Virtualization

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

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Delivering Virtualization Benefits by Refreshing Client PCs

    Intel IT is exploring new usage and business models based on client virtualization. These new models could potentially deliver significant benefits to Intel IT and to users. By providing the client IT environment as a managed Virtual Machine (VM), the authors could reduce TCO by stream lining PC builds, improve...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration Application Note

    Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) refers to a suite of hardware assists in Intel silicon (the Processors, Chipsets and Networking Devices) that make virtualization software simpler and robust and enable it to deliver better performance. Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration (Intel VT FlexMigration) is a part of Intel VT that allows...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Hybrid-Virtualization-Enhanced Virtualization for Linux

    The authors propose hybrid-virtualization that combines paravirtualization and hardware-assisted virtualization. It can achieve equivalent or better performance than software-only para-virtualization, taking the full advantage of each technology. They implemented a hybrid-virtualization Linux with para-virtualization, which required much fewer modifications to Linux, and yet achieved equivalent or better performance than software-only...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    How Virtualization Makes Power Management Different

    Unlike when running a native OS, power management activity has different types in a virtualization world: virtual and real. A virtual activity is limited to a virtual machine and has no effect on real power. For example, virtual S3 sleep only puts the virtual machine into sleep state, while other...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Usage of Virtualized GNU/Linux for Binary Testing Across Multiple Distributions

    In this paper, the authors will discuss how they created a test environment using a single high-end test host that implemented multiple test hosts. The test environment enabled the testing of software running on different Linux distributions with different kernel versions. This approach improved test automation, avoided capital expenditures and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Live Migration With Pass-Through Device for Linux VM

    Open source Linux virtualization, such as Xen and KVM, has made great progress recently, and has been a hot topic in Linux world for years. With virtualization support, the hypervisor de-privileges operating systems as guest operating systems and shares physical resources among guests, such as memory and the network device....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Evaluating Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration With Multi-Generation Intel Multi-Core and Intel Dual-Core Xeon Processors

    In today's data centers, live migration is a required technology for building an agile, dynamic data center based on server virtualization. It has not been possible, however, to perform successful live migration between servers based on different generations of processors, each with different instruction sets. This limited our ability to...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Advanced Virtualization I/O Queuing Technologies

    With the increase in the adoption of server virtualization and consolidation in data centers, there has been a continuous evolution of virtualization technologies in server components to improve the overall performance of the system and achieve the Service Level Objectives (SLOs) as defined. To improve the I/O performance of these...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Virtualize With Intel Xeon Processors and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V TM

    As virtualization technology plays an increasingly critical role in IT strategy, the nature of network management is changing. Intel and Microsoft bring advanced hardware and software technologies to bear on virtual and physical machine management. Intel Xeon processors form a leading hardware foundation for running and managing virtual servers by...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Intel Cloud Computing Taxonomy and Ecosystem Analysis

    The cloud computing market is evolving rapidly, with a fast-growing number of external cloud services and enabling technologies. This creates a need for tools that Intel can use to better understand the market, define internal IT and external cloud computing strategy, and facilitate adoption of cloud computing services that meet...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Using Virtualization to Integrate Mac OS X Into PC-Centric Environments

    Intel IT has successfully integrated Apple Macintosh computers into Intel's predominantly Microsoft Windows-based enterprise computing environment using client virtualization. Employees working on Macs can run Microsoft Windows applications from their Mac OS X desktop. Accessing both Mac and Windows applications simultaneously allows users to do their primary work on the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Delivering Worry-Free Storage

    For small and midsize businesses, the challenge of building an IT storage infrastructure that is both effective and affordable can be daunting: the amount of information these organizations need to store is constantly increasing, while IT budgets are staying the same, or possibly even shrinking. IT managers will most likely...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    IBM Storwize V3700: Ideal for VMware Environments

    Many businesses already have deployed or are considering VMware virtualization solutions to reduce costs through server consolidation while increasing the efficiency, utilization and flexibility of their IT infrastructure. Realizing the full benefits associated with server virtualization also requires a complementary and robust shared storage foundation. The new IBM® Storwize® V3700...

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  • White Papers // May 2013

    Success in the cloud

    Knowing the potential benefits of cloud computing, IBM implemented this technology for six workloads—development and test, analytics, storage, collaboration, desktop and production application. And the results have yielded significant financial and operational improvements. IBM shares some key insights through this report, learned after a successful move to cloud, including different...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    IBM System x M4 Servers Deliver Compelling Performance and Energy Efficiency

    The M4 generation of IBM® System x® servers, featuring Intel® E5-2600 processors, brings compelling benefits to datacenters, even where existing servers are a just few generations old. Processor technology has progressed rapidly in the last five years. Not only has the performance of processors improved dramatically, but energy efficiency has...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2013

    GUARDUS Speeds Time to Market with Faster Development Cycles

    GUARDUS Solutions AG has become a reputable name in industrial manufacturing quality and production management. Their challenges are they need a crucial testing to ensure top-quality products and in efficient management of fragmented test environments were threatening the company's productivity. They chose IBM to overcome these challenges. They deployed to...

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  • Analyst Briefings // Nov 2013

    Leveraging the network for your virtualization and cloud intiatives

    A though leadership white paper discusses how virtualization, cloud computing, and the proliferation of smart devices are helping companies meet their goals and be more effective with their IT investments but are placing increased demands on the datacenter network. Organizations can no longer afford to treat the datacenter network as...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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%.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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