Topic: what is 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>

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.

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."

Virtualization 2.0

This whitepaper makes the case for manageability as a cornerstone of Virtualization. The authors contend that Virtualization 1.0 – that is how the story started! – was about maximizing functionality of shared infrastructure. Virtualization 2.0 is about performance i.e. squeezing the last drop out of virtual infrastructure so the focus should be on monitoring and management solutions.

The Business Basics of Virtualization

This presentation provides a quick overview of the business basics of virtualization – what is it? history of virtualization? Is the Gartner maturity model still valid?

Virtualization Security Strategy

This white paper discusses a coordinated approach for intrusion detection and prevention in a virtualization environment.&#160;

A Practical Guide to Virtualization

This whitepaper discusses the drivers compelling organizations to pursue virtualization as a solution, describes the benefits of virtualization, and demonstrates network virtualization in action.

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