Virtualization

Find full coverage of virtualization technologies, including reviews, how-tos, best practices, and tips.

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Private Cloud Services From IBM

    This IBM white paper provides an overview of the services comprising IBM’s private cloud services portfolio and the many pathways offered for achieving private cloud’s transformational benefits.

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Nov 2013

    Private clouds have come of age

    With CIOs and IT managers increasingly challenged to do more with less, they really need to be selective about their investments. Many are turning to private clouds.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Result Integrity Check for MapReduce Computation on Hybrid Clouds

    Large scale adoption of MapReduce computations on public clouds is hindered by the lack of trust on the participating virtual machines, because misbehaving worker nodes can compromise the integrity of the computation result. In this paper, the authors propose a novel MapReduce framework, Cross Cloud MapReduce (CCMR), which overlays the...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IDC: Maximizing Your Virtual Environment for the Latest Business Initiatives

    Virtualization is in high demand these days because it reduces costs while increasing business efficiency and agility. But deploying and managing virtualization can be very complicated and, if not done correctly, can lead to issues with network and storage capacity, performance and server sprawl. Read this IDC white paper...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2008

    IBM System x servers: Open. Easy. Green.

    Reliable IBM System x servers help businesses stand apart from their competition. Scalable systems and proactive tools help you simplify your IT so you can manage complexity, growth and risk. In addition, energy efficiency, consolidation and virtualization help you lower costs. Discover the features, functions and benefits of the...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2008

    IBM Power Systems offer a smart alternative to Windows servers

    Maintaining data security, performance, availability and recoverability is a growing challenge. The IBM Power platform offers many advantages in performance, scalability and key functional capabilities to support key database serving. In addition, it simplifies virtualization, making it easier to reduce the number of physical servers required. This International Technology...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Live Webcast: How Cloud Drives Changes to Service Level Management

    Cloud computing can deliver far reaching savings across the IT environment and improve service delivery and quality. To achieve these savings the management infrastructure must continue to mature and become more business aligned and proactive. This Webcast will discuss how the ISM simulator can help you accelerate your delivery of...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Live Webcast: IT Budget Killer Series - Taming Data Growth Made Easy

    Your data continues to grow at a staggering rate. Along with the ever increasing volume of data comes the demand for more storage and increased burden of managing a larger storage infrastructure. And overgrown databases can impair the performance of your mission-critical ERP, CRM and custom applications--jeopardizing the superior service...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Next-Generation Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter

    The Next-Generation Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter brings virtualization to the next level. The new set of offerings enhances IBM BladeCenter's Virtual Fabric portfolio by supporting a full range of virtualization and convergence capabilities including vNICs (Virtual NICs), iSCSI, & FCoE. In addition, the Next-Generation Virtual Fabric provides clients choice...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    IBM Virtualization Services

    Virtualization is a powerful technology and can have profound effects on the datacenter; however, it should be viewed as a component of an overall IT strategy that will be able to support the enterprise's needs. IDC recommends that enterprises look at the entire architecture and determine how to best deploy...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Dynamic Infrastructure Helping Build a Smarter PlanetDelivering Superior Business and IT Services with Agility and Speed

    In this smarter world, we need our infrastructure to propel us forward, not hold us back. This infrastructure becomes instrumented, interconnected and intelligent to bring together the business and IT infrastructure to create new possibilities across the business. IBM has developed a strategy for a dynamic infrastructure that will help...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Centrinet case study

    Centrinet launched an innovative business service - Smartbunker - based on renewable energy and energy-efficient technology(efficient IBM BladeCenter servers and Cisco networking hardware), It's the UK's first managed data centre service committed to zero carbon energy. This unique proposition drastically reduces power consumption by around 60%.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Creating a Dynamic Infrastructure through Virtualization

    In almost every case,the transformation to a dynamic infrastructure will involve virtualization.Many IT professionals think of virtualization specifically in terms of servers.IBM,however,has a broader perspective,in which virtualization is seen as a generalapproach to decouple logical resources from physical elements,so that thoseresources can be allocated faster,more cost-effectively and more dynamically,wherever the...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    IBM x86 Servers in the Cloud: "Serving the Cloud" by TBR

    An analysis and perspective from leading IT Industry analysts, Technology Business Research (TBR) on how x86 servers and the implementation of private clouds offer a secure and cost-effective means for midmarket to reduce costs and provide flexible computing capacity.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Exchange Workload White Paper (Principled Technologies)

    A "case study" analysis from IBM Research that highlights the financial, performance, operational and financial benefits for midmarket companies when they upgrade to the new IBM System x M4 servers, including the new System x3650 M4 rack server.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    How to Enhance Performance and Reduce Energy Costs in the Midmarket with IBM System x and BladeCenter Systems

    This paper highlights new IBM servers and blades based on Intel Xeon 5600 Series processors and how they enable outstanding virtualization/consolidation. They allow you to lower TCO, reduce development costs, and increase performance within the same energy/cooling envelope.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Virtualize with confidence using MAX5

    This brand-new white paper by Principled Technologies proved what we knew - that x3690 X5 and MAX5 are capable of hosting over 320 virtual machines. PT then went a step further and tested both catastrophic outage and planned shutdown scenarios.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    eX5 The fifth generation of IBM X-Architecture

    High-end workloads drive ever-increasing and ever-changing constraints on innovation. But still, IBM eX5 delivers. Read this white paper to see how IBM eX5 helps you get the greatest value for your organization today and in the future.

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    Virtualize with the new VMware vSphere on IBM Intel processors and take advantage of special financing

    VMware vSphere is designed to simplify, consolidate and realize new flexibility and performance with servers, storage, and networks. Come listen to industry experts from Intel, IBM and VMware talk about virtualizing your infrastructure using VMware vSphere running on the latest IBM servers powered by Intel Xeon processors - helping you...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    IBM Tivoli - Managed Service Delivery in Could and Virtualized Environments

    Learn how to manage cloud computing for service delivery, achieve results with data center management software, manage virtual server sprawl, and prepare for virtualization and cloud computing. Join leading industry experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., and opinion leaders from IBM Tivoli Service Management, in this new program now.

    Provided By IBM

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Deploying virtual environments quickly and easily

    As IT environments become more complex, especially with on-demand cloud infrastructures, skilled staff are often forced to spend valuable time on mundane or repetitive tasks that could be better managed or even automated. The key to reducing overall labor costs lies with having a centralized runtime platform that can accommodate...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2007

    Virtualization in Education

    When it comes to desktop computing in Education, flexibility is key. Availability of computers in classrooms, offices, labs, dorm rooms, and throughout campus is expected. Students, faculty and staff want to be able to access their own data, securely, from all of these locations. This white paper discusses how virtualization...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2012

    IBM System x® x86 servers: Delivering customer satisfaction by excelling in hardware and support

    Leading IT Industry analysts Technology Business Research (TBR) conducts quarterly x86 Server Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) studies to identify what factors are most important to small and midsize companies. Their report, based on the latest study results, indicates enterprises continue to rely on IBM's engineering and product expertise, proactive hardware management...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Inside the Midmarket - A 2011 Perspective

    Explore the US data in our "Inside the Midmarket: A 2011 Perspective" report to gain valuable insight into the business issues, technology challenges, and investment priorities of midsize businesses.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Beyond the Hypervisor: A Holistic Approach to Developing Next-Generation Data Center Architecture

    As organizations work to evolve their IT infrastructure from a static collection of individual assets into a system capable of rapidly adapting to meet business demands, they have become very interested in the concept of infrastructure virtualization. And for good reason: properly architected and deployed, today's virtualization technologies hold significant...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Webcast Excerpts: Introducing the Virtual Computing Environment Coalition

    This webcast is about Cisco and EMC, together with VMware, have committed to extensive collaboration to help lead our customers on the journey to pervasive virtualization and private cloud infrastructures. The Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition was formed jointly by Cisco and EMC with VMware, represents an unprecedented level of...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Deploying CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution 3.x in a Virtualized Environment

    Virtualization is the new buzz that is on the lips of everyone from IT professionals to executives. Everyone benefits in his or her own way. This paper introduces the option of installing the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) 3.x bundle on a virtualized platform. It looks at each solution, its...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Feb 2009

    County Agency Selects Data Center Switches to Solve Connectivity Issues

    Wake County is the second-most populous county in North Carolina and consists of 12 municipalities that include Cary and Raleigh, the county seat and state capital. Wake County increased performance to facilitate introduction of server virtualization. They needed to address cabling and space issues in the data center. Wake County...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jun 2009

    Healthcare Provider Utilizes Virtual Switching System to Provide Maximum Network Uptime

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Newark, New Jersey and is the state's largest health insurer. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey wanted to reduce effect of spanning tree convergence on the network and utilize virtualization at the...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Hospital Reduces Data Center Costs

    Salem Hospital wanted to lower equipment costs and reduce cabling costs with a unified fabric. The challenge was to support anticipated growth in electronic medical records and medical imaging and saved 15 to 20 hours weekly on SAN management. The Salem Hospital IT department built a Cisco Data Center 3.0...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Powering Italy's Information Society: Cineca Takes Supercomputing Performance to New Levels and Lays the Foundations for Virtualization

    Cineca powers Italy's information society as a nonprofit consortium. It provides High-Performance Computing (HPC) services that enable scientists, researchers, educators, students, government, and commercial organizations to share ideas, information, and learning with maximum efficiency and effectiveness. In Bologna, behind the walls of Italy's largest computing center, Cineca has some 500...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Poland's Internet Video Favorite Gears Up for Future

    Grupa Onet runs one of the largest and most popular multimedia portals in Poland. It offers a wide range of video-based services, from Internet video on demand to news and film-clips. The company gains revenues from advertising, e-commerce and search engine marketing, along with user fees for content services, email,...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Dec 2008

    Global Law Firm Selects Switch Solution and Storage Upgrade for Data Center

    Founded in 1934, McDermott Will & Emery (MWE) is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. McDermott Will & Emery wanted to implement scalable data center design for implementation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure across all locations and consolidate and centralize servers and storage. McDermott Will & Emery...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Building Materials Company Virtualizes SAP Applications

    Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. wanted to build highly available SAP application environment and minimize operational costs. The challenge was to increase business agility. Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. implemented Cisco Unified Computing System and provisioned server blades as VMware ESX hosts and deployed SAP NetWeaver Portal applications and SAP...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Cisco Provides Bright Future for Hong Kong Education Sector

    The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) wanted to optimize application delivery for 150 application servers and increase network bandwidth to accommodate media-rich applications, mobile and remote access. The challenge was to simplify and prepare institute's network to support Hong Kong's new academic structure with mobile learning and multimedia applications....

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    The Future of Virtualization

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about Virtualization which is one of the hottest topics in IT. The speakers also explain why virtualization is so critical and what the future holds.

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    Building Blocks for a 100% Virtualized and Protected Data Center

    IT organizations are under significant pressure to create, deliver, and maintain flexible IT services that enable the business to respond quickly to changing conditions. This technical session on the integrated technologies from EMC and VMware can be used to create a 100% virtualized and protected data center. The attendee of...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Customer Showcase: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Improves Operations

    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) is the largest acute care hospital in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Advances in digital imaging technologies and electronic patient records presented WDH with new challenges for storing, managing, securing, and protecting information. In this webcast the attendee will learn WDH's EMC and...

    Provided By EMC

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Accelerate Your Virtualization Journey With Avamar Deduplication Backup Software

    Virtualization enhances the data center. But it also requires changes in the backup and recovery process. This webcast finds out how one can leverage EMC Avamar data deduplication to accelerate the virtualization initiatives, simplify virtual application data protection, and significantly drive down data protection management and media costs.

    Provided By EMC