February 2013- With average rack power consumption still increasing, the deployment of high power to racks is becoming more of a necessity for data center managers. This white paper will help you learn about high power best practices, trends, common configurations, future industry speculation and more.
November 2012- This technical white paper outlines the mission critical reference configuration that is part of the HP Virtual System family. This configuration for HP Integrity Server Blades provides a starting point for introducing virtualization into the mission critical data center. Consolidate old and new HP-UX computing environments, improve resource utilization, save on energy costs, and improve application availability during maintenance. Grow your configuration as you grow your data center.
Break through the IT sprawl, and turn technology assets into interoperable, shared pools of resources with a common management platform using HP VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX . With this integrated solution, reduce the complexity of data center management, accelerate deployments, increase server utilization, and provide higher levels of service.
This white paper outlines and explains the core components and benefits of the HP VirtualSystem solution.
November 2012- This analyst report shows the total economic impact of migrating from an open source solution to IBM WebSphere Application Server -- a 44%% return on investment (ROI) producing a net value of over $1 million, with numerous benefits, including reduced support costs, reduced support incidents, higher application availability, and more. This report from Forrester, a highly respect independent analyst, provides readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the WebSphere Application Server on their ...
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.
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 ...
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.
This technical white paper is designed for security architects, app developers, and program managers that are chartered to rapidly repurpose and expose enterprise application services for app store and mobile consumption. We present how to develop/deploy a server side architecture to enable the mobile application economy via REST APIs with JSON, contrast native vs web based client architectures, and the resulting impacts on security, protocol mediation, and data control.
We posit how ...
October 2012- 0rganizations moving forward with a private cloud-computing initiative will find there are tangible business benefits beyond merely "cheap" computing. These benefits not only improve the agility of IT but also better align IT with business concerns by making IT more efficient, responsive, and cost-effective. Ultimately, it is operational efficiency that enables the business flexibility and cost savings for which private cloud initiatives are begun and against which such implementations are measured for success or failure.<...
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.
July 2013- In an effort to reduce costs and streamline operations, today's large, distributed organizations are investing more in data center transformation, consolidation, and server virtualization. And yet many IT consolidation projects suffer from poor planning and implementation issues that ultimately impact application performance and user productivity. This technology brief investigates the processes and tools that are needed to provide complete enterprise visibility and WAN acceleration for high-priority traffic.
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- 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.
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 ...
New IT technologies and abstractions, such as cloud computing, layer on top of existing ones.This may make the foundational layers less visible, but they remain just as important (or even more so).
The capabilities of a specific operating system aside, the operating system as a technology layer remains highly relevant in a cloud computing world. It insulates the application from lower-level technology (such as hardware) changes, provides a rich set of services ...
Client virtualization encapsulates a user's desktop including operating system, applications, data and personalization-and stores it in the data center, rather than on the end-point device.
This has several advantages. The desktop is stored and maintained centrally, so it's much easier to manage, maintain and support. It's not tied to a particular computer, so it can be accessed from different devices. And the end-point device stores neither desktop nor data, so the security danger ...
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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