Virtualization

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

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Sun's Virtualization Environment for Websphere Application Deployment

    The attendee of this webcast will learn about the latest industry trends and receive an introduction to Sun's virtualization approaches for deploying IBM Websphere applications on the Sun Solaris platform.

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Sustainable Energy Company Chooses Dell for Groundbreaking Green Headquarters to Cut Power Consumption

    juwi is a leading company in the renewable energy sector. It wanted to ensure that its IT estate consumed minimal power. juwi chose virtualized Dell servers and EqualLogic storage and Dell laptops to create a low-energy, high-performance infrastructure. As a result Virtualization allows rapid expansion of server resources and Virtual...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Solving IT Problems With Server Consolidation

    Many servers were approaching their three-to-five year required upgrade, and Tsumura wanted to reduce the number of Web servers and application servers - which had ballooned to a total of 137 servers - and to reduce operating costs; in order to minimize the work of upgrading applications, Tsumura wanted to...

    Provided By Dell

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    High-Performance Virtualization: A Benchmark Guide From Sun and AMD

    IT consolidation through virtualization has emerged as an effective strategy for addressing the very real need for computing scalability while increasing the work that can be done in a given power, thermal, and physical footprint. Consolidation can improve resource utilization, reduce administrative complexity, and drive down IT costs. The attendee...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Why Sun x64 Platforms and Hyper-V?

    The attendee of this webcast will explore how Sun Microsystems' Intel and AMD based servers, coupled with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V can enhance the data center virtualization effort, as well as the various capabilities this new approach enables, including run more virtual machines in the same footprint...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    School Board Receives Top Marks With Microsoft Application Virtualization

    Spanning 12,365 square kilometres and serving 15,000 students, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) found it challenging to efficiently manage PCs across 50 schools. Distance was a constant issue: technicians spent up to an hour driving to each school for application repairs, which delayed resolutions and kept...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    How to Reduce CRM Infrastructure Sprawl: A Technical Guide to Consolidating Oracle Siebel CRM 8

    How to deliver the solutions the users are clamoring for while reducing the costs and footprint of the ever-expanding Oracle Siebel CRM 8 requirements? The presenters of this webcast will demonstrate how no-cost virtualization solutions from Sun can maximize CRM system utilization while minimizing power consumption and data center floor...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    IT Firm Virtualizes Databases: Trims Servers 85 Percent, Ups Performance 50 Percent

    As its business grew rapidly, IT consultancy Avanade watched its data centers fill up with servers, which caused hardware, energy, and management costs to soar. To put a halt to runaway server growth and rising data center costs, Avanade deployed the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system with the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Personnel Consultancy Enhances Server Performance, Flexibility With Virtualization

    The personnel and management consultancy Mercuri Urval wanted to update the server infrastructure in its Swiss offices with a standardized, reliable, and flexible environment. By using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Mercuri Urval was able to enhance the performance and manageability of...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Services Provider Restructures Environment to Reduce Costs, Complexity, and Risk

    T-Systems deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 to evaluate new virtualization, backup, and installation options. The technology services provider found that it can use Windows Server 2008 R2 to lower IT expenses, streamline administration, and improve system availability. In addition, the company can help its customers lower costs by consolidating hosted...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Siemens Cuts Data Center Costs, Boosts Business Agility, With Server Virtualization

    Siemens IT Solutions and Services Thailand (SIS) is a leading provider of SAP application management services and IT infrastructure services. To cope with the economic downturn, SIS set out to reduce data center costs. By moving to the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system with Hyper-V technology, SIS managed...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    TV Solutions Provider Reduces Costs by Virtualizing Its Server Environment

    To spend less on purchasing and maintaining physical servers and to reduce the cost of power and cooling at its two data centers, OTRUM wanted to expand virtualization technology in its server environment. Using Hyper-V virtualization technology, a feature of Windows Server 2008, the company now can efficiently deploy, scale,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Managed Services Company Virtualizes to Improve Availability and Ease Administration

    Claranet, a managed services provider, wanted to help customers improve availability while controlling costs. To meet those needs, Claranet deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 including Hyper-V technology. As a result, customers can increase uptime and expand more affordably. They can also simplify administration by virtualizing their desktop and server infrastructure.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Optimizing VMware View Desktop Virtualization With IBM System Storage N Series, System x and BladeCenter

    Users in the corporate environment depend on their desktop applications for a wide variety of day-to-day business functions. They regularly access sensitive information assets on a range of equipment, including desktop computers, laptops, and unmanaged personal computers. The increasing complexity of the 11 desktop environment is creating growing challenges for...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Best Practices for File System Alignment in Virtual Environments

    This paper provides guidelines for preventing, detecting, and correcting file system misalignment issues for virtual machines hosted on VMware ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer infrastructures. File system misalignment is a known issue in virtual environments and can cause performance issues for VMs. The steps outlined in this paper should...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    Healthcare Firm Uses Virtualization to Speed Application Delivery, Improve Productivity

    RehabCare Group provides rehabilitation program management services for more than 1,200 facilities across the United States. The three IT staffers in the company's Client Technology Services group found it challenging to efficiently manage its 150 applications and 2,500 desktop and laptop computers, while supporting a large mobile work force. By...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere: A cost comparison

    VMware and Microsoft are ramping up their virtualization games with relatively new releases. In a Servers and Storage blog post, Scott Lowe provided a cost comparison between Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 vs. VMware's vSphere. Download this table if you want to play around with the numbers in his cost comparison.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Driving Costs Out of Your SAP Systems Landscape Through Virtualization

    To evolve to the virtual data center, one needs to focus on the foundational architecture of the SAP systems. By combining the strengths of EMC and VMware, one can achieve the highest service levels, dramatically lower costs, and provide unprecedented flexibility. The attendee will find out how to transform the...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Accelerating VMware Migrations With Ionix

    Not sure what applications to virtualize next? Not virtualizing at a pace that will maximize value for the internal customers? The attendee of this webcast will learn how to leverage new tools and services to identify applications that are prime candidates for virtualization. The attendee will find out how to...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Building Your Enterprise Content Cloud

    Cloud computing has introduced new ways for IT professionals to deliver organizational value. Navigating the barriers and opportunities of this technology is critical to the success. The presenter will provide real-world examples of how companies are benefiting from cloud computing today. The attendee will learn to efficiently scale and manage...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Using CDP for Affordable Application Recovery

    One leverage Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to cost effectively protect VMware environments. The attendee will learn best practices for protecting, recovering, and rolling back virtual servers to any point in time - to make disaster recovery rapid, reliable, manageable, and affordable.

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    How Virtualization Changes Exchange 2010

    The presenter of this webcast will find out how to leverage EMC SAN storage to virtualize Exchange 2010 servers and store Exchange 2010 mailboxes - ensuring high availability and enabling to consolidate hardware.

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Celerra & VMware vSphere Best Practices

    Configuring shared storage for VMware vSphere provides the most flexibility for the environment. But the inherent complexity of shared storage often leads to storage and operational inefficiencies, as well as low usability of the storage environment. The attendee will understand how Celerra can be used to deploy vSphere environments -...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Securing VMware Environments With RSA

    Virtualization brings tremendous flexibility in how IT resources are deployed and used - resulting in operational and cost efficiencies. This flexibility may seem to generate risk, but with RSA one can realize the benefits of virtualization without compromising security. The attendee will understand key security considerations for virtualization.

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Build for the Future to Maximize Operational Efficiency & Increase Utilization - Part Four

    Organizations increasingly expect their infrastructure to deliver as a whole. This requires focus beyond infrastructure - necessitating tight integration to applications, middleware, and database environments. By bringing together core network, server, applications and storage components, EMC and Brocade offer simplified integrated solutions and additional economic efficiency within the data center.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Measuring VDI Fitness and User Experience

    As more organization prepares for and deploy hosted virtual desktops, it has become clear that there is a need to measure compatibility and performance for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). When planning and preparing, organizations would like to know which desktops, users and applications are a good fit for VDI, and...

    Provided By Liquidware Labs

  • Presentations // Jan 2010

    Live Event: Learn how to save with Desktop Virtualization

    Join us for this LIVE Event on: Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT Looking at Desktop Virtualization? Thinking about Windows 7 migration; Interested in VDI? Want to save on costs but wondering about ROI? Have more questions than answers on the topic? Please mark...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    BrownMap: Enforcing Power Budget in Shared Data Centers

    Shared data centers that use virtualized servers as building blocks (e.g., clouds) are emerging as an exciting technology that provides a computational platform for customers without incurring a steep setup cost. The providers of a shared data center, however, need intelligent mechanisms to deal with bursts in resource requirements as...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    IBM SAN Volume Controller and Brocade Disaster Recovery Solutions for VMware

    In this IBM Redpapers publication, one describes various scenarios for the recovery of virtual machines should a disaster befall the data center. The solutions described rely on the integration of the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and the appropriate Brocade SAN...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Video: EMC: Adding Value to VMware Solutions

    Join Chris Carrier, Director of Marketing at EMC, to learn about our industry-leading virtualization solutions and services, designed to help you optimize, extend, and accelerate your VMware infrastructure.

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Video: VMware Site Recovery Manager with EMC Automated Failback

    Would you like to learn how to better handle failback once youve mitigated a disaster? Join Scott Baker, Technical Marketing Manager, as he discusses how to extend and enhance VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) with EMC automated failback. Find our how automated failback enables you to easily and automatically...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    EMC Webcast: EMC and VMware - Building your Internal Cloud

    Building the internal cloud is your first step in building the private cloud. EMC, in cooperation with the VMware vSphere cloud operating system, creates a holistic approach to the virtual data center that includes storage, data protection, and security and management solutions. View this on-demand webcast and learn how EMC...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    EMC Webcast: EMC's IT Virtualization Journey

    Interested in discovering how EMC IT is saving more than $23 million in just five years with virtualization? Sign up for this exclusive, inside look at EMC's virtualization status?from challenges faced, lessons learned and best practices developed, to future plans. You'll find out how to leverage EMC's own project to...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Demos: EMC and VMware Technical tutorials on VMware View and Disaster Recovery

    These technical SolutionTracks, featuring EMC and VMware technology, are a series of easy-to-follow, animated, whiteboard tutorials that explain such virtualization solutions as VMware View & Disaster Recovery. Great technical learning tools.

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    WEBCAST: POWER7 Announcement, The Next Generation Power Systems

    IBM introduces the next generation Power Systems? ? the first of a family of systems and storage designed to meet the demands of a smarter planet. From the chip and virtualization capabilities all the way through to the operating system, middleware and energy management, Power Systems from IBM are integrated...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Database Virtualization and the Cloud: How Database Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Other Advances Will Reshape the Database Landscape

    In nature, small moves in tectonic plates cause pressure to build over time until it is released in sudden and violent earthquakes. The same principle applies to the world of computer technology. Technical advances often build upon each other, paving the way for large disruptive shifts in the technology landscape....

    Provided By ScaleDB

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    IT for the Masses

    Expedient's challenge was to grow IT management business while reducing data center server sprawl and enhancing customer services. The department virtualized its applications and storage onto Dell PowerEdge rack servers running Intel Xeon processors and Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN arrays, allowing the business to expand its capacity and pass along...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Defining a New Global Standard

    Flow needed to make its enterprise more efficient, facilitate collaboration among global business divisions, prepare for business growth, and improve worker productivity. The Flow International IT group conducted a major overhaul of its global IT infrastructure, creating virtualized data centers with VMware software, Dell PowerEdge servers, and Dell/EMC storage, and...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Enabling Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration on VMware ESX

    Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration (Intel VT FlexMigration) is a capability that allows virtualization software vendors to deliver live migration solutions across different generations of Intel Xeon processor-based servers. By dramatically enlarging the generation of servers that can be deployed in a virtual machine (VM) migration compatibility resource pool, Intel VT...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Achieving Fast, Scalable I/O for Virtualized Servers

    IT organizations are taking advantage of virtualization to consolidate server infrastructure, reduce power, cooling and management costs, and provide simpler and more affordable solutions for high availability, load balancing and disaster recovery. Servers based on multi-core Intel Xeon processors with Intel Virtualization Technology? (Intel VT) help to magnify the benefits...

    Provided By Intel