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

  • 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 // 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 // Jan 2015

    New age security threats require new age solutions. Fixing security requires a fresh approach.

    Current endpoint software security software is resource heavy and therefore slow. With the growing number of exploits and mobile attacks available to modern cybercriminals, real-time, actionable threat intelligence within a global context is more important than ever for securing organizations. Find out how to face these challenges in this information...

    Sponsored By Webroot

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 // 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)

  • 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 // 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 // Jan 2015

    The compelling case for a business focus in IT Service Management

    IBM SmartCloud Control Desk enables organizations to integrate and automate asset and IT service management across data centers, cloud-based environments and endpoints to bridge silos of capabilities, minimize management complexity and provide user simplicity. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // May 2014

    Journey to the Hybrid Cloud

    Cloud adoption continues to expand beyond the base of cutting-edge early adopters and is now reaching the "early mainstream" stage, increasingly being looked at by enterprises as a viable model for agile, cost-effective IT delivery. However, the prevailing binary paradigm of cloud infrastructure (public versus private) limits the extent to...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Improving the cost and management of mirroring data with a Stretched Cluster Solution

    In today’s world, storage and performance requirements are growing faster than ever before and the costs of managing this growth are eating up more and more of the typical IT budget. With the Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) four core elements of IT Infrastructure – networking, CPU, storage and security–...

    Sponsored By Tectrade

  • 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 // May 2014

    IBM Storage with OpenStack Brings Simplicity and Robustness to Cloud

    While many storage vendors have submitted OpenStack drivers for their equipment, IBM has gone much further than that to support the OpenStack community. Read this paper and learn how.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    It's A Hybrid Cloud World. Are You Managing Your Hybrid State?

    If your company is using cloud computing services today, it’s highly likely you are already in a hybrid cloud configuration. The key question is whether you are actively managing this reality. In January 2014, Forester Consulting evaluated the state of enterprise hybrid cloud environments and how they are being managed....

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    IBM System Z in a mobile World

    Becoming a mobile enterprise is about re-imagining your business around constantly connected customers and employees. The speed of mobile adoption dictates transformational innovation rather than incremental innovation. Mobile really is a disruptive innovation. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Sep 2014

    Workforce Mobility Comparison Guide

    Are you challenged to find a mobile solution that enables employees to safely create and share content without compromising your enterprise’s security? With the rise of BYOD in the workplace, IT decision makers are faced with finding ways to securely deliver file synchronizations capabilities. The limitations of traditional file...

    Sponsored By Hitachi

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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 // Sep 2014

    Flash Storage Designed for the Most Exacting Requirements - Yours

    Flash is transforming the industry. Yes Flash is fast, but harnessing the power of Flash requires architecture and software. With a purpose built scale-out architecture and unique in memory data services as well as a consistent performance at scale, XtremIO is unmatched in the All-Flash array market. Flash can also...

    Sponsored By EMC