White Papers by Topic: Virtualization

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Use Cases: Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware

Many VMware customers running Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 are already taking advantage of the benefits offered by virtualization to improve their organization's messaging capabilities and effectiveness. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 includes a number of enhancements in areas such as availability, architecture, remote access, operational efficiency, and improved end-user experience. For organizations not already using vSphere, the upgrade cycle from previous versions of Exchange to Exchange 2010 presents an ideal opportunity to begin leveraging the power and flexibility of virtual machine technology. This guide provides use cases and explains the primary technical benefits that can be achieved by deploying Exchange 2010 on VMware vSphere."

Use Cases: Oracle Databases on VMware

Production database administrators are primarily concerned with scalability, performance and overall resource management. Deploying Oracle databases on vSphere is not significantly different from deploying Oracle on physical servers. Database architects can take advantage of the features and capabilities of vSphere to create their enterprise database strategy and next-generation scalable architectures. This paper provides use cases and benefits delivered by virtualizing Oracle databases on VMware vSphere.

Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications: A Critical Step on the Journey Toward the Private Cloud

Virtualization has evolved rapidly since it first began to be used on x86 servers in 2003, mainly for test and development. By 2007, the second generation, Virtualization 2.0, was under way, and the focus was consolidating production applications. Today, we are transitioning to the third era of virtualization deployment (3.0), which is taking on cloudlike attributes for highly virtualized and automatically managed internal deployments. The transition to adopting cloud-like deployments shifts the focus from early capex savings drivers to transforming IT into a service and delivering operational efficiencies. Crucial to the success of this transition to the cloud computing deployment model is the inclusion of tier 1 applications, the most complex and often business critical in nature to an enterprise. This IDC white paper includes two case studies and a sidebar highlighting the experiences of three enterprises with virtualizing their tier 1 applications, which include Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases and a Microsoft Exchange email system.

Virtualization with Oracle Solaris 10

This white paper outlines an integrated virtualization strategy that uses the right technology in the right place to optimize the datacenter and gain greater efficiency and improved flexibility at less cost.

Virtualize with Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers

The document describes some of the challenges organizations are facing and conveys how Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers can help organizations bring day-to-day operations and costs under control. Consolidation project examples that demonstrate potential savings are also included.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC Enabling a Flexible, Efficient IT Infrastructure

Virtualization enables organizations to extract value maximum value from IT assets while creating an infrastructure capable of rapidly adapting to today's dynamic business environment.

New Storage Buying Criteria for Shared Virtual Infrastructure

You can't make the best storage decisions for your business if you're not asking the right questions. This new RFP template makes it easy. It reflects today's IT reality and includes the key criteria to consider so you can position your organization for the future.

The Effect of Virtualization on Networking

Virtualization offers a host of benefits, but it also increases complexity. A new depth of understanding is required, particularly in configuring virtualization hosts to maximize reliability, bandwidth, and ease of management. With proper configuration, virtual servers can enjoy the same basic network resources as physical servers did in days gone by. InfoWorld contributing editor Paul Venezia, who has configured dozens of hosts and networks to support virtualization, provides the guidance you need.

E-Mail Servers and Virtualization

Learn how virtualizing production e-mail servers can lower costs, improve management, and offer better resiliency to meet the business and technical needs of your organization.

Databasement Builds Portfolio of Service Offerings on NetApp Service-Oriented Infrastructure

Learn how a customer built its multi-vendor data center architecture to reduce TCO, manage data growth and meet service level agreements.

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