Virtualization

From servers to storage and networking, virtualization is the technology that drives efficiency and convergence. Go behind the hypervisor hype and discover actionable advice and expertise here.

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Surviving Disruption

    Disruption is coming. Are you ready? It's not enough to know that a threat is coming. You need to know whether it's coming right for you. In this spotlight on managing disruption that first appeared in the Harvard Business Review, industry leaders Maxwell Wessel and Clayton Christensen propose a systematic...

    Sponsored By Jama Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Planning Guide: Modernizing Servers and Software

    Many companies today are simply “getting by” with their existing IT infrastructure. If you’re one of those companies, you know that this can mean something as simple as slower performance or as complex as needing a workaround for service delivery. Organizations are now moving toward virtualization and modern cloud options,...

    Sponsored By Intel/Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    The Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report

    As adversaries rapidly refine their ability to develop and deploy malware that can breach network defences and evade detection, the security industry, as a whole, struggles to innovate at a similar pace. This dynamic creates a significant problem for organizations investing in security products and services: They often end up...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Introductory Guide To Cloud Computing

    The cloud has allowed many businesses to profit from its flexibility, power and its relatively low cost of entry. This paper was created to serve as a primer in cloud computing for your business. It is targeted at cloud adopters using SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions and serves as a...

    Sponsored By Macquarie Telecom Australia

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Transforming the Cloud Data Centre

    This report will explore how organisations today are driving greater performance and lower the TCO of enterprise and cloud data centres. With more than a decade working together, Red Hat software and Intel architecture share their insights on getting the most out of your organisation's cloud Infrastructure.

    Sponsored By Intel & Red Hat

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Enterprise Wi-Fi Buyers Guide: The Benefits of Cloud Networking

    Cloud networking introduces a new way to deploy, operate & manage distributed enterprise networks. It delivers capabilities via a cloud infrastructure that requires minimal capital investment in appliances or IT resources. This paper provides details about cloud networking, the state of the cloud market & its benefits.

    Sponsored By Aerohive Networks

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    How to free your education institution from the storage tech trap

    Today’s data-driven learning across every subject and department has created a relentless demand for extra storage capacity. Staff, students and leaders expect their ICT to be at the leading edge of education, providing secure access to information from virtually any location. Meanwhile, tightening regulations, government inspections and league tables continue...

    Sponsored By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    The Orchestration of Modern IT: Helping IT Accelerate Business

    Orchestration for modern IT represents a comprehensive and holistic approach to defining, building, orchestrating, managing and reporting on intelligent workflows that work with third-party tools and operational processes. This report will examine how modern IT professionals are using the process of IT orchestration to reduce capital costs, increase flexibility and...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Equinix Increases IT and Employee Productivity with ServiceNow Cloud-Based IT Service Automation Solution

    The day-to-day benefits of cloud-based service automation are well-documented. But what can be harder to ascertain is the quantitative benefits, the money saved, and the impact on the company’s bottom line. IDC and Equinix teamed up to crystallize the benefits of true economic benefits of ServiceNow’s IT service automation. Download...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Checklist: 10 Signs that You Need to Modernize Your Backup and Recovery Solution

    Your business cannot survive without data management and protection, but getting control of rapidly growing and increasingly distributed information silos is a huge challenge. Infrastructures are growing more complex, virtualization and cloud create more obscurity, and BYOD creates dozens if not hundreds of new endpoints to protect. Legacy backup methods...

    Sponsored By CommVault

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Fighting today’s Advanced Attacks

    Constructing a network security defense ad hoc, that is one product at a time as the need presents itself creates weak links in the overall strategy, weak links that can easily be broken. With multiple attack vectors and malware constantly increasing in volume and sophistication, what is needed is a...

    Sponsored By FORTINET

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Solution Guide - Advanced Protection Beyond the Firewall

    The changing landscape of network security shows threat trends that evades firewall and IPS protections. Advanced Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) and IPSs with expanded features such as antivirus, antimalware, application control and deep packet inspection can provide protections from known threats. However, they cannot completely protect against zero day attacks,...

    Sponsored By FORTINET

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    4 Critical Risks Facing Microsoft® Office 365™ Implementations

    Moving to Microsoft® Office 365™ has risks for availability and security. But with planning, you can make your migration a smooth process that keeps users happy and keeps your business moving forward. In this white paper you’ll learn how to: • Keep email working if Office 365 is offline •...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • Resource Center // Apr 2015

    Free NFV Certification - For a Limited Time

    Start your New IP journey with free NFV certification. This training includes a 60-day trial download of Brocade Vyatta vRouter so you can create virtualized networks for real-world scenarios. Get ready. Get ahead. Get certified.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Business Endpoint Protection

    Like laptops, mobile devices are susceptible to digital attacks. More and more users rely on smartphones and tablets to manage their personal and business data, opening up an attractive new target for cybercriminals. Like laptops, mobile devices are susceptible to digital attacks. More and more users rely on smartphones and...

    Sponsored By Webroot Software

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Step-by-Step Configuration Guide

    Security is a major concern for IT professionals when think about the implementation of cloud computing solutions. In overcoming those concerns and enabling the hosting of all workloads, including those that depend on sensitive information, robust security mechanisms play a vital role. Intel and Red Hat come together to provide...

    Sponsored By Intel & Red Hat

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    IDC Report: The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Maximizing Your Opportunity by Extending The IBM System Z Environment To Support Mobility

    This IDC Reports looks at how System Z, IBM’s mainframe environment, is used by enterprises to handle large volumes of critical data in a highly secure, available environment. Today, many of the applications and services on these environments are backoffice environments with green-screen interfaces, but as mobile becomes an increasingly...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    State of Public Cloud Security

    The majority of organisations using the cloud today don’t understand their shared security responsibilities, according to a recent survey by Forrester Consulting. This finding is alarming, especially with the constant revelations of major data breaches. Whether you’re just starting your cloud journey and want to know how others are approaching...

    Sponsored By Trend Micro Australia

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Cloud Security Best practices

    In this whitepaper Best Practices for Public Cloud Security, Forrester shares cloud security survey results and best practices for addressing shared security responsibility. Forrester advocates a three-part model to secure data and applications in the cloud and specifically discusses how to achieve each recommendation: Verify and secure all resources Limit...

    Sponsored By Trend Micro Australia

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Protect Critical Healthcare Data

    Protecting healthcare data is more important—and more challenging—than ever before. With most patient information now residing in digital format, healthcare organizations must rely on IT solutions to protect patient privacy and safeguard against disasters that may cause physical damage to patient information. In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Can The Enterprise Count On The Cloud For Data Protection? 

    Despite the recent negative headlines, a cloud enhanced data protection service is an ideal use of cloud storage. It provides off-site, geographically dispersed data protection so that in the event of a site or even regional disaster, an organization’s digital assets can still be recovered in a timely manner. The...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    10 Reasons to Choose Hitachi UCP

    Sit back as we reveal the 10 reason that IT professionals choose Hitachi UCP. Find out how other IT specialists and their organisations have used UCP to support and improve their VMware and vSphere environments with reliability and agility.

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Virtual Machines: Bigger, Faster, and more Agile

    Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines allow you to deploy a wide range of computing solutions in an agile way. With Virtual Machines, you can deploy nearly instantaneously and you pay only by the minute. With Windows, Linux, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and BizTalk, you can deploy any workload, any language,...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    MSDN Dev and Test Pay-As-You-Go

    Discover special low Microsoft Azure rates for MSDN subscribers. Learn more about the Azure credits available as part of MSDN subscriptions and access Windows Virtual Machines, HDInsights and other Microsoft cloud services at discounted hourly rates. Using Azure as part of your MSDN subscription provides a great way for teams...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Big Data: New Insights Unlocked.

    Reveal new insights and drive better decision making with Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Learn more about the unique flexibility provided to you by HDInsight and make sure you and your organisation stay ahead of the technological curve

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Steps to Aligning IT to the Needs of Your Organization

    In the past, attempts to integrate data center infrastructure and applications have been manual, time-consuming, and expensive efforts. Fortunately, with the advent of cloud computing and hybrid IT, that situation is changing. IT can now be a catalyst for transformation: the enabler of innovation, new business models, and new revenue...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Taming IT Complexity with Managed Services

    The need for IT to evolve beyond virtualization and embrace software defined data center models has never been greater. Many organizations are reacting to shifts in business requirements and customer demands by embracing cloud, mobile, social, and analytics technologies. However, incorporating these new models into traditional processes marks a...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Five Fundamentals of Virtual Server Protection

    Server virtualization brings many well-known benefits, including cost efficiencies, management automation, and improved agility. Most enterprises are already invested heavily in virtualization technologies, but with these new operating models come challenges to data management and infrastructure protection. This whitepaper outlines five important considerations that must be addressed in order to...

    Sponsored By CommVault

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Virtual Server Protection: A Buyers Checklist (German Asset)

    When looking to maximize the value of your virtual infrastructure investment you need to achieve scalable virtual machine (VM) protection, automated VM lifecycle management and the ability to leverage any type of infrastructure for the most soft effective disaster recovery. To achieve these benefits while also supporting your future moves...

    Sponsored By CommVault

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Three Signs Your Virtualization Strategy is Stuck in Neutral

    From hybrid cloud to mobile to analytics, virtualization is enabling companies to embrace the latest IT trends. But in order to take your operations to the next level, it’s important to make sure your current virtualization initiatives aren’t headed for a stall. This brief outlines three important ways to tell...

    Sponsored By CommVault

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    The 8 Pillars Of Colocation

    The service provider takes on the responsibility for the maintenance and running of the server and operating system. .

    Sponsored By Colt Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Four Fources Of Data Centre

    The data centre is the fulcrum on which the technologydriven enterprise rests. Inefficiency in the data centre will fundamentally impact the effectiveness of social, mobility,cloud, and information implementations..

    Sponsored By Colt Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    3 Signs Your Virtualization Strategy is Stuck in Neutral

    From hybrid cloud to mobile to analytics, virtualization is enabling companies to embrace the latest IT trends. But in order to take your operations to the next level, it’s important to make sure your current virtualization initiatives aren’t headed for a stall. This brief outlines three important ways to tell...

    Sponsored By CommVault Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Checklist: 10 Signs that You Need to Modernize Your Backup and Recovery Solution

    Your business cannot survive without data management and protection, but getting control of rapidly growing and increasingly distributed information silos is a huge challenge. Infrastructures are growing more complex, virtualization and cloud create more obscurity, and BYOD creates dozens if not hundreds of new endpoints to protect. Legacy backup methods...

    Sponsored By CommVault Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Five Fundamentals of Virtual Server Protection

    Server virtualization brings many well-known benefits, including cost efficiencies, management automation, and improved agility. Most enterprises are already invested heavily in virtualization technologies, but with these new operating models come challenges to data management and infrastructure protection. This whitepaper outlines five important considerations that must be addressed in order to...

    Sponsored By CommVault Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Harnessing the power of Peer-To-Peer Support

    Many organisations have achieved this by providing service desk staff with the skills and tools to resolve as many customer issues as possible and reducing the need to refer issues to second-line support analysts.

    Sponsored By Hornbill

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Essential Consideration Before Selecting Your Next Service Desk Solution

    This guide offers practical advice to organizations actively reviewing their service management function and preparing to make a decision on which service desk software will best suit their requirements.

    Sponsored By Hornbill

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware? - Report

    Mobile security is more than protecting the device. It is protecting applications on the device and preventing data leakage in the enterprise. IBM Security AppScan helps determine vulnerabilities early in the application development cycle to eliminate vulnerabilities malware can exploit.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    The Hidden Costs Of Self-Signed SSL Certificate (German)

    Download this white paper, The Hidden Costs of Self-Signed Certificates, to read about the true total cost of ownership for self-signed SSL, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor. You'll also learn about risk factors such as how self-signed certificates can increase...

    Sponsored By Symantec