Virtualization

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

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Snow White Clouds and the Seven Dwarfs

    With increasing availability of cloud computing services, this paper addresses the challenge consumers of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) have in determining which IaaS provider and resources are best suited to run an application that may have specific Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. Utilizing application modeling to predict performance is an attractive concept,...

    Provided By University of South Florida

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    DVM: A Big Virtual Machine for Cloud Computing

    As cloud-based computation grows to be an increasingly important paradigm, providing a general computational interface to support datacenter-scale programming has become an imperative research agenda. Many cloud systems use existing Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) technologies, such as Xen, VMware, and Windows hypervisor, to multiplex a physical host into multiple virtual...

    Provided By Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Temperature-aware Virtual Machine in Para Virtualization Cloud Environment

    In this paper the authors describe the para virtualization which involves modification of a guest Operating System (OS). Today this method is only supported for open source operating systems, limiting its applicability. However, par virtualization provides higher performance than full virtualization in performance because it does not need to trap...

    Provided By International Journal of Electronics and Computer Science Engineering

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Camerareadycopy-ICGICT-403-Cloud Computing (Networks)

    Cloud computing is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, entertainment centers, tablet computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors etc. Cloud computing incorporates Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), web 2.0 and other recent, well-known technology trends, in which...

    Provided By The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Network Considerations to Optimize Virtual Desktop Deployment

    Network architecture is evolving in response to a combination of new business requirements, technology changes, and growing end-user expectations. A new trend, virtual desktop infrastructure, offers the promise of simplified desktop management, data protection, and cost savings through green technologies. Its success will eventually be determined in large part by...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cisco Network Fabric: Expect More, Get More, Save More

    When most network managers hear the word virtualization, they immediately think of the data center. There is a tremendous need for virtualization in most data centers. By virtualizing servers and the data center infrastructure, businesses can realize considerable cost savings in terms of capital outlay, rack space, energy, and management...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Network Services Virtualization

    Cisco offers a proven, end-to-end Network virtualization solution that spans the entire network infrastructure, from the backbone to every endpoint. Using the Cisco Network Virtualization architecture, organizations can reap the benefits of end-to-end virtualization and policy-driven service orchestration. This shared services architecture enables flexibility and agility while streamlining resources and...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    N-Port Virtualization in the Data Center

    As customers change their data center architectures to further consolidate data center resources, network-based technology must continue to change to help design and manage the number of devices in the fabric. N-Port virtualization is a feature that has a growing importance in the data center. The three deployment scenarios discussed...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Meet the Challenge With Cisco Unified Computing System

    The Cisco Unified Computing System is designed to meet the unique requirements of VDI deployments. The Cisco Unified Computing System is an integrated, scalable, and manageable platform in which all resources are managed from a unified management domain. The simplified architecture helps reduce acquisition costs and enables more efficient power...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Automatically Identify the Root Cause and Business Impact Within VMware Infrastructures

    EMC Server Manager detects VMware failures in real time, pinpoints the root cause, and helps to understand how the impacted entities will affect business operations. With EMC Server Manager, organization's IT group can address VMware-related issues before they occur, minimize the time spent reacting to alerts, and quickly remediate affected...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Sep 2008

    Optimizing SAP With VMware: A Unique Virtualization Solution

    Optimizing SAP with VMware: A Unique Virtualization Solution required to run SAP applications without bogging down in complex upgrades and continual migrations. The attendee will learn about a holistic solution that spans server processors, the network, and SAN backbones.

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Sep 2008

    Virtualize Mission-Critical Microsoft SharePoint and SQL Server Environments With VMware and EMC

    Organizations of every size are adopting VMware virtualization solutions. Before deploy, one want to be confident that the mission-critical applications - everything from Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint to SQL Server, SAP, and Oracle - will perform as well, if not better, than they do now. Then one want to evaluate...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Sep 2008

    Innovation Network Lecture Series: Project Daoli: Behavior Conformity for Cloud Computing

    Research is delivering new insights that will help to improve trust and assurance in the cloud computing environment. One such project is Daoli (www.daoliproject.org), a research project led by EMC Research China collaborating with four of China's top university teams to explore new methods for providing trust and assurance in...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Aug 2008

    Deploying the Ultimate Disaster Recovery Solution - Best Practices From VMware and EMC

    Data loss during a disaster is one of the biggest risks companies face today. Such losses can be devastating, often forcing businesses to shut down. A fully integrated disaster recovery solution combines the strengths of VMware and EMC to protect the virtual environments. The results: A secure data recovery system...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Aug 2008

    Optimize the Network to Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Infrastructure

    A virtual infrastructure can pay huge dividends. Virtualization deployments, with their new demands on network performance, provisioning, and monitoring, require that one rethink his/her current network architecture - a crucial component in any organization's comprehensive, enterprise-wide virtualization strategy. The attendee will learn how to maximize the VMware environment using the...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Increase Visibility and Control Over Virtual and Physical Data Centers

    IT organizations are facing a huge and growing challenge: How to efficiently manage an increasingly large and complex application and server infrastructure running on physical and VMware environments. IT organizations struggle to relate the application environment managed by VMware to the application environment in the physical infrastructure. The presenter shows...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Sep 2008

    Best Practices for IT Infrastructures: Deploying Virtualization for Remote and Branch Offices

    There's no question that many companies are experiencing exponential growth in their distributed computing - in satellite sites, remote facilities, and branch offices. Backing up critical applications in these locations can generate tremendous amounts of data and lead to an ever-increasing number of servers, disparate systems and storage environments to...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Northstar Trade Finance

    Case Study: Financial Services Company Cuts Costs and Boosts Productivity With Unified Storage NorthStar Trade Finance, Inc. is a mid-sized financial services company in Vancouver. Until recently, they held their data primarily on legacy storage systems. However, their old IT infrastructure was suffering from a variety of performance issues,...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Balen Municipality

    Balen Municipality Improves Public Services and Cuts Costs with A Modern Storage Platform The Belgian town of Balen has over 21,000 inhabitants and employs approximately 110 civil employees. Due to rapid data growth and an ambitious virtualization plan, the municipality needed a more cost-effective and scalable storage solution. ...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Top Three Reasons Why Customers Deploy VMware on EMC VNX

    Checklist: Balancing Required Space with Various Applications One of the biggest challenges facing storage administrators today is balancing how much space will be required by the various applications in their data centers. This 2-page white paper outlines the top 3 reasons why customers deploy VMware on EMC VNX.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Deployment Considerations

    VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or "VDI", is the term used for a new approach to the provisioning, delivery and management of user desktops in the enterprise. This architecture is comprised of multiple components, but primarily leverages the benefits gained from 'Hypervisor-enabled virtualization.' Predominantly used for the consolidation of x86 servers,...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Managing EMC RecoverPoint Data Protection in vMware Environments

    Disaster recovery is the top priority in VMware infrastructure deployments. Organizations need a comprehensive solution that offers Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and remote replication. EMC RecoverPoint protects valuable data in heterogeneous VMware environments - with efficient and effective recovery to any point in time. With integrated VMware Site Recovery Manager...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    IT Efficiency Tips to Help Retailers Thrive in a Down Economy

    It's a tough time to be in Retail - the economy is stalled, margins are tight, and more pocketbooks are closed. But even today, it's possible to sustain and grow the retail business - if one has the right tools and techniques for making the most of the IT infrastructure....

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    Overcoming the IT Management Challenges of Virtual and Physical Environments

    IT management solutions from EMC can help automate virtual operations with application dependency mapping, model-based management, and storage virtualization. By automating processes and establishing visibility and control of the entire infrastructure, one can reduce the total cost of ownership. The attendee of this webcast will gain an understanding of the...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Aug 2008

    The New EMC CLARiiON CX4: Leading-Edge Midrange Storage for Virtualized Environments

    The new EMC CLARiiON CX4 series can meet the virtual infrastructure needs - and service level agreements - regardless of where one is in the adoption process. It can quickly respond to changing storage environment demands and integrate with VMware solutions for resource management and disaster recovery, ensuring the easily...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Aug 2008

    Best Practices for Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2007 in a Virtualized Environment

    Is there any way to avoid the cost and complexity of Fibre Channel for running the Microsoft Exchange environment? How well does Exchange work when virtualized with VMware? The presenter shows show to enhance the Microsoft Exchange environment. This webcast offers detailed information on how to take advantage of EMC...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Aug 2008

    Successfully Deploy Mission-Critical Applications in a VMware Environment

    Organizations of every size are adopting VMware virtualization solutions. Before deploying, one wants to be confident that his/her mission-critical applications - everything from Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint to SQL Server, SAP, and Oracle - will perform as well, if not better, than they do now. Then want to evaluate every...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Aug 2008

    Deploy and Manage a Complete End-To-End Virtual Infrastructure

    The virtues of virtualization are increasingly becoming well known driving rapid adoption. However, virtualization presents new management challenges. As the organization adopts virtualization, one will need better ways to gain insight into and visibility across the environment. EMC's ControlCenter has been enhanced to extend its support of virtual infrastructures by...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Aug 2008

    Deploying Virtualized Oracle on IP Storage

    Is it difficult to provision multiple production database copies without duplicating storage? Are backup operations negatively impacting the production systems? EMC offers solutions to help to overcome these barriers to administrative efficiency and uninterrupted operations. The presenter of this webcast offers detailed information on how to take advantage of EMC...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Deployment Guide: Deploying F5 Automated: Network Provisioning for VMware Infrastructure

    Both VMware Infrastructure and the F5 BIG-IP system offer rich Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow administrators to programmatically gather information or take actions through a variety of client libraries and languages. Additionally, VMware Infrastructure and ESX Server include the ability to take actions according to specific trigger events specific...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Automated DR Traffic Management With VMware SRM and the F5 BIG-IP

    Organizations using F5 and VMware can take advantage of a complete solution for automated disaster recovery between two data centers. This paper summarizes a solution for enabling VMware vCenter Server to automate the failover of the network portion of the application infrastructure, in the event that a vCenter Site Recovery...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Optimizing VMware View VDI Deployments With F5

    Corporate desktop usage and management has long been a necessary evil for IT groups. Most employees need full desktops and there are usually multiple types of desktops required for different business units: XP for accounting, Mac for creative design, Vista for sales and people in the field, Linux for technical...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Deploying F5 Application Ready Solutions With VMware View 4.0

    Corporate desktop management has long been a necessary evil for IT groups. Most employees need full desktops, and different business units usually require multiple types of desktops: Windows XP for accounting, Mac for creative design, Windows 7 for sales and people in the field, Linux for technical staff, and so...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    File Virtualization a Bridge to the Cloud

    Cloud storage is an attractive option for a growing number of organizations. The potential benefits from outsourcing storage infrastructure are pretty clear, ranging from incremental storage expenditures to near-limitless capacity and reduced overhead. The issue for many, however, is implementation. How to get the appropriate data identified and physically moved...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Deploying F5 With Microsoft Virtualization Technology

    This paper provides guidance and configuration procedures for deploying the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM), WebAccelerator, and BIG-IP WAN Optimization Module (WOM) with platforms and applications running on Microsoft Hyper-V. Although much of the guidance given is applicable to standalone Hyper-V servers, the authors focus...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    F5 and Microsoft Solution Guide: Virtualization Solutions to Optimize Performance, Improve Availability

    One of the most compelling advantages of virtualization is building greater efficiency. Within data centers of all sizes, hardware capacity is underutilized. With the introduction of hypervisor technologies such as Microsoft's Hyper-V 2008 R2, operating systems and applications can be abstracted away from hardware resources such as CPU, RAM, and...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Unleashing the True Potential of On-Demand IT

    If one imagines the flow of anything, be it people, cars, water, electricity or commerce, there are specific points within those flows that provide intelligent processing and control. Typically, these control points exist at strategic points within the flow; discrete boundaries or junctures where multiple flows coalesce for re‑distribution. Their...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    F5 Strategic Guides: Virtualization - Ensuring High Availability of Virtual Solutions

    Any business evolving to a virtual infrastructure environment is challenged to ensure high availability with little or no lapse in performance for users during the migration. Whether one is considering a Virtual Machine (VM) migration or are in the midst of one, it is crucial that one understands how this...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • 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 // Feb 2009

    F5 Strategic Guides: Virtualization - Maximizing Resources and Reducing Data Center Costs

    Implementing virtualization solutions can help improve the efficiency and availability of resources and applications, but it can also create a whole new set of challenges. Many businesses are faced with rising costs in the form of new hardware and software licenses, additional management duties and tools, and Virtual Machine (VM)...

    Provided By F5 Networks