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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.
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E-Brief: Capacity Planning for Virtualized Infrastructure
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBRIEF: Explore current trends and tools for capacity planning in this expert e-brief. Discover how you can maximize server space and overcome top challenges of capacity planning to increase server utilization and ROI these tips from virtualization pro David Davis.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Gartner: Best practices in virtualisation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Philip Dawson, Gartner VP offers best practice advice for organisations looking to virtualise their IT infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 09 Mar 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Presentation Transcript: Navigating The Complexities Of An Increasingly Virtualized World
sponsored by Dell Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation covers the trends, challenges, and impact of virtualization on SMBs today, and also discusses how to implement effective backup and recovery for virtualized environments.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Dell Software

When blade servers meet virtualization: Cost concerns
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Customers interested in purchasing blade servers must carefully assess the costs of implementing and maintaining these platforms. This expert e-guide presents a cost/benefit analysis of blade servers and explains why virtualization should be factored into investment decisions.
Posted: 27 Apr 2012 | Published: 27 Apr 2012

IBM

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

Virtualized Management: Choosing the Right Tools
sponsored by VMTurbo
EGUIDE: Explore the top 8 considerations to keep in mind when selecting a tool to manage your virtual environment, including reviewing the product’s update path, considering the learning curve involved, and more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

VMTurbo

Brandbank uses Sanbolic’s Melio to Deliver High Availability and Improve Performance for Image File-Serving Service
sponsored by Sanbolic Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study details how one company leveraged a dedicated software to gain simultaneous access to critical information, eliminating the need for redundant copies of data and realizing tremendous storage savings.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

Sanbolic Inc.

SQL Server Consolidation Good -- Not Checking Metrics Bad
sponsored by Sanbolic Inc.
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to learn how SQL Server consolidation can help you cut costs and increase efficiency. Discover why many companies are choosing to consolidate several databases on different physical servers into a single SQL Server and the metrics you must consider before doing so.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

Sanbolic Inc.

MicroScope - April 2012: A special issue looking at the opportunities for resellers in the server market
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: Themed ezine looking at the issues in the server market and the opportunities for resellers.
Posted: 13 Apr 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

MicroScope

IT Handbook: Planning a Server Refresh
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Server buyers should consider the implications of vendor roadmaps and consolidation and look to capacity planning and objective tools when updating data center hardware. In this IT handbook you will learn the importance of a server roadmap, factors to consider in server selection, tips on server consolidation and capacity planning, and much more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

Presentation Transcript: Data Center Consolidation Trends
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: 2012 holds a lot of promise for today's data centers, with several new trends taking off at the same time. This presentation transcript follows the evolution of virtualization, cloud computing, and other recent technologies and projects the impact they will have on business infrastructures.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Presentation Transcript: The Path to Cloud Enablement: Modernize and Migrate
sponsored by Red Hat/Cisco/Intel
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In part one of this guide to consolidating, virtualizing and enabling a successful and scalable cloud infrastructure, discover how you can modernize your data center with technologies from Cisco, Intel and Red Hat.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 | Published: 29 Mar 2012

Red Hat/Cisco/Intel

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.

Presentation Transcript: Strategies for Enabling a Virtual and Converged Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, learn how your company can successfully transition to a multi-tenant, virtual and converged data center.
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 | Published: 15 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc.

Ensuring Hyper-V security: What virtualization means for network protection
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript examines the topic of virtualization security, with a specific focus on using Hyper-V. Obtain detailed information on hardening the host, managing virtual machines, and implementing various endpoint protection strategies throughout your infrastructure.
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 | Published: 12 Mar 2012

Dell and Microsoft

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

Buyer's Guide - Where Next for Virtualisation?
sponsored by AppSense
EGUIDE: As businesses undertake virtualisation of their datacentres to consolidate servers, reducing administrative tasks and costs in the bargain, they may run into many unexpected challenges with networking, storage and server hardware. In this expert buyer's guide, discover how to overcome the trickiest virtualisation challenges.
Posted: 07 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Mar 2012

AppSense

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Live Chat Transcript
sponsored by Red Hat
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this Q&A session with the Red Hat Virtualization team, gain insights into the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) platform and discover how RHEV compares to the competition in terms of price, flexibility, features and more. Review the experts' responses to key questions posed by your peers.
Posted: 27 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Feb 2012

Red Hat

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
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