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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Avoiding the Stall: Riding the Momentum of the Next Levels of Datacentre Virtualisation

    IT executives at organizations large and small have successfully virtualised a large portion of their server infrastructure over the past five years. Today, over 50% of all applications run as virtual machines (VMs) on a virtualised server, and in many large organizations, levels of virtualisation often exceed 80%. This...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting Critical Business Information Beyond the Data Center

    Mobile working has become the norm rather than the exception. However, protecting the information that resides on a wide array of distributed endpoints is quite challenging – especially when it comes to backup and recovery. Discover why data protection for distributed environments differs from traditional server backup and recovery...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Capitalize on the Next Phase of Virtualization

    Organizations today are moving beyond traditional server virtualization and advancing their virtualization strategies into all aspects of the IT. Learn more about how virtualization is expanding into storage, networking and management along with the value a converged system can offer your organization in reaching your virtualization potential. Read on to...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Mind the Virtual Gap - Convergence of Everything

    In the last 7 years, virtualization has profoundly changed the IT world. In 2013, even though the latest buzz may have shifted towards cloud computing, big data and mobility, virtualization remains the foundation for all of the above With wide ranging benefits that include reduced capital and operational costs, greater...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Converged Infrastructure Matures And Proves Its Value

    Converged infrastructure (CI) solutions have been widely adopted by a range of enterprises, and they offer significant value across a variety of applications. Forrester has seen steady growth in deployment of CI, systems that integrate server, storage, networking, I/O virtualization, and potentially entire application stacks, over the past couple of...

    Provided By HP US

  • eBooks // Apr 2013

    The Blade Is Mightier than the Rack Server

    With the typical data center rack, every time you add a new server, you have to add more cables, more interconnects, more switches, more power, and on and on. It's almost impossible to make changes without having meeting after meeting, and then, eventually, someone is going to have to go...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Too Many Racks? Simplify with Bladesystem, HP's Advanced Blade Infrastructure

    In the data center, many rack-mount servers perform well enough, but are reaching the point where they're proving difficult to maintain. The design of the rack is increasing the complexity of the data center, increasing the time it takes to get anything done, and reducing the overall efficiency of not...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Benefits of a Virtualized Data Center

    Server virtualization is one of the hottest trends in the IT industry today. Server virtualization has its roots in the IBM mainframe world of the 60s, had a rebirth in the late 90s, and finally came of age in 2007. Since that coming of age, the market penetration of server...

    Provided By Peak 10 Software

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 issues to consider during virtualization planning

    Virtualizing your servers offers significant advantages, but effective planning is crucial to your success. Make sure you have satisfactory answers to these key questions before you get underway.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Application Virtualization: Easy Application Distribution at Last?

    Application Virtualization is a breakthrough technology that eliminates a number of issues that inherently make application deployment so complex. Are the days of the Windows Installer-based deployments numbered? Microsoft has already removed Windows Installer as a logo requirement for Windows 7. How will these changes affect administrators focused on application...

    Provided By KACE

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Trusted Privacy Domains - Challenges for Trusted Computing in Privacy-Protecting Information Sharing

    With the growing use of the Internet, users need to reveal an increasing amount of private information when accessing online services, and, with growing integration, this information is shared among services. Although progress was achieved in acknowledging the need to design privacy-friendly systems and protocols, there are still no satisfactory...

    Provided By Ruhr-Universitat Bochum

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Virtual-GEMS: An Infrastructure to Simulate Virtual Machines

    Off late, virtualization has become a hot topic in computer architecture research. The cost reduction and management simplification brought by server consolidation are good reasons why virtualization has become so popular. But there is a lack of tools for researchers to seek new proposals of architectures that improve the performance...

    Provided By University of Murcia

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    The Best of Both Worlds With On-Demand Virtualization

    Virtualization offers many benefits such as live migration, resource consolidation, and checkpointing. However, there are many cases where the overhead of virtualization is too high to justify for its merits. Most desktop and laptop PCs and many large web properties run natively because the benefits of virtualization are too small...

    Provided By University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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