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  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    An updated guide to Microsoft software versions

    In this Excel table, Scott Lowe lists numerous versions of Windows, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Operations Manager. He also outlines the release date, version, and build number for most of the entries. For more details about the table,

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    10 things I miss about Big Iron

    Many IT pros got their start surrounded by massive mainframes, flashing lights, punched cards, and the sound of tape drives revving up and spinning down. Jaime Henriquez looks back at what he liked best about those days.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog....

    Provided By Jaime Henriquez

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Live Webcast Series: Learn how to build your shared IT infrastructure

    Start today by registering for our three-part live Webcast series, which will offer interactive Q&A and featuring leading analysts, peer perspectives, NetApp experts, and strategic solution partners, including Cisco and VMware. Register now for all three Webcasts in the series. Your Roadmap to the Cloud Learn the steps...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    A Powerful Platform for Virtualization

    So many IT Managers are trying to lower power and cooling cost, simplify administration, and conserve data center floor space which is why many businesses of every size are turning to virtualized infrastructures, and the next generation of HP ProLiant servers powered by the AMD Opteron 6100 series processor. The...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    2010, The Year of Data Center Transformation

    The bottom line: Coming out of the global recession, businesses this year increasingly are looking to virtualize the servers that they're buying. Analysts say businesses are seeing not only the immediate benefits of virtualization, including cost savings and consolidation, but also understand that the technology is an important step as...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Technology Considerations for the Next-Generation Data Center

    If your company is like most, infrastructure sprawl is rampant. Virtualization has helped break the one-application-one-server paradigm, but the I/O requirements of virtual servers have led to a proliferation of network cards and storage connections. Managing the bandwidth allocation for each virtual machine and the Fibre Channel or iSCSI connection...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    DAI - Data Sheet: WebSphere eXtreme Scale v7.1 and DataPower XC10

    The IBM WebSphere? portfolio offers extreme transaction processing (XTP) capabilities that ensure you have a SMART SOA?-based application infrastructure, which can support your most demanding business-critical applications. Read the data sheet and see how WebSphere can improve your business agility by allowing you to overcome traditional IT performance limitations to...

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Connectivity Video: Customer Reference Video-Mothercare

    IBM? WebSphere? technology provides a more flexible and dynamic way to handle your electronic business applications. Watch this video to see how Mothercare?, a leading retailer with 1,000 stores across 50 countries, reaped huge IT benefits and reduced their costs with WebSphere Message Broker and Websphere MQ.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    WebSphere Lombardi Edition - Taking the Tour - Product Demo

    Take control of your key processes with our industry leading BPM suite (BPMS). Build, optimize and manage your process applications. Take the product demo tour of the Websphere Lombardi Edition by clicking through here.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    LINUX Virtualization on Virtual Iron VFe

    After years of research, the goal of seamlessly migrating applications from shared memory multi-processors to a cluster-based computing environment continues to be a challenge. The main barrier to adoption of cluster-based computing has been the need to make applications cluster-aware. In trying to solve this problem two approaches have emerged....

    Provided By Virtual Iron Software

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Why Virtualization Fragmentation Sucks

    Virtualization has moved into the mainstream of computing. Most businesses are no longer asking if they should deploy a virtualization solution; they are instead asking which vendors support the technologies they have already implemented. In many ways, this is a great new age for software vendors. With virtualization technology so...

    Provided By rPath

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Hybrid-Virtualization-Enhanced Virtualization for Linux

    The authors propose hybrid-virtualization that combines paravirtualization and hardware-assisted virtualization. It can achieve equivalent or better performance than software-only para-virtualization, taking the full advantage of each technology. They implemented a hybrid-virtualization Linux with para-virtualization, which required much fewer modifications to Linux, and yet achieved equivalent or better performance than software-only...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Usage of Virtualized GNU/Linux for Binary Testing Across Multiple Distributions

    In this paper, the authors will discuss how they created a test environment using a single high-end test host that implemented multiple test hosts. The test environment enabled the testing of software running on different Linux distributions with different kernel versions. This approach improved test automation, avoided capital expenditures and...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Linux as a Hypervisor

    Virtual machines are a relatively new workload for Linux. As with other new types of applications, Linux support was somewhat lacking at first and improved over time. This paper describes the evolution of hypervisor support within the Linux kernel, the specific capabilities which make a difference to virtual machines, and...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Performance and Availability Characterization for Linux Servers

    The performance of Linux servers running in mission-critical environments such as telecommunication networks is a critical attribute. Its importance is growing due to incorporated high availability approaches, especially for servers requiring five and six nines availability. With the growing number of requirements that Linux servers must meet in areas of...

    Provided By Motorola

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Survey of Virtualization Workloads

    The authors survey several virtualization benchmarks, including benchmarks from different hardware and software vendors, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. They also cover the development (in progress) of a new virtualization benchmark by a well known performance evaluation group. The authors evaluate all the benchmarks' ease of use, accuracy, and methods...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Unifying Virtual Drivers

    Para-virtualization presents a wide variety of issues to Operating Systems. One of these is presenting virtual devices to the para-virtualized operating system, as well as the device drivers which handle these devices. With the increase of virtualization in the Linux kernel, there has been an influx of unique drivers to...

    Provided By Linux Kernel Organization

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cooperative Linux

    In this paper, the author will describe Cooperative Linux, a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run as an unprivileged lightweight virtual machine in kernel mode, on top of another OS kernel. It allows Linux to run under any operating system that supports loading drivers, such as...

    Provided By Linux Kernel Organization

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Virtualization of Linux Servers

    Virtualization of x86 servers has been a hot topic in the last decade, culminating in changes in the architecture's design and the development of new technologies based in different approaches to provide server virtualization. In this paper, the authors present a comparative study of six virtualization technologies released under the...

    Provided By Université de Sherbrooke

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Analyzing and Improving Linux Kernel Memory Protection: A Model Checking Approach

    Code injection continues to pose a serious threat to computer systems. Among existing solutions, W+ X is a notable approach to prevent the execution of injected code. In this paper, the authors focus on the Linux kernel memory protection and systematically check for possible W + X violations in the...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Telecom Italia Believes Communications Solution Strengthens Enterprise Networks

    Telecom Italia is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Italy and one of Europe's largest operators of fiber optic networks. Working with Microsoft Italy, Telecom Italia has helped to deploy Microsoft communications solutions to some of the largest companies inside Italy. To stay up-to-date with the latest technology offerings...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Structured Differential Evolutions for Various Network Topologies

    A structured implementation of Differential Evolution (DE), which can be executed in parallel by using various networks topologies, is presented in this paper. Even though Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) including DE have a parallel and distributed nature intrinsically, Sequential DE (SqDE) is especially suited for the structured implementation of DE. Therefore,...

    Provided By NORTH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY UNION

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Tuffy: Scaling Up Statistical Inference in Markov Logic Networks

    Markov Logic Networks (MLNs) have emerged as a powerful framework that combines statistical and logical reasoning; they have been applied to many data intensive problems including information extraction, entity resolution, and text mining. Current implementations of MLNs do not scale to real-world data sets, which is preventing their wide-spread adoption....

    Provided By University of Wisconsin

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Reconfigurable Fault-Tolerant Deflection Routing Algorithm Based on Reinforcement Learning for Network-on-Chip

    The authors propose a reconfigurable Fault-Tolerant Detection Routing algorithm (FTDR) based on reinforcement learning for NoC. The algorithm reconfigures the routing table through a kind of reinforcement learning-Q-learning using 2-hop fault information. It is topology-agnostic and insensitive to the shape of the fault region. In order to reduce the routing...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Adaptive Threshold-Based Approach for Energy-Efficient Consolidation of Virtual Machines in Cloud Data Centers

    The rapid growth in demand for computational power driven by modern service applications combined with the shift to the Cloud computing model have led to the establishment of large-scale virtualized data centers. Such data centers consume enormous amounts of electrical energy resulting in high operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions....

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization: Addressing Server Virtualization Challenges With Brocade Converged Network Adapters (CNAS)

    Data centers continue to grow as digital assets increase and more applications are deployed. Organizations expect agile application deployment - in minutes, not months - to keep their competitive edge as markets and competitors become global in scale. At the same time, data center resources such as rack space, power,...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Fault Tolerance for HPC With OpenVZ Virtualization by Lite Migration Toolkit

    The reliability of large-scale parallel jobs within a cluster or even across multi-clusters under the Grid or distributed computing environment is a long term issue due to its difficulties involving the monitoring and managing of a large number of compute nodes. To contribute to the issue, a Lite Migration toolkit...

    Provided By National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    An Algorithmic Approach to Data Preprocessing in Web Usage Mining

    Web usage Mining is an area of web mining which deals with the extraction of interesting knowledge from logging information produced by web server. Different data mining techniques can be applied on web usage data to extract user access patterns and this knowledge can be used in variety of applications...

    Provided By Kurukshetra University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Business Continuity

    Whether your company does business exclusively or primarily in a web-based environment, or still operates primarily using a traditional batch approach, undoubtedly your most critical information is held on storage systems. Customer records, sales transactions, marketing campaigns, employee records, intellectual property... all this data and other types of information reside...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Data-Archiving White Paper

    The shift to digital content and communications means organizations of all sizes are creating and saving more data than ever before. The increasing use of e-mail and messaging technologies, social networking, multimedia content, web pages and PDF files means the explosive growth of data generation - particularly unstructured data -...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Migrating-to-the-Cloud

    Today, users demand secure remote access to critical applications whenever they want them, from whatever device they use, wherever they happen to be. Consequently, the IT industry has been building a pathway to cloud computing. As web-centric computing took root within IT departments, a new reality dawned: Operations and...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization White Paper

    Server virtualization is one of the fastest-growing IT initiatives for midsize and large businesses. Within three years, more than 50 percent of all enterprise data center workloads will be virtualized, according to research firm Gartner Inc. If your organization has moved slowly to a virtual server environment, or if...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server-and-Client-Virtualization-Whitepaper

    An uncertain business world still calls for reductions in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Yet, today's IT manager must also focus on expanding efficiencies and enhancing optimization. Fortunately, server virtualization can assist in each of these areas. This game-changing technology offers a proactive approach to IT management. It can...

    Provided By CDW

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    Podcast: Leveraging Blueprints to Easily Extend the Value of Your Investment in Oracle GRC Applications (MP3, 12 min.)

    Hundreds of customers globally have invested in Oracle GRC Applications to help solve mission-critical compliance and risk management challenges. To further extend the value of these investments, Oracle is introducing blueprints for Oracle GRC applications. Oracle GRC Application Blueprints deliver ready-to-use best practice content that represents thousands of hours of...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Application Aware Virtualization

    Please join Monica Kumar to discuss the value of application aware virtualization. She will discuss the ability to deploy, manage and support applications is critical to organizations using traditional virtualization. Oracle's most complete and integrated virtualization not only enables you to consolidate physical servers, but also helps you to rapidly...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    REDUCE - Cut the cost of a tech refresh

    Slash your technology refresh costs by up to 60%. HP 3PAR? Utility Storage powered by Intel? Xeon? processors leads the industry not just in thin provisioning, but in overall storage efficiency - including minimizing power consumption, reducing administration time, and enabling Green IT. Since its introduction, Thin Provisioning has given...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    PREVAIL - Reduce mid-range array sprawl by purchasing 50% fewer arrays

    This solution brief details the benefits of HP 3PAR F-Class Storage Systems powered by Intel? Xeon? processors. Some of these are 50% fewer arrays that reduce capacity, power, cooling, and floor space by up to 75%. HP 3PAR F-Class Storage Systems powered by Intel? Xeon? processors can also reduce storage...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Achieving Superior Manageability, Efficiency, and Data Protection with Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Software

    Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage software is the key ingredient that enables Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliances to deliver unmatched simplicity, ease-of-use, increased storage efficiency, and industry leading price/performance. The software includes a rich set of data services, all of which are bundled with Sun ZFS Storage Appliances at no extra...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Resource Center // Dec 2010

    Flash Array Calculator

    Oracle's Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array is the world's fastest and most power efficient flash array for accelerating databases and I/O intensive applications. It redefines database performance, cutting transaction times in half and doubling application throughput. By entering information about your own application data environments, the Flash Array Calculator...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Best Practices and Guidelines for Deploying the Oracle VM Blade Cluster Reference Configuration

    The Oracle VM blade cluster reference configuration is the fastest way to virtualize your datacenter. Pre-loaded with Oracle VM Server for x86, this certified configuration addresses the key challenges associated with deploying a virtualization infrastructure. It eliminates or significantly reduces the assembly and integration of the following components BY UP...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    How Veritas Storage Foundation Complements Microsoft Windows Server: Enhancing the Data Center

    Microsoft introduced several new storage management features in Windows Server 2003. In Windows Server 2008, they extend functionality to include the ability to shrink partitions and volumes online and DSMs to configure multi-pathing in iSCSI and FC environments. This paper will outline how Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows integrates and...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Case Studies // Jan 2011

    Stonetree Network Solutions Partners With WatchGuard for a New Brand of Customer-Focused Service

    Stonetree was built on the commitment to deliver enterprise-class IT services to SMBs for a fraction of what it would cost them to run comparable services in-house. In order to provide the highest level of quality to clients, Stonetree needed to assemble "The best of the best" in network technologies...

    Provided By WatchGuard Technologies

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Schools Give High Grades for Performance and Web Safety

    Located in Sussex County, New Jersey, Andover Regional School District serves approximately 750 students in grades K through 8. The district was suffering from an Internet bottleneck. With 350 computers across two school campuses and the business offices, there was contention for bandwidth - especially when multiple classrooms were pulling...

    Provided By WatchGuard Technologies

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Sports-Accessory Firm Connects, Protects

    With a unique line of sports accessories that allow fans to "Wear the game," GameWear has achieved remarkable growth in the highly competitive market for team-logo merchandise. GameWear was poised for fast-track growth but needed to improve its ability to share information and communicate. Cerullo, CEO of GameWear turned to...

    Provided By WatchGuard Technologies

  • eBooks // Oct 2012

    eBook - Real-World Virtualization for Your Business

    Small and midsize firms virtualize IT infrastructure to meet real-world challenges: simplifying operations to focus on business issues, speeding up application rollouts to get more done, safeguarding data and operations to stay open and productive, and saving money for the bottom line. It's a new way to think about IT--and...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Oct 2012

    Getting Started with VMware vSphere Hypervisor and VMware Go

    Now is the time for deployment! Join us for a look at how to deploy virtualization using VMware vSphere®, the industry's best-of-breed hypervisor. In addition, discover how solutions such as VMware® Go™ make deploying VMware server virtualization technology a snap. This webcast will begin with a discussion of the core...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Oct 2012

    Technical Deep Dive: Capacity Management with VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.0

    VMware has introduced new capabilities to allow VMware vSphere® administrators to proactively manage virtual infrastructure resources. When you right-size and optimize your infrastructure capacity you can increase virtual machine density and consolidation ratios by up to 30 percent, defer hardware and software purchases, and plan for upcoming virtualization projects more...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Oct 2012

    Technical Deep Dive: Configuration and Compliance Management with VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.0

    Virtual Infrastructure teams often find it extremely challenging to ensure that their virtual environment is properly configured to meet operational and security best practices - especially when more than one VMware vCenter™ management platform is involved. VMware vCenter Configuration Manager™ (VCM) - a key part of the VMware vCenter Operations...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    ESG Whitepaper - 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...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Oct 2012

    Quantifying the Business Value of VMware View - Webcast

    Many enterprises have discovered that the use of virtualization to support desktop workloads creates a range of significant benefits. These benefits include price efficiencies, improved IT management and greater agility and choice for end users. This VMware sponsored webcast with IDC will provide both quantitative measurement of the business...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Reducing the Complexity of Virtualization for Small and Midsized Businesses

    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™,...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Mar 2013

    What’s New in VMware View 5.1: Technical Deep Dive

    VMware View™ 5.1 helps deliver desktop as a service from your cloud, while enabling end-user freedom and IT control. Join us for this technical webcast where we will cover what’s new in VMware View 5.1. 

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Zeus: King of Bots

    Zbot, also known as Zeus, is a malware package that is readily available for sale and also traded in underground forums. The package contains a builder that can generate a bot executable and Web server files (PHP, images, SQL templates) for use as the command and control server. While Zbot...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Powering Linux in the Data Center

    Many IT professionals are drawn by the economy that Linux brings to the data center but are concerned about the potential risks that arise from trusting their business to "Free" software. For mission-critical enterprise data center applications, the complete line of Symantec data management and protection offerings delivers UNIX-class performance,...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Fast Memory State Synchronization for Virtualization-Based Fault Tolerance

    Virtualization provides the possibility of whole machine migration and thus enables a new form of fault tolerance that is completely transparent to applications and operating systems. While initial prototypes show promise virtualization-based fault-tolerant architecture still experiences substantial performance overhead especially for data-intensive workloads. The main performance challenge of virtualization-based fault...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Saving Time and Money With Desktop and Application Virtualization

    Virtualization has been saving companies millions of dollars for years by consolidating servers. Now that same technology is being used for desktops and applications. Not only is virtualization changing the paradigm of client computing, but it is lowering IT costs as well. From simplifying everyday tasks, extending hardware lifecycles, going...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    SQL Server Consolidation on VMware

    Many IT departments have a large and growing number of SQL Server instances in production, offering a great opportunity for consolidation and cost reduction. VMware offers a dynamic, highly available platform that is particularly well suited to consolidating SQL instances and achieving fast and simple consolidation by preserving configuration and...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    Technical Track: Performance Tuning and Configuration of Resource-Intensive Applications and Databases

    VMware Infrastructure makes it possible to virtualize almost any application. The presenter of this webcast will discuss how to set up and configure large applications and databases on VMware Infrastructure to achieve the best performance. The presenter will cover the configuration, tuning and monitoring of popular high-end applications, including Exchange,...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    Technical Track: Resource-Intensive Application and Database Performance on VMware Infrastructure

    The latest release of VMware Infrastructure delivers near-native performance on most applications (and better-than-native performance on some), making it possible to run virtually any application in a virtual machine. The presenter of this webcast discuss performance benchmark results for running some of the most IO- or memory-intensive workloads on VMware...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Performance Troubleshooting for VMware vSphere 4

    Performance problems can arise in any computing environment. Complex application behaviors, changing demands, and shared infrastructure can lead to problems arising in previously stable environments. Troubleshooting performance problems requires an understanding of the interactions between the software and hardware components of a computing environment. Moving to a virtualized computing environment...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Performance and Scalability of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 4

    VMware vSphere 4 contains numerous performance related enhancements that make it easy to virtualize a resource heavy database with minimal impact to performance. The improved resource management capabilities in vSphere facilitate more effective consolidation of multiple SQL Server Virtual Machines (VMs) on a single host without compromising performance or scalability....

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange on VMware vSphere 4: Reduce Costs, Increase Performance and Maximize Availability

    Many customers are looking to upgrade their existing Exchange environments, and this is the perfect time to virtualize business-critical Exchange environments to cut costs, increase availability and transform e-mail into a dynamic IT service. With VMware vSphere? 4, all the barriers to virtualizing Exchange have been removed. In fact, a...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    VMware vSphere 4 Fault Tolerance: Architecture and Performance

    VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) provides continuous availability to virtual machines, eliminating downtime and disruption - even in the event of a complete host failure. This paper gives a brief description of the VMware FT architecture and discusses the performance implication of this feature with data from a wide variety of...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    VMware Fault Tolerance Recommendations and Considerations on VMware vSphere 4

    As dependencies on computing increase, ensuring that applications are highly available becomes more critical. Many enterprise hardware components have built-in redundancies, such as RAID storage, ECC memory, and multiple power supplies in servers. However, customers are increasingly interested in protecting the entire operating environment from complete hardware failures, and not...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    SQL Server Workload Consolidation: VMware ESX 3.5

    Database workloads are very diverse. While most database servers are lightly loaded, larger database workloads can be resource-intensive, exhibiting high I/O rates or consuming large amounts of memory. With improvements in virtualization technology and hardware, even servers running large database workloads run well in virtual machines. Servers running Microsoft's SQL...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Optimizing VMware View Desktop Virtualization With IBM System Storage N Series, System x and BladeCenter

    Users in the corporate environment depend on their desktop applications for a wide variety of day-to-day business functions. They regularly access sensitive information assets on a range of equipment, including desktop computers, laptops, and unmanaged personal computers. The increasing complexity of the 11 desktop environment is creating growing challenges for...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Protecting Mission-Critical Workloads With VMware Fault Tolerance

    As server virtualization becomes commonplace in the enterprise, IT organizations are growing increasingly reliant on the associated virtualization benefits: higher server consolidation ratios, better resource utilization, lower power consumption, greater workload mobility via technologies such as VMotion, and the general ease of system management. However, improved resource utilization and higher...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Aug 2009

    Accelerating Server Consolidation in the Branch Office

    Businesses looking to leverage server resources and save costs have increasingly turned to virtualization to consolidate their IT infrastructure while enabling greater flexibility. While the cost saving benefits of consolidation are clear, many businesses are leery of going down this path because of the potential performance hit their users in...

    Provided By VMware

  • Webcasts // Oct 2011

    Introduction to Virtualization

    This video webcast is designed to help those with little to no virtualization experience understand why virtualization and VMware are so important to driving down both capital and operational costs. The session will start with the introduction of the key concepts and technologies of virtualization, introduce the vSphere Hypervisor, and...

    Provided By VMware

  • eBooks // Feb 2012

    eBook "Real-World Virtualization for Your Business"

    Small and midsize firms virtualize IT infrastructure to meet real-world challenges: simplifying operations to focus on business issues, speeding up application rollouts to get more done, safeguarding data and operations to stay open and productive, and saving money for the bottom line. It's a new way to think about IT...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    The Hidden Truth About Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications

    This IDG whitepaper highlights key findings based on the Quickpoll Survey conducted with more than 300 Enterprise and Commercial IT decision makers worldwide about the state of their virtualization of business critical applications. This paper answers such questions as: What drivers are pushing companies to extend virtualization beyond servers? and...

    Provided By VMware

  • 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...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Solaris OS and Intel Nehalem-EX the Solaris Operating System with the Next Generation Intel Xeon Processor, for the Expandable Server Segment

    This paper offers a high-level overview of enterprise capabilities of the Solaris Operating System (OS), and how it enables users to utilize the new features of the next generation Intel Xeon processor for the expandable server segment (codename "Nehalem-EX"). This new processor is designed for mission- and business critical applications...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Finding Bugs in Open Source Kernels using Parfait

    This paper looks at the Parfait tool to provide a comprehensive view and offers to understand the results of running Parfait over the OpenSolaris, Linux and OpenBSD operating system kernels. Parfait is a static tool used to keep a check on bugs. It works for the C/C++ source code and...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Best Practices for Moving to the Solaris 10 Operating System: Best Practices for Solaris 10 OS in the Datacenter

    Technology refresh cycles are a necessity, and can help companies take advantage of new innovations and operate at peak performance. While most companies associate such efforts with upgrading servers and systems, the operating system also plays a key role and can help organizations create more efficient deployments if kept up...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Solaris OS and Intel Nehalem-EX

    Solaris has continued to demonstrate great success as a mission-critical, enterprise class OS for scalable performance, advanced reliability, and power efficiency in the data center. The upcoming introduction of the next generation Intel Xeon processor is creating an even greater demand for Solaris in the x 86 volume server segments....

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Sun Reference Architecture: For Oracle 11g Grid

    This paper is intended for executives evaluating the use of a horizontally scalable grid for database application deployment, as well as project managers, system engineers, integration specialists, and other technical staff looking to design, implement, and tune database applications in a grid computing environment. It provides an overview of database...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    How to Upgrade and Patch With Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade

    This white paper demonstrates the use of Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade, a powerful tool for managing change, risk, and system availability on Oracle Solaris systems. This white paper will cover: An overview of Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade for OS upgrades, patching, and as a mechanism for developers to install the...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Optimizing IT Service Delivery: The Need for Linux Systems Management

    This webcast focuses on the Linux Systems Management challenges IT organizations face to reduce costs while delivering high service quality to end-users. During this webcast program Vice President; Enterprise System Management Software for IDC will examine key functions and benefits of system management software in today's business and enterprise environments....

    Provided By Red Hat

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Current & Future Linux on System z Technology

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux has become one of the fastest-growing and most reliable operating platforms available for mission-critical enterprise applications. Whether deployed on bare-metal or as virtual guests, from x86 to the Mainframe, an understanding of the latest performance and technical features is critical to a successful deployment. This webcast,...

    Provided By Red Hat