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  • 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 // Jul 2010

    A Spatial Publish Subscribe Overlay for Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments

    Peer-To-Peer (P2P) architectures have become popular for designing scalable Virtual Environments (VEs) in recent years. However, one question that remains is whether a single overlay can be flexible enough to support different types of VEs. The authors present S-VON, a P2P overlay that attempts this goal by providing Spatial Publish/Subscribe...

    Provided By University of Hohenheim

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Dynamic Load Management of Virtual Machines in a Cloud Architectures

    Cloud infrastructures must accommodate changing demands for different types of processing with heterogeneous workloads and time constraints. In a similar context, dynamic management of virtualized application environments is becoming very important to exploit computing resources, especially with recent virtualization capabilities that allow live sessions to be moved transparently between servers....

    Provided By University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Evaluating the Current Methods of Server Virtualization, and Determining the Benefits Associated With Virtualization

    The current worldwide economic situation has IT departments attempting to comply with the company's insatiable demand for speed, security, and availability of network servers on a reduced budget. The growing availability of virtualization solutions provides the IT manager with a viable option to satisfy the company's requirements. Server Virtualization offers...

    Provided By Bowie State University

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Group-Based Memory Deduplication for Virtualized Clouds

    In virtualized clouds, machine memory is known as a resource that primarily limits consolidation level due to the expensive cost of hardware extension and power consumption. To address this limitation, various memory deduplication techniques have been proposed to increase available machine memory by eliminating memory redundancy. Existing memory deduplication techniques,...

    Provided By Sungkyunkwan University

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    5 Ways VMware vSphere Improves Backup and Recovery

    VMware's latest enterprise-level hypervisor product suite, vSphere, includes many new features and technological enhancements over its predecessor, VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3). While there are several reasons to upgrade to vSphere, this white paper focuses on how VMware improved various storage technologies, how these relate to data backup and recovery, and...

    Provided By Veeam Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Virtualization Cuts CDP Costs by 80%

    Continuous Data Protection (or CDP) has been used by large enterprises for some time for disaster recovery and to achieve the highest level of business continuity. CDP synchronizes tier 1 data between sites to ensure availability of the most critical enterprise applications. Until recently, CDP has been used only by...

    Provided By Veeam Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Best Practices: VMware Monitoring With Operations Manager 2007 and MOM 2005

    The nworks Management Pack (MP) 5.0 updates Veeam's leading?]edge solution for distributed VMware Infrastructure monitoring and management with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 207. nworks MP v5 has full native support for vSphere VI?]API v4.0, with many new events, policies, monitors and topology objects. VMware Ready Optimized certification means one...

    Provided By Veeam Software

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Best Practices: VMware Monitoring With HP Operations Manager

    When an organization chooses HP Operations Center as its Enterprise Management System (EMS), it makes substantial capital and operational investments in order to reduce downtime and keep the IT environment running smoothly. Increasingly, that environment includes VMware vSphere (or its predecessor, VMware Infrastructure). The main objective for deploying vSphere typically...

    Provided By Veeam Software

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 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 // 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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • White Papers // May 2013

    OpenStack Cloud Security Vulnerabilities from Inside and Outside

    As usage of cloud computing increases, customers are mainly concerned about choosing cloud infrastructure with sufficient security. Concerns are greater in the multitenant environment on a public cloud. This paper addresses the security assessment of OpenStack open source cloud solution and virtual machine instances with different operating systems hosted in...

    Provided By SS+K

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    The Optimal Resource Allocation Among Virtual Machines in Cloud Computing

    Virtualization is a key technology for multi-tenant cloud computing enabling isolation of tenants in one or more instances of virtual machines and sharing the hardware resources. In reality, modern multi-core multiprocessors also share the last level cache among all cores on one chip. The authors' goal will be to enable...

    Provided By SS+K

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    NComputing Desktop Virtualization

    By delivering all of the key components of the solution including the access device, extension protocol, and desktop virtualization software, NComputing uniquely delivers a high performance solution at the lowest cost. Your IT staff and end users don't need special training since this highly efficient solution is very easy to...

    Provided By NComputing