Virtualization

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

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Ensure High Availability for Virtual Resources

    Is your company reaping the benefits of virtualization? Although virtual resources are faster to deploy and manage than hardware, they come with significant risks. Can you say for certain that the VMs in your data center are operating at SLA-required availability levels? "Five nines" is the gold standard for...

    Sponsored By Veeam Software

  • 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 // 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® Xeon® Processor : ...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • 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

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    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 // 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 // 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

    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 // Sep 2014

    Forrester - Expand Your Virtual Infrastructure With Confidence And Control

    Is your virtualized infrastructure operating at peak efficiency and performance? If your infrastructure is growing while your IT headcount is flat, most likely you have a hard time answering that question with confidence. In December 2013, VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how small and midsize companies manage virtualization...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Forrester - Expanding your Virtual Infrastructure: An Equation for Achieving Optimized Control

    This exclusive infographic gives an overview of new strategies for maximizing the benefits of virtualization. Learn more..

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Infographic - Do you Believe the Myths Around Virtualization?

    There are a lot of myths floating around about virtualization. It will cause downtime. It requires specialized skills and expertise. It is simply too expensive. So, do you believe these myths? Check out this informative infographic for some myth-busting facts about how virtualization actually: Drives down costs Increases...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • 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 // Oct 2013

    Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2014

    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 // 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 // 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

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Competitive Comparison Between Microsoft® and VMware Cloud Computing Solutions.

    As organizations evaluate how cloud computing can help them improve business agility, reduce management complexity and control costs, they are faced with numerous choices. However, simply moving towards a service-oriented cloud computing model will not automatically deliver benefits. When compared to the VMware cloud solution, the Microsoft solution is seen...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Storage system comparison: IBM Storwize V7000 vs. EMC VNX5500

    Organisations must continue to deal with growing data storage requirements, while doing more with less. The growing adoption of storage-as-a-service, business intelligence, and big data results in ever more service-level agreements (SLA) that are difficult to fulfil without IT administrators spending longer hours in the datacentre. This Edison research paper...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Is "Scalable Blade" an Oxymoron?

    Blade servers solved the problem of density for businesses, but they did so with compromises that limited their appeal for many applications. As complexity of both applications and environments grew, blade infrastructures were limited in their effectiveness for the task. Customers were relegated to lower-density rack servers for their more...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Whitepaper: Implementing Cloud Solutions Within Your Existing IT Environment

    Will Your Cloud Fit Within Your Existing IT Infrastructure? While extensibility may not be part of an initial cloud production pilot, knowing this option is available can help grow and evolve your deployment to meet the unique needs of business groups within your enterprise. This paper demonstrates the extensibility...

    Provided By VMware APAC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Three Things Your Old Version of vSphere Doesn’t Do

    With VMware® vSphere® software, you have already seen the benefits of the world’s leading virtualization platform. However, vSphere alone doesn’t have all of the tools you need to realize the most value from your investments. To achieve peak performance and intelligently scale your virtual environment, you need tools to help...

    Provided By VMware APAC

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Dell Whitepaper: Enterprise client management with Dell Client Integration Pack

    With so many workstations and notebooks assigned to employee for work, enterprises seek and effective management solution to keep these clients systems secure, up to date and compliant with IT policy - no matter where employees take them. Dell client systems come with a number of convenient, straightforward client management...

    Provided By Dell and Intel®

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    The AGAVE Approach for Network Virtualization: Differentiated Services Delivery

    In this paper, the authors describe a new paradigm to realize network virtualization and define two novel concepts: network planes and parallel Internets to achieve service differentiation. These concepts are packaged in a technology-agnostic and a multi-dimensional approach for the delivery of Internet Protocol (IP) service differentiation, both intra- and...

    Provided By University College Dublin