Virtualization

Business are reaping the rewards of faster, simplified and efficient infrastructures through virtualization.

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    F5 Strategic Guides: Virtualization - Seven Key Challenges You Can't Ignore

    Virtualization platforms, such VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V, represent the first form of virtualization that is typically introduced into the data center. These new infrastructure platforms virtualize the OS, the network, and system management in one conveniently packaged product, delivering much-needed consolidation, cost savings, and dynamic provisioning benefits to resource-constrained...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    File Virtualization and Deduplication Offers Customers Seamless Access to Ultra-Efficient, Low-Cost Storage

    Data Domain is a market leader in deduplication storage solutions. The Data Domain system applies its proven inline data deduplication technology to the file storage infrastructure, resulting in significant capacity savings for data stored on the system. In addition, the Data Domain system provides savings in space, power, and cooling...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    A Virtualization Architecture for In-Depth Kernel Isolation

    Recent advances in virtualization technologies have sparked a renewed interest in the use of kernel and process virtualization as a security mechanism to enforce resource isolation and management. Unfortunately, virtualization solutions incur performance overhead. The magnitude of this overhead is directly proportional to the extend of virtualization they offer: full...

    Provided By George Mason University

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration Application Note

    Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) refers to a suite of hardware assists in Intel silicon (the Processors, Chipsets and Networking Devices) that make virtualization software simpler and robust and enable it to deliver better performance. Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration (Intel VT FlexMigration) is a part of Intel VT that allows...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Using Filesystem Virtualization to Avoid Metadata Bottlenecks

    Parallel file systems are very sensitive to adverse conditions and the lack of synergy between such file systems and some of the applications running on them have a negative impact on the overall system performance. The observations indicate that the increased pressure on metadata management is one of the relevant...

    Provided By Technical University of Catalonia

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    SplitAP: Leveraging Wireless Network Virtualization for Flexible Sharing of WLANs

    Providing air-time guarantees across a group of clients forms a fundamental building block in sharing an Access Point (AP) across different virtual network providers. Though this problem has a relatively simple solution for downlink group scheduling through traffic engineering at the AP, solving this problem for UpLink (UL) traffic presents...

    Provided By Rutgers University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Transparent Protection of Commodity OS Kernels Using Hardware Virtualization

    Kernel rootkits are among the most insidious threats to computer security today. By employing various code injection techniques, they are able to maintain an omnipotent presence in the compromised OS kernels. Existing preventive countermeasures typically employ virtualization technology as part of their solutions. However, they are still limited in either...

    Provided By North Carolina State University

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Magic Quadrant for X86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

    Virtualization of x86 architecture servers has been an extremely dynamic market (and a major trend) since VMware introduced its server products in 2001. For several years, competition was very limited. However, since 2006 (with the first commercial versions of Xen) and 2008 (with the release of Microsoft's Hyper-V), very viable...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Virtualization & Cloud Technology

    The virtualization and cloud computing industries are getting large attention in the market due to their clear value proposition. They are providing a simple and unified platform upon which companies can build their entire infrastructure and simultaneously realize large cost savings with hardware, labor, and management resource reductions. The question...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Server Virtualization: One Path That Leads to Cloud Computing

    Virtualization is much more than a tactical cost-cutting trend. Virtualization must be seen strategically as a catalyst of overall IT change and modernization. These changes position IT more as a service provider for the business, helps IT behave more like a cloud provider, and prepares the business to be a...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    VirtuaLinux Design Principles

    VirtuaLinux is a Linux meta-distribution that allows the creation, deployment and administration of both physical and virtualized clusters with no single point of failure. They are avoided by means of a combination of architectural, software and hardware strategies, including the transparent support for disk-less and master-less cluster configuration. VirtuaLinux support...

    Provided By University of Pisa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Debugging Large Scale Applications in a Virtualized Environment

    With the advent of petascale machines with hundreds of thousands of processors, debugging parallel applications is becoming an increasing challenge. Aside from the complicated debugging techniques required to debug applications at such scale, it is often difficult to gain access to these machines for a sufficient period of time, if...

    Provided By University of Illinois

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Power of Virtualization: A Management Series for SMB Part One: Virtualization Fundamentals

    Virtualization is one of the hottest topics in enterprise computing today, with advocates promoting benefits including improved business efficiency, cost savings, and mission-critical data and application protection. This series examines some of the implications of virtualization on small and medium-sized businesses. Virtualization is a critical discussion topic for IT managers...

    Provided By mPower Software Services

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Faithful Virtualization on a Real-Time Operating System

    The combination of a real-time executive and off-the-shelf time-sharing operating systems has the potential of providing both predictability and the comfort of a large application base. Isolation between the components is required to protect the real-time subsystem from a significant class of faults in the (Ever-Growing) time-sharing operating systems but...

    Provided By Dresden University of Technology

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Containers Checkpointing and Live Migration

    Container-type virtualization is an ability to run multiple isolated sets of processes, known as containers, under a single kernel instance. Having such an isolation opens the possibility to save the complete state of (in other words, to checkpoint) a container and later to restart it. Checkpointing itself is used for...

    Provided By Linux Kernel Organization

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Using a the Xen Hypervisor to Supercharge OS Deployment

    Hypervisor technology presents some promising opportunities for optimizing Linux deployment. By isolating a server's unique properties into a set of patches to initialization scripts and other selected files, deployment of a new server will be demonstrated to occur in a few seconds by creating a new Xen domain, re-using an...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Unifying Virtual Drivers

    Para-virtualization presents a wide variety of issues to Operating Systems. One of these is presenting virtual devices to the para-virtualized operating system, as well as the device drivers which handle these devices. With the increase of virtualization in the Linux kernel, there has been an influx of unique drivers to...

    Provided By Linux Kernel Organization

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cooperative Linux

    In this paper, the author will describe Cooperative Linux, a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run as an unprivileged lightweight virtual machine in kernel mode, on top of another OS kernel. It allows Linux to run under any operating system that supports loading drivers, such as...

    Provided By Linux Kernel Organization

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Linux as a Hypervisor

    Virtual machines are a relatively new workload for Linux. As with other new types of applications, Linux support was somewhat lacking at first and improved over time. This paper describes the evolution of hypervisor support within the Linux kernel, the specific capabilities which make a difference to virtual machines, and...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    HyperCheck: A Hardware-Assisted Integrity Monitor

    Over the past few years, virtualization has been employed to environments ranging from densely populated cloud computing clusters to home desktop computers. Security researchers embraced Virtual Machine Monitors (VMMs) as a new mechanism to guarantee deep isolation of untrusted software components. Unfortunately, their widespread adoption promoted VMMs as a prime...

    Provided By George Mason University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization: Addressing Server Virtualization Challenges With Brocade Converged Network Adapters (CNAS)

    Data centers continue to grow as digital assets increase and more applications are deployed. Organizations expect agile application deployment - in minutes, not months - to keep their competitive edge as markets and competitors become global in scale. At the same time, data center resources such as rack space, power,...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Advanced Sequencing With Microsoft App-V?

    This podcast explains how to use Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) sequencing tools to sequence non-standard applications. In this podcast, speaker will explain how to sequence an application that has a hard-coded drive letter and also how to install applications that are "Add-ins" for other applications.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How to Get the Best ROI From Your Virtualization Efforts

    Calculating the Return On Investment (ROI) for virtualization is easy: If one consolidate 10 physical machines onto 10 virtual machines running on a single physical server, the capital savings can be quite substantial. However, achieving these savings is not as easy as the simple math might suggest. Many companies adopt...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Oracle VM: Ease of Deployment and Management for Virtualization

    In a time when budgets are tight and enterprise demands on technology are growing, virtualization offers a way to help IT administrators expand capabilities, increase resource utilization, and reduce total cost of ownership - all of which can be critical in the ongoing struggle to maximize efficiency. The question, then,...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    High-Availability Virtualization With Dell EqualLogic Arrays and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

    For enterprises in a broad range of fields, virtualization has become a popular IT strategy for increasing hardware utilization, enhancing flexibility, and decreasing power, cooling, and data center footprint costs. But while virtualization can offer these and other benefits, running multiple applications on each physical server can place application availability...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Using Desktop Virtualization to Drive Quality and Cost Savings in Clinical Computing

    Incentives created by the HITECH Act portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are expected to result in a surge of new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system implementations, alongside expanded adoption of existing clinical information systems. The growth in adoption...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Compatibility Administrator

    This podcast explains how Compatibility Administrator, part of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) is used to create a basic compatibility fix, or shim, to mitigate application incompatibilities without having to recode the application or use a desktop virtualization solution with Windows XP.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Integrated Management for Virtualized Dell Servers Using the Dell PRO Pack and Microsoft System Center

    With virtualization becoming a standard part of the data center vernacular, the focus for IT administrators is beginning to turn from deploying virtualization to managing virtualization. For all but the smallest virtualization deployments, creating a simple and efficient management infrastructure can be an ongoing challenge. Virtualization management encompasses the Virtual...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Simplifying Networks in Virtualized Environments With Intel Technology

    The success of virtualization, while substantial, has been limited by the complexity that has arisen from networking with Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology. Networking virtualized hosts with GbE is typically based on relatively large numbers of dedicated physical connections, which are used to segregate different types of traffic because of networking...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Getting Beyond 20% Virtualization

    This is the reality: If one is an IT manager at a medium or large-size enterprise infrastructure is going to get more virtual - and quickly - over the next few years. Why? Because the benefits created by virtualization - consolidation, reduced power consumption, scalability, flexibility and an improved ROI...

    Provided By Dell

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Use Dynamic Suiting to Create a Plug-In Dependency for Virtual Applications

    Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC) provides the ability to link applications together to create a small footprint for each application by sharing common, non-conflicting dependencies such as add-ins and middleware components. DSC also helps simplify permissions so that, once permissions are granted to the user, the user will automatically receive the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How Desktop Virtualization Enhances End-User Productivity

    As traditional lines between virtualization, management, and security continue to blur, desktop virtualization is emerging as a compelling option for many organizations. Interestingly, leaders in this field commonly discuss management and security benefits more than they do the underlying abstraction technologies they implement. Therefore, when evaluating desktop virtualization options, it's...

    Provided By Dell

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Use App-V Metering to Manage Application Licenses

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) provides the ability to deliver, meter, and manage virtual applications on demand out of the box without requiring any additional software or tools. This podcast will explain: How to create, apply, and report on a metering rule. The user experience when a rule is enforced. The...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Update a Virtual Application Using App-V

    All Application Virtualization (App-V) application updates occur when the user launches the application. Updating virtual applications using App-V is a simple process that does not impact user productivity because it does not require the user to install an application, or reboot. Familiarize oneself with the upgrade experience from a user...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Run Microsoft Office in an App-V Virtualized Environment

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) provides the ability to deliver virtual applications to users on demand out of the box. With App-V, one can run multiple versions of applications on the same computers where small groups of users will not be adversely impacted by fast deployment and speedy migration, or incompatibilities...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Publish a Virtual Application Using Full Infrastructure Mode

    The Application Virtualization (App-V) Management Console enables to publish virtual applications to the end users as well as create license metering rules and run reports about the applications. This podcast helps to learn how to: Import a virtual application for publishing. Create File Type Associations (FTAs) if one choses not...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Launch a Virtual Application and Review Client Configuration

    The Application Virtualization (App-V) Client provides the IT administrator with many flexible configuration options depending on their enterprise business requirements. This podcast will outline the user experience when launching an application and demonstrate: How to apply configuration at package time, such as Send To and File Type Associations (FTAs). How...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: Deprovision a Virtual Application Using App-V

    One of the great capabilities provided by Application Virtualization (App-V) is its ability to seamlessly deprovision the application without impacting user productivity, requiring user or application downtime, or requiring the need to uninstall or reboot. This podcast will explain how to quickly and easily deprovision a virtual application using App-V.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Enhancing Ethernet Network Controllers for Server Virtualization

    In enterprise IT environments, virtualization offers numerous advantages - enabling organizations to consolidate and share computing resources, increase control and efficiency, and operate their data centers cost-effectively. Getting the most out of a virtualized environment, however, requires more than simply deploying Virtual Machines (VMs). An effective networking infrastructure is essential....

    Provided By Dell

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Do I: App-V With AppLocker Windows Installer Rules

    This podcast explains how one can create an AppLocker Windows Installer policy for virtual applications. AppLocker is a new feature of Windows 7 that allows administrators to define policies that can allow or deny a user's ability to run or install executable, MSI, or script files. Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)...

    Provided By Microsoft