Data Centers

Along with the rise of cloud computing, data centers are being reinvented via virtualization, servers and high-performance computing. Find out more in with the latest white papers and case studies.

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Forrester WP - Lessons Learned From The 2011 Japanese Crisis

    Earthquakes, tornadoes, monsoons, hurricanes, flooding, and other severe natural disasters have brought alarming devastation to regions around the world over the past several years. As the human, financial, and ecological toll of these successive events continue, business continuity, disaster recovery (BC/DR), and risk managers want to know what they can...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    ESG Whitepaper - VMware's vSphere Storage Appliance: High Availability for Small IT Operations

    Learn how small and midsized businesses are increasingly adopting virtualization to deliver consolidation, improve data back up and disaster recovery and increase security with an in-depth new paper from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). Learn directly from your peer's experiences and see why VMware's solutions are perfect for the growing...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Reducing the Complexity of Virtualization for Small and Midsized Businessess

    Because small and midsized businesses are often faced with more modest IT resources, challenges deploying and managing virtualization, as well as executing critical IT management tasks that enhance uptime and network security, typical Enterprise-grade virtualization solutions may seem out of reach. This paper provides an overview of VMware® Go Pro™,...

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2013

    vSphere Snapshot Overview

    Joe Desmond, VMware Certified Instructor, provides an overview of the vSphere Snapshot tool to support guest O/S administrators. Snapshots allow safe change to virtual machines without the worry of failed implementation.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2013

    Chalk Talk Video Series (1): Enabling Virtualization and More with VMware

    Chris Westphal, VMware Sr. Marketing Manager discusses how VMware solutions help you reduce operation expenses (opex), capital expenses (capex), and increases availability and efficiency in your IT environment.

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2013

    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1 QuickStart Series Part 1: SRM Preparation and Setup

    VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ (SRM) is the market-leading disaster recovery product that complements VMware vSphere® to ensure the simplest and most reliable disaster protection for all virtualized applications. In this first webcast in a two-part series, we will discuss SRM architecture, setting up and configuring sites, and creating protection...

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  • Videos // Jul 2013

    Chalk Talk Video Series (3): Ensuring Data Protection with VMware

    Chris Westphal, VMware Sr. Marketing Manager discusses your options in protecting critical business data with data protection solutions from VMware.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Dynamic Data Center Compliance With Tripwire and Microsoft

    Compliance is a reality, but IT Operations does not need to become a security expert to monitor the health of their IT infrastructure in real-time. With the Tripwire Compliance Management Pack for System Center, users gain a central, end-to-end solution for monitoring the health and performance of their virtual and...

    Provided By Tripwire

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    A Cybercrime Hub

    This paper discussed some parts of a large ongoing cybercriminal operation that dates back to at least 2005. An Estonian company is actively administering a huge number of servers in numerous datacenters, which together form a network to commit cybercrime. It appears that the company from Tartu, Estonia controls everything...

    Provided By Trend Micro

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Trend Micro Deep Security: Protecting the Dynamic Datacenter

    The purpose of IT security is to enable the business, not impede it, but the challenges and complexity one face for the IT security grow every day. Compliance requirements impose security standards for data and applications on servers. Physical servers are replaced with virtual machines to save money, be green,...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Trend Micro: Cost-Effective Virtualization Security

    Virtualization can help the organization achieve significant datacenter operations savings - one can reduce hardware costs and energy demands and achieve greater flexibility in deploying mission-critical software applications. Organizations have leveraged consolidation to attain deployment of 10 or more Virtual Machines (VMs) for each physical server in their IT infrastructure...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2011

    Virtualize Business-Critical Applications with Confidence

    Virtualizing business-critical applications has become a key focus for organizations as they move along their virtualization journey. With the launch of VMware vSphere? 5, VMware is helping customers accelerate the deployment of business-critical applications, including Exchange, SQL, SAP and Oracle. Attend this webcast to learn about: ...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    ESG Analyst White Paper - VMware's vSphere Storage Appliance: High Availability for Small IT Operations

    Learn how small and midsized businesses are increasingly adopting virtualization to deliver consolidation, improve data back up and disaster recovery and increase security with an in-depth new paper from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). Learn directly from your peer's experiences and see why VMware's solutions are perfect for the growing...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2011

    Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) Case Study - Oracle

    In this paper, Forrester Consulting examines the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) realized by three Enterprise organizations as they virtualized mission-critical Oracle databases on the VMware vSphere platform. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Automating Infrastructure and Operations Management with VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

    IT management must change. Traditional tools and processes designed for siloed, static physical infrastructures don't provide the automation and control needed for inherently dynamic virtualized and cloud infrastructures. By building management directly into the VMware vSphere? platform, we've already transformed the way you manage your infrastructure. The next step is...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    VMware vSphere 4 Unveiled: Get Ready for the Next Generation of IT Services

    VMware vSphere 4, the next generation of products from VMware, is poised to transform datacenters into efficient, shared, resilient cloud infrastructures and enable IT organizations to deliver the next generation of flexible and reliable IT services. This webcast gives an overview of how VMware vSphere dramatically reduces capital and operating...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    New Performance Enhancements in VMware vSphere 4

    VMware vSphere 4 includes key changes that will enhance the scalability, efficiency and performance maximums as compared to previous versions of VMware Infrastructure. The presenter explains these features in detail and includes benchmark data on enterprise applications that highlight performance gains.

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Trend Watch: Mission-Critical x86 - Presented by Gabriel Consulting Group

    Increasingly, IT organizations are moving mission critical workloads onto virtualized x86 platforms. The emergence of highly sophisticated x86 virtualization mechanisms and advances in x86 system and storage technology are leading companies to consolidate important workloads onto resilient x86 platforms. The attendee will learn how X86 systems playing a more strategic...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Architecting for the Cloud: What's Possible Today' What's Practical Tomorrow'

    Cloud is not the latest marketing buzzword, but rather a serious and emerging datacenter architectural framework. This webcast identifies the technology and business process frameworks necessary for building an internal cloud infrastructure, while laying a foundation to leverage external cloud resources. A properly designed cloud infrastructure offers too many financial,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    vCenter Operations: Enabling Administrators to Morph into Managers by Leveraging Real-time Analytics and Automation

    Traditional approaches to infrastructure operations management are incapable of keeping up with highly dynamic virtual environments. VMware announced an extension of its management solutions aimed at simplifying and helping to mold a new operations model of virtual and cloud environments called vCenter Operations. This product brief highlights key findings of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    VMware's vSphere Storage Appliance: High Availability for Small IT Operations

    Learn how small and midsized businesses are increasingly adopting virtualisation to deliver consolidation, improve data back up and disaster recovery and increase security with an in-depth new paper from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). Learn directly from your peer's experiences and see why VMware's solutions are perfect for the growing...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Mar 2012

    Real World Advantage: Virtualization Solutions for Growing Companies

    How can you deliver the improved performance that the business--and your boss--demand? The smart answer is to virtualize and do more with servers you already own! VMware® proven virtualization solutions are making a real difference in the way growing companies are solving their real-world IT challenges, including budget constraints, demanding users and...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2012

    Introduction to VMware vSphere 5

    This presentation will be available to audience members until August 16, 2012 at 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time. The foundation of the new VMware Cloud infrastructure Suite is VMware vSphere5, the most trusted, widely deployed virtualization platform in the world. Architected to support the broadest range of virtual and...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2012

    Introduction to VMware vSphere Storage Appliance

    This presentation will be available to audience members until August 23, 2012 at 09:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time. Business continuity is a top concern for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), who rely on their applications to keep their businesses running. VMware vSphere 5, the industry's leading virtualization platform, enables...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2012

    VMware vSphere 5 QuickStart Series Part 2: Introduction to VMware vCenter Server

    This presentation will be available to audience members until November 09, 2012 at 09:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. Who should view: IT Professionals looking to gain a technical understanding of VMware vSphere 5, specifically VMware vCenter Server. Recommended pre-requisites: Virtualization 101 or a basic understanding of virtualization concepts...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    The Benefits of Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications

    VMware vSphere 4 gives the greater flexibility, performance and control in managing applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, SAP and Oracle. But the network must also be ready to support Tier-1 applications and tight service level requirements. The attendee of this webcast will learn how to maximize performance and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Leveraging real-time analytics and automation

    Traditional approaches to infrastructure operations management are incapable of keeping up with highly dynamic virtual environments. VMware announced an extension of its management solutions aimed at simplifying and helping to mould a new operations model of virtual and cloud environments called vCenter Operations. As organisations continue to adopt new management...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    VMware Technology Creates a Virtual Environment That Maximizes CPU Utilization, Reverses Server Sprawl, Minimizes Energy Usage, and Reduces Carbon Footprint

    Raymond James Financial is a Florida-based diversified holding company that provides financial services to individuals, corporations, and municipalities. Raymond James Financial wanted to consolidate underutilized servers, reduce capital and operating costs, and increase data center longevity. VMware Technology Creates A Virtual Environment That Maximizes CPU Utilization, Reverses Server Sprawl, Minimizes...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    VMware Case Study: Threadneedle

    Threadneedle is an award-winning global asset manager, providing investment solutions to institutional and retail clients across the globe. It actively manages ?59bn of assets (as at December 2009) from equities and bonds to property and alternative investments. Threadneedle wanted to reduce datacenter costs and improve business continuity and disaster recovery...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    VMware Capacity Planner Security

    VMware Capacity Planner is a business and IT capacity planning tool that provides an integrated set of analysis, planning, and decision support functions to enable faster, measurable, and more accurate infrastructure assessment services. Delivered as a hosted application service, Capacity Planner enables the consultants working with the consultants from the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Building a High-Performance Datacenter with VMware

    How does a datacenter score against the measurements of a high performance datacenter? In today's economic times, efficiency is important. It means, for example, getting more for less, and adding services without adding servers. Fewer servers means less datacenter space, and lower power and cooling costs. Efficiency also means adding...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    VMware Professional Services Helps Architect Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan

    VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter - bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. VMware Professional Services wanted to create and implement a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in conjunction with a datacenter consolidation project. VMware Professional Services deployed VMware consultants worked...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Squeezing Every Last Drop From Virtualization

    Welch's is the world's leading marketer of Concord and Niagara-based grape products, with over 400 items ranging from refrigerated juices and sparkling juice cocktails to jams, jellies and more. Welch wanted to reduce server sprawl to avoid outgrowing existing data center. VMware and Intel technology creates a flexible virtualization platform...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    VMware Case Study: WWF-Australia

    The Australian arm of the world's largest and most influential conservation organization, WWF-Australia focuses on eight key areas: climate change, weeds and feral animals, land and forests, marine protection, species, water management, sustainable industry and business partnerships. WWF-Australia wanted future-proof the WWF-Australia datacenter infrastructure while reducing the organization's carbon emissions....

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Solvay Finds the Cure for Server Sprawl With VMware Infrastructure 3

    Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of the research-driven group of pharmaceutical companies that constitute the global pharmaceutical business of the Solvay Group. Solvay Pharmaceuticals wanted to reduce server proliferation and associated costs within IT department. Solvay Pharmaceuticals deployed VMware and Intel technology which increases scalability and performance in...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    VMware Case Study: SonicWALL, Inc.

    SonicWALL, Inc., is a leader in the Unified Threat Management security industry, with solutions featuring high-performance, solid-state firewalls and VPN appliances with value-added security subscriptions such as anti-virus, intrusion prevention and antispyware for wired and wireless networks of all sizes. SonicWALL, Inc., wanted to control server sprawl and prepare for...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    VMware Case Study: Sripatum University

    Founded as an education college in 1970, Sripatum University is now one of the most prestigious private universities in Thailand. Sripatum University wanted to cost-effectively transform the datacenter infrastructure to ease management and support growth. VMware virtualization increased hardware utilization and enabled the rapid provisioning of new servers to meet...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    VMware Helps Sunrise Senior Living Reduce Service Desk Call Center Volume by More Than 50 Percent

    Through its 382 communities in the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom, Sunrise Senior Living strives to fulfill its mission to provide the highest quality care and services to seniors while simultaneously encouraging independence and preserving dignity. Sunrise Senior Living wanted to accelerate growth resulting in an overcrowded...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Virtualization Keeps the IT Systems Running and the Water Flowing in Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay Water is an agency of the State of Florida that supplies water to nearly 2.5 million people in the Tampa Bay Area - the 19th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Tampa Bay Water wanted Data center to push limits of power, cooling, and rack space. Tampa...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    OmnicomMediaGroup Avoids Data Center Crunch With Virtualization

    OmnicomMediaGroup (OMG) is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. OmnicomMediaGroup wanted finite space within data center requires new approach to IT infrastructure. VMware and Intel technology...

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