Virtualization

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

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Is “Scalable Blade” an Oxymoron?

    Blade servers solved the problem of density for businesses, but they did so with compromises that limited their appeal for many applications. As complexity of both applications and environments grew, blade infrastructures were limited in their effectiveness for the task. Customers were relegated to lower-density rack servers for their more...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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 // Aug 2014

    Today's Biggest IT Risks : Defending Against Malware -A Holistic Approach

    Fighting malware doesn’t have to be a losing battle. The key is to remember that the varieties of malware on the loose today mean no single method of defense will suffice. An integrated portfolio of solutions, such as those provided by IBM, can work together to enhance protection. Download this...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Aug 2014

    ESG Lab Validation Report - Best Practices for Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery

    In recent ESG research, more than three-quarters (77%) of respondents reported that they were currently using server virtualization. More often IT organizations struggle to find the best methods for protecting virtual and physical machines. This ESG Lab Validation report looks at achieving best practices for virtual machine backup and recovery...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Virtual Desktop Acquisition Cost Analysis

    App and desktop virtualization is much more than a technology solution. It is transforming the way organizations of all sizes are enabling their workforces while simplifying the desktop management process for IT administrators.

    Sponsored By Citrix

  • 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

    The Top Virtualization Myths Debunked

    The following information brief explores some of the most commonly expressed concerns about virtualization – to help you distinguish fact from fiction. 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 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 // 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

  • 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 // 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 // Jun 2014

    IBM Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment Tool

    Use IBM's assessment tool to learn how you can increase server efficiency and availability while lowering costs. The IBM Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment helps you identify how an IBM Managed Services solution can: Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Server Management Improve Server Resource...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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

  • 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 // Jun 2014

    Forrester report: Service Virtualisation and Testing Solutions

    In this Forrester report: Service Virtualisation and Testing Solutions evaluates the benefits of continuous test applications in complex environments, simplify and speed up the testing. Find out more-by reading our report.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • 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 // Jun 2014

    Maximizing Your Virtual Environment - Japanese

    Virtualization is in high demand these days because it reduces costs while increasing business efficiency and agility. But deploying and managing virtualization can be very complicated and, if not done correctly, can lead to issues with network and storage capacity, performance and server sprawl. Read this white paper to learn...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Flexible Workplace - Japanese

    Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers’ best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // May 2014

    Streamlined server management at every stage of the IT life cycle

    Traditional server management and provisioning can create unnecessary burdens for many organizations. Information technology (IT) administrators in today’s business environments need a more streamlined process to manage servers throughout the IT life cycle, including tools to help them diagnose problems and procedures for efficiently resolving errors. This white paper provides...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // May 2014

    HP ProLiant m300 Server Cartridge and Microsoft IIS 8

    This document describes in detail the workloads executed by the HP team, the results obtained, and the lessons learned as part of the workload characterization effort with MS IIS 8 webserver. The goal of the workload characterization and the solution-oriented white paper is to compare and contrast the performance of...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // May 2014

    7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration

    Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements that will enable you to: Centrally manage data migration Preserve users’ data and personal settings Mitigate network impacts during migration Access the white paper to find out how to...

    Sponsored By Druva Software

  • 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)

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    Private Modular Cloud—SME Video

    Organizations that are looking to work faster and with greater agility often look to a private cloud as a solution. Listen to IBM experts discuss key considerations for designing and deploying a private cloud solution.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Maximizing Your Virtual Environment

    Virtualization is in high demand these days because it reduces costs while increasing business efficiency and agility. But deploying and managing virtualization can be very complicated and, if not done correctly, can lead to issues with network and storage capacity, performance and server sprawl. Read this white paper to learn...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Comprehensive Virtualization Management - From VM to Spindle

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management, & chargeback automation. All in one awesomely affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use. Virtualization Manager auto-discovers the virtual machines in your environment making the creation of your monitoring environment...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Deploying Parallels Containers on HP ProLiant Moonshot Server Cartridges

    Parallels Containers is an ideal virtualization solution for IT pros looking to improve resource utilization of their HP ProLiant Moonshot Cartridges. Parallels Containers creates isolated partitions on a single physical server using a single operating system instance – allowing much higher-than-average data transfer rates for certain workloads. In this white...

    Sponsored By HP and Intel® Atom™ Processor

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting Your Business: Addressing Business Risk with Effective Technology

    Over the past five years, companies of all sizes have been under increased pressure to improve IT efficiency and effectiveness. This is especially true for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that have fewer than 1,000 employees but must match larger company competitors in managing their on-premise resources (most notably x86...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • 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

    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 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

  • 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

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2014

    Threats to online security have grown and evolved considerably. From the threats of cyberespionage and industrial espionage to the widespread, chronic problems of malware and phishing, we have seen constant innovation from malware authors. We have also seen an expansion of traditional threats into new forums. In particular, social media...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    The Wild World of Malware: Keeping your Company Safe Inside

    As the level of cyber-crimes continues to grow, it’s important for IT to understand the latest types of malware and how they work. This is especially true for small- and medium-sized businesses that don’t have the resources to concentrate on network security. Find out how to protect your...

    Sponsored By Dell Software