Networking

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    VMware ThinApp Reviewer's Guide

    VMware ThinApp? is a leading solution for application virtualization that eliminates application conflicts, eases software migrations and simplifies application deployment. ThinApp does not require client agents or additional server infrastructure, and it works with both physical desktop environments and virtual desktop infrastructures powered by VMware View. Download this reviewer's guide...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital

    McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital is the hub of a private nonprofit community health network offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services from its 60-bed main hospital in Oxford, Ohio and through a network of satellite facilities. This case study shows how the network used VMware View to reduce IT...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Ensuring High Availability With VMware vSphere

    VMware once again raises the bar for providing simple and cost-effective application high availability with VMware vSphere 4. Tune in to hear about VMware Fault Tolerance (FT), a new feature in VMware vSphere that provides continuous availability to applications in the event of hardware failures. This webcast also covers enhancements...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    VMware and CA Solutions for Ensuring Business Continuity With a Shrinking IT Budget

    In today's economic climate, data loss is something your business can't afford. The attendee will learn why companies are turning to VMware and CA for implementing cost-effective business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that combine backup, replication, continuous data protection and failover technologies with server virtualization to protect their businesses.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    New Cost Savings and Business Continuity Solutions for SMBs With VMware VSphere 4

    The attendee of this webcast will learn the compelling new IT solutions from VMware that enable Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) to significantly reduce IT costs and improve business continuity. VMware vSphere 4 delivers Always On IT to SMBs by delivering the high availability, performance and reliability of the VMware...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Technical Track: Deliver LAN-Like Performance for VMware View to Branch Offices and Mobile Users

    Desktop virtualization dramatically simplifies IT infrastructure, provides greater enterprise data security and enables cost effective IT utilization and management. While some desktop virtualization products attempt to use communication protocols designed for Wide Area Networks (WANs), even these products run into two fundamental challenges when trying to support users located across...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Technical Track: Networking With VMware Infrastructure

    The presenter of this webcast explores the new networking features and concepts forthcoming in VMware Infrastructure. The presenter throws light on vNetwork Distributed Switch - what it is, how to configure and how to use it. He also explores the use of other new features such as private VLANs, ingress...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    No Time for Downtime: Disaster Recovery Solutions With VMware and IBM

    In a competitive business environment, downtime is no longer tolerable. Fortunately, with virtualization, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions are now affordable. The presenter of this webcast will learn how an integrated business continuity and resilience strategy will help to minimize downtime and maximize resilience.

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    Your Cloud, Your Business: Perspectives from Verizon and VMware

    Like the idea of cloud computing but want a provider that supports the applications you already have? How can you be sure you get the security you need ? and pass audit ? with an external cloud? And how are enterprise hybrid clouds different from "swipe your credit card" style...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Dell and VMware Put Reliable Disaster Recovery within Reach

    Lack of disaster recovery planning can be catastrophic for your small-to-medium-sized business (SMB). Many SMBs find themselves out of business within 24 months of a major disaster. But, traditionally, implementing a reliable DR strategy has been seen as too complex and too expensive for smaller companies. Not anymore. It's time...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations

    VMware vCenter™ Operations represents a breakthrough in virtualization and cloud management. Using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management, vCenter Operations gives infrastructure and operations teams the visibility and intelligence to proactively manage service levels in dynamic environments. This approach gives VI admins and operations...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    How to Protect Your Small or Midsized Business with Proven, Simple, and Affordable VMware Virtualization

    The cost of downtime and/or lost data can be devastating. For this reason, business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) is becoming a critical mandate. Virtualization can keep your business running through many types of planned and unplanned IT outages. Download this white paper to learn more.

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Making the Business Case for Virtualization

    Small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are increasingly using virtualization to reduce capital expenses, improve business continuity and make their operations more responsive. This guide is designed to help business leaders make the business case for virtualization by demonstrating how it reduces costs, improves business continuity and increases IT efficiency.

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Forrester Analyst White Paper: The State of Enterprise Disaster Recovery Preparedness 2011

    This report outlines five trends that enterprises are architecting to better equip their DR solutions today including: secondary site configuration and separation, cloud recovery, tiers of applications and causes of disasters.

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  • eBooks // Aug 2011

    eBook: A Guide to Modern IT Disaster Recovery

    This online eBook provides insight and advice on how to build an effective disaster recovery strategy in the evolving world of virtual infrastructures, while mitigating the impact of so-called 'Black Swan' events in the datacenter. Practical, how-to best practices, real customer success testimonials and links to additional resources.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Vmware-Better business continuity with Vmware virtual infrastructure

    Implementing plans to ensure business continuity for key IT services is an essential requirement for organizations today. Downtime of important applications is a costly proposition and extended downtime can even be fatal?industry research finds that a significant number of companies that that experience extended interruption to IT services soon...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    IDC paper - Extending PC Life-Cycle Management and Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon Mirage

    PC life-cycle management (PCLM) solutions primarily focus on deploying or moving an application or an operating environment to a new user location. Functions include packaging, distributing, installing , and updating an application or an operating environment. These solutions provide a certain level of automation and are certainly more advanced than...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Tech Tips: VMware Horizon Mirage

    VMware® Horizon Mirage&#8482 is a layered image management solution that separates a PC into logical layers that either IT or the user own and manage. IT-owned layers are typically OS and corporate applications while user-owned layers consist of their own files and applications. The Horizon Mirage solution enables: ...

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  • Research // Oct 2013

    BYOD: Snapshot of the emerging BYOD Landscape: Ready or Not, Here it Comes

    BYOD: Ready or Not, Here it Comes information on BYOD is on the Rise, Company vs Personal, End-users are Driving the Trend, What's Keeping You Awake? And When BYOD is Supported and Embraced GET READY.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    VMware View? on NetApp Storage

    Learn how VMware View 4 and virtual desktop storage options from NetApp deliver flexible, cost effective, secure virtual desktops. Enterprises can now deploy cost effective virtual desktop environments (over LAN or WAN) that meet the needs of a wide range of end users.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Remote and Branch Office Solutions from VMware View 4

    Desktops in remote and branch offices are much more challenging to manage, protect and maintain. Learn how the VMware View solution will enable IT organizations to control and manage all servers and desktops from a central location, and provide a standardized deployment platform that reduces the cost and complexity of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Comparative Management Cost Study: Managing VMware vSphere Using Microsoft System Center Increase Cost and Complexity

    A growing number of enterprises have begun to consider multiple hypervisor virtualization solutions. Some vendors claim that they offer hypervisor - agnostic or heterogeneous hypervisor management solutions, as Microsoft Corporation does today with its Microsoft System Center 2012 suite. Microsoft makes this claim for the latest release of its comprehensive...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Quantifying the Business Value of VMware View-IDC

    For this white paper, IDC performed an in-depth analysis of the business value of VMware View, defined as the expected ROI associated with the use of the solution as a platform for the targeted deployment of a virtual desktop infrastructure.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Total Cost Comparison: VMware vSphere V.S. Microsoft Hyper-V

    Total cost of ownership (TCO) is the ultimate measure to compare IT infrastructure platforms, as it incorporates the purchase and support costs of the platform along with ongoing operational and management expenses. The operational efficiency built into your software stack can greatly affect your bottom line—once you have procured...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    The BYOD Opportunity: Say “Yes”to Device Diversity and Enable New Ways to Drive Productivity

    Research shows that the bring your own device (BYOD) movement has reached a critical point: a range of studies show that more than half of companies surveyed allow employees use personally owned devices to access the corporate network. With VMware as your partner for managing device diversity, you can create...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    6 Tasks You Can't Do with Traditional IT Operational Tools

    Traditional IT monitoring tools designed for static physical environments can overwhelm administrators with low-level information and often do not provide visibility into the factors that are causing poor performance. Read this guide to find out how taking control of your vSphere environment with vCenter™ Operations Management is the smart choice...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cisco Solutions for a VMware View 4.0 Environment Design Guide

    This document provides design and configuration guidance for deploying and optimizing VMware View 4.0 in a Cisco data center, campus, branch and for Internet-based users. This document describes View 4.0 components and Cisco products and technologies and explains how combining them increases availability and performance of the VMware View environment.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Best Practices Guide: Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware

    This guide provides best practice guidelines for deploying Exchange Server 2010 on vSphere. The recommendations in this guide are not specific to any particular set of hardware or to the size and scope of any particular Exchange implementation. The examples and considerations in this document provide guidance only and do...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Use Cases: Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware

    Many VMware customers running Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 are already taking advantage of the benefits offered by virtualization to improve their organization's messaging capabilities and effectiveness. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 includes a number of enhancements in areas such as availability, architecture, remote access, operational efficiency, and improved end-user experience....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications: A Critical Step on the Journey Toward the Private Cloud

    Virtualization has evolved rapidly since it first began to be used on x86 servers in 2003, mainly for test and development. By 2007, the second generation, Virtualization 2.0, was under way, and the focus was consolidating production applications. Today, we are transitioning to the third era of virtualization deployment (3.0),...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Edison Group - Comparative Management Cost Study Managing Vmware vSphere Using Microsoft System Center Increases Costs and Complexity

    A growing number of enterprises have begun to consider multiple hypervisor virtualization solutions. Some vendors claim that they offer hypervisor-agnostic or heterogeneous hypervisor management solutions, as Microsoft does today with its Microsoft System Center 2012 suite. This paper reveals how Microsoft System Center 2012 stacks up for managing datacenters that...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Forrester Research - Disaster Recovery Exercises Fall Short of the Finish Line

    Though many enterprises have advanced disaster recovery technologies put in place, they still fall short when it comes to actual preparedness due to a lack of formal processes and a strict regimen for exercising DR plans. This report details 10 tips for updating and improving your current DR exercise program...

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  • Videos // Oct 2013

    Tech Tips: Deployment of VMware Horizon View Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    Organizations worldwide are using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to run virtual desktops in the datacenter and deliver these to employees as a managed service. End users gain a familiar, personalized environment they can access anywhere from any device, while administrators gain control and security. With VMware® Horizon View™ (formerly VMware...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    6 Tasks You Can't Do With Traditional IT Operations Tools

    Take control of your IT environment vSphere with Operations Management offers the world's leading virtualization platform with insight to IT capacity and performance, enabling you to get even more out of your existing hardware with confidence. You can also decrease the amount of time spent on troubleshooting by gaining visibility...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Tech Tips: Deployment of VMware Horizon View Virtual Desktop Infustructure - Whitepaper

    Organizations worldwide are using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to run virtual desktops in the datacenter and deliver these to employees as a managed service. End users gain a familiar, personalized environment they can access anywhere from any device, while administrators gain control and security. With VMware® Horizon View™ (formerly VMware...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    PPL Telcom

    PPL Telcom is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of PPL Corporation, a Fortune 500 utility company. PPL wanted to differentiate itself from the local competition by building a tolerant network capable of offering differentiated services, with fiber connections as close to the customer site as possible while minimizing capital expenditures....

    Provided By Nortel Networks

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Sabre

    Sabre Holdings is a world leader in commercial, retail and online travel products, and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre operated a dedicated network infrastructure to connect more than 10,000 customer sites and suppliers to core their services. Sabre was looking for a streamlined design that...

    Provided By Nortel Networks

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Nortel on Nortel: A WLAN Success Story: Wireless Office

    When the Nortel sales and engineering office in Albany wanted to deploy a voice and data network solution, they were looking at providing employee mobility and office flexibility. But they wanted to keep the costs under control. The Nortel WLAN 2300 products offer secure voice and data service. They work...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Nortel Network Case Study: ASG

    ASG is a global enterprise offering a comprehensive suite of Identity, Applications, Operations, Information, Performance, and Infrastructure Management solutions. Each time a new company is acquired, the ASG Telecommunications department faces the challenge to quickly and efficiently assimilate and enhance the technology obtained, while integrating communications and business processes -...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Nortel Network Case Study: Adelphi

    Adelphi provides market intelligence to global drug companies and employs some 500 scientists in offices around the world. Adelphi's legacy communication system lacked the resilience and features needed to provide reliable, productive service to the company's growing business, and was proving extremely costly to maintain. Adelphi chose to deploy the...

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