s IT infrastructure is more dynamic
Virtualization technology has transformed the way business works with IT. However, rapid virtualization and the co-existence of virtual environments with physical and cloud entities have introduced many new complexities to businesses from an IT management point of view.
Yes, you heard it right! You can now monitor Microsoft Hyper-V using the latest version of ManageEngine Applications Manager (version 9.4). You may also remember that we already support VMWare Monitoring, which means you can now track the performance of VMware and Hyper-V servers from the same management console!
As businesses use virtualization solutions from multiple vendors within their data center, we believe that this heterogeneous approach to virtual systems management is the way forward. Instead of having multiple point tools for different vendors, you can use Applications Manager to monitor and manage your virtual resources, as well as your entire hybrid IT infrastructure, from a single con…
It’s been a busy 12 months for us here at ManageEngine Applications Manager team. While we continued to expand our user base, we also added key capabilities to Applications Manager and enhanced our existing feature set. Here is a quick recap of the year so far:
Breaking New Ground
Up until 2010, we were focusing primarily on monitoring the physical component of your IT infrastructure, including application servers, servers, databases, etc. This year, we broke new ground as far as monitoring capabilities are concerned. We ventured into virtualization monitoring as well as cloud monitoring. In fact, Applications Manager now lets you monitor the physical, virtual and cloud components of your hybrid …