Virtualization

Business are reaping the rewards of faster, simplified and efficient infrastructures through virtualization.

  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Case Study: China Power – Optimisation of Operation through Virtualisation

    To meet the expanding demands of the organization’s role within China’s power industry, China PowerComplete Equipment Company needed to consolidate its physical infrastructure, which was increasingly complex to manage.This case study explores why the company selected Dell to virtualize its data center on Dell™ PowerEdge servers, Dell EqualLogic storage and...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Forrester Report on Windows 7 Commercial Adoption

    More than one year after its general availability (GA) launch, Windows 7 powers one out of every 10 PCs within North American and European companies. While far from overwhelming - especially considering that Windows XP still powers 75% - IT managers worldwide are preparing for a significant desktop transformation over...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Virtualization and the New Economics of IT

    Part of the "Masters of Virtualization" Series from IDG, Dell and Microsoft.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Blade Servers and Virtualization

    Part of the "Masters of Virtualization" Series from IDG, Dell and Microsoft.

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  • Tools & Templates // Sep 2009

    Green IT Impact Calculator

    Quantify the Impact of Green IT Virtualization Investments. Welcome to the Green IT Impact Calculator. This worksheet enables you to estimate the impact of virtualization investments to drive Green IT benefits within your organization. Simply check off areas of importance to you and provide your internal estimates. Your input will...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Why It Makes Sense to Virtualize

    Why virtualization? Why now? In this video, Computerworld Vice President Bill Laberis and InfoWorld Executive Vice President Paul Calento tackle these questions, explaining how virtualization technology has become more mainstream and creates a variety of advantages ? some obvious, some hidden. Calento discusses how Microsoft's Hyper-V? provides a solution for...

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  • Training // Jan 2009

    Dell Virtualization Advisor

    This tool acts as an aide for those who have a comfortable knowledge of virtualization and their server/storage environment needs.

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Maximum ASP Case Study

    MaximumASP wanted to offer highly available virtualized servers in order to increase service levels and efficiency and lower costs. The company deployed Microsoft? Windows Server? 2008 Data Center Edition with Microsoft Hyper-V? technology to run on Dell? PowerEdge? servers. The Microsoft System Center Management Suite streamlines administration, integrated with the...

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  • Case Studies // May 2009

    ServiceU Case Study: Reliable Service

    ServiceU deployed DellTM PowerEdgeTM servers and Dell/EMC storage area networks (SANs) to support the company's SQL Server environment and serve as the foundation for a distinct virtualized environment based on Microsoft Windows Server? 2008 Hyper-VTM technology.

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    DELL | EMC CX4 AND DELL POWEREDGE? BLADES

    Next generation Dell/EMC CX4 storage arrays bring new levels of performance, flexibility, and resource utilization to enterprise-class storage. Features such as virtual provisioning, enterprise flash drives, and customizable network interconnects make this latest generation of CX arrays well suited to meeting data growth and performance requirements while keeping costs under...

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  • Case Studies // May 2009

    ServiceU Video: Reliable Service

    ServiceU deployed DellTM PowerEdgeTM servers and Dell/EMC storage area networks (SANs) to support the company's SQL Server environment and serve as the foundation for a distinct virtualized environment based on Microsoft Windows Server? 2008 Hyper-VTM technology.

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  • Resource Center // Aug 2009

    Dell Tech Center: Windows Server Virtualization Hyper-V

    Use the Dell Technology Center to interact with other IT professionals.

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  • Tools & Templates // Feb 2009

    Microsoft Virtualization ROI Calculator

    To see how much return on investment your business can receive, check out the Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Calculator ? Now integrated with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit. Reach beyond server consolidation to manage your entire IT environment and make the most of your existing infrastructure. Every day, organizations...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Dell PowerEdge Servers: Energy Efficient and Powerful - The Best of Both Worlds

    Listen to Chad Fenner, product manager for Dell M Series blades, explain the new features of this series of servers.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    A Superior Hardware Platform for Server Virtualization

    Server virtualization is helping IT organizations improve data center productivity in fundamental ways. It lets you consolidate multiple operating systems and applications in minutes. It also lets you move running applications from one server to another without downtime for flexible workload management, high availability and planned or inplanned maintenance. The...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Dell Controlled Explosion

    With Infrastructure budgets under constant pressure, IT departments are beginning to shift their focus from adding more storage to improving the efficiency of the storage systems already in place. Today, the name of the game is improving productivity and efficiency while eliminating waste.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Dell Refresh Summary

    This study was conducted in the United States amoung IT decision makers with involvement in data centre purchases at companies with 100-499 employees. The study was conducted between January 21, 2010 and February 2, 2010. A total of 116 surveys were completed.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Poweredge Server 11g Thermal

    Driven by rising energy cost and environmental initiatives, server and data centre power consumption has become one of the foremost concerns for IT professionals and data centre managers. Understanding this concern, Dell has been focused on reducing the energy consumption of its servers. Because power and airflow consumed to cool...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    State of Data Center Cooling

    The challanges of increased data center density elevate the importance of the right cooling technology. This paper discusses liquid and air cooling solutions in data centers and when each makes the most sense.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Xeon 5500 Virtualization

    Server virtualization is helping IT organizations improve data center productivity in fundamental ways. It lefts you consolidate multiple operating systems and applications per physical server, reducing the size and costs of your IT infrastructure, while enabling you to deploy new applications in minutes.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    dell refresh doss final

    After more than a year of playing budgetary defense in a down economy, small and midsize businesses (SMB's) are finally beginning to find opportunities to move forward with strategic IT initiatives. As they examine their needs and pain points, one top priority is emerging: the need to refresh both client...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    dell virt dossier

    Virtualization is all the rage, with nearly all large enterprises employing the technology and many reporting astounding results in terms of server consolidation - and resulting cost savings. But you don't have to own hundreds of servers to realize benefits from virtualization; the technology has plenty to offer small and...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    dell ebook virt

    Not big enough for virtualization? Think again! Survey shows SMB's reap the same benefits as the enterprise, including reduced costs, improved reliability and disaster recovery and a measurable ROI.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    dell ebook refresh

    Even amidst the enforced frugality of a recession, some expenditures are worthwhile. For the cost-consious IT departments of small and midsize businesses (SMB's), refreshing server hardware is one of those things. A recent survey of 116 IT decision makers taken in January 2010 by IDG Research Services examines these issues...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Machine Manufacturer Cuts Power Consumption by Approximately 30 Per Cent With Virtualized Dell Infrastructure

    Based in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, Hennecke is a world leader in processing equipment for polyurethane, a highly versatile plastic. Machine manufacturer Hennecke wanted to boost enterprise efficiency but was constrained by its IT infrastructure. Guided by Dell consultants, the IT team chose virtualized Dell servers and Dell/EMC centralised storage.

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Australia's University of Southern Queensland Uses Dell Technology to Expand Online Learning While Improving Energy Efficiency by Approximately 40 Percent

    University of Southern Queensland wanted to enhance online learning programs to serve a growing worldwide student population and add new server capacity to support the programs - without exceeding stringent data center space and energy restrictions. As a solution the University of Southern Queensland boost processing capacity for enhanced online...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Professional Accounting Solutions Cuts Power Consumption by 50% and Enjoys Four-Fold Faster Backups

    Professional Accounting Solutions needed to reduce power consumption to benefit from a price reduction in a co-location facility and consolidate its 40 servers and 2 SANs to minimize its hardware footprint. The company virtualized its servers using Dell PowerEdge servers and Microsoft Hyper-V software and consolidated two SANs onto a...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Revolutionising the Management of Pensions Risk

    PensionsFirst Analytics LLP is only three years old, but has already transformed the way firms look at defined benefit pension risks. Its product - PFaroe - helps firms conduct portfolio analysis and scenario testing. PensionsFirst Analytics LLP wanted to design and deploy secure, high-performing and reliable production and disaster recovery...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Unitary Authority in the UK Cuts Approximately ?40,000 a Year in IT Energy Costs Thanks to Dell Virtualized Solution

    Bracknell Forest Council saw that its IT power consumption was rising. Personnel also found the infrastructure complex to manage, while the storage system was at the end of its lifecycle. The council implemented a virtualized server solution and Dell/ EMC Storage Area Network (SAN). Dell ProSupport for IT helps maximise...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Dell Consultants Help Portuguese Authority Expand IT in Schools and Improve Server Performance by Around 300 Per Cent

    Munic?pio de Oeiras (CM-Oeiras), a local authority in Portugal, serves a population of approximately 172,000 residents. Two of its goals were to improve public services through greater efficiencies and increase IT in local elementary schools. CM-Oeiras wanted to provide more IT services to elementary schools, but lacked server and storage...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    FECAP Projects Increased Processing Capacity by 50%, Reduced Power Costs and Reduced Management Time by 50% With Total Dell Solution

    Built more than 12 years ago, the data center had equipment occupying many shelves and old servers from several different vendors. Systems were difficult to manage with manual updating and troublesome backup processes using CDs and DVDs. FECAP decided to move and upgrade its data center using state-of-the-art technology including...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Hoover City Schools Save $357,000 With Server Virtualization Initiative Using Technologies From Dell and Intel

    Linking up-to-date technology with student preparedness, Hoover City Schools wanted to update its servers, storage, client hardware and operating systems to the most current solutions available. Hoover City Schools deployed Dell PowerEdge servers with Intel processors, Microsoft Hyper-V for server virtualization and Dell EqualLogic storage in the data center; upgrade...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    WVU College of Law Library Reduces Energy Usage for Desktop PCs by 50% and Improves User Experience With Dell On-Demand Desktop Streaming

    West Virginia University College of Law's George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library wanted a cost-effective, easy-to-manage desktop computing solution that would use less energy and reduce staff time required to maintain the equipment. The library implemented a Dell On-Demand Desktop Streaming solution using diskless, Dell OptiPlex desktops optimized for flexible...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Kane County Saves $1 Million With Server and Desktop Virtualization on Dell Servers and Virtualized iSCSI SANs

    Kane County's legacy, highly proprietary IT environment included mainframes, a token ring network and a monolithic storage system. With management and support costs increasing, the county needed a fundamentally different approach to support its end users. However, budget constraints necessitated a creative approach to meeting IT needs without dramatic cost...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    Brock White Reduces Data Recovery Time from 12 hours to 15 minutes

    Brock White is a leading distributor of construction materials providing specialty products to concrete and masonry construction markets in the upper Midwest United States. Their challenges are they could not guarantee the availability of its business-critical applications because of lengthy backup windows, slow restores and no viable Disaster Recovery (DR)...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2012

    Alabama Department of Education improves recovery time from 24 hours to 2 minutes with Dell AppAssure

    The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is the state agency providing oversight for more than 1,300 schools throughout Alabama. Their challenges are they struggling with slow and failed backups and increasing tape costs. They chose Dell to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Symantec Backup Exec to Dell AppAssure...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Getting Beyond 20% Virtualization

    This is the reality: If one is an IT manager at a medium or large-size enterprise infrastructure is going to get more virtual - and quickly - over the next few years. Why? Because the benefits created by virtualization - consolidation, reduced power consumption, scalability, flexibility and an improved ROI...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How Desktop Virtualization Enhances End-User Productivity

    As traditional lines between virtualization, management, and security continue to blur, desktop virtualization is emerging as a compelling option for many organizations. Interestingly, leaders in this field commonly discuss management and security benefits more than they do the underlying abstraction technologies they implement. Therefore, when evaluating desktop virtualization options, it's...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Enhancing Ethernet Network Controllers for Server Virtualization

    In enterprise IT environments, virtualization offers numerous advantages - enabling organizations to consolidate and share computing resources, increase control and efficiency, and operate their data centers cost-effectively. Getting the most out of a virtualized environment, however, requires more than simply deploying Virtual Machines (VMs). An effective networking infrastructure is essential....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    10GbE, Servers, Storage and Virtualization - Interoperability Review and Highlights

    IT departments are consolidating servers and implementing virtualization to simplify their environments and lower the total cost of ownership. Some organizations are achieving consolidation ratios of as high as 100:1, and 20:1 consolidation is commonplace, using VMware and multi-core server technology. But success in reducing the number of servers, and...

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