Virtualization

From servers to storage and networking, virtualization is the technology that drives efficiency and convergence. Go behind the hypervisor hype and discover actionable advice and expertise here.

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Scaling the Plant Network

    The portion of the network which distributes Ethernet beyond the control room throughout the plant floor is often the weakest part of the network’s physical realization. However, as Ethernet expands further into the manufacturing environment, and as a unified architecture is put in place to manage all plant networking and...

    Sponsored By Panduit

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    ZK Research: WiFi and the Need for Multigigabit Networks

    Historically, the speed of a wired connection at the access edge has always been faster than that of a wireless connection. This means workers had to choose between the performance of wired connectivity and the convenience of a wireless connection. The era of LAN-like wireless is finally here. Now, users...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    ESG Paper: Cisco’s Intelligence Security Architecture

    Nowadays, all organisations face an unprecedented threat landscape, resulting in the recent wave of data breaches at organisations like Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan Chase. Given this dangerous situation, CISOs must move beyond security controls for prevention alone and organisations must vigorously hunt down malicious cyber-activities by collecting and analysing...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center (VMDC) Virtual Services Architecture (VSA) 1.0 Design Guide

    The Cisco® Virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center (VMDC) solution provides design and implementation guidance for enterprises deploying private cloud services and service providers building virtual private and public cloud services. The Cisco VMDC solution integrates various Cisco and third-party products that are part of the cloud computing ecosystem.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    The home security Internet of Things paradox (FR)

    HP reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is far from secure. According to an ongoing HP IoT study series, home security systems are not nearly as secure as you may think— or as they should be.

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    The home security Internet of Things paradox (IT)

    HP reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is far from secure. According to an ongoing HP IoT study series, home security systems are not nearly as secure as you may think—or as they should be

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Reasons Cisco UCS is the Best Choice When Migrating Applications

    It’s understandable to be risk averse when making major IT decisions with critical business impact. When you make these kinds of decisions—such as whether or not to change server vendors when migrating applications— you need to be confident that the benefits of the new solution are worth the risk. Read...

    Sponsored By Cisco and Intel

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Good to Great: The Top Seven Optimisation Tips and Tricks

    Virtualisation is one of IT’s most exciting technologies in a generation. The ability to combine software and hardware in a way that allows a single server to act like several servers has provided IT with vast benefits, from saving on capital expenses and energy, to faster application deployment and workload...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Dell: The Definitive Guide to Virtualisation Management Software

    Most modern data centers have become quagmires of chaos — multitiered applications, hybrid clouds, multiple sites, 24x7 expectations, latency-sensitive applications, slashed budgets and a constant rate of change. Many data center managers and admins struggle to simply keep from falling further into the abyss. Read more...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Your technology refresh policy

    Different enterprises have different ways of managing their technology refresh. Some use three- or five-year depreciation cycles. Others use informal refresh cycles based on loose guidelines. Still others wait for the server or storage array to die before replacing it. With an uncertain economy and IT budget cuts, postponing hardware...

    Sponsored By HP Intel Xeon

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Selling Managed Services: 6 Tips to Reinvent your Sales Pitch

    As service providers work to transition their business from break-fix to as-a-service, they’ll learn that one of the hardest things to adjust is the sales pitch. This eBook equips them with 6 actionable tips to take their recurring revenue pitch to the next level.

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    The Ultimate Guide to as-a-Service

    The transition to a managed service or as-a-service model is probably the biggest change your business has ever faced. Based on years of experience, The Ultimate Guide to As-A-Service is filled with best practices to help you navigate the transition. Covering everything from sales to service to billing, the guide...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Software-Defined Storage

    The power of software-defined storage (SDS) lies in separating hardware and data services from management to optimize costs for small to midsize businesses, remote sites, and cloud service providers. Learn the meaning of SDS and how this new technology can help you build a flexible architecture that offers opportunities for...

    Sponsored By HP Intel Xeon

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Citrix: Taking the Enterprise Mobile: Executive Checklist

    This white paper reviews the security challenges associated with mobile devices in the enterprise, and provides a checklist to use as you develop policies to maintain control of devices, apps and data.

    Sponsored By Citrix

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    The Evolution of IP Storage and Its Impact on the Network

    This ESG whitepaper highlights that by isolating the storage network, high-traffic non-storage events that could impact mission-critical workloads can be eliminated, providing more predictability for workload bandwidth, along with higher performance and availability. Read more and learn how to improve your IP storage network availability. Powered by Intel® ...

    Sponsored By HDS

  • White Papers // May 2015

    How to Build an Always-On Infrastructure

    Real-time customer expectations are driving the need for an always-on business environment. To keep pace with these demands, organisations need to deploy innovative, mobile solutions and manage explosive data growth, while also reducing risk and costs. To gain a competitive advantage, organisations need an always-on infrastructure that is future...

    Sponsored By HDS

  • White Papers // May 2015

    The Top 7 Reasons to Choose Hitachi Storage Virtualisation

    Storage virtualisation is gaining ground throughout enterprise IT. But many organisations are failing to capitalise on its benefits. Even organisations that have implemented virtual storage have yet to do so to their full advantage. In this white paper, discover how you can get more from your virtual storage. Learn...

    Sponsored By HDS

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    Office 365 Deployment TechGuide: Identity and Mobility Challenges

    Migrating to Office 365 is a complex undertaking. This TechGuide covers in detail the identity and mobility management challenges associated with migration and guides you through the tools provided by Microsoft to address these challenges.

    Sponsored By OKTA

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Hitachi Data Systems Road to Map to Software-Defined Infrastructure

    Social and big data analytics, cloud and mobility offer you a competitive advantage. And a portfolio of infrastructure automation and virtualisation software as part of your software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solution empowers your mobile workforce with greater access to information. Learn more on how SDI can help you chart your course...

    Sponsored By HDS

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    HP ConvergedSystem Platforms: Product Assessment - Converged Infrastructure

    HP’s ConvergedSystem offerings merit a position of ‘market leader,’ in part because its entire portfolio benefits from one of the most diverse and dynamic server lineups in the industry, but also because it is a full-line component supplier that also leverages a wealth of application-level insight to drive innovation in...

    Sponsored By HP and Intel UK

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Migrating Linux applications from x86 to IBM Power Systems: A discussion of best practices

    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..

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Service Virtualization For Dummies

    Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Protect people, processes and technology from web application threats.

    Incidents of web application security breaches that result in data theft are growing in frequency and severity, making it critical for organizations to take immediate steps to examine the security measures they have in place, assess vulnerabilities and act to protect the business. Read More..

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Infrastructure Matters: Virtualisation Overview

    Whether you are operating a mature strategy or just starting out on your virtualisation journey, our services are designed to ensure your ICT benefits from simpler scalability, reliability and performance. Read More..

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Rise Of The Distractions

    As workplace interruptions increase, can productivity be saved? With so many office distractions, you need technology that makes every hour in the office more productive. With the fastest first page out from sleep, the new HP LaserJets make waiting at the printer so 2014.

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • eBooks // Apr 2011

    Storage Tiering for Dummies e-book

    Welcome to Storage Tiering For Dummies, Oracle Special Edition. Today, explosive growth in storage requirements due to technology shifts, unstructured data, and regulatory mandates is more than traditional storage techniques can handle. IT budgets cannot support the growth necessary without a change in storage practices. Tiered storage is the smart...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Downloads // Apr 2006

    Install and configure Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) 2.13.2

    In this download, we will configure MRTG to run as a daemon in the background, perform simple monitoring of a network device, configure the output to produce an index.html file, and finally, to have that index generated automatically. In the previous download, we learned how to create...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    ArcGIS Server and Virtualization

    Virtualization is becoming a standard IT practice. It is becoming increasingly popular among ArcGIS customers as well. Virtualization solutions are being broadly used in test, development, and production environments, providing tremendous benefits to ArcGIS Server deployments. ESRI uses virtualization technologies for the development, quality assurance, and certification processes of ArcGIS...

    Provided By ESRI

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    GreenCloud: A New Architecture for Green Data Center

    With the change in environmental conditions, researches are trying to find cost-effective solutions that can reduce consumption of power in data centers. Discussed in this paper is GreenCloud architecture, which is designed to provide quality performance with a low rate of power consumption. This architecture discussed in the paper enables...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • 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

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Understanding the Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool

    The Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (OVMST) provides guidance and automated tools to keep the offline virtualized environment up to date with the latest updates and safe from attackers. The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool now supports Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    HP Thin Technologies: A Competitive Comparison

    As the drive to "do more with less" becomes a mantra for many organizations, optimizing space utilization is a key goal of many IT departments. Storage continues to be one of the major cost components of today's infrastructure deployments. Thin technology, including thin provisioning, offers efficiency benefits that can significantly...

    Provided By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Future Mobile Communications, LTE Optimization and Mobile Network Virtualization

    In this paper, the authors present the concepts of network virtualization, focusing specifically on wireless virtualization of the LTE mobile communication system. A novel wireless virtualization framework is proposed and developed, which allows mobile network operators to share the wireless spectrum, as well as, the infrastructure (i.e., hardwares equipment). The...

    Provided By University of Brasilia

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Future Load Prediction of Virtual Machines in Cloud Computing Environment

    In cloud computing environment, customers are allowed to scale up and down their resource usage according to their needs. Here resources are multiplexed from physical machines to virtual machines through virtualization ion technology. In this paper, the authors are trying to avoid overloading for every physical machine of an automated...

    Provided By International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology (IJACT)

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IBM Storage with OpenStack Brings Simplicity and Robustness to Cloud

    While many storage vendors have submitted OpenStack drivers for their equipment, IBM has gone much further than that to support the OpenStack community. Read this paper and learn how.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    25 Years of SPARC Microsite

    For 25 years SPARC technology has been at the heart of enterprise computing. Help us celebrate a quarter century of innovation and see how SPARC has transformed the past, present, and future of enterprise IT. Discover SPARC’s full history and a range of informative webcasts, e-books, infographics and more. Join...

    Provided By Oracle

  • 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 // Feb 2015

    Holistic Fraud Prevention: Transforming the Customer's Experience

    Financial institutions are on a perpetual quest to improve customer engagement to drive increased transactions, account balances, loyalty and ultimately, profitability. Providing exceptional service to online banking customers is particularly critical. Unfortunately, the imprecise, antiquated fraud controls that many financial institutions rely on are not only failing to protect...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Greater Strategic Effectiveness through Perpetual Planning

    Businesses face volatility everywhere they look. Increasing globalization is a major factor, with economic and environmental issues in one part of the world readily impacting supply and demand elsewhere. Making a successful shift to perpetual planning helps employees bridge the gap between innovation and your ability to support related efforts....

    Provided By CA Technologies