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Virtualization White Papers

Virtualization white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing Virtualization strategy, solutions, Virtualization products, and more.

Virtualization Security Is Not an Oxymoron

While the business benefits of virtualization are clear, the virtualized world makes your organization vulnerable to a wide array of new cybersecurity threats. Are you willing to bet your organization's IT infrastructure on your ability to combat these hazards?

Sponsor: Kaspersky


 

Security for Virtualization

In the rush to implement virtualization, security has become second. So while the business benefits are clear, the risks are less well documented and understood. This makes selecting the right virtual-aware anti-malware solution even more important.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


 

Enabling Ubiquitous Visibility in Virtualized Environments

Enterprises are rapidly adopting virtualization for dynamic service delivery and service management agility. IT challenges already exist in virtual environments and will only be exacerbated with the higher adoption of virtualization. The ability to proactively monitor traffic within these environments is critical for enabling predictable and reliable delivery of applications and for troubleshooting diverse IT infrastructures. Read this white paper to learn more.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

ESG - Economic Value Validation - Riverbed Performance Management: Cascade

In this whitepaper, analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), presents an economic value validation study of Riverbed Performance Management solution, Cascade application-aware NPM. ESG interviewed current Riverbed Cascade customers and based on these interviews, developed an economic model that predicts the benefits of deploying a Riverbed Cascade solution.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


 

The Strong Business Case for Blades Servers

Blade server computing is growing in popularity, largely driven by virtualization within the data center, which requires simplified management and increased flexibility in order to deliver operating efficiency and productivity. This paper will discuss how several organizations reduced annual IT costs by migrating from a traditional environment to blade server computing.

Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

Sponsor: HP and Intel® Xeon® processors


 

Optimize your Virtualization Efforts with a Blade Infrastructure

The adoption of virtualization is placing new demands on IT infrastructure. The interdependencies between server, storage, and network elements must be balanced to maximize virtual machine performance and sizing. This Brief summarizes the benefits of using a converged and intelligent blade-based infrastructure to support today's highly virtualized environments.

Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

Sponsor: HP and Intel® Xeon® processors


 

Maximizing Your Infrastructure through Virtualization

Virtualization continues to be one of the most effective ways to consolidate, reduce cost, and make data centers more efficient. With the HP BladeSystem, you can create a virtualized solution that can be tailored to meet your needs today and tomorrow allowing for growth and changing needs down the road. Read this white paper to learn more.

Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

Sponsor: HP and Intel® Xeon® processors


 

See the Possibilities Utilizing Data Visualization

Regardless of size, today's businesses are bombarded with structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources. Take advantage of all this data with in-memory analytics and data visualization techniques, to get day-to-day insights for making better decisions.

Sponsor: SAS


 

Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with Virtualization

Moving your workloads from physical servers to a virtualized environment can help your business drive down costs, increase IT efficiencies and improve application availability but it's important to carefully plan the transition to virtualization in order to avoid any complications. Read these considerations as you plan your move to virtualization to ensure a smooth transition and a successful project.

Sponsor: VMware


 

Virtualization Journey: Don't get stuck on your Virtualization Journey

A typical virtualization journey consists of three distinct phases that starts with virtualization and ends with the shift to an ITaaS model based on a cloud infrastructure. Many businesses get stuck somewhere along the way. The best practices in this guide demonstrate how to reap all the advantages of the ITaaS phase based on research from businesses who are realizing higher operational, financial, and business benefits of cloud-based ITaaS.

Sponsor: VMware


 

The Top Virtualization Myths -- Debunked

Over the past decade, many companies worldwide have embraced virtualization. Yet despite overwhelming evidence that moving workloads from physical servers to a virtualized environment drives down costs, increases IT efficiencies,and improves application availability, skeptics remain. Some say implementing virtualization poses too much risk to service-level agreements (SLAs). Others claim it is too costly and time-consuming. The following information brief explores some of the most commonly expressed concerns about virtualization - to help you distinguish fact from fiction.

Sponsor: VMware


 

Infographic: Team Effectiveness

Work is changing. We're global, mobile and distributed - we're virtual teams. This infographic illustrates our 2013 survey of over 1700 people around the world: we learned what's working, what's not, and why we need a new way to work.

Sponsor: Unify


 

The Sky's the Limit for Eclipse Aerospace and VCE

Faced with years of advanced aerospace design and manufacturing intellectual property sitting in deteriorating computer rooms, Eclipse Aerospace turned to VCE Vblock™ Systems to create an agile, easy-to-maintain virtualized environment. This case study highlights how Eclipse was able to unlock critical IP, support business growth, dial up or down resources without having to worry about capacity or performance, as well as reduce power, AC and space costs.

Sponsor: VCE


 

Implementing Agile Systems Management in Cloud and Virtual Infrastructure

Existing enterprise management applications are preventing organizations from fully realizing the benefits of the cloud. Server monitoring, configuration and patch management, and security monitoring were never designed for the massive scale and dynamic nature of private, public and hybrid clouds. Discover how virtualizing the management layer, by de-coupling agents from the underlying server infrastructure, eliminates the need to install physical agents on servers and makes ongoing management tasks such as provisioning and updating agents as simple as copying a single "virtual agent" file to all required servers.

Sponsor: Intigua


 

Monitor Application Performance in Virtualized and Cloud Environments

Worried about application performance in the cloud? Real-time analysis of wire data provides you with deterministic application response times and detailed L7 metrics. This white paper explains how you can get the visibility you need to manage P2V migrations and cloud performance.

Sponsor: ExtraHop Networks


 

Free Virtual Appliance for Application Performance Monitoring

The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance that will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers. Get yours today!

Sponsor: ExtraHop Networks


 

OVUM Case Study: Adoption of Dell Boomi AtomSphere iPaaS

Novartis needed a suitable alternative to two on-premise middleware solutions that were expensive to maintain, and lacked the required flexibility. Discover how a shift to Dell Boomi AtomSphere integration PaaS (iPaaS) helped reduce development efforts and delivered significant cost savings.

Sponsor: Dell


 

How iPaaS Supports Today's Hybrid IT Environments

Discover the benefits of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) in this informative white paper. Find out how it's superior to typical middleware solutions - especially in regards to cost and agility - and how it can increase your business success within a hybrid IT environment.

Sponsor: Dell