White Papers by Topic: Server virtualization

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Infographic: Is Your IT Infrastructure Keeping Up?

True Converged infrastructure can cut datacenter costs in half. It's just one of the compelling reasons IT organizations are adopting converged infrastructures at a rapid pace. Discover many other quantifiable benefits in this new Infographic.

Edge Consolidation Delivers Peace of Mind for IT

To increase agility while lowering costs, IT organizations are using virtualization and cloud-based infrastructure services to consolidate and reduce the number of physical servers and data centers across the enterprise.

How to Get Started with Unified Computing

Like many organizations, you may be exploring the complex world of server virtualization, and you need solutions to help avoid VM sprawl, simplify data center infrastructure, and streamline how you manage the whole thing.

Top Reasons for Upgrading to Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs

With Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs you can run more virtual machines and applications per server, cut your HBA installation and management time in half to and protect your valuable data assets.

How business-critical database workloads perform when virtualized with Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series-based servers and VMware vSphere™

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.

Best Practices Guide: Microsoft Exchange 2010 on VMware

This guide provides best practice guidelines for deploying Exchange Server 2010 on vSphere. The recommendations in this guide are not specific to any particular set of hardware or to the size and scope of any particular Exchange implementation. The examples and considerations in this document provide guidance only and do not represent strict design requirements, as the flexibility of Exchange Server 2010 on vSphere allows for a wide variety of valid configurations. The ideal platform for Exchange would adapt easily to changing workloads, provide flexibility to accommodate changing demands on an organization's IT infrastructure, remain reliable and resilient despite system outages, and improve both staff and infrastructure hardware effectiveness. A new operational platform based on VMware vSphere™ can accomplish these goals."

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.

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.

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