Virtualization

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

  • White Papers // May 2010

    LiteGreen: Saving Energy in Networked Desktops Using Virtualization

    To reduce energy wastage by idle desktop computers in enterprise environments, the typical approach is to put a computer to sleep during long idle periods (e.g., Overnight), with a proxy employed to reduce user disruption by maintaining the computer's network presence at some minimal level. However, the Achilles' heel of...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Virtualization in the Contact Center

    IT staffs have rapidly adopted server and desktop virtualization to reduce operating and infrastructure costs, improve agility and flexibility, and better support disaster recovery. They seek to extend those same benefits to the contact center, as architects look to reduce hardware footprints, improve the ability of the contact center to...

    Provided By Nemertes Research

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    CA Management Software and Sun Virtualization Solutions

    Virtualization is a wave sweeping through the world of corporate computing today. Many enterprises are nearing full capacity as far as availability of physical space and power in their data centers. At the same time, they are often using less than a third of their computational resources. The benefits of...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Sun Logical Domains Technology Primer

    In today's economic climate, being able to do more with less takes on new meaning. Escalating time to market concerns and other business pressures force organizations to act quickly, with administrators often choosing to avoid possible system security, availability, and performance conflicts by simply deploying only one application per server....

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Critical Review of Optimizing Network Virtualization in Xen

    This paper describes a series of optimizations the authors performed on the Xen network IO subsystem. The original Xen virtualization architecture was introduced in. The idea of separate I/O domains was described in. This work was able to achieve significant performance gains in both transmit and receive throughput by employing...

    Provided By Colorado State University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Protecting Kernel Code and Data With a Virtualization-Aware Collaborative Operating System

    The traditional virtual machine usage model advocates placing security mechanisms in a trusted VM layer and letting the untrusted guest OS run unaware of the presence of virtualization. This paper challenges this traditional model and proposes a collaboration approach between a virtualization aware operating system and a VM layer to...

    Provided By University of California, Davis

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    File Virtualization a Bridge to the Cloud

    Cloud storage is an attractive option for a growing number of organizations. The potential benefits from outsourcing storage infrastructure are pretty clear, ranging from incremental storage expenditures to near-limitless capacity and reduced overhead. The issue for many, however, is implementation. How to get the appropriate data identified and physically moved...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Deploying F5 With Microsoft Virtualization Technology

    This paper provides guidance and configuration procedures for deploying the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM), WebAccelerator, and BIG-IP WAN Optimization Module (WOM) with platforms and applications running on Microsoft Hyper-V. Although much of the guidance given is applicable to standalone Hyper-V servers, the authors focus...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Operating System Virtualization: Practice and Experience

    Operating System (OS) virtualization can provide a number of important benefits, including transparent migration of applications, server consolidation, online OS maintenance, and enhanced system security. However, the construction of such a system presents a myriad of challenges, even for the most cautious developer, that if overlooked may result in a...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    F5 and Microsoft Solution Guide: Virtualization Solutions to Optimize Performance, Improve Availability

    One of the most compelling advantages of virtualization is building greater efficiency. Within data centers of all sizes, hardware capacity is underutilized. With the introduction of hypervisor technologies such as Microsoft's Hyper-V 2008 R2, operating systems and applications can be abstracted away from hardware resources such as CPU, RAM, and...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Unleashing the True Potential of On-Demand IT

    If one imagines the flow of anything, be it people, cars, water, electricity or commerce, there are specific points within those flows that provide intelligent processing and control. Typically, these control points exist at strategic points within the flow; discrete boundaries or junctures where multiple flows coalesce for re‑distribution. Their...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Software Platform Virtualization in Chemistry Research and University Teaching

    Modern chemistry laboratories operate with a wide range of software applications under different operating systems, such as Windows, LINUX or Mac OS X. Instead of installing software on different computers it is possible to install those applications on a single computer using Virtual Machine software. Software platform virtualization allows a...

    Provided By University of California, Davis

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    TrapperKeeper: The Case for Using Virtualization to Add Type Awareness to File Systems

    TrapperKeeper is a system that enables the development of type aware file system functionality. In contrast to existing plug-in-based architectures that require a software developer to write and maintain code for each file type, TrapperKeeper requires no type-specific code. Instead, TrapperKeeper executes existing software applications that already parse the desired...

    Provided By University of Michigan

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtualized Tiered Storage Solutions for Healthcare

    Healthcare organizations face a rate of data growth unmatched by other industries. It is driven by many factors, among them the stringent data retention and retrieval requirements of regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the European Union Data Protection Directive (EUDPD). The data influx...

    Provided By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtualized Tiered Storage Solutions for Government and Education

    Governmental and educational organizations are facing relentless data storage growth driven by many different factors. Perhaps foremost among these are compliance with regulations on data retention, privacy and e-discovery, with increased digital imaging of public documents to ease compliance. Organizations also face the difficulty of determining what data can be...

    Provided By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    7 Things You Should Know About...Virtualization

    In a traditional computing environment, individual machines typically run a single operating system and a single application. Server capacity often significantly exceeds the requirements for any single application, and, as a result, hardware utilization rates in many data centers are frequently below 20%. Virtualization is an approach by which several...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Virtualization for OpenScape UC Server 2010 and OpenScape UC Suite

    This White Paper provides a comprehensive overview of the Virtualization plans for the Siemens Enterprise Communications OpenScape UC Server 2010 and for OpenScape UC Suite (i.e. for the whole OpenScape UC Portfolio). Until now the Siemens Enterprise UC Portfolio has utilized native-imaging to deploy software for the Unified Communications solutions....

    Provided By Siemens

  • 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 // 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...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    kvm: The Linux Virtual Machine Monitor

    Virtualization is a hot topic in operating systems these days. It is useful in many scenarios: server consolidation, virtual test environments, and for Linux enthusiasts who still can not decide which distribution is best. Recently, hardware vendors of commodity x86 processors have added virtualization extensions to the instruction set that...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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....

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Reviewing Some Platforms in Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing is an emerging technology in which the research community and industries have recently embarked. However, the infrastructures of most cloud computing systems today are invisible to the research community, or are not explicitly designed to the researchers interested in cloud computing systems. This paper depicts the Cloud computing...

    Provided By Osmania University

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    IBM EX5: Breaking Virtualization Barriers?

    Enterprise x86 customers increasingly look to x86 systems as a virtualized destination for mission-critical and other workloads. In order for these servers to fulfill this vital role, they must continue to "Grow up" and take the next steps toward becoming a mature and highly flexible platform that can host multiple...

    Provided By Gabriel Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Virtualization: What Is It and Why Is Useful?

    With all the advancement to consume resources, all sorts of methodologies are being adopted by big companies like Intel and AMD that are investing millions of dollars to come up with software that resides on their machines to bring out the most of them. Software giants like Microsoft took over...

    Provided By University of East London

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Increasing Visibility Into Virtualized Server Environments

    Server virtualization is a powerful new weapon in the battle to drive cost out of the data center while at the same time increasing IT responsiveness to the organization. The ability to share all available resources across multiple workloads and to move those workloads across the environment has broken down...

    Provided By Storage Switzerland

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization Monitoring Requires Objective Storage Visibility

    Server virtualization has caused dramatic changes to the data center's storage infrastructure. In many cases, it has driven the first purchase and implementation of a shared storage system. In others, it has created a situation where performance or capacity of their shared storage is a problem, again, for the first...

    Provided By Storage Switzerland

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Hardware Assisted Virtualized-I/O Messaging Analysis on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

    The authors ran Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 with KVM on a server using the Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-SR2, which can present up to 64 direct, virtualized network interfaces per port to the operating system and its guests via SR-IOV technology. PCI passthrough also provides direct connections between guests...

    Provided By Principled Technologies

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Dynamic Session Management Based on Reinforcement Learning in Virtual Server Environment

    In a virtualized server environment, machine resources such as CPU and memory are shared by multiple services. In such an environment, as the number of sessions for each service increases, the amount of resources that are utilized by the services increases. If thrashing occurs due to a lack of resources,...

    Provided By Nara Institute of Science and Technology

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Optimizing Your Infrastructure With Highly-Scalable Virtualization

    Organizations today face challenges that require a new approach to how IT is conceived and implemented. They need a dynamic infrastructure that reduces costs and generates more business value while managing risk to the company's information. Virtualization is an important part of this, unchaining logical resources from physical elements and...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtualization: Benefits and Challenges

    Virtualization is a high-tech buzzword in broad use today, but its increasing importance is based on more than just the passing fancy of the crowd. With its potential to reduce capital expenses and energy costs, virtualization presents an attractive solution for enterprises looking to save money and generate value from...

    Provided By ISACA

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    EMC Symmetrix With Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization

    For many customers, there has been a growing need to provide ever-increasing physical server deployments to service business needs. This has subsequently led to a number of inefficiencies in operational areas. Servers have typically been overprovisioned in terms of CPU and memory resources in addition to storage resources. Power and...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Application Virtualization & Streaming

    Application virtualization and streaming has become the main solution for application delivery, enabling fast delivery in either a centralized or remote environment and eliminating conflicts due to application incompatibility. Streaming and virtualization considerably reduces the time for application packaging and delivery compared to traditional deployment methods. It also allows organizations...

    Provided By Compugen

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Hardware-Assisted Secure Memory Management

    Securing Virtual Machines (VM) is a major concern in virtualizing commodity Operating Systems (OS). Virtual Machine Monitors (VMM) like Xen require a full-blown privileged OS, VM0 to manage guest VMs. Therefore VM0 becomes the single point of failure. For example, a malicious administrator may suspend a VM and read sensitive...

    Provided By Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS)

  • 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...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Virtualization of Linux Servers

    Virtualization of x86 servers has been a hot topic in the last decade, culminating in changes in the architecture's design and the development of new technologies based in different approaches to provide server virtualization. In this paper, the authors present a comparative study of six virtualization technologies released under the...

    Provided By Université de Sherbrooke

  • 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...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Survey of Virtualization Workloads

    The authors survey several virtualization benchmarks, including benchmarks from different hardware and software vendors, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. They also cover the development (in progress) of a new virtualization benchmark by a well known performance evaluation group. The authors evaluate all the benchmarks' ease of use, accuracy, and methods...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    LINUX Virtualization on Virtual Iron VFe

    After years of research, the goal of seamlessly migrating applications from shared memory multi-processors to a cluster-based computing environment continues to be a challenge. The main barrier to adoption of cluster-based computing has been the need to make applications cluster-aware. In trying to solve this problem two approaches have emerged....

    Provided By Virtual Iron Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Wintel Client Tier Virtualization Strategies for Deploying Cerner Millennium

    Virtualization of the Cerner Millennium client tier is not a new concept for deploying the Cerner Millennium user application layer. Today, most Cerner clients deploy the Cerner Millennium user applications (where most clinical user access occurs) as a Citrix XenApp or Terminal Server session connected (as a "Published" application or...

    Provided By Cerner

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Performance Analysis of EC2 Cloud Computing Services for Scientific Computing

    Cloud Computing is emerging today as a commercial infrastructure that eliminates the need for maintaining expensive computing hardware. Through the use of virtualization, clouds promise to address with the same shared set of physical resources a large user base with different needs. Thus, clouds promise to be for scientists an...

    Provided By Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering