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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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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

E-Book: Virtualizing Your Infrastructure - Selecting Server Hardware for Virtualization
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Choosing the right server hardware to maximize virtualization benefits is an important investment. To gain the high consolidation ratios you're after, you need powerful-enough hardware to support your workloads and applications. In this expert ebook, explore the hardware consideration to keep in mind as you virtualize.
Posted: 23 Feb 2012 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Virtual Data Center E-Zine Volume 37: Maximizing Virtual Data Center Consolidation
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: Virtualization may be well underway, but it doesn't mean new challenges won't arise as you continue to navigate your initiative. This expert e-zine offers detailed guidance for achieving the right balance in your virtual data center and presents key findings concerning your peers' consolidation objectives for 2012.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 | Published: 20 Feb 2012

SearchDataCenter.com

Does IBM PowerVM live up to its promises?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

IBM

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

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 Live Chat
sponsored by Red Hat
WEBCAST: Join this exclusive live chat on February 23rd, 11 AM - 2 PM EST to explore Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with the Red Hat Virtualization team. Discover how you can leverage this enterprise-grade solution for mission-critical workloads, and get key questions answered.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Premiered: Feb 20, 2012

Red Hat

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

Taking the risk out of server consolidation and virt
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: If you’re looking to take the risk out of server consolidation and virtualization, you’re in luck.  A new platform allows you to evaluate where you should place each workload in your virtualized environment by comparing various consolidation scenarios. Read this resource to learn how this solution helps you make informed virtualization decisions.
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 | Published: 16 Feb 2012

CA Technologies.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization TCO Calculator
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: With this online virtualization assessment tool, discover the potential savings your business stands to gain from deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) technology in your data center. Customize each setting to gain a detailed ROI analysis and TCO comparison for your business.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Red Hat & IBM

VMware: Virtualizing Your Infrastructure Just Got Easier
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Concerns about migration downtime, security, and application service level maintenance have kept many organizations from virtualizing their infrastructure. Read this paper to discover how a converged infrastructure platform can bring you all the benefits of virtualization without the risks typically associated with an implementation.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

VCE

Build Secure, Multitenant Cloud
sponsored by VCE
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to discover the virtualized converged infrastructure that German IT service provider ECKD used to build a secure, multitenant private cloud to provide infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) to its customers in the religious and public sectors.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

VCE

Driving Business Value with VLOCK Infrastructure Platforms
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about the significant advantages of private cloud computing and find strategies for overcoming the challenges and risks of an implementation.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

VCE

Virtualization: Move beyond legacy processes for continuous improvement
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchCIO.com points out one common mistake companies make after setting up their virtual environments. Find out how IT operations differ in physical and virtual worlds and obtain exclusive advice to help you fully leverage your virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 03 Feb 2012 | Published: 03 Feb 2012

Dell, Inc.

Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Server: Uncompromised Virtual Desktop Performance
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When employing a virtual desktop solution, it is crucial to choose the right combination of hardware and software. This white paper introduces a comprehensive technology suite that can deliver uncompromised virtual desktop performance while using less than 5% of available bandwidth.
Posted: 20 Jan 2012 | Published: 20 Jan 2012

VMware, Inc.

Virtual Performance Matters
sponsored by HPM Networks
WHITE PAPER: As organizations continue to virtualize their data centers, IT faces new challenges in managing virtual server deployment, migration, power and performance monitoring across the physical and virtual environments. Access this white paper to learn how integrated software management tools can help organizations maintain peak performance.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

HPM Networks

Scaling the Promise of Virtualization
sponsored by HPM Networks
WHITE PAPER: With enterprises increasingly turning to virtualization to consolidate servers, businesses need more robust servers that can deliver enhanced performance. Access this resource to see how increasing core density and memory scalability can help your business handle more workloads, lower power usage and scale out.
Posted: 11 Jan 2012 | Published: 11 Jan 2012

HPM Networks

A Comparison of PowerVM and x86-Based Virtualization Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Turning to virtualization can increase an organization’s IT performance. But finding the ideal consolidation solution can be tricky. Read the white paper, “A Comparison of PowerVM and VMware Virtualization Performance”. See how IBM Power7 and PowerVM outdo other x86-based platforms to achieve broader scalability and increased flexibility.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 14 Apr 2010

IBM

Best Practices for Migrating Linux/x86 Applications to IBM Power Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Running your Linux workloads on inefficient x86-based server farms is complex and costly. But switching to a consolidated server solution can be difficult. Read the white paper to learn the best practices for migrating to Power System servers. You’ll also see how simple it is to leverage IBM’s offerings to maximize performance and cost savings.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 07 Oct 2011

IBM
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