Virtualization

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

  • 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 // Nov 2014

    Forrester - Expanding your Virtual Infrastructure: An Equation for Achieving Optimized Control

    This exclusive infographic gives an overview of new strategies for maximizing the benefits of virtualization. Learn more..

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Infographic - Do you Believe the Myths Around Virtualization?

    There are a lot of myths floating around about virtualization. It will cause downtime. It requires specialized skills and expertise. It is simply too expensive. So, do you believe these myths? Check out this informative infographic for some myth-busting facts about how virtualization actually: Drives down costs Increases...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments - IDC Report

    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 // Nov 2014

    Reduce backup costs with high-density energy-smart storage

    Bottom line—your IT infrastructure simply has to work, despite constrained budgets and constant data growth. Fortunately, virtualization has driven sweeping change, making deployments simpler, more scalable and agile regardless of the data center’s size. Discover how best-of-breed storage solutions are maximizing the benefits of virtualization by creating quantifiable improvements in...

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Migrating Your Data Center to an Application Centric Infrastructure

    Organizations everywhere recognize that changing application environments are creating new demands for the IT infrastructure, causing a transformation within the data center. There is a need to address key business and technological transitions in terms of application delivery and consumption. As such, data center managers are assessing what new capabilities...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • 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

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Redefining networks for cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security - New technologies are pushing networks to the breaking point

    Much has been written about cloud, big data, mobile, social, and IT security as significant forces that are transforming information technology and business. Much less has been said about the impact of these forces on networking—or about the role that networks play when business initiatives are based on them. Download...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    2014 Gartner Report: Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

    "IBM Security QRadar received an ""Excellent"" product viability rating again by Gartner in its Critical Capabilities for SIEM report. The report assesses 13 SIEM technologies by evaluating the capabilities that are critical for the support of threat management, compliance, and general SIEM deployment use cases. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Migrating Linux applications from x86 to IBM Power Systems

    PowerVM is a complete virtualization solution that is integrated and packaged with Power Systems. This is a very robust implementation of virtualization developed by IBM, based on best practices learned over the course of four decades of experience with the IBM mainframe. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Nov 2014

    Live 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 // Nov 2014

    Secure Access and Continuity in a Virtualized and BYOD World - Whitepaper

    In today’s 24x7 economy, safeguarding your applications and data is more important than ever. HP Secure Access and Continuity solutions ensure your business-critical data is always protected and always available—any device, any place, any time. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor : ...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email - Osterman Research

    The conventional wisdom is that email is being replaced by social media and other, next generation communication and collaboration tools. The reality, however, is that email use continues to grow. Check this resource out and learn how the new “social” technology can help you deploy IT resources more efficiently.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

  • 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

    What is Changing in the World Today? - Cloud is the Growth Engine for Business

    As the speed of business has accelerated, driving the need for rapid business model changes, cloud is the engine driving business growth. Businesses are becoming increasingly service-based across core processes to stay competitive. Check this Infographic out and learn the IT cloud priorities for 2014.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Softlayer Profile

    Virtual and physical. Public and private. Hourly and monthly. Our unified platform provides cloud infrastructure at Internet scale. What you want, deployed on demand and in real time. That’s cloud without compromise. A Global platform Unparalleled Scale Modular Infrastructure Full control and access

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Case Study Loft Group - Innovating e-learning and transforming solution delivery with SoftLayer cloud technology

    Established in 2007, Loft Group is a creative digital agency focused on providing business consultancy through software solutions. The company constructs purpose-built digital infrastructure to help customers harness communications and human connections for access through virtually any channel. Loft Group needed a scalable, high-performance infrastructure to deliver its born-on-the-cloud e-learning...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    A Better Connected World with Huawei

    In a world where everything is connected, the limits to innovation will fade away, offering inspired experiences for all, and enormous opportunities for businesses. To learn more about our vision of a better connected world. Download the white paper now

    Sponsored By Huawei

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    CITO Research: Hybrid Cloud Myths

    It’s time to debunk the myths about hybrid cloud bandwidth and reliability. As the flexibility and economy of scale in the cloud continue to expand, and as visibility into data and systems becomes even more extensive, the case for the hybrid cloud has never been stronger. Get insights about your...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Gartner Report 2014: Planning Guide for Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is no longer a new concept, and many organizations have been consuming cloud services for the past several years. However, in 2014, many organizations will look to move cloud computing past the early phase and constrained use cases and into more widespread, production adoption. Check this report out...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • 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 // 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

    Stakeholder Perceptions Become Your Project Reality

    For project managers, meeting stakeholder expectations means that you have to know what the expectations are to begin with if you are ever expected to meet them. After expectations have been set, follow up with your stakeholders to ensure that the expectations haven't changed. People change their minds often, so...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // Oct 2014

    Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT

    Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity and perhaps even application development. This white paper is written for networking professionals but it may offer valuable insight for those in cross-functional roles such as DevOps, server virtualization, and data center...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    Live Webcast: Top 5 Features of Next-Gen Backup

    It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your data is? Backup isn't a simple matter of copying data to an offsite box each night anymore, especially if you're running hundreds of workloads on virtual servers. Do you know which files are located on which media? Can you restore data...

    Sponsored By Veeam Software

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Ensure High Availability for Virtual Resources

    Is your company reaping the benefits of virtualization? Although virtual resources are faster to deploy and manage than hardware, they come with significant risks. Can you say for certain that the VMs in your data center are operating at SLA-required availability levels? "Five nines" is the gold standard for...

    Sponsored By Veeam Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Lower Risk and Cost with Proactive Information Governance

    Read this white paper to find out how you can help ensure your data assets are available, protected, and managed through their lifecycle by applying proactive information governance for: Organization Location And control

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    EMC InfoArchive: Data Sheet

    Information accumulation stretches capacity to the breaking point, with higher costs for servers, storage, application maintenance, database software, and operations. Keeping all information in its source application is neither cost-effective nor scalable. And backup is only a temporary measure; difficult to access and not a compliant solution.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • 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

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Infographic: Horizon 6 allows IT to deliver virtual or remoted desktops and applications through a single platform to end users

    Gone are the days of client/server computing where Windows ruled the day and end users were tasked to do their work from one device and one location. Today, end users are leveraging new types of devices for work, accessing Windows applications alongside non-Windows-based applications and are more mobile than...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    Webcast: Maximize Database Performance

    Are you facing the pressure of not investing enough in database performance? In this on-demand webcast, see how poor performance negatively impacts your business, and how you can maximize database performance RIGHT NOW. Watch this webcast today.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Why Customers Are Moving Beyond the Status Quo with VMware Horizon 6

    In the competitive marketplace that surrounds us today, customers shouldn’t have to settle for legacy desktop or application delivery simply because they’ve relied on a certain vendor in the past. This white paper reviews how three customers decided to partner with VMware, and how they benefited from the latest VDI...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Market Trends: Desktop Virtualization

    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

  • 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 // Oct 2014

    Flash Storage For Dummies (South Africa)

    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/Ointensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp