Virtualization

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Forbes Marshall

    Headquartered in Pune, India, and with 1,000 staff across 20 locations, Forbes Marshall supplies steam engineering and control instrumentation products to customers internationally. They wanted to secure sensitive corporate and customer information and reduce the desktop and server management task. They choose VMware to overcome these challenges. They implemented VMware...

    Provided By VMware

  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Australian Bureau Of Statistics Charts National Trail To Cloud Infrastructure

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) faces the challenge to meet changing business demands with flexible, available, agile and dynamic IT infrastructure within existing budget constraints. VMware provided them with VMware vSphere virtual platform to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in private/public cloud. This resulted in Australian Government hails ABS as best-practice...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization Monitoring Requires Objective Storage Visibility

    Server virtualization has caused dramatic changes to the data center's storage infrastructure. In many cases, it has driven the first purchase and implementation of a shared storage system. In others, it has created a situation where performance or capacity of their shared storage is a problem, again, for the first...

    Provided By Storage Switzerland

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    An Overview of Microkernel, Hypervisor and Microvisor Virtualization Approaches for Embedded Systems

    In this paper, the authors address an essential application of microkernels; its role in virtualization for embedded systems. Virtualization in embedded systems and microkernel-based virtualization are topics of intensive research today. As embedded systems specifically mobile phones are evolving to do everything that a PC does, employing virtualization in this...

    Provided By Lund University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Generalized and Resource-Efficient VNet Embeddings With Migrations

    Network virtualization technology is believed to be a key enabler for the "Future Internet" as it allows to overcome existing ossifications and facilitates fast innovations. A crucial feature of this technology is the decoupling of virtual networks from the underlying substrate: Virtual Networks (VNets) can be mapped to those locations...

    Provided By Cornell University

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Use Cases of Virtualization in the Management of Distributed and Parallel Systems

    Efficiently sharing resources between multiple applications that run on the same distributed infrastructure is challenging. These applications have different and possible time varying requirements and in the same time, users demand different quality of service guarantees. However, current resource management systems still make it difficult to specify and meet these...

    Provided By INRIA

  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Campbell Union School District: Virtualization Helps Campbell Union School District Deliver Education Beyond The Expected

    The mission statement for Campbell Union School District, a K-8 system of 12 schools southwest of San Jose, California, promises its 7400 students an "Education beyond the expected." Their main challenges are to deliver robust, highly available technology services to teachers and academic staff despite tight budgets and lean staff....

    Provided By VMware

  • Downloads // Dec 2010

    Virtualizing your reality: 10 questions with Mark Egan of VMware

    VMware CIO Mark Egan recently offered his perspective on a variety of timely issues, including the speed and agility gains of moving to a virtualized environment, the evolving challenges of data protection, and the relationship between virtualization and cloud computing.This download is also available as an entry in our...

    Provided By Jeff Cerny

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Capo: Recapitulating Storage for Virtual Desktops

    Fast and reliable data storage is something that organizations are prepared to pay a premium for, both in the capital costs of enterprise storage hardware and the operational costs of ensuring that important data is written to it. Interestingly, the deployment of virtualization has inverted the historical imperative that systems...

    Provided By University of British Columbia

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Learn How to Get Started With Citrix XenDesktop on Microsoft Hyper-V

    By now everyone have heard of desktop virtualization, what one might not have heard is that Microsoft and Citrix have teamed to deliver and integrated end-to-end suite of technologies. This partnership has created a comprehensive and cost effective virtual desktop infrastructure with on-demand applications. Citrix and Microsoft desktop virtualization solutions...

    Provided By Citrix Systems

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Moving to the Database as Cloud Service

    Virtualization and cloud computing are the two highest-impact technologies enabling IT to deliver services to their business on-demand. Databases represent a vital core infrastructure powering the enterprise applications and decision support systems. Is one prepared to delivering database as a service? The presenters will discuss server consolidation; shared services and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Live Webcast Series: Learn how to build your shared IT infrastructure

    Start today by registering for our three-part live Webcast series, which will offer interactive Q&A and featuring leading analysts, peer perspectives, NetApp experts, and strategic solution partners, including Cisco and VMware. Register now for all three Webcasts in the series. Your Roadmap to the Cloud Learn the steps...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    A Look at "Bring Your Own" (BYO) Devices in the Enterprise

    As new, alternative devices become more popular and Generation-Y enters the workforce, employees seek empowerment to use their personal computing devices for work and organizations are required to rethink the way they deliver employee desktops. Through this webcast one will learn about how: empowered workers are driving the desktop revolution,...

    Provided By Citrix Systems

  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Grant Thornton Australia

    Grant Thornton Australia provides audit, tax and advisory services to businesses and is a member of Grant Thornton International. Grant Thornton Australia wanted to deliver a standardized IT infrastructure that could support the merger of Grant Thornton's five practices around Australia into a single national corporation. They choose VMware to...

    Provided By VMware

  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    A Powerful Platform for Virtualization

    So many IT Managers are trying to lower power and cooling cost, simplify administration, and conserve data center floor space which is why many businesses of every size are turning to virtualized infrastructures, and the next generation of HP ProLiant servers powered by the AMD Opteron 6100 series processor. The...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    2010, The Year of Data Center Transformation

    The bottom line: Coming out of the global recession, businesses this year increasingly are looking to virtualize the servers that they're buying. Analysts say businesses are seeing not only the immediate benefits of virtualization, including cost savings and consolidation, but also understand that the technology is an important step as...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Technology Considerations for the Next-Generation Data Center

    If your company is like most, infrastructure sprawl is rampant. Virtualization has helped break the one-application-one-server paradigm, but the I/O requirements of virtual servers have led to a proliferation of network cards and storage connections. Managing the bandwidth allocation for each virtual machine and the Fibre Channel or iSCSI connection...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Evolution of an X86 Virtual Machine Monitor

    Twelve years have passed since VMware engineers first virtualized the x86 architecture. This technological breakthrough kicked off a transformation of an entire industry, and virtualization is now (once again) a thriving business with a wide range of solutions being deployed, developed and proposed. But at the base of it all,...

    Provided By Instituto Superior Técnico

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Virtual Snooping: Filtering Snoops in Virtualized Multi-Cores

    Virtualization has been rapidly expanding its applications in numerous server and desktop environments to improve the utilization and manageability of physical systems. Such proliferation of virtualized systems opens a new opportunity to improve the scalability of future multi-core architectures. Among the scalability bottlenecks in multi-cores, cache coherence has been a...

    Provided By Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    LINUX Virtualization on Virtual Iron VFe

    After years of research, the goal of seamlessly migrating applications from shared memory multi-processors to a cluster-based computing environment continues to be a challenge. The main barrier to adoption of cluster-based computing has been the need to make applications cluster-aware. In trying to solve this problem two approaches have emerged....

    Provided By Virtual Iron Software

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Why Virtualization Fragmentation Sucks

    Virtualization has moved into the mainstream of computing. Most businesses are no longer asking if they should deploy a virtualization solution; they are instead asking which vendors support the technologies they have already implemented. In many ways, this is a great new age for software vendors. With virtualization technology so...

    Provided By rPath

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Hybrid-Virtualization-Enhanced Virtualization for Linux

    The authors propose hybrid-virtualization that combines paravirtualization and hardware-assisted virtualization. It can achieve equivalent or better performance than software-only para-virtualization, taking the full advantage of each technology. They implemented a hybrid-virtualization Linux with para-virtualization, which required much fewer modifications to Linux, and yet achieved equivalent or better performance than software-only...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    How Virtualization Makes Power Management Different

    Unlike when running a native OS, power management activity has different types in a virtualization world: virtual and real. A virtual activity is limited to a virtual machine and has no effect on real power. For example, virtual S3 sleep only puts the virtual machine into sleep state, while other...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Usage of Virtualized GNU/Linux for Binary Testing Across Multiple Distributions

    In this paper, the authors will discuss how they created a test environment using a single high-end test host that implemented multiple test hosts. The test environment enabled the testing of software running on different Linux distributions with different kernel versions. This approach improved test automation, avoided capital expenditures and...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Live Migration With Pass-Through Device for Linux VM

    Open source Linux virtualization, such as Xen and KVM, has made great progress recently, and has been a hot topic in Linux world for years. With virtualization support, the hypervisor de-privileges operating systems as guest operating systems and shares physical resources among guests, such as memory and the network device....

    Provided By Intel

  • 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 // Dec 2010

    Evolution in Kernel Debugging Using Hardware Virtualization With Xen

    Xen's ability to run unmodified guests with the virtualization available in hardware opens new doors of possibilities in the kernel debugging. Now it's possible to debug the Linux kernel or any other PC operating system similar to debugging a user process in Linux. Since hardware virtualization in-processor enables Xen to...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Virtual Scalability: Charting the Performance of Linux in a Virtual World

    Many past topics at the Linux Symposium have covered Linux Scalability. While still quite valid, most of these topics have left out a hot feature in computing: Virtualization. Virtualization adds a layer of resource isolation and control that allows many virtual systems to coexist on the same physical machine. However,...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Lguest: Implementing the Little Linux Hypervisor

    Lguest is a small x86 32-bit Linux hypervisor for running Linux under Linux, and demonstrating the paravirtualization abilities in Linux since 2.6.20. At around 5,000 lines of code including utilities, it also serves as an excellent springboard for mastering the theory and practice of x86 virtualization. This talk will cover...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Survey of Virtualization Workloads

    The authors survey several virtualization benchmarks, including benchmarks from different hardware and software vendors, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. They also cover the development (in progress) of a new virtualization benchmark by a well known performance evaluation group. The authors evaluate all the benchmarks' ease of use, accuracy, and methods...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    kvm: The Linux Virtual Machine Monitor

    Virtualization is a hot topic in operating systems these days. It is useful in many scenarios: server consolidation, virtual test environments, and for Linux enthusiasts who still can not decide which distribution is best. Recently, hardware vendors of commodity x86 processors have added virtualization extensions to the instruction set that...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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

    Xen 3.0 and the Art of Virtualization

    The Xen Virtual Machine Monitor will soon be undergoing its third major release, and is maturing into a stable, secure, and full-featured virtualization solution for Linux and other operating systems. Xen has attracted considerable development interest over the past year, and consequently the 3.0 release includes many exciting new features....

    Provided By University of Cambridge

  • 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

    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

    Virtualization of Linux Servers

    Virtualization of x86 servers has been a hot topic in the last decade, culminating in changes in the architecture's design and the development of new technologies based in different approaches to provide server virtualization. In this paper, the authors present a comparative study of six virtualization technologies released under the...

    Provided By Université de Sherbrooke

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Always Up-to-Date - Scalable Offline Patching of VM Images in a Compute Cloud

    Patching is a critical security service that keeps computer systems up to date and defends against security threats. Existing patching systems all require running systems. With the increasing adoption of virtualization and cloud computing services, there is a growing number of dormant virtual Machine (VM) images. Such VM images cannot...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Extreme Networks Aims To Migrate Oracle ERP To VMware Platform

    Extreme Networks, Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif., designs, builds and installs high performance Ethernet networks that meet the toughest challenges in converged networking, virtualized data centers and cloud connectivity. They wanted to migrate its Oracle ERP system from Solaris to Linux, and from Solaris Zones to VMware virtualization. They choose...

    Provided By VMware

  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Godfrey Phillips India

    Headquartered in New Delhi, Godfrey Phillips India is India's second largest cigarette maker and markets a range of popular brands such as Four Square, Red and White, Jaisalmer, Cavanders and Tipper. Godfrey Phillips India wanted to cost-effectively support the quick deployment of several applications required to run the business and...

    Provided By VMware