Without a reliable network, many (probably most) organizations would have to simply shut their doors.They could not operate on a daily basis. Today's IT leaders are serious about...
Data is every company's most essential asset, yet for many small and midsize businesses, protecting it has never been harder. Innovations like virtualization and mobility have...
Conventional backup and recovery approaches clearly can't keep up with ever-growing storage demands. Learn how Simpana Software can help you modernize your data protection...
A wide range of business issues is driving IT toward desktop virtualization. One solution-Citrix XenDesktop with FlexCast technology-helps IT teams empower their entire workforces, one project at a time.
This document provides guidelines for configuring a standard Windows 7 image to be used within a VMware View™ environment, providing administrators with the information necessary to create a standard image of Windows 7 leveraging the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or by utilizing a script-based approach to optimize a traditionally installed Windows 7 virtual machine.
This report presents the findings of a study that Forrester Consulting conducted for VMware in November 2009 to evaluate firms' client operating system migration plans. The report highlights the key considerations associated with simplifying application deployments through application virtualization and automating desktop provisioning and management through desktop virtualization.
Consolidation and virtualization are hot trends in IT, helping organizations increase their flexibility in delivering valuable services and reduce costs. The enhanced Riverbed® Services Platform (RSP) provides customers with the capability to run up to five additional services and applications virtually on VMware in a protected partition on the Steelhead® appliance. This revolutionary approach allows customers to deploy local services in all their branch offices without the need to deploy and maintain full-blown servers to run the applications. The business benefits are minimizing the hardware needed at the branch office, enabling companies to consolidate IT operations even further, reducing costs, and simplifying administration, all while still delivering high quality local services. Read this Feature Brief for more information.
Want a standard IT platform that delivers network optimization and virtualization to the branch office? This Forrester report discusses why WAN optimization is the best way to gain better performance and cost savings for your business.
Most IT organizations are already using virtualization to consolidate their infrastructure, reduce costs and improve service levels through live migration and automated failover of virtual machines. Many have already extended these benefits to their most demanding applications, including enterprise databases and high-volume business, middleware and productivity applications. Others are interested in virtualizing their business-critical applications but want to be absolutely certain they can deliver the same or better performance, scalability and availability in a virtualized environment. In the vast majority of cases, they can. Learn how VMware vSphere 4 and the latest Intel Xeon process-based servers deliver up to 275 percent better virtualization performance than previous generations, with lower overhead and improved scalability. Most enterprise applications can be supported as well or better in a virtualized environment than on dedicated physical servers, and at much lower cost.
This white paper documents the performance of mission-critical database workloads running on servers equipped with the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series and VMware vSphere 4. Using standard and nonstandard testing tools, these tests replicate real-world scenarios found in production environments. Specifically, these tests show that the combination of the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series and VMware vSphere 4 can allow a company to achieve greater performance while dramatically reducing operating costs by using less energy and space. Servers built using this combination deliver up to 3.5 times better virtualization performance than previous generations, as well as near-native performance on enterprise applications such as database, productivity, and business applications running in a virtual environment. This combination also permits greater VM density, resulting in 3.7 times higher consolidation than servers built on the prior-generation processors. As a result, organizations can realize both capital and operational expense savings due to decreased hardware requirements and improved utilization.
Learn how EMC built their infrastructure using VMware software running on Intel-powered hardware and how they plan to move towards 100 percent virtualization within the organization.
Learn how Southwestern/Great American has successfully run their SAP ERP on VMware solutions for several years. It all started when the company decided to transition its IT systems from a dual environment in which its SAP ERP ran off of a legacy IBM AS/400, while most of the company's other applications were running on Windows-based hardware. Southwestern/Great American chose to swap this dual environment for a leaner infrastructure based on VMware ESX and IBM blade servers with Intel Xeon processors that could run both SAP ERP and its Windows applications.
The SAP ERP application helps companies address the ups and downs of markets, business cycles, and compliance by providing software solutions that include operations, financials, corporate services, and human capital management. With greater enterprise productivity and insight from SAP ERP, companies have the power needed to adapt quickly and cost-effectively to changing business, market, and industry requirements. By running SAP ERP in a virtualized environment, IT can add to these benefits by lowering IT costs and increasing data center and business agility. Intel Xeon processor 500 series-based servers offer extraordinary new value for virtualizing SAP solutions. They deliver near-native performance for applications running in virtual machines, while providing levels of reliability and scalability never before seen in industry-standard servers. They also adapt intelligently to changing workloads to deliver optimized performance per watt. Four-socket and larger servers based on this new processor family are ideal for virtualizing and consolidating heavy ERP workloads to reduce costs and increase agility without compromising performance.