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

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    A New Framework for On-Demand Virtualization, Repurposing and Fusion of Heterogeneous Sensors

    This paper describes the first step towards the realization of complex and large scale cross-organization virtual observatories by presenting a new semantically-enhanced "Sensor Network as a Service" (SNaaS) framework, which can repurpose existing sensor networks as needed and aggregate and fuse heterogeneous sensors into new virtual sensors in near-real-time. The...

    Provided By University of Illinois

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Full Virtualization - BISE's Contribution to a Vision

    Some innovations, whose long history of success faded into the background in the course of time, come back in a refreshed form decades later initiated by marketing activities of some companies. In the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) the authors can currently see a renaissance of virtualization. Already...

    Provided By University of Augsburg

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Data Centers and Server Farms Enter a Virtual Reality

    Virtualization uncouples operating systems and applications from the physical hardware to allow a server, networking or storage device to run multiple, isolated and diverse virtual environments. In practice, the technology enables businesses to consolidate multiple IT resources, such as operating systems and software applications, on a single server. These resources...

    Provided By Verizon

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Realization of Virtualization

    As virtualization proves its mettle throughout the enterprise, companies of all sizes are looking for ways to reap the rewards without succumbing to the traditional complexity. Dell's virtualization solution paired with Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, featuring Hyper-V technology and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008, is a business-ready virtual...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Virtualized Games for Teaching About Distributed Systems

    Complex distributed systems are increasingly important in modern computer science, yet many undergraduate curricula do not give students the opportunity to develop the skill sets necessary to grapple with the complexity of such systems. This paper has developed and integrated into an undergraduate elective course on parallel and distributed computing...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    Free Software Trial Allows Capacity Planning for VMware

    In virtual server environments where all resource capacity (CPU, memory, storage, network) is shared, simple additions and changes can drastically affect server performance. For proper capacity planning of your VMware ESX infrastructure, you need a capacity modeling tool that emulates your dynamic data center. The patent-pending VKernel Modeler enables you...

    Provided By VKernel

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Managing EMC RecoverPoint Data Protection in vMware Environments

    Disaster recovery is the top priority in VMware infrastructure deployments. Organizations need a comprehensive solution that offers Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and remote replication. EMC RecoverPoint protects valuable data in heterogeneous VMware environments - with efficient and effective recovery to any point in time. With integrated VMware Site Recovery Manager...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Connecting to Shared Storage

    In this webcast, the presenter explains the process of connecting to remote shared storage with XenServer. Shared or networked storage allows XenServer to pool resources for live migration, high availability and other advanced feature.

    Provided By Citrix Systems

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Migrating a Virtual Machine

    In this webcast, the presenter will review the XenMotion. The XenMotion eliminates the need for planned downtime by enabling live VMs to be moved from one host in a resource pool to another with no downtime.

    Provided By Citrix Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Network Virtualization-Path Isolation Design Guide

    Network virtualization provides multiple solutions to business problems and drivers that range from simple to complex. Simple scenarios include enterprises that want to provide Internet access to visitors (Guest access). The stringent requirement in this case is to allow visitors external Internet access, while simultaneously preventing any possibility of unauthorized...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Free Software Trial Enables Chargeback and Cost Visibility for VMware

    Traditional physical server chargeback models do not work in today's dynamic virtual server environments. VKernel Chargeback, a unique and patent-pending solution, delivers an affordable and simple-to-use tool that gives users immediate cost visibility of their VMware ESX data center ? "who is using what resources and how much it costs."...

    Provided By VKernel

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Improved Project Management and Methodology Adoption for Government

    Many organisations are facing increased project activity across their organisation as they strive to introduce new services, improve service delivery outcomes, refresh technology, improve operational efficiency and drive further cost savings. In the context of this environment the White Paper discusses the benefits of using TeamFrame, and ways in which...

    Provided By Crux Cybernetics

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    How Virtualization Affects PCI DSS Part 2: A Review of the Top 5 Issues

    Achieving Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance in a virtualized environment is very much attainable. It simply requires one to understand the intent of each of the requirements and how these are impacted by virtualization. As one goes through this process it will quickly find, in most organizations, that each of...

    Provided By McAfee

  • 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...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Optimizing VMware View Desktop Virtualization With IBM System Storage N Series, System x and BladeCenter

    Users in the corporate environment depend on their desktop applications for a wide variety of day-to-day business functions. They regularly access sensitive information assets on a range of equipment, including desktop computers, laptops, and unmanaged personal computers. The increasing complexity of the 11 desktop environment is creating growing challenges for...

    Provided By VMware

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    HP Technologies Enhance SAP ERP System for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.

    Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company Limited (DSME) successfully realized a more transparent management system by introducing SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) into its operations. With this introduction, the global shipbuilding company strengthens competitiveness through continuous Process Innovation (PI) activities. Recently, it upgraded the existing SAP ERP system, establishing an...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    NetApp Virtualization Solutions for Citrix XenApp Environments

    Server virtualization has emerged as the most dramatic market trend of the decade and has resulted in millions of dollars in savings. The positive effects on business, technical and operational environments are still emerging and virtualization has delivered on the promise to reduce power, cooling and space requirements - anywhere...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    PARDA: Proportional Allocation of Resources for Distributed Storage Access

    Rapid adoption of virtualization technologies has led to increased utilization of physical resources, which are multiplexed among numerous workloads with varying demands and importance. Virtualization has also accelerated the deployment of shared storage systems, which offer many advantages in such environments. Effective resource management for shared storage systems is challenging,...

    Provided By USENIX

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Improving IT Infrastructure With Change Management

    With more and more enterprise systems moving to virtual IT environments, it is important to take the necessary steps to safeguard the entire enterprise. The presenters describe how virtualization is changing the management of IT environments, and what the organization can do to successfully take advantage of this enterprise-changing technology,...

    Provided By Tripwire

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Controlling Virtualization Security Risks: Tips From the Experts

    The need for increased computing agility, coupled with the increasing cost and complexity of IT systems, has driven the rapid adoption of virtualization technologies. While virtualization has operational and economic rewards, the reality is that when information security controls are improperly implemented or neglected in virtualized environments, real security risks...

    Provided By Tripwire

  • 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.

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Automated DR Traffic Management With VMware SRM and the F5 BIG-IP

    Organizations using F5 and VMware can take advantage of a complete solution for automated disaster recovery between two data centers. This paper summarizes a solution for enabling VMware vCenter Server to automate the failover of the network portion of the application infrastructure, in the event that a vCenter Site Recovery...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Using EMC Celerra IP Storage With Microsoft Hyper-V Over iSCSI

    This white paper provides a detailed overview of the network-attached storage product with Microsoft Hyper-V. Hyper-V is the next generation hypervisor following Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. It is a complete redesign of the bate-metal hypervisor that is built into 64-bit Windows Server 2008. This white paper covers the use of...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Experience the Newest Event in the AMD in the Enterprise Online Series - Happening Now

    The attendee of this webcast will learn about the Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor, as well as innovations and new products from IBM and Novell, and how they can help improve the performance-per-watt and x86 virtualization, while helping reduce the total cost of ownership.

    Provided By Advanced Micro Devices

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Scientific Computing in the Cloud

    The authors investigate the feasibility of high performance scientific computation using cloud computers as an alternative to traditional computational tools. The availability of these large, virtualized pools of compute resources raises the possibility of a new compute paradigm for scientific research with many advantages. For research groups, cloud computing provides...

    Provided By University of Warwick Library

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Virtualization: What Is It and Why Is Useful?

    With all the advancement to consume resources, all sorts of methodologies are being adopted by big companies like Intel and AMD that are investing millions of dollars to come up with software that resides on their machines to bring out the most of them. Software giants like Microsoft took over...

    Provided By University of East London

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Using System Virtualization to Create Virtualized Networks

    The method of system virtualization is very popular for the use in data centers and desktop virtualization today. In this paper, system virtualization is applied to core network elements (routers and links) in order to create a virtualized network. The selection of this virtualization method crucially determines the emerging network...

    Provided By University of Paris-Sud 11

  • Podcasts // Dec 2008

    Best Practices for Sizing Server Workloads With Microsoft Hyper-V and Intel Xeon Processor Families

    Server virtualization has been widely used in the past to consolidate development and test server workloads, but recent advances in virtualization technologies now support effective virtualization of production server workloads as well. By using a structured approach, one can optimize performance and scalability for a variety of production server workloads....

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    Best Practices for Implementing Disaster Recovery Solutions in a VMware Environment $

    Can the organization improve disaster recovery and ensure business continuity for its virtual infrastructure by cutting costs, as well as both enhancing disaster response time and reducing the risk of disaster? The attendee of this webcast will explore the storage requirements for consolidating the VMware environment. An EMC network-based replication...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    J.D. Edwards Virtualization With Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Technology

    This paper introduces and describes the benefits of J.D. Edwards virtualization using the new Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology, and how to effectively implement this new technology into a J.D. Edwards EnterpriseOne environment. This paper discusses the architecture used and describes various key scenarios such as high availability, server consolidation,...

    Provided By Xerox

  • Case Studies // Dec 2008

    Real Estate Firm Boosts Business Agility, Service Availability, With Virtualization

    MLS Property Information Network, Inc. (MLS PIN) is the most prominent multiple listing service in New England, serving nearly 30,000 real-estate professionals with Web-based property listings. Keeping its Web servers up and running is a business-critical goal. Despite loading up on Web servers every spring to handle peak-season demands, MLS...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    pMapper: Power and Migration Cost Aware Application Placement in Virtualized Systems

    Resource provisioning or placement of applications on a set of physical servers to optimize the application Service Level Agreements (SLA) is a well studied problem. Workload placement on servers has been traditionally driven by mainly performance objectives. In this paper, the authors investigate the design, implementation, and evaluation of a...

    Provided By IFIP

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    AppSense Environment Manager 8.0: User Environment Management Video Podcast - Episode 11

    In this webcast, the presenters explain the AppSense Environment Manager 8.0 solution for Citrix, Terminal Services, physical, and Desktop Virtualization environments. Oliver Sills leads the product direction for the Environment Manager product at AppSense.

    Provided By

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    SQL Server Workload Consolidation: VMware ESX 3.5

    Database workloads are very diverse. While most database servers are lightly loaded, larger database workloads can be resource-intensive, exhibiting high I/O rates or consuming large amounts of memory. With improvements in virtualization technology and hardware, even servers running large database workloads run well in virtual machines. Servers running Microsoft's SQL...

    Provided By VMware

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Mini-glossary: Virtualization terms you should know

    You may not have time to learn everything there is to know about virtualization, but a familiarity with the terminology will help you follow the trends, technical details, and industry developments as they emerge. This glossary offers a quick rundown of the virtualization terms you're most likely to encounter.This download...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Resource Provisioning Options for Large-Scale Scientific Workflows

    Scientists in many fields are developing large-scale workflows containing millions of tasks and requiring thousands of hours of aggregate computation time. Acquiring the computational resources to execute these workflows poses many challenges for application developers. Although the grid provides ready access to large pools of computational resources, the traditional approach...

    Provided By University of Southampton

  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Telecom Company Uses Virtual Machines to Speed New-Service Rollout and Reduce Costs

    Czech telecommunications company Telefonica O2 faces intense competition and rapid market growth. To speed the rollout of new services, the company is using the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology to accelerate server deployment, reduce operational costs, provide nonstop application availability, and improve server utilization. Telefonica O2 can...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 things you should know about Hyper-V

    Hyper-V is getting good reviews, even from some Microsoft critics, and the release of the standalone version has made it even more attractive. Deb Shinder looks at the most important aspects of the Hyper-V platform.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    1000 Islands: An Integrated Approach to Resource Management for Virtualized Data Centers

    Recent advances in hardware and software virtualization offer unprecedented management capabilities for the mapping of virtual resources to physical resources. It is highly desirable to further create a \"Service hosting abstraction\" that allows application owners to focus on Service Level Objectives (SLOs) for their applications. This calls for a resource...

    Provided By Springer Healthcare

  • Podcasts // Sep 2008

    Data Protection and Virtual Environments

    In this podcast, the speaker will give an overview about the key trends in virtualization and data protection, and how Symantec backup exec 12.5 can help organizations protect their data in virtual environments.

    Provided By SYMA S.C.