December 20, 2017
Xerox continues to invest in its channel strategy, which includes a focus on helping partners win more sophisticated Xerox MPS deals.
October 10, 2017
New DaaS benchmarking services, unveiled at Workday Rising, are meant to enable deeper analysis of cloud data. Customers must opt in to share data for analytics.
January 19, 2017
The Marcus Buckingham Company's cloud-based performance management and employee engagement software is set to be integrated into ADP's HCM platforms and benchmarking tool.
December 16, 2015
The U.S. Federal Reserve today hiked its key interest rate, a move that could signal additional increases that will ultimately affect channel partners.
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What is the best way to access large multicore servers for benchmarking? How do I know what needs to be benchmarked? Continue Reading
VMware VMmark is a free benchmarking utility that runs several workloads to measure the performance and scalability of multiple hosts in a virtualized environment. Continue Reading
Using benchmarks gives the user a head start in troubleshooting if VM performance begins to falter. But how can benchmarking help with resources, hardware decisions and virtual workloads? Continue Reading
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The insurance industry is buried in paper-based processes. Former MetLife CIO Gary Hoberman aims to change that with a platform that runs on AI and machine vision. Continue Reading
Countless VDI projects circle the drain because administrators don't test virtual desktop performance thoroughly enough. A good pilot program positions a VDI implementation for success. Continue Reading
Benchmarks from the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation show your server energy efficiency. Continue Reading
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Sales and operations planning is certainly possible with spreadsheets and paper, but collaboration and benchmarking across departments are much easier with specialized software. Continue Reading
System benchmarking will do you no good if you're not obtaining the right information and you don't have a greater understanding of the multi-server environment. Continue Reading
Once a virtualized environment is running at an efficient level, IT admins will want to keep it that way. Doing so entails benchmarking performance and watching for changes that, if left unchecked, could develop into problems. CPU benchmark tools are easily available for server benchmarking to help you stay ahead of potential disasters, and the upfront cost is often worth the expense compared to the time, effort and money needed if you aren’t prepared when an outage occurs. Virtualization administrators see the value in documenting VM and application dependencies not only for maintaining performance but also for when trying to get an environment back on track should something go wrong.
There are documentation tools that graph strategic information with your servers, such as when spikes in usage typically occur. Some potential documentation tools include Docusnap, IT Glue, and RVtools, all of which can also help with compliancy.Continue Reading
Problem Solve Benchmarking Issues
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The terms SLO and SLA are often confused, but as you’ll learn in this expert tip, there are key differences. Continue Reading
Issues in your storage subsystem can create bottlenecks that drastically effect storage performance. Identify these issues early on by running benchmarks and analyzing your results. Continue Reading
A disk I/O bottleneck, resource contention, misconfigurations and other problems will degrade the performance of virtual machines. When too many VMs are competing for limited resources, results will inevitably suffer. This chapter looks at tactics that can help to combat these types of bottlenecks, particularly those stemming from the storage components of a virtualized environment. The effort it takes to solve storage I/O bottlenecks is considerable. Variables range from physical infrastructure choices to configuration changes. The starting point for solving your I/O problems will be VM monitoring and establishing baseline performance. From there, you can scrutinize read IOPS vs. write IOPS, network cards, and other specific points that are likely contributing to the I/O bottlenecks. With the right approach, a willingness to become a virtual machine monitor and the use of proper technologies, admins can solve the problems causing an infrastructure's performance to suffer. Continue Reading