Virtualization

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

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The importance of Continuity in Office 365 Environments

    This white paper discusses important issues related to Office 365 email continuity. While offering recommendations on how to avoid the consequences and costs associated with email downtime.

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Cloud email migration, your questions answered. A Gartner Analyst review

    A video bought to you by, Matt Cain, Research Vice President at Gartner and Mounil Patel, Vice President of Field Enablement from Mimecast. This short video looks at some of the key questions and answers around email migrations whether it be to the latest Exchange server, Office 365 or a...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Advanced Malware Protection Buyer's Criteria

    In this advanced Malware Protection Buyer's Criteria, we'll identify the key questions you should ask your advanced malware protection vendor, and we'll describe how Sourcefire combines big data analytics, collective security intelligence and enforcement across networks, endpoints, virtual systems and mobile devices, as well as unique Retrospective Security to combat...

    Sponsored By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Addressing the Malware Challenge: Strategies at Work

    We all know malware is a problem, but what's really being done about it? - IANS answers this question with in-depth research on how 100 large global organisations are combating sophisticated security threats. In general, the report provides insights on how malware is changing, what the implications for defence are...

    Sponsored By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • Webcasts // Jan 2014

    Watch the Gartner Webcast to learn how fabrics reduce complexity

    Banish network complexity with expert input. In this Gartner Webcast, you’ll discover best practices for transitioning to a fabric-based network and how to find the networking vendor that best suits your business. Also learn how GEHA improved service delivery for more than one million subscribers with Ethernet fabrics.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Comprehensive Virtualization Management - From VM to Spindle

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management, & chargeback automation. All in one awesomely affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use. Virtualization Manager auto-discovers the virtual machines in your environment making the creation of your monitoring environment...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    RFG: Enterprise Linux Server-Best Choice for In-house Linux Clouds

    Existing misconceptions around server technology have misled business and IT executives into believing System z solutions are expensive and outdated and Intel servers running VMware are the least-cost processor environments. These falsehoods have resulted in higher data center costs and sub-optimization for mid-market and larger companies. The IBM Enterprise...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Enterprise Linux Server - Frequently Asked Questions

    The IBM Enterprise Linux Server (ELS) is designed from the ground up for enterprise-class workloads, can help on lower software license costs and helps to streamline the IT management. It can secure data from the growing threats and helps to use less of the environmental resources. It provides a consolidated,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • 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...

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • Analyst Briefings // Apr 2013

    Datamation: Addressing the Top 4 Data Protection Pain Points Using Intelligent Backup and Deduplication

    In today’s world of explosive data volumes, midmarket companies face a growing number of challenges when it comes to safeguarding data, and today's approaches to backup and data protection are falling short. The Brief outlines HP solutions to meet IT needs for backup appliances that tightly integrate deduplication, data protection...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Edison Group: HP StoreOnce Extends its Industry Leadership in Deduplication 2.0

    Disk-based backup with deduplication has emerged as a way for enterprises to deal with explosive data growth. Using it, they can accelerate backup and recovery processes and reduce total capacity requirements. This report sponsored by HP and Intel® compares some of the leading solutions in this field and reveals which...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    HP StoreOnce: Boldly Go Where No Deduplication Has Gone Before

    Fast-growing data and widespread virtualization have ratcheted up data protection challenges no matter what the size of your business. This paper will describe the challenges of data protection, why deduplication is critical to meeting the challenges, how HP is achieving its vision of federated dedupe with StoreOnce – and what...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    HP Backup and Recovery Solutions

    As a long-time leader in data protection and backup solutions, and with innovations such as HP StoreOnce deduplication, HP TapeAssure and HP StoreOpen with LTFS, HP understands your immediate requirements and strategic business direction. With an integrated approach to comprehensive business protection, we can help you safeguard the integrity of...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Whitepaper: Real World ROI - HP Backup, Recovery, and Archive Customers Share Their Experiences

    This paper is the outcome of a series of in‐depth interviews ESG analysts performed with senior IT professionals in various industries. The objective was to determine the direct and indirect value customers derive from using HP backup, recovery, and archive solutions for information and more specifically their returns on: information—such...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Protect your data: StoreOnce and HP Data Protector

    Your data is everywhere. It’s in the cloud, in virtual environments, in remote offices, and on mobile devices. Plus, there’s more of it, and much of it is business-critical, meaning you need to back up larger volumes of data than ever before without adding costs or bandwidth. Even more importantly,...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Videos // Apr 2013

    Remote Office Data Protection with HP StoreOnce Catalyst

    Fastest disk backup and recovery in the industry. Fast—Meet shrinking backup windows and challenging RTO/RPO commitments; Flexible—Dedupe and replicate backup from anywhere to anywhere; Federated—Single deduplication engine deployed where you want with no need for data rehydration. The main reason for this is that HP has a single-product approach...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Videos // Apr 2013

    Data Center Data Protection with HP StoreOnce Catalyst

    With the only federated deduplication solution available today, HP StoreOnce Backup with StoreOnce Catalyst overcomes the gaps, inefficiencies and costs associated with fragmented, first-generation deduplication technologies and delivers industry leading backup speeds. The main reason for this is that HP has a single-product approach to end-to-end de-duplication in its...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Mobile Application Management with XenMobile and the Worx App SDK

    Discover how Citrix XenMobile addresses the unique challenges posed by native mobile applications and enables IT to securely deliver them to any device.

    Sponsored By Citrix

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Building a Home Lab for VMware sphere 5.1

    I often get asked by my students how to setup a home lab for study after class, and the result is this white paper. This paper is broken down into three major sections: the hardware required, the VMware Workstation configuration, and installing vSphere and Virtual Center (VC). This white paper...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    VMware vSphere Essentials

    Gain a basic understanding of some of the concerns or planning points to consider when you get ready to deploy vSphere in your organization.

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • 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 // May 2012

    Building a Home Lab for VMware vSphere5

    I often get asked by my students how to setup a home lab for study after class, and the result is this white paper. This paper is broken down into three major sections: the hardware required, the VMware Workstation configuration, and installing vSphere and Virtual Center (VC). This white paper...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Evaluating Deduplication Solutions

    Do you know what deduplication is, and how it can benefit your company? Deduplication is one of the hottest technologies on the market today because it reduces your data storage costs across the board while increasing IT productivity. Learn more about deduplication – and how it makes your life...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Delivering Worry-Free Storage

    For small and midsize businesses, the challenge of building an IT storage infrastructure that is both effective and affordable can be daunting: the amount of information these organizations need to store is constantly increasing, while IT budgets are staying the same, or possibly even shrinking. IT managers will most likely...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Oct 2013

    On-demand webcast: Top 20 cloud and virtualization do’s and don’ts for IT infrastructure

    There are two types of IT professionals in this world: those who use cloud services and those who provide cloud services for others to use. The lure of being a cloud service user is simple: all you have to do is pay-as-you-go and everything will be taken care of for...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    To Know MED-V In Windows 7

    This white paper introduces MED-V (Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization), Microsoft's enterprise-oriented tool for delivering legacy applications in virtual machines running on clients across your business network. The author discusses topics such as whether you need MED-V and how to get it, requirements, core features, and implementing and managing MED-V.

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Delivering on the promise of virtualization: Cisco Unified Computing Systems

    This document describes Cisco UCS by looking at how its three main components—unified fabric, unified management, and powerful servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors—solve the problems that virtualization creates. Sponsored by Cisco and Intel® Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Enabling an Open Cloud Network Through Brocade and OpenStack

    Brocade introduces a portfolio of products ready for OpenStack cloud orchestration, with an open technology and partner-agnostic approach that maximizes choice and flexibility for efficient and scalable enterprise cloud solutions. This paper discusses support for the OpenStack initiative across the Brocade portfolio.

    Provided By Brocade

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco and VMware: Virtualizing the Desktop

    The traditional approach to managing desktops in a global enterprise has become untenable. Increasingly, geographically dispersed user endpoints, in the form of desktop and laptop computers and personal devices, are making “desktop” management and security nearly impossible. Operating costs are increasing dramatically as IT departments struggle with the security and...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Hyper-V Server 2008 R2: Free Virtualization without a Server Operating System

    Virtualization is a hot topic, with a number of techniques, tools, and technologies available. Some of the benefits of virtualization include hardware cost savings, role separation, configuration optimization, less disruption when one specialized VM goes down, easier reallocation of resources such as memory, support for legacy applications, and as a...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Five Tips for Configuring VMware vSphere 5.0

    While we all know that textbook best practices don't always work in the real world, there are some best practices that really do make a difference. With this in mind, I have chosen these Five Tips for Managing VMware vSphere 5.0. The first two tips are applicable to previous versions...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Solution Overview

    Are you tired of waiting to deploy private cloud? If you’re looking for faster cloud creation, greater flexibility and easier management, then IBM Private Modular Cloud is for you. Read the service profile to learn how IBM’s highly automated, customized platform as a service (PaaS) private cloud can be deployed...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The flexible workplace: Unlocking value in the “bring your own device” era

    Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers’ best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco Publishes Industry’s First and Best VMware View Planner Benchmark Result

    Cisco has the distinction of being the first in the industry to announce top VMware View Planner benchmark results. Highlights The Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) can deliver scalable, uncompromised desktop virtualization performance for extremely rigorous workloads. Cisco’s dedication to ultra-simplified, high-performance, and cost effective virtual desktops infrastructure...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    IBM Storwize V3700 Entry Disk

    IT organizations have limited resources but need to stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify and optimize their IT infrastructures. The new IBM® Storwize® V3700 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, self-optimizing, and cloud-agile, enabling organizations to overcome storage challenges. The...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cloud Services for Dummies ebook

    Two foundational services are essential for cloud computing to become a strategic part of the overall computing infrastructure: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for access to compute and storage resources in an on-demand model and Platform as a Service (PaaS), which sits on top of IaaS and enables you to...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Oct 2013

    On-demand Webcast - 8 do's and don'ts for building a private cloud storage solution

    If you’ve spent any time in IT these last few years, you’ve noticed this one little detail: users are storing a whole lot of stuff. Back in the day, users were storing just text-based documents and databases with rows and columns. That sure isn’t the case anymore. Now, users are...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Symantec Internet Security Threat Report

    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