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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Towards Virtualization: A Competitive Business Continuity

    The ultimate goal of all businesses no matter in which sectors they operate is to maintain their profitability and growth. There is a relationship among the capital, investment, and the personnel in order to achieve objectives for the performance of the organizational systems and it must be maintained without any...

    Provided By Academic Journals

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Grid Operating Systems/Middlewares and New Virtualization Techniques

    As grid technology gets absorbed into enterprise fabrics, it could become inseparable from technologies such as virtualization and service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and the creation of enterprise utilities. Virtualization could deliver the dream of grid computing. Virtual machines and virtual appliances - together with distributed storage facilities and network overlays -...

    Provided By Universidad Nacional de La Plata

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    A Novel Model for Load Balancing in Cloud Data Center

    Cloud computing is an emerging computing paradigm and rising fast with its data center's growth at an unprecedented rate. Although the development tools and techniques for the cloud have been extensively investigated, the load balancing problem has not been comprehensively studied. The traditional techniques do not fit to the cloud...

    Provided By University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Virtualizing Service Provider Networks: Leveraging Vyatta Open Routing and Security Software to Lower Costs and Combat Sprawl

    To stay profitable, service provider networks struggle constantly to achieve the right blend of Decreased CAPEX, Decreased OPEX, Decreased power consumption, Decreased space footprint, Increased profitability. Virtualization has emerged as a way to balance these needs in network service provider and hosting service provider environments. Traditionally a server technology, virtualization...

    Provided By Vyatta

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Fax Server Virtualization

    Virtualized fax server solutions are quickly becoming the standard platform of choice. Corporations are making the paradigm shift from physical servers to adopting such virtualization technologies as VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, XEN and Citrix. By leveraging virtualization technologies, FAXCOM Server and FAXCOM Suite for Windows enables customers to lower capital and...

    Provided By Biscom

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Comparative Study of Application Portability With Virtualization Softwares

    Virtualization is a proven software technology that is rapidly transforming the IT landscape and fundamentally changing the way that people compute. Different virtual machines can run different operating systems and multiple applications on the same physical computer. Virtualization is a framework or methodology of dividing the resources of a computer...

    Provided By Kurukshetra University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Security in Virtual Machine is Better Than Real Machine

    This position paper argues that the operating system and applications currently running on a real machine should relocate into a virtual machine. This structure enables services to be added below the operating system and to do so without trusting or modifying the operating system or applications. To demonstrate the usefulness...

    Provided By Kurukshetra University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    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

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    ArcGIS Server and Virtualization

    Virtualization is becoming a standard IT practice. It is becoming increasingly popular among ArcGIS customers as well. Virtualization solutions are being broadly used in test, development, and production environments, providing tremendous benefits to ArcGIS Server deployments. ESRI uses virtualization technologies for the development, quality assurance, and certification processes of ArcGIS...

    Provided By ESRI

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Maximizing Your Server Virtualization Requires Understanding Its Storage

    Most were running on heavily underutilized server hardware and did important, but not resource intensive, tasks. As the projects unfolded, it became obvious that even with the limited resource workloads, storage management in a virtualized environment was going to be very challenging and require tight interaction between the server and...

    Provided By Tek-Tools Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Composite Data Virtualization Usage Patterns

    Composite data virtualization, as described in this paper, is a proven data integration approach used by large enterprises and government agencies today to overcome business and IT challenges and fulfill critical information needs, significantly faster with far fewer resources. In this paper, four commonly deployed data virtualization usage patterns were...

    Provided By Composite Software Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Securing a Virtual Environment

    In today's world many corporations are moving into the realm of virtualization. Although this new technology allows companies to reproduce many different virtual servers and desktops, it also creates new problems in the ways of security. In this paper the author take a look at exactly what virtualization is, as...

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  • 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 // Jul 2009

    Cloud Ready Network Architecture

    Cloud computing seems to have as many definitions as there are clouds in the sky, however its impact on today's data centers is undeniable. Public clouds allow fast moving companies to outsource compute and storage on a pay-as-you-go basis, but it is private clouds that one would like to discuss...

    Provided By BLADE Network Technologies

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    VMready Virtual Machine-Aware Networking

    Data Centers are undergoing monumental paradigm shifts. Servers and more importantly the services they provide are expected to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by design. Enterprise data centers previously adapted to this change by following the rule that more is better and redundant configurations never...

    Provided By BLADE Network Technologies

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Many Facets of Virtualization

    The truth is; virtualization is great for current projects of server consolidation and a step closer to managing the true meaning of IT service. The real value will come from managing IT resources throughout the enterprise allowing for servers to be provisioned in a one-to-one and many-to-one configuration dynamically. Overcoming...

    Provided By BLADE Network Technologies

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Performance Analysis of Large Receive Offload in a Xen Virtualized System

    System-level virtualization provides one various advantages including independent and isolated computing environments on which multiple operating systems can be executed, and improved resource utilization. These benefits come with performance overheads and network operation is one of most typical cases. In this paper, the authors first present the experimental results of...

    Provided By University of Aizu

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Recipe for Success With Enterprise Virtual Worlds

    The Masie Center, a think-tank focused on enterprise learning and knowledge, and Forterra Systems agreed in the spring of 2008 to provide a "3D Sandbox" for members of The Masie Center's Learning Consortium to explore their learning use cases in a virtual world. The Sandbox used Forterra's On-Line Interactive Virtual...

    Provided By Forterra Systems

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Forterra Systems On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment (OLIVE) Technology Overview: A Multi-User, Virtual World Software Platform

    Virtual worlds are being developed to support a variety of industries for the purposes of collaboration, training, analysis, experimentation, socializing and entertainment. The creation of realistic, virtual worlds, populated by large numbers of people, requires a sophisticated, distributed architecture. Organizations developing these solutions will need to create, support, and maintain...

    Provided By Forterra Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Effect of Virtualization on the Data Center

    Virtualization technology adoption is rapidly increasing in data centers as businesses strive to improve reliability and availability, but more importantly reduce IT costs and improve resource use efficiency. According to an IDC forecast report, virtualization services market will grow from $5.5 billion in 2006 to $11.7 billion in 2011 (Worldwide...

    Provided By Smart Mobile Solutions

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    ZL Unified Archive and the Importance of Total Server Virtualization

    The ability to operate software in a completely virtualized environment has come to be a necessary capability in the IT world. Today's more powerful servers can only reach their full capacity when multiple applications are run as separate processes in a virtual setting, allowing for greater efficiency and fuller resource...

    Provided By ZL Technologies

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    ZL Unified Archive and the Importance of Total Server Virtualizatioin

    The ability to operate software in a completely virtualized environment has come to be a necessary capability in the IT world. Today's more powerful servers can only reach their full capacity when multiple applications are run as separate processes in a virtual setting, allowing for greater efficiency and fuller resource...

    Provided By ZL Technologies

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    RES Software and the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)

    Virtualization has been making rapid inroads into all aspects of business computing. Whether it is at the server, client, OS, storage or application level, the benefits of consolidating infrastructure, greater IT agility and increased management capability have resulted in a dramatic reduction in total cost of ownership. However, if one...

    Provided By RES Software

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Microsoft Virtualisation Strategy: What Makes This Enterprise Class Virtualisation Solution Different?

    It used to be that virtualisation was locked away safe in the hands of geeks or software testers where it wouldn't ruin the day for the rest. However, the technology has matured to the point that virtualisation is now the primary architecture of choice for deploying servers, desktops and information...

    Provided By C Infinity

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Gartner: Use Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization as a Bridge to Cloud

    Data center operators who are interested in private cloud storage technologies struggle with moving existing storage infrastructure into a cloud storage paradigm. Heterogeneous storage virtualization appliances offer a transition path for operators by preserving their investments and adding cloud operating semantics.

    Provided By IBM Corp.

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Virtualization With AMD and Citrix: Get More From Your Computing Resources

    Virtualization is becoming a standard method for creating flexible, dynamic data centers that can rapidly respond to changing business needs while managing costs. But effective virtualization needs more than just good core architecture - it needs a great system design that enables efficiency and scalability that delivers: Low latency /...

    Provided By Advanced Micro Devices

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors With AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) Deliver Increased Scalability and Performance for Virtualized Citrix XenApp on XenServer

    As an increasingly common method for creating flexible IT infrastructures, virtualization helps organizations respond to rapidly changing business requirements while helping to keep costs low. Server consolidation and virtualized application delivery are two areas where virtualization creates flexibility and scalability by increasing user density and reducing the number of physical...

    Provided By Advanced Micro Devices

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Power and Simplicity Come to Desktop Virtualization

    Designing semiconductors is a complex process, requiring sophisticated software tools that demand heavy-duty processing power. IC designers typically have beefy workstations at their desks, in addition to at least one PC for office applications such as Web browsing, e-mail and word processing. Supporting these multiple desktops, various software programs and...

    Provided By Advanced Micro Devices

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    3D Learning and Virtual Worlds

    Globalization, a challenging economic environment, a younger workforce with rising expectations of collaborative, interactive work environments - all of these forces have converged to create conditions favorable to creating learning exchanges in Second Life and other 3D virtual worlds. These multi-dimensional virtual worlds provide a perfect environment and a host...

    Provided By ACS

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Virtual Security: About the Security Pros and Cons of Server Virtualization

    Virtualization is used for enabling resource partitioning, resource pooling, and for executing multiple operating systems or conflicting applications on one physical machine - concepts which are clearly justifying the use of virtualization as they provide benefits like reduction of total cost of ownership, flexible service allocation scenarios, and ease of...

    Provided By Siemens AG

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Virtualizing Server Workloads: Looking Beyond Current Assumptions

    Advances in hardware virtualization technology are making it possible to virtualize an ever-wider range of x86- based server workloads. This has moved server virtualization out of its traditional domain of test and development environments and firmly into the sphere of mission-critical enterprise applications, making it imperative to expand the definition...

    Provided By Advanced Micro Devices

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Virtualized Networks Based on System Virtualization

    System virtualization is used to virtualize physical hardware, called Real Machine (RM) in this context. A Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) runs on top of the RM and virtualizes its resources by providing Virtual Machines (VMs). A VM consists of virtual CPUs, virtual memory, virtual hard disks, virtual network interface cards,...

    Provided By University of Passau

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    CEP Service Cloud: Virtualized CEP Services Integrated With GigaSpaces XAP

    This paper aims to discuss the CEP Service Cloud services that have virtualised the CEP services and integrated with the GigaSpaces XAP. It is known that CEP or what is known as the Complex Event Processing is becoming popular amongst all corporate firms across various industries. It has been seen...

    Provided By IntegraSoft

  • Webcasts // Nov 2011

    Webcast: Ubuntu Cloud

    After years of development and fine tuning, the cloud vision of true computing elasticity is finally a reality. The question now is how organizations can best take advantage of the latest cloud technologies to optimize their IT, scale infrastructure and services in near-real time, and make the most of new...

    Provided By Canonical Ltd

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Free Software Trial Finds VMware Problems and Optimizes the Data Center

    Inexpensive and easy-to-use, the patent-pending VKernel Capacity Analyzer delivers proactive resource monitoring and predictive capacity analysis capabilities that enhance VMware vCenter (VirtualCenter). Capacity Analyzer is the only virtualization server management software that predicts resource utilization trends and alerts users days in advance of potential issues. By improving capacity planning, Capacity...

    Provided By VKernel

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    Free Software Trial Allows Capacity Planning for VMware

    In virtual server environments where all resource capacity (CPU, memory, storage, network) is shared, simple additions and changes can drastically affect server performance. For proper capacity planning of your VMware ESX infrastructure, you need a capacity modeling tool that emulates your dynamic data center. The patent-pending VKernel Modeler enables you...

    Provided By VKernel

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    Free Software Trial Enables Chargeback and Cost Visibility for VMware

    Traditional physical server chargeback models do not work in today's dynamic virtual server environments. VKernel Chargeback, a unique and patent-pending solution, delivers an affordable and simple-to-use tool that gives users immediate cost visibility of their VMware ESX data center ? "who is using what resources and how much it costs."...

    Provided By VKernel

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    Optimization Pack

    Virtualization success is all about balancing resource utilization and VM performance. VKernel's new Optimization Pack contains three powerful new applets (Wastefinder, Rightsizer, Inventory) that help you manage your VMware environment to easily: Reclaim Wasted Storage, Memory and CPU Resources. Typcial Users Free up 20 to 40% of Existing...

    Provided By VKernel

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    NOVA: A Microhypervisor-Based Secure Virtualization Architecture

    The availability of virtualization features in modern CPUs has reinforced the trend of consolidating multiple guest operating systems on top of a hypervisor in order to improve platform-resource utilization and reduce the total cost of ownership. However, today's virtualization stacks are unduly large and therefore prone to attacks. If an...

    Provided By Technische Universitat Dortmund

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    EMC VPLEX With IBM AIX Virtualization and Clustering

    This white paper explores implementing VPLEX storage in advanced AIX configurations using the IBM POWER platform. There are three major sections. First, VPLEX technology is introduced. The next major section covers virtualization with PowerVM, particularly I/O virtualization using Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). The third section discusses implementing local and distributed...

    Provided By EMC Corporation