Virtualization

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

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Deduplication solutions are not all created equal, why Data Domain?

    There is a common misconception that all deduplication systems are created the same and many organisations are doing their homework prior to making a purchase decision. There are certain key things to look for when you are researching a deduplication storage solution and that is the subject of this whitepaper....

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    University of Namur Updates Network with Fast, Reliable Infrastructure

    Read what the network manager at the University of Namur has to say about HP’s infrastructure. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP’s privacy statement.

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    SDN Insight: Get the Facts About SDN

    Debunk six myths standing in the way of network innovation. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP’s privacy statement.

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // 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

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Interactive Infographic: A Personal Training Guide for Your Journey to the Cloud - Asia

    Is your IT infrastructure healthy or is it struggling to meet the intensifying demands placed on it by today's evolving business environment?, are emerging trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility, and security making your IT organisation leaner, smarter and more agile, or is it making it obsolete, unresponsive, and...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Interactive Infographic: A Personal Training Guide for Your Journey to the Cloud - India

    Is your IT infrastructure healthy or is it struggling to meet the intensifying demands placed on it by today's evolving business environment?, are emerging trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility, and security making your IT organisation leaner, smarter and more agile, or is it making it obsolete, unresponsive, and...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Osterman Research: The importance of Continuity in Office 365 Environments

    Email downtime is a fact of life for virtually every organisation and carries with it a variety of consequences that range from the annoying to the financially devastating. This paper addresses the solutions around email outages and downtime and what business decision makers need to consider as they develop their...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // May 2014

    How to Plan the Perfect Enterprise-Class Office 365 environment

    Microsoft ventures into cloud services space for the first time in 13 years with Office 365. While this robust email and collaboration tool has many benefits as a hosted service, there are still enhancements that require a third party support. This whitepaper will explore the security, archiving and encryption capabilities...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • 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 // Sep 2014

    Uncover the Truth About Hybrid Clouds

    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 // Sep 2014

    Implement the Best Cloud for Your Business

    Find the best route for your business to adopt the cloud as an integral part of a hybrid IT architecture. Learn how different hybrid clouds and communication paths can work for you, as well as how to maximize benefits and minimize risks for your organization.

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Quality in the Cloud: Best Practices for ISVs

    Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) looking to enter the cloud market must exercise due diligence in choosing a hosting company, or risk quality of service. This GigaOm report offers ISVs guidance on determining whether their hosting partners can support their specific market needs.

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • 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 // 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 // Sep 2014

    Whitepaper: VMware vCloud Automation Centre Reference Architecture

    Greater efficiency. Increased agility. Improved compliance. Reduced costs. These are among the benefits that organizations moving to cloud computing can achieve when they properly consider both how they will build and how they will run their virtual and cloud infrastructure. The right architecture and the right management approach are equally...

    Sponsored By VMware APAC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Whitepaper: Stop the Finger-Pointing: Managing Tier Applications with VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite

    There is a tradition of finger-pointing in too many IT departments. When problems occur, server administrators blame the storage, storage administrators blame the network, and network administrators blame the applications. This finger-pointing wastes tremendous IT resources and, more important, causes downtime or poor performance that impacts the business. In other...

    Sponsored By VMware APAC

  • 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 // Sep 2014

    Horizon View 6 Blast Performance Features

    With VMware's recent release of the Horizon Suite (specifically View 6), VMware has taken the performance and usability features and put them all under the Blast moniker. This category of features is grouped from a marketing perspective but will retain their technical terms in the documentation, similar to how the...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis

    Cisco Unified Computing Solution (UCS) has experienced an enormous growth trend in the last several years becoming the standard server hardware platform in many enterprises and cloud service providers alike. One of the main differentiators in Cisco's server solution is the implementation of stateless computing, which allows all the hardware...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • Research // Sep 2014

    Scale Your Data Center - Right into the Cloud

    Ignoring the cloud is no longer an option. The potential benefits in agility and efficiency are simply too great. But turning your data center into a private cloud can be complex. Intel, Microsoft and Dell have found the solution to this major challenge. Download this report to learn how you...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel® Xeon® processor

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    6 Strategies for Gaining Cost-effective Efficiency with Private Clouds

    Organizations are transitioning to a private cloud to reduce costs, save time, and increase productivity, especially when the effort is coupled with a Business Service Management approach and highly efficient servers. This article reviews the challenges, approaches, and results associated with a move to a private cloud and suggests 6...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel® Xeon® processor

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    ThreatBrief - CryptoLocker Your Money or Your Life

    Since September 2013, a new and vicious form of malware Cryptolocker has been wreaking havoc, which belongs to a family of malware called ransomware. Find out how Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions uses cloud-predictive behavioural intelligence to discover malware. Download this report to learn more about Cryprolocker and what measures your organizations...

    Sponsored By Webroot Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Cloud Priorities 2014: Cloud strategies, priorities and implementation plans of North American IT leaders and professionals

    The ZDNet Cloud Priorities 2014 report, sponsored by Windstream, is a research study on cloud in North America and reports on the current and future adoption of the subject technology, the business objectives of adopters, and the experiences of those adopters. The report also covers current budgets and changes in...

    Provided By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The Power to Destroy: How Malware Works

    Nearly a quarter of IT managers simply don’t know how secure their website is. It’s vital for businesses to understand the part their website plays in the distribution of malware to clients, customers and the wider online community. Malware takes many different forms. It can log keystrokes, lead to data...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Website Security Threat Report 2013

    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...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Moving Virtual Desktops to the Cloud

    Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The ground-swell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices and demand for BYOD (Bring...

    Provided By Desktone

  • 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 radically simplify your...

    Provided By Druva

  • 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...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    AT&T and IBM's Private Cloud Partnership:  From Competition to Coopetition

    IBM and AT&T have joined forces to create a compelling network-enabled private cloud offering that addresses security, performance and reliability -- concerns that have caused many large enterprises to put off migration to cloud. Read this analyst report to see just what this offering means to its target market: global...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Comparing the TCO of Physical PCs, VDI, and Cloud-hosted Desktops as a Service (DaaS)

    Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The ground¬swell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices, and tighter IT budgets all...

    Provided By Desktone

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Assessing the Business Value of Unified Communications

    Download this white paper to learn how you can measure the benefits of UC from reduced costs, increased availability, and improved IT. Read more...

    Provided By HP US

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Convert Windows XP into a Windows 7 Virtual Machine with Disk2vhd

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Disk2vhd, which is a free tool, to move your Windows XP installation into Windows 7 and then run it with Windows Virtual PC. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Dell Antivirus Protection for Virtual Desktops

    Dell virtual desktop solutions include the hardware, software, and services to centralize workforce data on servers, rather than on individual desktops. Dell Virtual Integrated System management architecture provides the tools that businesses need in order to design, implement, and maintain VDI environments.Read this whitepaper to find out more.

    Provided By Dell

  • 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).

    Provided By IBM

  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2011

    Systems Optimization Self Assessment

    Improve efficiency and utilization of IT resources. driving out cost and improving service delivery. Take 5 minutes to use this Systems Optimization self assessment.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    EMC CLARiiON Storage: A Guide to Deploying EMC CLARiion CX4-240 iSCSI With VMware View

    Built on the industry-leading VMware virtualization platform, VMware View 3 is a universal client solution that lets manage operating systems, hardware, applications and users independently of each other, wherever they may reside. VMware View streamlines desktops and application management, reduces costs and increases data security through centralization, resulting in greater...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Advanced Malware Protection Buyer's Guide

    Today’s constantly evolving advanced malware and APTs can evade point-intime defenses to penetrate networks. Security professionals must evolve their strategy in lock-step to confront these advanced threats before, during and after attacks. NSS Labs recently cut through the noise surrounding advanced threats and the tools that fight them in the...

    Provided By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • Downloads // Jul 2011

    10-step checklist for tuning up your virtual environment

    There's no getting around it: Sometimes you need to perform a few maintenance tasks to ensure that your virtual environment is in top shape. This list will help you cover the bases.

    Provided By Ken Hess

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Virtual Desktops in the Cloud: Changing the Face of Desktop Security

    Desktops, virtualization and security: To many, these three terms may seem mutually exclusive as they are by historical perspective and traditional consideration, in opposition to one another. Desktops offer individuality, personalization and are based on distributed users. Virtualization is associated with flexibility, mobility and cost effectiveness. Security is perceived as...

    Provided By Desktone

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Mythbusting DaaS

    Desktops as a Service (DaaS) is the delivery of a virtual desktop offered as a hosted service by a service provider. DaaS has the potential to radically change the way desktops are purchased and managed. However, as is typical with such emerging, disruptive technologies, there is a good deal of...

    Provided By Desktone