Topic: virtualization

CIO’s Guide to Virtualization

<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">This in depth (150 pages) eBook provides a comprehensive guide to virtualization and its use in business.</span>

Storage Virtualization: What to Know and What to Look For

This paper covers the real value of storage virtualization (from both business and IT perspectives) and offers explanations of the varying storage virtualization approaches with advice on how to make a technology and vendor decision. This paper is designed to explain the benefits of storage virtualization in as generic a way as possible and not to merely promote one vendors&rsquo; approach.<br />
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The Advantages of Virtualization for Secure File Transfer

This whitepaper addresses how to take advantage of virtualization benefits through a &ldquo;virtual appliance.&rdquo; With virtualization, software applications share expensive computing resources including space, power and cooling to increase efficiency. Organizations use virtualization strategies to reduce the cost and complexity of their IT infrastructure and to increase business agility.

Virtualization Overview

This paper gives and overview of what Virtualization as a fundamental technological innovation that allows skilled IT managers to deploy creative solutions to business challenges such as cost-effective utilization of IT infrastructure; responsiveness in supporting new business initiatives; and flexibility in adapting to organizational changes. Driving an additional sense of urgency is the continued climate of IT budget constraints and more stringent regulatory requirements.

The Business Case for Desktop Virtualization

This paper is for business decision-makers who are currently considering a virtual desktop implementation so they can continue their journey to the cloud. Many organizations find that instead of refreshing obsolete physical computers with new desktop computers, they can instead divert funds to a virtual desktop implementation.Staff time saved in desktop management can be applied to other projects on your roadmap.

Platform Management Trends

This presentation discusses the future of platform management – what are the key industry? where do security, virtualization and management converge? What are the key considerations for interoperability? what are some key industry standards?

Virtualization and Security

This presentation provides an introduction to virtualization, virtualization architecture, key risks with virtualization, specific audit concerns and recommendations for evaluation of a virtualized environment.

Virtualization Challenges

This whitepaper discusses the things to consider before taking the plunge into virtualization – because "Collapsing multiple physical devices into software affects the<br /> people and processes supporting the data center. Therefore, enterprises should thoroughly evaluate how business processes, administrative rights, capacity planning, performance monitoring tools and security strategies will need to change."

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