Virtualization

Find full coverage of virtualization technologies, including reviews, how-tos, best practices, and tips.

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Upgrading Your vCenter Server and ESXi Host to vSphere 5.5

    There are many issues and requirements to consider when you upgrade vCenter server and ESXi hosts to vSphere 5.5. The last thing you want is to have the upgrade fail or to encounter problems that you could have avoided with a little bit of research. This paper highlights the process,...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Understanding NIST's Cloud Computing Reference Architecture: Part I

    This white paper examines the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture in a two-part series. The first part covers the cloud players and their roles and responsibilities. The second part focuses on the Reference Architecture components, activities, and functions.

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    SDN: How It Will Affect You and Why You Should Care

    You may have heard about software-defined networking (SDN) and its cousin network functions virtualization (NFV). These emerging technologies are likely to revolutionize the IT industry as well as your job. This white paper introduces you to SDN and NFV, examines their impact on you as well as the industry, and...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Ten Risky Security Behaviors to Avoid: Protect Your Organization

    You are a problem. You are a risk to your employer. The actions you take and the activities you perform at work, online, and even in your personal life put your employer at risk. You need to know how you are a security risk to the organization and what you...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    SDN and Cloud Computing

    After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • Downloads // Sep 2014

    Your FREE 60-Day Trial Starts Here

    Get instant access to the Brocade Vyatta 5400 vRouter. Download your free virtual router trial now and enjoy 24/7 support. KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Advanced IPv4 and IPv6 Unicast and Multicast Stateful firewall, IPsec, SSL-Based OpenVPN and DMVPN Linux-based extensible network OS Hypervisors Supported: VMware ESX, Citrix...

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • Downloads // Sep 2014

    You're A Few Steps Away From Future-Proofing Your Career

    Prepare for the future of networking today with free 60-day trial software, web-based training, and a Brocade Network Function Virtualization Certification ($650 value). BE A BROCADE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL NOW. Build your skills by creating a virtualized network with the Brocade Vyatta vRouter Stay ahead of the industry's...

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Want to get “Flashed” by NetApp?

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Mobile Application Management with Citrix XenMobile

    Mobility is a critical IT initiative in companies of all sizes because it is an unprecedented opportunity to increase business efficiency and competitive advantage. Beyond device management, mobile application and data management are key to achieving these benefits.

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    New Topics on the 2014 Security+ SY0-401 Exam

    It has been three years since the last revision of the CompTIA Security+ exam. In early summer of 2014, the latest version SY0-401 was released. This revamped exam retains the same six domains as established in SY0-301, which emphasize security in three main areas: application, data, and host. New topics...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    OpenLMI Improves Management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

    Included as an integral part of RHEL 7, OpenLMI offers significant gains in managing the wealth of available Linux tools. The fact that the interface can be accessed via multiple languages, including C/C++, Python, Java, and a CLI further enhances its versatility. In addition, the ability to use OpenLMI on...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Managing hybrid clouds: A comprehensive, secure, and flexible cloud management solution white paper

    Hybrid cloud delivery brings a fundamental shift to the enterprise, and a new style of IT. The IT department that develops a hybrid delivery model, one that creates an optimal mix of traditional IT, private, and public cloud, is the department that realizes success. Read the white paper and learn...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    3 Compelling Reasons to Consider Desktop Virtualization

    If you have already experienced the benefits of server virtualization, it is time to find out what you can gain by extending virtualization to your desktops. In this eBook, find out how other VMware customers have extended their virtualization deployment to end-user computing and have uncovered significant benefits, such as...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Research // Aug 2014

    Gartner Malware Newsletter

    Businesses have relied on endpoint defenses like anti-virus software for protection against malware. But endpoint defenses alone are not sufficient and Gartner recommends businesses balance their investment across all four phases of the Gartner adaptive security architecture: predict, prevent, detect, and respond. Download this research report to learn how HP...

    Sponsored By HP

  • 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

    Networking for a Smarter Data Centre: Getting it right

    This paper explores how a holistic management approach to networks, servers, storage and applications can aid in the evolution to a smarter data centre and drive optimal value for the organisation. Download this whitepaper now and learn how your organisation can leverage virtualisation for deploying services efficiently and responding to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // May 2014

    Software Defined Storage for Dummies

    This book examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    PowerVM Virtualization Essentials

    PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Whitepaper - Next Gen Virtualization & Hybrid Cloud with ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)

    The pace of change in IT systems is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Organizations are constantly seeking to simplify and optimize their IT infrastructure to make it more adaptable and innovative to get a competitive advantage. IDC has quantified the network-related...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Unleashing IT ACI Special Edition Article

    Virtualization, cloud, and mobility are opening new avenues in the IT world and could require infrastructure changes. The new Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) is the future of networking with a holistic architecture, centralized automation, and policy-driven application profiles. Featured customers weigh in on their decision to implement Cisco...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Webcasts // Nov 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Moving the Data Center to Hyper-Converged & Web-Scale: A Customer and Analyst View

    As enterprises take their data centers to 100% virtualization, the needs for IT infrastructure have moved beyond converged infrastructure such as VCE Vblock and toward hyper-converged, web-scale architectures. Join this technical webinar to hear from CBSi editors, Taneja Group analysts, and Nutanix customers about how web-scale converged infrastructure is...

    Sponsored By Nutanix

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    How Malware and Targeted Attacks Infiltrate Your Data Center

    Advanced targeted attacks bypass the security perimeter and compromise individuals inside your enterprise to unleash attacks on your entire network. Read this white paper to learn more about: Attack Motivation How to Protect Your Sensitive Data and Critical Business Applications Complementing Traditional Defenses with Data Center Protection Effective Malware...

    Sponsored By Imperva

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IAM Across Cloud and On-premise Environments: Best Practices for Maintaining Security and Control

    Many organisations leverage a hybrid cloud & on-premise architecture, but one of their major challenges is ensuring users can seamlessly move around the environment while still maintaining consistent control and security policy between on-premise and cloud services.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    CA LISA Service Virtualization On-the-Go Demo

    Demonstration of CA LISA Service Virtualization capabilities, including how organizations can “Shift-Left” their SDLC, reduce infrastructure requirements, and reduce data/scenario management constraints all while improving application quality.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • Videos // Feb 2014

    Demo: CA Service Virtualization Overview

    Watch this short video on CA technologies service virtualization solution. Learn how in one simple environment you can run tests on how multiple APIs and programs will work and talk to one another simulating the behaviour of the chosen components in an application. Watch video now.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • Videos // Feb 2014

    Video: DNS Europe drives down the cost of high availability, fault tolerant cloud services for their customers

    Business: DNS Europe is a UK based cloud hosting business offering cloud application hosting and development, hybrid cloud integration, consulting and on-boarding. Challenge: Compete with larger hosting providers and public cloud providers by offering high availability & fault tolerance with a very high service credit policy. Solution: Offer public and...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Data Security in the Cloud

    Maintaining control over the data is paramount to cloud success. In this CSO Magazine whitepaper, learn about Cloud Computing Security Challenges, Techniques for Protecting Data in the Cloud and Strategies for Secure Transition to the Cloud.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets

    Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits

    IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center's...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Top 7 Benefits of an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government

    VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud service that delivers the tried and tested VMware capabilities widely used by government organizations today, with the added security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization. The hybrid cloud is becoming more and more prevalent – in fact,...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    The Practitioner’s Guide to the VMware vCloud Suite: Top Five Questions

    This paper gives an overview of the editions, and addresses the top five questions asked by practitioners who want to better understand and effectively use the capabilities of vCloud Suite. Read more...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Unrivalled Cloud Stories

    See how IT leaders in public and private sector organisations across Europe are delivering transformational results by building on the virtualization investments they’ve already made. Read more...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Tech Tips: Backup and Recovery for Your IT Environment

    VMware vSphere® Data ProtectionTM is a backup-and-recovery solution that provides reliable, space-efficient, disk-based data protection for VMware virtual machines. Leveraging mature, proven technology from EMC Avamar, vSphere Data Protection is fully integrated with VMware vCenterTM Server and the vSphere Web Client – for easy deployment and management. Read more...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Tech Tips: VMware Horizon View

    Straight from our experts at VMware®, follow these technical tips for a successful and smooth implementation of VMware Horizon View™. From application requirements to end user expectations, reference these tips as you move to a virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    On-demand Webcast: UK New Threat Landscape..

    There have been multiple high profile worldwide data breaches so far in 2014. Do you wonder what's happening on the UK Threat Landscape? Join Rackspace and Alert Logic to hear more about malicious cybercrime, the evolution of hackers, how the underground economy works and how it affects the corporate IT...

    Sponsored By Alert Logic

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Desktop Virtualization for Wealth Management and Insurance

    The computer desktop has been in existence for a little over 30 years, but in the last 10 years it has moved to notebooks and increasingly towards smart mobile devices. Now with advancements in technology, the desktop is increasingly found in the cloud thanks to virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Deduplication solutions are not all created equal, why Data Domain?

    There is a common misconception that all deduplication systems are created the same and many organisations are doing their homework prior to making a purchase decision. There are certain key things to look for when you are researching a deduplication storage solution and that is the subject of this whitepaper....

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Hybrid Approach Rewrites The Rules For BackUp Storage

    Today’s IT professionals are expected to handle vast, rapidly-growing quantities of unstructured and structured data while slashing storage costs. That often requires settling for sluggish backup storage...until now, that is. Learn how hybrid storage shrinks backup windows and reduces RPO & RTO targets...without breaking the bank. Combining the speed of...

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Gartner 2014 Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances Magic Quadrant

    According to Gartner, the backup/recovery software and integrated appliance market comprises tens, if not hundreds, of vendors. This research narrows it down to those that have a strong presence in midsize and large organization IT environments.” Download the report to learn why CommVault has been named a leader and why...

    Sponsored By CommVault Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Gartner Report: Desktop Virtualization 2013

    The "year of desktop virtualization" has been touted for almost a decade. In practical terms, technology and service providers need to cater to its varying market characteristics, which represent an array of technologies best suited to particular needs across industry and geographic boundaries. Gartner's current research agenda for client computing...

    Sponsored By VMware