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  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    A Business Built in the Cloud

    Cloud on Demand is a South African Cloud Vendor and Hybrid Cloud enablement partner offering a platform, complimentary applications and solutions. Cloud on Demand needed a fully virtualized, cloud based solution that would enable the business to start with the provisioning and delivery of cloud virtual Data Centre's (vDC) and...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2013

    VMware IT Automates Application Provisioning in Private Cloud

    In response to decreasing satisfaction and productivity levels among business-application developers, the VMware Application Operations team (AppOps) used a private cloud based on software-defined data center architecture to automate provisioning throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). By accelerating the process - from weeks to hours - AppOps improved business...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2013

    Pushing the Boundaries: Symantec's Software-Defined Data Center Powered by VMware vCloud Suite

    Symantec has evolved from an antivirus software company to a global. Their challenges are to transform enterprise customer support services for faster, responsive service, get test environments up and running faster for enterprise support customers and improve scalability and agility of IT service. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges....

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2013

    International Data Center in the Center of Warsaw

    Linxdatacenter, part of the Linx Group, is an international provider of data center solutions. Their challenges are integration of new solutions with the existing highly-developed ICT infrastructure and solution deployment within an extremely short period of time. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They have implemented creation of a...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2013

    VMware Professional Services Speed Deployment of a University Hybrid Cloud and Transfer Knowledge for Long-term Growth

    This world-renowned university sponsors substantial research through its network of nearly 40 independent colleges. Their challenges are to lack of centralized data management system prevented long-term availability of research results and valuable intellectual property - a key asset and product of any research university - was often lost or stored...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    VMware Cloud Technology Helps Kaseya Improve its Customer Experience

    Kaseya is a global provider of IT systems management and automation software. Kaseya wanted to have its entire hardware infrastructure hosted externally to reduce costs and improve flexibility. It was also keen to start delivering a SaaS offering to its customers. Kaseya made the move to the cloud and created...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    University of Derby Relies on VMware to Keep Mission Critical Applications Running

    The University of Derby wanted technology to improve the running of its IT estate, including its business critical applications running Oracle Databases. The University has virtualized a number of its most business critical applications with improved service and no disruption. Agility and recovery between both Data Centres using VMware SRM...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    BSN INET Builds Decentralised, Earthquake-Proof IT Services Cloud

    BSN INET provides high value added ASP/SaaS services for the Japanese market, based on the latest technologies. Their challenges are to ensure data centre availability during natural disasters, to fully leverage benefits of latest virtualization technologies and to improve recovery processes and streamline operations. They chose VMware to overcome these...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2013

    VMware Cloud Platform Enables Capgemini to Improve SLAs, Reduce Costs for ERP Hosting

    The Capgemini group is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Their challenges are to businesses looking to outsource their SAP environments want the cost-efficiencies offered by cloud-based service offerings, These same businesses also require stringent SLAs and needed to protect its reputation as a...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2013

    BancVue Better Prepares Small Banks for Battle Through Virtualization

    Feeding resources to millions of bank consumers requires an agile, high-performing IT environment to keep every piece in place and run smoothly 24/7. To maintain uptime and deliver services to a growing number of customers, BancVue needed to virtualize its data center. By switching from Microsoft Hyper-V to the VMware...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2013

    The Project of the Public Cloud Big Blue One With Vmware Technologies Offers Companies an It Infrastructure That Is Highly Flexible and Available in Maximum Measure

    Casablanca INT is a leading Czech provider of internet, data and voice services. Their challenge is building a virtual data center providing advanced functions of a public cloud Infrastructure as a Service to customers (IaaS). They chose VMware to overcome this challenge. They have implemented VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus, VMware...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2013

    IT Solutions Provider Helps Boost System Performance and Security for Travel Industry Leader with VShield Implementation

    Neos is a global technology services and IT operations provider catering for mid-to large sized enterprises across the globe. The company became the first Hyperic VMware partner in Germany and is also a VMware Enterprise partner with expertise in vFabric, vSphere and vCloud. It offers a full range of cloud...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Towards Proactive Resource Management in Virtualized Datacenters

    Proactive resource management involves taking actions to make resources available for upcoming load spikes. Proactive resource management is highly desirable for managing resources in a multitenant cloud where it is common to have hot-spots at some locations, while still having spare resources scattered throughout the datacenter. Inability to quickly use...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    VSOM: A Framework for Virtual Machine-Centric Analysis of End-to-End Storage IO Operations

    Diagnosis of an I/O performance slow down is a complex problem. The root cause could be one among a plethora of event combinations such as VMware ESXi misconfiguration, an overloaded fabric switch, disk failures on the storage arrays, and so on. As a virtualization administrator, diagnosing the end-to-end I/O path...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Planner: Measuring True Virtual Desktop Experience at Scale

    In fast-changing desktop environments, the authors are witnessing increasing use of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments due to better manageability and security. A smooth transition from physical to VDI desktops requires significant investment in the design and maintenance of hardware and software layers for adequate user base support. To understand...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    A Social Media Approach to Virtualization Management

    The average virtualization administrator finds it difficult to manage hundreds of hosts and thousands of virtual machines. At the same time, almost anyone on earth with a Smartphone is adept at using social media sites like Facebook for managing hundreds of friends. Social media succeeds because the interfaces are intuitive,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Storage DRS: Automated Management of Storage Devices in a Virtualized Datacenter

    Virtualized datacenters contain a wide variety of storage devices with different performance characteristics and feature sets. In addition, a single storage device is shared among different Virtual Machines (VMs) due to ease of VM mobility, better consolidation, higher utilization and to support other features such as VMware Fault Tolerance (FT)...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Design and Implementation of a Cloud Tenant UI

    This paper documents the design and implementation of SilverLining, a student intern project to create a simplified user experience to the cloud. vCloud Director (vCD) provides a full-featured interface for system administrators and others to configure and control their cloud computing resources. The SilverLining project streamlines user workflows and interactions,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Intrusion Detection Using VProbes

    Many current Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are vulnerable to intruders because they run under the same operating system as a potential attacker. Since an attacker often attempts to co-opt the operating system, the IDS is vulnerable to subversion. While some systems escape this flaw, they generally do so by modifying...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Elastic Resource Allocation in Datacenters: Gremlins in the Management Plane

    Virtualization has simplified the management of datacenter infrastructures and enabled new services that can benefit both customers and providers. From a provider perspective, one of the key services in a virtualized datacenter is elastic allocation of resources to work-loads, using a combination of virtual machine migration and per-server work-conserving scheduling....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    VQuery: A Platform for Connecting Configuration and Performance

    Discovering the causes of performance problems in virtualized systems are often more difficult than without virtualization, because they can be caused by changes in infrastructure configuration rather than the user's application. vQuery is a system that collects, archives, and exposes configuration changes alongside fine-grained performance data, so the two can...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Infrastructure to Support Desktop Virtualization Experiments for Research and Education

    In terms of convenience and cost-savings, user communities have benefited from transitioning to Virtual Desktop Clouds (VDCs) that are accessible via thin-clients, moving away from dedicated hardware and software in "Traditional desktops". Allocating and managing VDC resources in a scalable and cost-effective manner poses unique challenges to cloud service providers....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Organizing for the Cloud: Providing Additional Value to the Business by Optimizing the IT Operations Organization for Cloud

    Cloud computing represents a major opportunity for IT. At the same time it presents challenges. Lines of Business are already by-passing IT and going directly to external cloud providers. Running workloads on external cloud provider infrastructure isn't necessarily a bad thing but to regain control, IT must begin to think...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2012

    Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) Integrates VMware Technology to Reduce Datacenter Footprint and Improve Manageability

    Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) is one of the world's largest manufacturers of rear view mirrors for passenger cars. Their challenges are to manage server sprawl, improve manageability and optimize IT resource utilization. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They have implemented VMware vSphere which helps to reduce datacenter footprint...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2012

    Intracom Telecom Rapidly Deploys Three New Public Cloud Services with VMware VCloud Automation Center

    Intracom Telecom is an international telecommunications systems vendor, their challenge were to meet tight timeframe for launching three cloud services, integrate with existing IT processes and ecosystem, make public cloud services easy to manage, build cloud infrastructure that can support new service and enable engineering team to easily develop new...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2012

    NYSE Technologies Launches Global Cloud-Based 'Capital Markets Community Platform'

    NYSE EuroneXt (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. Their challenges are market traders are facing the convergence of unprecedented industry volatility and fast, powerful technology, they need to re-centralize their computing operations and ability to innovate quickly requires cost-effective technology platforms....

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2012

    More Services From a Single Source

    The SAP service provider is posting double-digit quarter-on-quarter growth rates with outsourcing and managed Services. Their challenges are multi-site private cloud for SAP systems and many other services and expansion of an attractive cloud-based service portfolio. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They chose SAP systems running in vCloud,...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2012

    Major Multinational Corporation Deploys Cross-Business Unit Private Cloud

    One of the world's largest multinational corporations, with annual revenue of approximately $150 billion and over 300,000 employees required a better way of providing IT resources to its numerous business units. Their challenges are to rapidly provide standardized resources to global customers, integrate with existing enterprise management systems and provide...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2012

    CHARUSAT Selects VMware as the Virtualization Partner to Build a Green and Cloud-Ready Campus

    CHARotar University of Science And Technology (CHARUSAT) is a privately run university in Gujarat. Their challenges are to reduce operating expenditures, consolidate IT infrastructure and implement a \"Green-campus\" initiative. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They have implemented virtualize datacenter and desktop environments on VMware platform. The results of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications on VSphere

    Most VMware customers have virtualized a significant portion of their datacenter. However, virtualizing business-critical applications - databases, ERP systems, email servers, and industry-specific solutions - feels like a completely different ballgame, and the user may wonder whether the risk vs. return ratio is still worth it. In addition, these applications...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2012

    VMware Customer Empowers Developers with Self-Service Provisioning

    The company employs a worldwide staff of developers who create software code and web portals for self-service kiosks their challenges were need to empower developers with self-service provisioning, support business growth, acquisitions and maintain security compliance. A longtime VMware customer recently deployed VMware vCloud Director to enable its developers to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Why Choose VMware for Server Virtualization?

    Server virtualization improves the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications. It frees IT administrators from repetitive server management tasks, allowing them to drive business-building innovation. Given the significant cost savings from reduced hardware requirements and improved server efficiency, the server virtualization market has expanded quickly and multiple virtualization...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    MicroStrategy Sees Macro Shifts in Productivity and Efficiency From a Virtualized Cloud Environment

    MicroStrategy delivers enterprise software platforms for Business Intelligence (BI), mobile intelligence, and social intelligence applications to some of the largest companies around the world. MicroStrategy needed a high-performance, flexible infrastructure to properly support its business and its customers. This involved a change to the way MicroStrategy works internally, and a...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    VMware VSphere Delivers a Cloud for Microsoft Applications

    Ergomedia, hosting services provider for Microsoft applications, was not satisfied with the Hyper-V virtualization software. Representatives of Ergomedia stressed that it was necessary to increase the improved service availability for customers. For this reason, after some time, it was decided that a new supplier of virtualization software should be chosen...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    Visitors flock to Subaru USA new interactive website

    Minivegas was looking for flexible rendering capacity to allow visitors to quickly create a personalized animated video. The solution had to be flexible enough to support large groups of visitors simultaneously, without affecting rendering speed and user experience. Within a short time a real-time online video-rendering solution in the cloud...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    VMware Technology Drives Subaru's State of the Art Real-Time Website in the Cloud

    Minivegas was looking for flexible rendering capacity to allow visitors to quickly create a personalized animated video. Within a short time a real-time online video-rendering solution in the cloud was developed. This high-performance environment is based on a physical infrastructure using VMware vSphere and vCloud products. The results of deploying...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    K?RT Information Security and Data Recovery Ltd: Secure Cloud Services on VMware Platform

    K?RT Information Security and Data Recovery Ltd. is a leading specialist of information security and one of the world's leading data recovery companies. Their objectives to be achieved with virtualization is to deploy cloud-based services on a virtualized infrastructure, choose the virtualization platform best suited for the purpose, resource utilization...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    Student Loan Available as Needed

    Founded in 2001, Student Loan Center Plc. has provided credit to 318 thousand students. Their planned objectives to be achieved with virtualization were highly available server infrastructure, ability to set up test environments cost-efficiently, faster rollout of new services and enabling 7x24 electronic administration. They chose VMware to overcome these...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    Commundo Tagungshotels Relies on Virtual Desktop Management With VMware View

    Deutsche Telekom AG's Commundo Tagungshotels offer a tech-oriented range of services for trade fairs, their challenges were rollout for 50 PC seminar rooms with 13 desktops each at 8 hotel locations, deployment of business-critical applications and software, increasing demands on IT in provisioning the technical infrastructure and increase flexibility for...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Workload Dependent IO Scheduling for Fairness and Efficiency in Shared Storage Systems

    Supporting QoS control mechanisms in shared storage arrays is constrained by the well-justified fear of impacting the system efficiency. This motivates the authors' study of the tradeoff between fairness and efficiency in shared storage systems. They propose two adaptations that can be applied to existing IO scheduling mechanisms: the concurrency...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Towards Proactive Resource Management in Virtualized Datacenters

    Proactive resource management involves taking actions to make resources available for upcoming load spikes. Proactive resource management is highly desirable for managing resources in a multitenant cloud where it is common to have hot-spots at some locations, while still having spare resources scattered throughout the datacenter. Inability to quickly use...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Workload Dependent IO Scheduling for Fairness and Efficiency in Shared Storage Systems

    Supporting QoS control mechanisms in shared storage arrays is constrained by the well-justified fear of impacting the system efficiency. This motivates the authors' study of the tradeoff between fairness and efficiency in shared storage systems. They propose two adaptations that can be applied to existing IO scheduling mechanisms: the concurrency...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Bounding the Running Time of Interrupt and Exception Forwarding in Recursive Virtualization for the X86 Architecture

    Virtualization has been a key technology in enhancing interoperability and in making systems more secure. However, the question remains whether virtualization can be used in the context of real-time systems because of efficiency and schedulability issues. This question is even more controversial when recursive virtualization is considered. In this paper,...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Software Techniques for Avoiding Hardware Virtualization Exits

    On modern processors, hardware-assisted virtualization outperforms classical binary translation for most workloads. But hardware virtualization has a potential problem: virtualization exits are expensive. While hardware virtualization executes guest instructions at native speed, guest/VMM transitions can sap performance. Hardware designers attacked this problem both by reducing guest/VMM transition costs and by...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Storage Workload Characterization and Consolidation in Virtualized Environments

    Server virtualization is accelerating the already existing need for shared storage area network (SAN) infrastructure for the associated benefits of migration, flexible management and economies of sharing. Understanding the characteristics of a workload in terms of access locality, IO sizes, read write ratio etc. is crucial for effective placement and...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    VIC: Interrupt Coalescing for Virtual Machine Storage Device IO

    Interrupt coalescing is a well known and proven technique for reducing CPU utilization when processing high IO rates in network and storage controllers. Virtualization introduces a layer of virtual hardware for the guest operating system, whose interrupt rate can be controlled by the hypervisor. Unfortunately, existing techniques based on high-resolution...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Fast Restore of Checkpointed Memory Using Working Set Estimation

    In order to make save and restore features practical, saved Virtual Machines (VMs) must be able to quickly restore to normal operation. Unfortunately, fetching a saved memory image from persistent storage can be slow, especially as VMs grow in memory size. One possible solution for reducing this time is to...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    VSOM: A Framework for Virtual Machine-Centric Analysis of End-to-End Storage IO Operations

    Diagnosis of an I/O performance slow down is a complex problem. The root cause could be one among a plethora of event combinations such as VMware ESXi misconfiguration, an overloaded fabric switch, disk failures on the storage arrays, and so on. As a virtualization administrator, diagnosing the end-to-end I/O path...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Planner: Measuring True Virtual Desktop Experience at Scale

    In fast-changing desktop environments, the authors are witnessing increasing use of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments due to better manageability and security. A smooth transition from physical to VDI desktops requires significant investment in the design and maintenance of hardware and software layers for adequate user base support. To understand...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    A Social Media Approach to Virtualization Management

    The average virtualization administrator finds it difficult to manage hundreds of hosts and thousands of virtual machines. At the same time, almost anyone on earth with a Smartphone is adept at using social media sites like Facebook for managing hundreds of friends. Social media succeeds because the interfaces are intuitive,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Storage DRS: Automated Management of Storage Devices in a Virtualized Datacenter

    Virtualized datacenters contain a wide variety of storage devices with different performance characteristics and feature sets. In addition, a single storage device is shared among different Virtual Machines (VMs) due to ease of VM mobility, better consolidation, higher utilization and to support other features such as VMware Fault Tolerance (FT)...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Design and Implementation of a Cloud Tenant UI

    This paper documents the design and implementation of SilverLining, a student intern project to create a simplified user experience to the cloud. vCloud Director (vCD) provides a full-featured interface for system administrators and others to configure and control their cloud computing resources. The SilverLining project streamlines user workflows and interactions,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Intrusion Detection Using VProbes

    Many current Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) are vulnerable to intruders because they run under the same operating system as a potential attacker. Since an attacker often attempts to co-opt the operating system, the IDS is vulnerable to subversion. While some systems escape this flaw, they generally do so by modifying...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Elastic Resource Allocation in Datacenters: Gremlins in the Management Plane

    Virtualization has simplified the management of datacenter infrastructures and enabled new services that can benefit both customers and providers. From a provider perspective, one of the key services in a virtualized datacenter is elastic allocation of resources to work-loads, using a combination of virtual machine migration and per-server work-conserving scheduling....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    VQuery: A Platform for Connecting Configuration and Performance

    Discovering the causes of performance problems in virtualized systems are often more difficult than without virtualization, because they can be caused by changes in infrastructure configuration rather than the user's application. vQuery is a system that collects, archives, and exposes configuration changes alongside fine-grained performance data, so the two can...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Infrastructure to Support Desktop Virtualization Experiments for Research and Education

    In terms of convenience and cost-savings, user communities have benefited from transitioning to Virtual Desktop Clouds (VDCs) that are accessible via thin-clients, moving away from dedicated hardware and software in "Traditional desktops". Allocating and managing VDC resources in a scalable and cost-effective manner poses unique challenges to cloud service providers....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    RDMA Performance in Virtual Machines Using QDR InfiniBand on VSphere 5

    This report details the results of Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) performance experiments using Mellanox QDR InfiniBand adapters in Red Hat Linux guests running on the VMware vSphere 5 virtualization platform. The authors demonstrate that latencies under 2?s and bandwidths of 26Gb/s can be achieved using guest-level RDMA with pass-through...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    VMworld 2011 Hands-On Labs: Implementation and Workflow

    At VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, more than 6,000 attendees completed 13,000+ labs over the course of four days, driving the creation and destruction of 145,000+ virtual machines. To say the least, it is a significant accomplishment - one that resulted from many iterations of design and years of...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Identity, Access Control, and VMware Horizon

    The identity landscape is changing with the move to cloud. Applications that do not change with it risk becoming unmanageable and creating difficult security holes. Users are adapting to these changes in ways that address the inconveniences, but not necessarily the security concerns. For example, users have no qualms about...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    VMware Distributed Resource Management: Design, Implementation, and Lessons Learned

    Automated management of physical resources is critical for reducing the operational costs of virtualized environments. An effective resource-management solution must provide performance isolation among Virtual Machines (VMs), handle resource fragmentation across physical hosts and optimize scheduling for multiple resources. It must also utilize the underlying hardware infrastructure efficiently. In this...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    StatsFeeder: An Extensible Statistics Collection Framework for Virtualized Environments

    Although virtualization has eased the day-to-day lives of IT administrators, analyzing the performance of virtualized infrastructure remains very difficult. Admittedly, collecting statistics for a large number of servers is not a new problem. Neither is analyzing the virtualization performance of an individual virtual machine or the performance of a multi-tier...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Comprehensive User Experience Monitoring

    In today's networked world, users increasingly consume multimedia content that is streamed in real time to client devices. This content can be comprised of a user's entire desktop (as is the case with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions), specific applications (such as Software as...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Providing Efficient and Seamless Desktop Services in Ubiquitous Computing Environments

    As smart phones and tablets gain in popularity, VMware desktop virtualization technology makes it possible to access virtual desktop services from any location and any device. VMware currently provides the VMware View Client on most smart devices, such as Android tablets and phones, and iPads. Using VMware View Client on...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Block Storage Virtualization with Commodity Secure Digital Cards

    Smartphones, tablets and other mobile platforms typically accommodate bulk data storage with low-cost, FAT-formatted Secure Digital cards. When one uses a mobile device to run a full-system Virtual Machine (VM), there can be a mismatch between the VM's I/O mixture, security and reliability requirements and the properties of the storage...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Vmware Virtualization and Cloud Management Solutions

    Virtualization and cloud computing are transforming IT. Cloud computing leverages virtualization to enable a more scalable and elastic model for delivering IT services. As a result, enterprises gain a more agile and efficient IT environment that is better able to respond to business needs. The principal driver behind the rapid...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization

    When IT executives engage with VMware they often ask, "How do the metrics compare to the user peers with respect to virtualizing the IT environment?". This is often referred to as the VMware Value Journey. IT executives go on to ask, "Am the user doing better, worse or equal to...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Power Management for Server Virtualization

    Server virtualization empowers businesses to lower hardware spending, simplify administration and boost availability. It's no surprise, then, that nearly 80 percent of server workloads supported by x86 hardware will be running on Virtual Machines (VMs) by 2016, according to analyst firm Gartner Inc. For IT and facilities managers, however, server...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Application Performance Management for the modern Agile and Cloud worlds

    First generation APM solutions were designed to address the performance of a limited set of applications built with a limited set of tools and deployed around a constrained and largely homogeneous deployment model. For example, these solutions typically only addressed applications built with Java and .NET and deployed on a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Operational Impact of Virtualization in the Datacenter

    In today's competitive marketplace, business agility depends on IT agility. Yet according to Forrester Research, companies still invest 65 to 70 percent of IT budgets on maintenance and support, leaving just 30 to 35 percent for new investments. Virtualization addresses this challenge by helping organizations shift IT resources from mundane...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications on VSphere

    Most VMware customers have virtualized a significant portion of their datacenter. However, virtualizing business-critical applications - databases, ERP systems, email servers, and industry-specific solutions - feels like a completely different ballgame, and the user may wonder whether the risk vs. return ratio is still worth it. In addition, these applications...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    VSphere Storage Appliance

    In VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware is releasing a new software storage appliance to the market called the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA). This appliance provides an alternative shared storage solution for Small to Medium Business (SMB) customers who might not be in a position to purchase a SAN or NAS array...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2012

    Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) Integrates VMware Technology to Reduce Datacenter Footprint and Improve Manageability

    Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR) is one of the world's largest manufacturers of rear view mirrors for passenger cars. Their challenges are to manage server sprawl, improve manageability and optimize IT resource utilization. They chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They have implemented VMware vSphere which helps to reduce datacenter footprint...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Service Definition for Private Cloud

    The service defined here will describe the creation of a fully virtualized, pooled compute platform for use as an enterprise private cloud, or business-internal organizational cloud computing service, commonly referred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). VMware technologies including vSphere, vShield Manager, vCenter Chargeback, and vCloud Director will be...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Why Choose VMware for Server Virtualization?

    Server virtualization improves the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications. It frees IT administrators from repetitive server management tasks, allowing them to drive business-building innovation. Given the significant cost savings from reduced hardware requirements and improved server efficiency, the server virtualization market has expanded quickly and multiple virtualization...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2012

    Fashion Retailer Gains Affordable, Secure Redundancy and Disaster Recovery with VMware Solutions

    The technology team for Guess an operation in North America has responsibility for a diverse, large-scale network and infrastructure. Their challenge is they must manage a large-scale, geographically distributed infrastructure from a central data center. To replace some older equipment, they wanted a more cost-effective, scalable and PCI-compliant compute environment....

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Performance of Enterprise Java Applications on VMware VSphere 4.1 and SpringSource Tc Server

    Enterprise-level Java applications are ideal candidates for deployment on a virtualized infrastructure using VMware vSphere 4.1. With VMware vSphere 4.1, Java applications can take advantage of the configuration flexibility and consolidation benefits of virtualization while still achieving high levels of performance. This applies to JEE applications deployed in full application-servers,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Virtualization and Cloud Computing Move the SMB Market Forward

    An uncertain economic climate is often more difficult for Small and Midmarket Businesses (SMBs) than for enterprise companies. SMBs often walk a resource tightrope, making it difficult for them to maintain pace with the virtualization, desktop delivery, and cloud initiatives that could help them improve the way their business delivers...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Securing the Cloud for the Enterprise

    The arrival of cloud computing is changing the landscape for Information Technology (IT) more completely than has any trend or innovation since the first commercial use of the Internet, 15 years ago. Cloud computing redirects energy and resources that IT has traditionally consumed in operations and maintenance, turning it toward...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Organizing for the Cloud: Providing Additional Value to the Business by Optimizing the IT Operations Organization for Cloud

    Cloud computing represents a major opportunity for IT. At the same time it presents challenges. Lines of Business are already by-passing IT and going directly to external cloud providers. Running workloads on external cloud provider infrastructure isn't necessarily a bad thing but to regain control, IT must begin to think...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    Visitors flock to Subaru USA new interactive website

    Minivegas was looking for flexible rendering capacity to allow visitors to quickly create a personalized animated video. The solution had to be flexible enough to support large groups of visitors simultaneously, without affecting rendering speed and user experience. Within a short time a real-time online video-rendering solution in the cloud...

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