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IT decision makers display virtualised resource pools

Quoting from the Kuwait Times

As part of a "virtualisation" [an umbrella term for a number of technologies that divide computer resources into multiple independent working parts] tour in eight Middle Eastern countries, European IT manufacturer Fujitsu Siemens Computers held an event in Kuwait's Sheraton Hotel yesterday.


At the event enterprise customers and attendees were provided an insight into virtualised resource pools, learnt about best-practice solutions on all levels and profit from the first-hand knowledge of international IT experts.


The event focused on how can companies make better use of IT resources if they separate applications and data from dedicated servers, and instead, pool and share resources as needed. In this way, IT managers can move resources around much more easily and take advantage of a much higher level of hardware resource capacity.


Fujitsu Siemens Computers jointly with AMD and Network Appliances offer a blueprint for a virtualised data centre.


"The cooperation of three major players is a significant step in the regional development and education of the virtualisation concept," said Stephane Rejasse, General Manager - Middle East, Fujitsu Siemens Computers.


This event gave IT managers an overview of the Dynamic Data Center (DDC) - Fujitsu Siemens Computers' strategy for a new-generation hardware and software architecture that focuses on end-user services and service level agreements (SLAs) which enables on-demand computing to become a reality - and presented them with results of a study that validated positive ROI for companies involved in virtualisation projects.


Talking to the Kuwait Times on the sidelines of the seminar, Rejasse explained that this is IT which brings a direct benefit for the companies.


On his part Rajesh Deepchandani, Product Marketing Manager - Large Enterprise, Fujitsu Siemens Computers said, "If IT infrastructures are to react more dynamically, they need to be organised in a completely flexible manner - from the processor via the server right down to memory."


He then added, "AMD, Network Appliances and Fujitsu Siemens Computers are among the first IT manufacturers to jointly approach the subject of virtualisation on all these levels in the Middle East".


Through showcasing proven solutions that are already implemented at customers today, IT decision makers will be able to obtain a blueprint approach to implement virtualisation for a DDC.


Virtualisation is a very hot topic, said Deepchandani and added "Customers want dynamic IT solutions that also offer performance with flexibility and that can work today. Fujitsu Siemens Computers and our partners have already proven we can deliver on that promise."


In his words virtualisation is one of the three core principles within our DDC which enables on-demand computing to become a reality. He added, "This concept provides IT directors with solutions that have the performance and flexibility they require."
Fujitsu Siemens Computers further discussed two of their major dynamic IT solutions, FlexFrame for Oracle and FlexFrame for SAP. Having partnered with these two major industry ERP players, Fujitsu Siemens Computers can offer a solution that optimises operation of SAP and Oracle in a virtualised environment. This offers High Availability and on-demand capabilities meaning customers can avoid the system-integration costs associated with deploying ISV-specific solutions.


"IT directors need infrastructures that enable them directly to address the needs of their business. FlexFrame for Oracle and Flexframe for SAP does just this and provides them with an answer that helps them on two fronts - it brings down costs and increases efficiency immediately and it fits into existing environments," concluded Deepchandani.

Read the original article, here.

Published Tuesday, June 13, 2006 7:11 AM by David Marshall
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