November 2012- A VP of Data Center Operations didn't have accurate information needed to make informed decisions, control costs and mitigate risks. In this informative case study, learn what caused this manager to say "We not only freed up half a megawatt of power, but also extended the life of our data center from five years to 15 years."
October 2012- Transition smoothly to IPv6 with Cisco Next Generation Enterprise WAN and continue to benefit from your IPv4 investments. See how Cisco network design positions you to grow and meet evolving needs by supporting new applications and services.
October 2012- In a cloud-based world, the network is no longer ?plumbing??it is a strategic asset. In this ZK Research report, see how a Cloud-Intelligent Network is the next step to an optimized cloud experience, enabling improved productivity and competitiveness.
This paper explains why customers are moving beyond traditional tools and processes when it comes to how they manage their virtual environments.
ESG global field survey provides proof points, while analysts provide recommendations for next steps in the virtualization journey.
Taneja Group presents an evaluation of the current state of the virtualization infrastructure operations management (VOIM) market.
The report examines VIOM solutions available from a representative set of established and emerging vendors--VMware being a clear market leader, in order to enable senior business and technology managers to gain a deeper understanding of which vendors offer the most complete solutions and how they differ from one another.
This VMware paper takes a technical look at a variety of IT performance data (operating system metrics, quality-of-service metrics, business performance metrics, etc.) to determine how well these metrics can be modeled as "normally distributed."
This concept is at the heart of VMware vCenter Operations' performance analytics capability, and provides a deeper insight into how the technology helps adapt and learn typical IT behaviors to then provide automated policies that keep alerts and ...
October 2012- Beyond cost reduction, demonstrating the true value of cloud computing has its challenges. This paper reveals a direct link between cloud computing and business agility - how business outcomes are associated with agility, the role of IT for agile companies and the importance of cloud computing to business leaders.
Cloud computing represents a major opportunity for IT. At the same time it presents challenges. Lines of Business are already by-passing IT and going directly to external cloud providers. Running workloads on external cloud provider infrastructure isn't necessarily a bad thing but to regain control, IT must begin to think and act like a cloud provider.
This Whitepaper talks about traditional versus cloud view of the IT Operations organization while addressing the business ...
This Whitepaper talks about why make the journey to the Cloud. It talks about empowering your IT Organization with Cloud Computing, the Path to Innovate, Essential Cloud Capabilities to Advance a Cloud Operating Model.
It also talks about three approaches: Reactive: Managing the Growing Demands of the Business and moving beyond a reactive state of IT as well as being proactive: how IT can act as a Service Broker and Innovative: A Strategic ...
This paper is an evaluation of the business value of x86 server virtualization. Forrester interviewed individuals responsible for the IT infrastructure and architecture and asked executives to rate the benefits received from consolidating servers, performing business continuity/disaster recovery, reclaiming data center capacity, and executing similar initiatives.
The findings indicate that server virtualization technologies have delivered benefits that executives could clearly explain.
IT departments need a solution that meets the evolving needs of both the employees and IT - something not possible with a traditional PC model.
This paper illustrates the benefits of moving beyond the physical PC to a modern desktop that is highly flexible, easy to manage, customizable to suit users' needs, and ready for new and future technology.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers provides industry-leading performance and scalability based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 hypervisor. With its unique kernel-level architecture and National Security Agency (NSA) developed security mechanism that isolates each VM as a protected process, it's also the industry's most secure virtualization platform, making it the clear virtualization choice for government agencies.
This FAQ document answers all your basic questions about Red Hat Enterprise Virualization for Servers from features ...
Private cloud-as an approach to IT operations-calls for organizations to transform their data centers, including the network. Using strategic points of control to aggregate and dynamically provision IT resources can help organizations meet network-related challenges and move past the hype to successfully build, deploy, and secure private clouds.
This paper examines four key private cloud goals - self-sevice IT, automation and orchestration, transitioning to a hybrid model, and virtualization of the network - ...
Installing firmware and software updates is essential to the health of today's highly consolidated, virtualized and converged IT environments. With multiple, inter-related components integrated in blade enclosures, the update process that keeps everything running as a harmonious and efficient whole is business-critical. This technical white paper provides a set of best practices that can enable you to streamline updates to your HP BladeSystem environment and incorporate the process into your server management routines.
October 2012- Virtualization long ago ceased to be an activity for risk-takers and is now largely a mainstream phenomenon. However, virtualization has made most of its inroads at the server level and not at the desktop. ESG believes that this situation is going to change. VMware offers a growing range of solutions for achieving desktop virtualization, including VMware View-a product that is proving to be adaptable, reliable, and cost-effective for a wide range of small and mid-size ...
September 2012- Converging trends toward consumerization, thin-client deployment, enhanced security requirements, and wide adoption of cloud-based services are driving increased interest in desktop virtualization.
September 2012- Learn how you can make effective decisions required for a successful desktop virtualization implementation with the help of the Dell Desktop Virtualization Blueprint Assessment.
September 2012- Discover how you can maximize I/Os per second (IOPS), minimize storage capacity and reduce costs by implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Dell EqualLogic hybrid arrays and Unidesk VDI management software.
September 2012- Obtain an in-depth professional assessment of your desktop environment from seasoned virtualization experts through the Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Group.
September 2012- Learn about key factors in deploying a VDI and discover the benefits of using Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Simplified to help you realize desktop virtualization benefits while avoiding high costs and complexities.
September 2012- Maximize your desktop virtualization solution with Dell DVS Enterprise, an Integrated Solution Stack (ISS) that supports Dell and non-Dell servers, storage and networking systems to improve scalability and flexibility options.
September 2012- Discover how Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Enterprise architecture leverages hardware, software and services to provide scalability, enhanced security, improved end-user flexibility and ease of maintenance of virtual desktop computing.
September 2012- Learn about the technical details of the Dell Enterprise desktop solution for virtualization running on VMware View. Become familiar with its architecture, components and performance based on validation tests conducted by Dell engineers.
You've already invested valuable resources in establishing a world-class Citrix environment. So how do you expect to match the new Citrix HDX capabilities you've licensed with an endpoint solution that can fully meet the needs and expectations of your users?
How can you enable non-traditional devices like network monitors, consumer set-top boxes, shop floor equipment, kiosks and hospital workstations-on-wheels to be able to display virtual apps and desktops directly, without the need for ...
This Technology Adoption Profile (TAP) examines enterprise adoption of blade servers in the US, the UK, and China; the benefits of blade server use; and the connection between enterprise data center management and agility goals and blade server use.
The profile reveals that blades are highly associated with core infrastructure consolidation and optimization efforts and offer high value to users as a virtualization platform and means of reducing opex in the data center.<...
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