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ALSO CALLED: Virtualization, SV, Applications Virtualization, Application Virtualization
DEFINITION: Application virtualization (also known as application portability or application service virtualization) is the practice of running software from a remote server rather than on the user's computer. Dynamic link library (DLL) programs redirect all the virtualized application's calls to the server's file system. When software is run from the server in this manner, no changes are made to the local  … 
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E- Guide: Defining SDN and the Role of Switch Software
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc and Citrix
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide to hear experts' takes on why automation and virtualization are SDN must-haves, as well as benefits to both new and classic SDN models.
Posted: 20 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc and Citrix

Embrace Operational Reporting and Data Visualization with Enterprise BI Solutions
sponsored by LogiAnalytics
WHITE PAPER: Compare 2 BI analytics platform providers in this resource. Discover where these vendors fall in line with automating the work of preparing and profiling data for analysis, enabling users to see, search, and organize the most relevant analysis to leverage departmental data, and more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


Leveraging Analytics Applications that Deploy Scalable Dashboards
sponsored by LogiAnalytics
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises are looking for cost effective analytics applications that are fully customizable, and which can easily be embedded into the apps users already work with every day. Learn how you can deliver managed self-service analytics to your business end users, and empower your organization to adapt BI applications without extensive development.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


Pros and Cons of Using Containers in App Development
sponsored by Red Hat
RESEARCH CONTENT: This report by Forrester explores survey results on the use and challenges of containers in application development and IT operation environments. Discover 3 key findings to consider before developing your app strategies, prioritizing projects and integrating management processes.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Red Hat

How to Avoid the Mobile Software Licensing Cost Trap
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: There is now an urgent requirement for transparency and control over software compliance within companies. This white paper serves as an instructive guide for optimizing your software expenses using mobile asset management, ensuring the efficient use of software.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015


A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to networking technology advances
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this 11-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at some examples of these technologies, as well as what some of the more established suppliers are doing to re-invent the network.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Which WAN? Making the Right Enterprise WAN Choice
sponsored by Earthlink.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is intended for IT professionals and CIOs looking to optimize their WAN, and provides a host of enterprise WAN choices. Read on to decide which network best suits your business, and see how hybrid WAN, MPLS, and more stack up.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2015


What is Software Diversification?
sponsored by WhiteCryption
WHITE PAPER: This document describes the concept of software diversification and explains why it should be an integral part of the protection scheme of all software systems run on untrusted hosts. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015


Real user reviews: HP vs. Parasoft
sponsored by IT Central Station
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this day and age, making a big purchase often includes checking out user reviews and ratings to influence your purchase. Why should IT solutions be any different? Download this expert guide from IT Central Station to find out what real, professional users think of different service virtualization solutions.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014

Storage Provider Profile: Red Hat
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles a scale-out, open source object-based storage software solution and the benefits it provides for businesses looking for a middle road when integrating data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Taxonomy of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an assessment of software-based storage platforms. Read on for a better understanding of what software-based storage really means.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

IT Priorities 2014: UK Europe, France and Germany
sponsored by
RESEARCH CONTENT: Benchmark your IT spending plans, with our in-depth study of IT spending priorities in the UK, France, Germany, and Europe in 2014.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

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5 Licensing Factors to Consider When Planning a Cloud Migration
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from offers a primer on cloud licensing. Read on to learn about your options for cloud license management, five licensing factors to consider when planning a cloud migration, and more.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Accelerate the Software Development Lifecycle
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WEBCAST: Access the following web presentation to uncover expert tips and tricks to leverage service virtualization to accelerate the SDLC. Discover how you can easily implement these techniques and more to gain data acceleration benefits but more importantly, how you can improve software deliverables.
Posted: 03 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 3, 2014

Parasoft Corporation

Composite applications - Break the delivery logjam with HP Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at service virtualization, and how it can speed application development by replicating unavailable components, and improve quality control with multiple scenario testing.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Case Study : Virgin Media enhances productivity by consolidating testing tools
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This case study looks at how Virgin Media developed a set of transparent, efficient, and unified software testing tools to speed development, and increase quality.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

SV 2 min chalk ‘n’ Talk on HP Service Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: This brief webcast looks at how service virtualization can help software development every step of the way.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 4, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

The Software- Defined Data Center Strategy- From Licensing to SaaS ERP Software
sponsored by More Direct
EGUIDE: The software-defined data center will be able to offer advanced automation, and simplify IT operations, but there are several challenges along the way. This expert e-guide examines the primary issues to consider when planning for a software-defined data center.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

More Direct

Virtualizing High End Graphics
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
VIDEO: In this video, Mark Templeton, president and CEO of Citrix, along with Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA, explain the exciting new tools they've developed during the collaboration in virtualization and "Extreme Saas-ification". Watch and learn more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 11 Oct 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Vendor Landscape: Virtual Backup Software
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to evaluate virtual backup software to end the arguing between virtual and backup admins. Read on to consider a solution to back up your virtual infrastructure, understand what's new in the virtual backup market, and determine which products are most appropriate for particular use-cases and scenarios.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Published: 08 Oct 2013

Dell Software

IBM PureFlex Systems with VMWare: Cloud-ready virtualization with the flexibility of an expert integrated system
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the benefits of combining IBM PureFlex System with VMware. Inside, discover how you can implement a reliable cloud-ready infrastructure with integrated hardware and software designed for efficient virtualization. Discover if this combination will bring the benefits your organization needs.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012


Mobility, Virtualization and the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By reading this report from Forrester Consulting, you’ll gain an understanding of the benefits, challenges and timelines for implementing workspace initiatives such as BYOD programs as well as collaboration, desktop virtualization, app virtualization and security solutions.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Quest for a Cloud Integration Strategy
sponsored by Dell Boomi
WHITE PAPER: Although Software as a Service (SaaS) has enabled businesses of all sizes to leverage enterprise-grade applications with affordable pricing, it has also introduced significant integration challenges. Read this paper to learn why a SaaS integration strategy is crucial for success, 8 elements to look for when evaluating a strategy, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012

Dell Boomi

Buy Microsoft Office 365 Trial Download
sponsored by Microsoft
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: See the familiar software features of next-generation communications to deliver the power of cloud computing and download this trial of Microsoft Office 365.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Premiered: 02 Aug 2012


Realize the Full Potential of Virtualized Java Applications: Oracle WebLogic Suite Virtualization Option and Oracle Assembly Builder
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a new application management solution that makes running Java applications in a virtualized environment much easier and more practical, accelerating application grid and private cloud deployments without sacrificing performance
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation
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SOFTWARE VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): …  computer's operating system (OS), file system or registry. Computing resources are allocated based on changing requirements in real time. Advantages of application virtualization include: Cost savings on hardware. Cost savings on software and OS licenses. Ability to handle large and fluctuating work volume. Ability to run multiple versions of an application program concurrently on a single computer. Ease of application management, upgrading and migration. Ability to leverage resources without adversely impacting users. Optimal utilization of existing hardware. Flexibility in the acquisition … 
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