Virtualization

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

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Vulnerability Assessment

    Criminals are constantly looking for new vulnerabilities or weaknesses in websites and they often have high levels of success. Malware infections or exploited vulnerabilities could significantly impact the safety of customer information. With today’s increasingly smart malware infections and consequent online data loss, your business must do more than simply...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Oct 2013

    On-demand Webcast - Creating the Extensible Data Center with Hybrid Clouds

    Can your current infrastructure meet the rapid surges in demand often caused by business changes, seasonality or just plain growth? For many, the very nature of IT is evolving as users demand faster provisioning, better scalability and more options to handle an ever-growing list of new applications and services that...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Microsoft and the Cloud: Five Essential Things To Know

    Many of the world's leading companies are making significant investments in cloud computing, and cloud computing continues to evolve. Essentially, cloud computing is a "pay for use" model similar to a utility company. Over time, Microsoft has steadily increased its investments in the cloud as well as partnered with major...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    User Virtualization: What It Is and How It Can Save You Money

    Better managed desktops are crucial for achieving the cost benefits of virtual desktop Infrastructure, server-based computing, or some other single-image desktop virtualization solution. User virtualization offers the means for attaining comprehensive, automated applied user environments on a desktop. AppSense provides the same managed yet personal experience regardless of the type...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    10 Security Concerns for Cloud Computing

    The flexibility, reduced cost, and mobility of cloud computing have made the concept a hot topic. Before implementing this method of computing, however, it is important to consider the security of the "cloud." In this white paper, you will learn some of the risks and benefits of cloud computing to...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Virtualization 101

    This white paper defines virtualization and focuses on how certain trends, such as server virtualization, are changing the datacenter. We'll look at what makes virtualization so compelling to companies in terms of efficiencies, improved resource utilization, cost reductions, and automation, to name a few. We'll also address the ways in...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Guide to 50% Faster VMs - No Hardware Required

    For administrators who want to increase application performance in their virtual environment without incurring the cost of additional hardware, this white paper outlines how I/O optimization technologies deliver performance at a fraction of the cost of hardware for applications with the heaviest workloads. The white paper identifies how the...

    Provided By Condusiv Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    How to Boost Physical Servers by 50%—Without New Hardware

    IT faces immense data growth and heavier server workloads, but there is no longer a need to add hardware for performance: IT now has the ability to manage the I/O explosion and gain high-performance—overnight—with hardware they already have. Learn about optimized I/O and how it efficiently boosts IOPS and reduces...

    Provided By Condusiv Technologies

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Exploring Software-Defined Networking with Brocade

    In this paper you will learn about the range of SDN technologies that are currently evolving and how they can be applied to a series of cloud-related challenges. In addition, this paper will illustrate how Brocade is implementing SDN both vertically -- in data, control, and management planes -- and...

    Provided By Brocade

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Avoiding the Stall: Riding the Momentum of the Next Levels of Datacentre Virtualisation

    IT executives at organizations large and small have successfully virtualised a large portion of their server infrastructure over the past five years. Today, over 50% of all applications run as virtual machines (VMs) on a virtualised server, and in many large organizations, levels of virtualisation often exceed 80%. This...

    Provided By HP

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Mind the Virtual Gap - Convergence of Everything

    In the last 7 years, virtualization has profoundly changed the IT world. In 2013, even though the latest buzz may have shifted towards cloud computing, big data and mobility, virtualization remains the foundation for all of the above With wide ranging benefits that include reduced capital and operational costs, greater...

    Provided By HP

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Converged Infrastructure Matures And Proves Its Value

    Converged infrastructure (CI) solutions have been widely adopted by a range of enterprises, and they offer significant value across a variety of applications. Forrester has seen steady growth in deployment of CI, systems that integrate server, storage, networking, I/O virtualization, and potentially entire application stacks, over the past couple of...

    Provided By HP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Virtualization Efficiency Study: Service Engagement Guide

    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

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Large Multidisciplinary University Regains Control of Desktop Applications

    Seattle University (SU) wanted to have short desktop computer lifecycles, difficult management of the desktop application environment, and high operating expenses and have inability to meet specific, real-time software application requests from professors, students, and college deans. The challenge was to disconnect between desktops, applications, and data within the data...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • 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. Download this...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Oct 2013

    Morneau Shepell boosts storage with IBM Storwize V7000

    IBM helps Morneau Shepell meeting the challenge of growing storage demands.

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Dec 2013

    United Airlines Boosts IT Efficiency, Business Resiliency with Private Cloud Solution

    To reduce operating costs and find more effective ways to attract and retain customers in the hyper-competitive airline industry, United Airlines is working with Microsoft to expand private cloud computing to the enterprise. In 2012, the airline chose the Windows Server operating system and Microsoft System Center data center solutions...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // Aug 2011

    (Part 6) Bonus: Opening Firewall Port for SCOM DB Server (SQL Server)

    Step by step instructions for opening firewall ports for the SCOM DB Server. This podcast will give more information including a list of all ports that should be opened for different components.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Jul 2013

    Executive's guide to virtualization in the enterprise

    This ebook from ZDNet and TechRepublic will help IT and business leaders learn about the risks, challenges, and benefits of virtualization technologies.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • 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 // Oct 2013

    Assessing the TCO of Unified vs. Parallel Backup Solutions for Virtual Environments

    This whitepaper discusses what to look for in a virtualization protection solution and considers the merits of a separate solution for protecting one’s virtual environment, compared with using a unified solution that offers comparable virtualization protection capabilities. This document is a guide to assessing the total cost of ownership for...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with VMware Virtualization - Infographic

    Prospects that are exploring the best way to get started with virtualization. Through the infographic the prospect gets the facts about the VMware approach and learns why 8 out of 10 companies choose VMware.

    Provided By VMware