Most enterprises treat their phone service as a commodity. Let's face it: We expect our phone to work, and we expect a few basic features- voice mail, call forwarding , etc- that...
While enterprise mobility brings opportunity for your users and organization, it also invites risk. Organizations can use this whitepaper as a mobile security framework and a...
Discover how IT can easily manage the ever-expanding diversity of mobile devices and platforms and expand their value by focusing on managing business content with a complete...
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."
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.
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.
Desktop virtualization packs a value wallop including simpler management, vastly improved security, and a snappier user experience. Click here to read what Gordon Payne, SVP at Citrix, has to say.
From improved performance and self-service apps to greater mobility, there’s plenty for end users to like about desktop virtualization. As Gordon Payne, SVP at Citrix, explains here, it all adds up increased user productivity and the “consumerization” of IT.
The Univ. of Texas Medical Branch unearthed a hidden benefit of desktop virtualization, namely a speedy recovery after a calamitous hurricane strike. This IDG eZine explores this and many other user benefits of desktop virtualization.
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