White Papers by Topic: Server virtualization

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Infographic: Converged Infrastructure Benefits

This Infographic quantifies the savings organizations are realizing from increased deployment speed, higher availability, and lower annual costs.

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.

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.

Backup and Disaster Recovery eGuide

As the digital universe grows beyond imagination, enterprise IT executives face the daunting task of keeping their little pieces of it backed up and recoverable. They must keep on their toes - this exercise isn't to be done once and forgotten. As the company evolves, adding different types of data to its stockpiles and becoming increasingly virtual, so too must its backup and disaster recovery strategy. In these articles, Network World and its sister publications CIO, Computerworld, CSO and InfoWorld lay down the groundwork and explore the latest tips and technologies for no-fail corporate data backup and disaster recovery.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers

Compare and contrast the features and functionality of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with other industry virtualization options. See why Red Hat virtualization is a smart choice, for those who want to do more and save more.

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