Virtualization

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

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Power to the Teachers

    Midway Independent School District sought to gain control over server sprawl and implement a consolidated solution for growth. The district virtualized its applications and storage onto Dell PowerEdge blade servers with Intel Xeon processors and a Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN, allowing the district to expand its capacity, control server sprawl...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Broadcom Ethernet Network Controller Enhanced Virtualization Functionality

    Networking is an essential component inside a virtualization environment. Similar to other hardware resources found in the system, a network adapter is virtualized to the Virtual Machine (VM). VM vendors utilize hypervisor, also called virtual machine monitor (VMM), based architecture that hides the physical characteristics of the computing platform and...

    Provided By Broadcom

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Protecting the Troops

    Win new business by designing, configuring, and deploying a cost-effective solution to help U.S. armed forces reduce the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs); create a dense server cluster with reliable, energy-efficient, easy-to-manage hardware that is backed by outstanding global support. MTCSC created a solution that includes a virtualized server...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Impact of Virtualization on Data Center Physical Infrastructure

    Consolidation using virtualization is here to stay. It works - it saves money by increasing computing throughput per watt of power consumed, freeing up floor space, providing head room for growth, facilitating load migration, and disaster recover. The virtualization savings entitlement can be multiplied if power and cooling infrastructure is...

    Provided By The Green Grid

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Solutions You Can Bank On

    Founded in 1949, is located in Hungary. OTP Bank wanted to cut energy consumption in its data centre and save time with the simplified deployment of 6,000 clients. With help from Dell and the Hardware Customisation service, the bank consolidated its data centre with virtualization and configured its client estate.

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers: Competitive Pricing Guide

    Server virtualization offers tremendous benefits for enterprise IT organizations - server consolidation, hardware abstraction, and internal clouds deliver a high degree of operational efficiency. However, today, server virtualization is not used pervasively in the production enterprise datacenter. Some of the barriers preventing wide-spread adoption of existing proprietary virtualization solutions are...

    Provided By Red Hat

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Hitachi Storage Virtualization in a Heterogeneous Computing Environment

    The Department of the Navy (DON) under the direction and authority of the Chief Information Officer has taken a leadership role in defining the vision, scope, strategy and concept of operations for the future Naval Networking Environment. The DON seeks to implement a plan to reduce IT network assets (servers,...

    Provided By Hitachi

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Virtualized Storage for Mainframe Environments

    Hitachi intelligent storage control systems can be used to lower the cost of storage connected to a mainframe in an IBM z/OS environment by allowing lower cost midrange (SATA) and other open systems storage to be used for applications that have Tier 2 or Tier 3 performance and availability requirements....

    Provided By Hitachi

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    IT Outsourcer Speeds Deployment, Reduces Costs With Virtualization

    IT services firm Appserv provides hosted IT environments and applications to approximately 2,500 people in 70 New Zealand - based businesses. With a dynamic customer base that requires it to continually update applications and deploy new ones, Appserv found it challenging to deliver applications quickly and efficiently. By using Microsoft...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Automotive Engineering Company Virtualizes on Sun, Cuts Energy Costs by 70 Percent

    RLE International is one of the world's leading development service providers to the automotive industry throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. The company's challenge was to create a more efficient and scalable datacenter and reduce operating and administration costs. Casolute GmbH, a German IT service provider, consolidated RLE International's heterogeneous...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    City Government Consolidates Servers and Delivers Enterprise Application Services With Sun Virtualization Technology

    The City of San Antonio, Texas, provides multiple online services, including bill payment, career assistance, licensing and permits, and public safety information. The company's challenge was to reduce datacenter cost and simplify management. To streamline management, the City of San Antonio replaced approximately 115 legacy servers with 26 Sun servers....

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Safety Products Firm Replaces Eight Physical Servers With Five Virtual Machines

    Smith Flow Control, part of Halma, the U.K.-based hazard detection and life protection products group, needed an easy-to-manage IT infrastructure to replace its disparate systems. It chose Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V over VMware virtualisation technology. Now, instead of eight physical servers, the company uses a three-node Hyper-V cluster...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Firm Shrinks 120 Servers to 20, Reduces Cost and Cuts Energy Usage With Virtualization

    KPIT Cummins is a global IT consulting and product engineering partner company focused on the Manufacturing (Automotive, Industrial and Hi-Tech) and Diversified Financial Services industries. KPIT Cummins wanted to cut capex and opex expenses, reduce the number of physical servers it operated, and optimize system flexibility and maintenance to best...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Government Entity Uses Interoperating Virtualization Solutions to Reduce IT Costs

    Based in Manama, Bahrain, the General Organization for Youth and Sports (GOYS) promotes athletics for young people around the country. The IT department is responsible for delivering the technology that the 300 employees need to efficiently carry out the organization's mission. But IT staff faced pressure to reduce IT costs...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // May 2015

    Humanitarian Group Replaces VMware With Hyper-V to Cut Costs, Improve Response

    Facing reduced donations and rising demand for services, the Swedish Red Cross (SRC) wanted to lower operational costs and increase IT agility so it could better help those in need. The nonprofit switched from VMware virtualization software to the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // May 2015

    The Benefits of Virtualization: Why It's Time for IT to Move Now

    Considering virtualization but hesitant to get started? It's time to make a move. Virtualization provides persuasive benefits for small to medium sized businesses looking to improve responsiveness and customer service, be more agile, increase security and lower costs. That's why Forrester Research predicts that the percentage of SMBs using virtualization...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Evaluating Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration With Multi-Generation Intel Multi-Core and Intel Dual-Core Xeon Processors

    In today's data centers, live migration is a required technology for building an agile, dynamic data center based on server virtualization. It has not been possible, however, to perform successful live migration between servers based on different generations of processors, each with different instruction sets. This limited our ability to...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Virtualization Is Not a Silver Bullet: Why and How Virtualization Needs to Be Managed

    Virtualization is an important technology. It was introduced to the IT market at the right time, when "off the shelf servers provide far more computer power than the majority of applications need. Moore's Law had run rampant for decades, doubling the capacity and speed of the average server every 18...

    Provided By Hurwitz & Associates

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Virtual Desktop ROI: Calculating Comparative Return on Investment for Virtual Desktops

    Citrix has created a return on investment (ROI) calculator for centrally-delivered virtual desktops, using Forrester's Total Economic Impact methodology. This novel tool compares acquisition and operation costs of four kinds of desktops; datacenter-based virtual desktops, PC blades, terminal-services-based desktops and traditionally deployed desktops. Optionally, users can include potential revenue gains...

    Provided By Citrix Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Advanced Virtualization I/O Queuing Technologies

    With the increase in the adoption of server virtualization and consolidation in data centers, there has been a continuous evolution of virtualization technologies in server components to improve the overall performance of the system and achieve the Service Level Objectives (SLOs) as defined. To improve the I/O performance of these...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Secure Virtualization: Today's Reality

    Secure virtualization is an exciting new technology that allows one to secure one's computing systems, networks, and data while simultaneously remaining connected to trusted and untrusted networks. Secure virtualization delivers security along with the key benefits of virtualization, which include reduced total cost of ownership, reduction in space, weight, power...

    Provided By General Dynamics

  • White Papers // May 2015

    The Virtualization Evolution

    Everyone gets the cost angle. While traditional server technology typically utilizes 5-15 percent of its capacity, Virtualization can dramatically improve utilization to north of 80 percent. For one of Siemens' financial services customers, Siemens was able to reduce the number of servers from 4,826, to 883, consolidate their global IT...

    Provided By Siemens

  • White Papers // May 2015

    The Virtualization Evolution: Top Ten Tips for Virtualization Success

    Is there anyone out there who hasn't heard about virtualization? It's everywhere and almost every IT organization is either on board or seriously considering it. Many view it as a way to reduce both Capital and Operating expenses. The more knowledgeable people become, the more they begin to see it...

    Provided By Siemens

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Business Ready Configurations for Virtualization

    The Business Ready Configurations for Dell PowerEdge blade servers, Dell EqualLogic SAN, and VMware Infrastructure provides a detailed reference architecture for deploying and using VMware virtualization on Dell blades and iSCSI storage environments. Based on extensive engineering work in architectural design and certification, customers can quickly and confidently deploy these...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Desktop Virtualization With Dell and Citrix: Solving the Desktop Lifecycle Management Challenge

    Maintaining physical desktops typically requires time-consuming desk-side visits, reduces user productivity, delays support response, allows configuration drift, exposes data, reduces mobility, and increases costs. Automation software helps, but really just masks the fundamental problems of traditional physical desktop management. Server-hosted desktop virtualization - also known as remote desktop or virtual...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Virtualization: Building an Adaptive, Cost Effective Infrastructure at SSCT

    As the College grows the College needs to be poised to respond faster to market changes, stakeholder demands, growth opportunities and new technology. To do this, one need an agile and cost effective IT infrastructure. Some components of the solution are to increase the utilization of IT assets, reduce operating...

    Provided By Stark State College

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Meeting the Challenges of Virtualization Security

    Virtualization enables the organization to attain significant gains in efficiency and cost-effectiveness, along with the additional benefits of a greener consolidated datacenter, increased scalability and improved time to resource fulfillment. Unfortunately, the advantages of virtualization are balanced by increased risk exposure as virtual systems in the datacenter face many of...

    Provided By Trend Micro

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Necessary Security for a Virtualized Environment

    The movement to virtualization is being driven by the need for small footprint data centers the need to rapidly create and provision virtual desktop and server environments at a moment's notice. While one cannot argue with this direction, it may be argued that the same security requirements of access control...

    Provided By Xceedium

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Designing Secure Multi-Tenancy Into Virtualized Data Centers

    Cisco, VMware, and NetApp have jointly designed a best in breed Secure Cloud Architecture and have validated this design in a lab environment. This white paper describes the design of - and the rationale behind - the Secure Cloud Architecture. The design describes includes many issues that must be addressed...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    The Cisco Powered Network Cloud: An Exciting Managed Services Opportunity

    The cloud computing phenomenon is generating a lot of interest worldwide because of its potential to offer services on demand, at lower cost than current options, and with less complexity, greater scalability, and wider reach. The opportunities for providers of managed services to benefit from this model are significant and...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Router Virtualization in Service Providers

    Several factors are contributing to a growing need for virtualization in the Point Of Presence (POP) and data center: a desire to reduce capital costs by buying fewer chassis, a desire to reduce operational costs by deploying fewer chassis and simplifying topologies, and a strong push to decrease the environmental...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Oracle Databases on VMware vSphere 4: Essential Deployment Tips

    Even the most demanding Oracle database workloads can now be virtualized with VMware vSphere and ESX 4 - with greater than 95 percent of Oracle instances matching native performance. This paper provides the essential tips necessary to successfully deploy Oracle on VMware virtual infrastructure to enable database administrators (DBAs) to...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Zebra Visibility Server Software for VMware Infrastructure: Deployment and Technical Considerations Guide

    This paper provides direction to those interested in running Zebra Visibility Server Software (VSS) on VMware vSphere 4. It provides a basic overview of the Zebra VSS architecture as well as describing the value of utilizing the VMware platform to run Zebra VSS. The results of recent testing performed jointly...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Zebra YMS for VMware Infrastructure: Deployment and Technical Considerations Guide

    This paper provides direction to those interested in running the Zebra Yard Management System (YMS) on VMware vSphere 4. It provides a basic overview of the Zebra YMS architecture as well as the value of utilizing the VMware platform to run Zebra YMS. The results of recent testing performed jointly...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2015

    BlackBerry Enterprise Server on VMware Virtual Infrastructure: Deployment?and?Technical?Considerations?Guide?

    This paper provides direction to those interested in running BlackBerry Enterprise Server on VMware Infrastructure 3 or VMware vSphere 4. It provides basic guidance on the architecture of Blackberry Enterprise Server as well as the value of utilizing the VMware platform to provide virtual infrastructure. The paper then provides results...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Network Virtualization - Access Control Design Guide

    The term network virtualization refers to the creation of logical isolated network partitions overlaid on top of a common physical infrastructure (see Figure 1). Each partition is logically isolated from the others, and must behave and appear as a fully dedicated network to provide privacy, security, and an independent set...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Application Registration With VMware ThinApp

    The process of application registration integrates the virtualized application packages with the desktop operating system. The process of registering applications will take into account the access control mechanisms that allow administrators to restrict usage to specified Active Directory groups providing end users role based access to virtualized applications. Application registration...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2015

    ESRI ArcGIS Server 9.3 for VMware Infrastructure: Deployment and Technical Considerations Guide

    This paper describes the best practices for running a typical ESRI ArcGIS Server deployment on VMware Infrastructure. It provides basic guidance on the architectural design of an ArcGIS deployment and the value of utilizing the VMware platform to provide virtual infrastructure. It then discusses results of recent testing conducted jointly...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Anti-Virus Deployment for VMware View

    Desktop virtualization is a transformative platform that delivers cost-effective, manageable network and desktop access to workers of diverse computing needs. Anti-virus software is one of the largest segments in today's computer security market. Other than perimeter firewalls, no technology enjoys anti-virus software's depth of penetration. Nearly every enterprise deploys anti-virus...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2015

    SAP Solutions on VMware vSphere 4 - Best Practice Guidelines

    This paper provides best practice guidelines for deploying SAP software solutions on VMware vSphere 4. These guidelines only provide general recommendations and do not target any specific size or type of SAP solution implementation. VMware has created separate best practice documents for the individual areas of storage, networking and performance....

    Provided By VMware