Virtualization

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

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    10 Reasons to Choose Hitachi UCP

    Sit back as we reveal the 10 reason that IT professionals choose Hitachi UCP. Find out how other IT specialists and their organisations have used UCP to support and improve their VMware and vSphere environments with reliability and agility.

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Business Resiliency: The Need for 24/7/365 Operations

    Today’s customers and business partners expect 24/7/365 uptime. Server and infrastructure outages can cost thousands of dollars every minute, when you calculate the costs of remediation, the lost revenue and productivity, the reputation damage, and the penalties associated with SLA and regulatory non-compliance. Many companies would consider their tolerance for...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Feb 2015

    Surviving Disruption

    Disruption is coming. Are you ready? It's not enough to know that a threat is coming. You need to know whether it's coming right for you. In this spotlight on managing disruption that first appeared in the Harvard Business Review, industry leaders Maxwell Wessel and Clayton Christensen propose a systematic...

    Sponsored By Jama Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Reduce backup costs with high-density energy-smart storage

    Bottom line—your IT infrastructure simply has to work, despite constrained budgets and constant data growth. Fortunately, virtualization has driven sweeping change, making deployments simpler, more scalable and agile regardless of the data center’s size. Discover how best-of-breed storage solutions are maximizing the benefits of virtualization by creating quantifiable improvements in...

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Accelerate your IT Services: Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions

    This white paper provides an overview of Dell Red Hat Enterprise Cloud Solutions and the benefits of cloud computing, specifically private cloud deployments. Learn about the different configuration options available from Dell and Red Hat to address your organization's specific needs. Co-sponsored by Red Hat:

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Secure Access and Continuity in a Virtualized and BYOD World - Whitepaper

    In today’s 24x7 economy, safeguarding your applications and data is more important than ever. HP Secure Access and Continuity solutions ensure your business-critical data is always protected and always available—any device, any place, any time. Sponsored by HP and Intel®: Intel and the...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IDEAS International Seeding Clouds on Power Systems with IBM SmartCloud Entry

    Many organizations are genuinely excited about the potential for private clouds, anticipating greater responsiveness for end users and reduced costs for administrators. However, they are also concerned with the risk of taking on added complexity as they make the transition to cloud computing, which by definition introduces new management processes...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Edison Group - The Business and Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

    Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

    The IBM SmartCloud™ Entry on Power Systems™ solution provides a cost-competitive, entry-level private cloud solution that helps speed time to value of your service deployments on your IBM Power Systems servers.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IBM PowerVM Virtualization Technology on IBM POWER7 Systems

    Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence

    By combining the industry-leading security intelligence capabilities of IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform with the robust data security capabilities of IBM InfoSphere Guardium, organizations can help prevent attacks, ensure compliance and reduce costs of security management.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The State of Mobile Security Maturity

    In this study, we set to explore, with the help of ISMG, how enterprises view mobile security risks, what capabilities they are currently deploying vis-à-vis the four pillars of the framework and what their short-to- medium-term plans are to extend these capabilities.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Defending Against Malware: A Holistic Approach to One of Today's Biggest IT Risks.

    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.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    IBM Security Identity Governance

    IBM Security Identity Governance is designed to help organizations effectively manage identities and application access by bridging the gaps across compliance, business and IT infrastructure operations. As a result, organizations can help reduce the risk of fraud, conflicts of duties and human error in business processes.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Strengthen Security with Intelligent Identity and Access Management

    Managing user identities and user-access privileges is a cornerstone of effective security for organizations. It is vitally important to verify that only the right people can access protected resources and that their activities are sufficiently monitored. However, in order to effectively compete and meet customer expectations, organizations are increasing the...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Mitigating Risk with Security Intelligence and Identity Assurance

    IBM Security QRadar and IBM Security identity and access management solutions deliver out-of-the-box integration, enabling organizations to quickly identify anomalies in user behavior, protect against insider fraud and demonstrate compliance with growing security regulations.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Deliver Actionable Identity Intelligence with Solutions from IBM

    Integrated, intelligent IBM Security identity and access management solutions are designed to turn identity into the new security perimeter so organizations can better govern identities, gain control, and employ analytics in support of both security and regulatory compliance.

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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...

    Provided By Druva Software

  • 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...

    Provided By NetApp

  • 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 // 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 // Oct 2014

    Lower Risk and Cost with Proactive Information Governance

    Read this white paper to find out how you can help ensure your data assets are available, protected, and managed through their lifecycle by applying proactive information governance for: Organization Location And control

    Provided By HP

  • 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...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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

  • 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

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Dramatic IT Innovation: The Converged Infrastructure

    As technology continues to touch more aspects of business, most IT leaders are finding themselves inundated by the many challenges associated by the Big 3: consolidation, virtualization, and the cloud. Read about what Jim Ganthier, VP of Marketing & Operations and the GM of the Mainstream business unit of HP's...

    Provided By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Virtualization Efficiency Study

    In the last several years, virtualization deployments have skyrocketed, yet in many cases the associated return has been less than expected. The fact is virtualization creates a very dynamic environment that requires new ways of managing capacity. IBM’s virtualization efficiency study (VES) provides the management visibility to address those challenges...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Gartner Research Paper: Private Cloud Matures, Hybrid Cloud Is Next

    Nearly half of large enterprises polled have deployed a private cloud service, and only 11% have no plans to do so through 2014. While actual hybrid cloud computing deployments are rare, nearly three-fourths of large enterprises expect to have hybrid deployments by 2015.

    Provided By VMware