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ALSO CALLED: Consolidation, Server Centralization
DEFINITION: The reduction in the number of servers by combining different types of applications through a process of co-location of multiple servers at fewer locations. The most important part of a server consolidation initiative is the planning and analysis of end-user requirements, application requirements, and the server environment.
Server ConsolidationWhite Papers (View All Report Types)
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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Early Adopter Guide
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at Windows Server 2012. Find out how this new operating system differs from its predecessor and explore its technical requirements and implementation methods.
Posted: 09 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Performance: Specvirt™ Benchmark
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential white paper to compare the costs, performance and complexity of VMware vSphere 4 against RHEV.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Red Hat

Migrate your Legacy IBM Database Environment to the latest Oracle Technologies
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Even the most effective servers will eventually have to be replaced once they reach the end of their lifecycles. This white paper explores key factors to consider when evaluating new servers for your business and offers exclusive advice for executing a seamless Linux migration.
Posted: 27 Jun 2012 | Published: 25 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

Improve Data Center Efficiency with Enterprise Linux Servers
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: IT budgets are not expected to recover anytime soon, so companies need to adjust to the reality of using fewer resources to deliver business services. This white paper explains how you can accomplish this seemingly impossible objective by running your critical workloads on Linux.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

SUSE

Virtualizing Enterprise SAP Software Deployments
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Because SAP systems are critical to business operations, companies must ensure that they remain consistently available. This white paper explains how you can leverage virtualization to consolidate SAP servers without compromising the reliability of these crucial applications.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2011

SUSE

Case Study: University of Connecticut School of Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study profiles a Connecticut university's data center migration to virtualization optimized servers and storage solutions. Check it out to learn how this school realized a 20% reduction in cooling and power costs, 30% savings in storage costs and a 97% reduction in downtime. Read on to see if you too can double your processing capacity.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Dell, Inc.

Strategies for managing virtualized and cloud-based environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can streamline the management of virtualized environments and build a strong foundation for the cloud with optimized infrastructure and management systems.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

Solutions for Deploying Server Virtualization in Data Center Networks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As server virtualization becomes increasingly widespread, many companies are becoming more and more aware of its implications on the network. This white paper explains how multi-tenancy and VM mobility create new challenges for the network and identifies new tools and techniques you can implement to overcome them.
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Alternatives for Securing Virtual Environments: A Different Network Requires a Different Approach -- Extending Security to the Virtual World
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Virtual networks create a number of new security issues that physical defense strategies do not properly address. This white paper discusses the limitations of physical firewalls and highlights a security architecture designed with virtualization in mind.
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Exclusive Comparison of Server Performance and Power Consumption
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Choosing the right hardware for your virtual environment can be a painstaking process, especially since it is difficult to predict how a platform will perform once it is deployed. This white paper examines one hardware configuration and measures the number of orders per minute and virtual machines it can support.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

SQL Server Consolidation and TCO: Principled Technologies Test
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft SQL
WHITE PAPER: Does a SQL Server database server virtualization initiative make sense for your growing business? Read this report to learn how virtualization impacted data center performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) in a test environment.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

Dell and Microsoft SQL

The Smarter, Faster Route to Virtualization: vStart
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines frequently cited obstacles to virtualization adoption. Learn how to simplify the virtualization deployment process by installing a pre-built and pre-assembled framework for your virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

RHEV for Servers: Competitive Pricing whitepaper
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This document compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) with the pricing of VMware vSphere 5 for server virtualization. Inside, find detailed pricing comparisons for the use cases of 100 and 250 virtual servers.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

RHEV for Desktops: Competitive Pricing Whitepaper
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This document compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops (RHEV) with the pricing of VMware View 5 for desktop virtualization. Access a detailed price comparison for the use cases of 100 virtual desktops.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

CIO Quickpulse: Drivers for Enterprise Virtualization Diversification
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Considering adopting second-vendor virtualization to increase diversity, data center power and agility?  This resource describes the appeal of open source solutions over proprietary vendor solutions.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

Changing Data Center Requirements and Spending Trends
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how data center costs fit into overall IT spending. Find out why virtualization and cloud computing call for a holistic approach that unifies management of networking, storage, and security resources.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Real-World Application Performance
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Compare the performance of real enterprise workloads and applications such as SAP, Oracle database and IBM DB2 on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) in this brief summary. Discover how you can leverage an open source virtualization platform to gain 96 percent or more bare metal performance.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Red Hat

Analytics Required to Successfully Manage Performance and Capacity in Cloud Environments
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: Discover how proactive and automated workload management can help you maximize virtualization ROI and deliver truly optimized workload performance. Read on to discover what most virtual management tools are lacking and how you can gain the analytical abilities you need.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 25 Apr 2012

VMTurbo

NexGen n5 Storage System
sponsored by NexGen Storage
WHITE PAPER: Check out this ESG Report for a hands-on introduction to a hybrid solid-state storage solution designed to deliver fast performance for mixed-application workloads in both consolidated and virtual server environments. Read on to learn about the features of this technology, and to discover how it stacked up against ESG's lab testing.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 | Published: 29 Mar 2012

NexGen Storage

Business Advantage Delivered: The Cisco Unified Computing System
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why more and more companies are adopting a unified approach to data centre management and offers detailed guidance to help them address concerns over capacity planning, application performance, server sprawl, and more.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Why Solid-State Drives Usage Scenarios Are Expanding for the Datacenter
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains that to accomplish the objectives of making more-efficient use of IT resources, lowering power consumption, and reducing operating expenses, many companies are turning to server consolidation and virtualization efforts—endeavors that increase server CPU utilization and reduce the number of discrete servers in a datacenter.
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation

With Enhanced POWER7 Systems, IBM Raises the Ceiling, Again
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the current marketplace for UNIX systems on specialized architectures, outlining the challenges faced by CIOs who need a reliable vendor for their mission-critical data center. It examines the features and strengths of IBM's AIX on POWER7.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 06 Mar 2012

IBM

RHEV for Servers Feature Comparison
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This document details the features of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 in comparison with VMware vSphere 5 and Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2. This document is designed to give you information about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) and to allow you to compare features and benefits across multiple virtualization platforms.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2012

Red Hat

KVM: Hypervisor Security You Can Depend On
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
WHITE PAPER: Implementing secure virtual and cloud environments is a major concern for businesses. Discover how KVM hypervisors provide the security businesses need with features such mandatory access control and hardware-based isolation, and compare its performance against other general-purpose x86 hypervisors.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Red Hat & IBM

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 on IBM System X – a Smarter Choice
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations stand to gain cost-savings of 40-75% from server consolidation and reduced data center space and power needs. Discover how a Red Hat and IBM partnership can help deliver enterprise-ready virtualization solutions that offer increased performance, scalability, security and manageability.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Red Hat & IBM
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