Cloud computing and IT virtualization are the drivers of digital transformation. Technologies such as IoT, edge computing, blockchain, machine learning or software-defined data centers also characterize the current IT change. We explain the basics and what you have to consider in Cloud Migration, Virtualization etc. According to IDC and Gartner, cloud computing is the primary option for digital transformation. So many IT managers in companies are currently under enormous pressure. But how do companies best manage migration to the cloud? In addition to the question of the right time – as soon as possible, in the medium term or as a long-term plan in stages – is also the “how” discussed: As an addition to existing IT or complete modernization of existing applications and systems?
If the modernization of the IT infrastructure is in the focus of a company, despite the cloud euphoria, the topic of virtualization in the data center as well as in the own server room becomes more and more important through software-defined technologies. Because virtualization with tools such as Hyper-V, vSphere or KVM, IT resources can be automatically and manufacturer-independent in the shortest possible time. In addition, the entire IT stack consisting of server, storage and network but also desktops or applications can be consolidated, which saves costs and serves as the basis for future digitization projects. So that you can successfully implement your virtualization strategy, we have bundled all the important information in this compendium.
Key criteria for good server and storage systems, whether on their own network or in the cloud, are scalability, high availability, minimization of downtime risk, and intelligent disaster recovery. New technologies such as all-flash arrays, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), storage-as-a-service ( SaaS ) or open-source storage want to support these demands on state-of-the-art IT systems. We explain how these technologies really benefit the business. As usual, a multitude of practical articles from us on tips, tricks and tools on the subjects of cloud migration, multi-cloud management, desktop virtualization, remote desktop, Windows and server management or network storage complete the knowledge.