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Requested resource: ESG White Paper - Your Next Generation Data Center Starts with Virtualization
Server virtualization is perhaps the most significant evolution in information technology of this time. But why aren't more organizations taking advantage of both its immediate and long-term benefits? This paper will explain why and how you should take the first steps toward your next generation data center.
Requested resource: A Guide to Modern Disaster Recovery
A Black Swan Event refers to an unexpected occurrence of great magnitude and consequence. When it comes to IT, these unforeseen outliers can be more damaging than regularly occurring issues. This guide offers insight into disaster preparedness with information on intelligent, automated disaster recovery as well as DR myths and realities, best practices and a quick start guide.
Requested resource: ESG White Paper – VMware View and Desktop Virtualization Whitepaper
With the proliferation of endpoint devices and the mobilization of the workforce, desktop virtualization is becoming a top IT priority for businesses. This paper covers the compelling economics of desktop virtualization, the benefits to both IT and end-users and offers an in-depth look at VMware View—a virtualization product that is proving to be an adaptable, reliable, and cost-effective solution.
Requested resource: Forrester Research – Disaster Recovery Exercises Fall Short of the Finish Line
Though many enterprises have advanced disaster recovery technologies put in place, they still fall short when it comes to actual preparedness due to a lack of formal processes and a strict regimen for exercising DR plans. This report details 10 tips for updating and improving your current DR exercise program to help you meet expected recovery objectives when faced with an unexpected event.
Requested resource: Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure
Server virtualization offers immediate ROI and serves as a strategic foundation for infrastructure modernization. This Gartner paper offers insight into what you should consider when evaluating virtualization technology as well as the strengths and weaknesses of top solutions for virtualizing x86 server hardware or OSs.
IDC Report - Modernizing Application Platforms for Cost-Effective Cloud Readiness (Updated)
With increasing challenges and complexity confronting business, application platform modernization is a necessity. IDC presents a closer look at the structural changes and functionality––including lightweight frameworks, in-memory data management, and application management––required to successfully evolve to a cloud-ready application platform.
Requested resource: Taneja Group – An Overview of the Virtual Infrastructure Operations Management Market
It is imperative for senior business and technology managers to have a deep understanding of which IT vendors offer the most complete virtualization solutions and how they differ from one another. This report evaluates the current state of the virtualization infrastructure operations management (VOIM) market and examines the VIOM solutions available.
Requested resource: Principled Technologies Total Cost Comparison: VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft Hyper-V
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is the ultimate measure when comparing IT infrastructure platforms. This Principled Technologies test report compares VMware vSphere\u00AE 5 and Microsoft Windows Server\u00AE 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V\u2122 in several scenarios and details what you can expect from both platforms.
Requested resource: Tech Target - Desktop Virtualization Takeaway Guide
It is critical for IT to understand the differences between the various desktop virtualization platforms and to focus on the features most relevant to their organization. This guide will discuss which issues are most relevant when considering desktop virtualization platforms and evaluate how the industry's leading platform is delivering innovative solutions.
IDC Report – Modernizing Application Platforms for Cost-Effective Cloud Readiness: The Scalable Data Platform (August 2012)
Modern enterprise applications need to process a variety of data types and sources, not all of which conform to the constraints of traditional relational data, and to scale within an elastic computing environment without allowing the databases to act as a constraining factor in that scaling. This updated report by IDC considers the technology necessary to meet these requirements and how vFabric GemFire and vFabric SQLFire from VMware can enable applications to take full advantage of both cloud environments and Big Data sources.
Taneja Group Market Profile – An Overview of the Cloud Market Vendor Landscape for Enterprise Users
Choosing a cloud vendor in today’s market can be a challenge. This market profile from Taneja Group provides an objective review of current cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and management, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), end user computing (EUC), and public cloud IaaS offerings from eleven leading vendors and includes key takeaways for IT leaders to consider when selecting a vendor.
Whitepaper - Journey to Your Cloud Taking Your Organization From Reactive to Innovative
Cloud empowers IT to redefine the way services are produced and delivered for the business. As with other generational shifts in IT, the move to cloud requires a new strategy. Evolution from mainframe to client-server to web models all represented not just shifts in technology, but shifts in the financial, organizational and process elements of IT as well. In this paper, learn how to build your cloud strategy and why it is critical to move IT to an agile, innovative and service oriented model.
Requested resource: Business Case for Desktop Virtualization: Information Guide
The single operating system and single device per user is a model of the past. In the Post-PC era, IT must protect data security and control user access to data, while managing the range of applications and devices for all users. This guide will help you identify the business and technical benefits of virtualizing your desktop environment.
CIO White Paper: IT Looks to Leverage Cloud Computing's Transformational Powers
Cloud computing is fast becoming a critical technology in the enterprise. In a CIO global survey of IT decision makers at enterprise companies, two-thirds of IT leaders are already adopting or planning to deploy cloud services, and more than nine in ten rated cloud computing as a priority over the next 18 months. As they roll out public, private or hybrid cloud solutions, enterprises are beginning to comprehend the larger implications of cloud computing. Business and IT leaders see the cloud as more than a technology decision - it has a strategic relevance that is shaping a new generation of IT. Download this paper to learn more.