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DEFINITION: What is a virtual appliance? A virtual appliance is a virtual machine image file consisting of a preconfigured operating system environment and a single application. The purpose of a virtual appliance is to simplify delivery and operation of the application. To this end, only necessary operating system components are included. Deploying an application as a virtual appliance eliminates problems with  … 
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CEO insights: Reinventing the rules of engagement
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This major study from IBM, which delves into the views of 884 global CEOs, assess the impact of technology on their organisations and strategy.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

New Virtual Networking Technologies Make Convergence Real
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses what role the cloud plays in the convergence of IT. Uncover 3 important lessons the cloud provides on converged infrastructure solutions, 3 main approaches to creating virtual networks and more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

SAP Performance on Vblock Systems
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, readers can explore detailed possibilities for private cloud virtualization of mission-critical applications to help create a clear plan for that will put IT at ease. Access now for more information on performance and comparison results from top private cloud virtualization platforms.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013


The New Network: Software-Defined Networking Gets Real
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EZINE: Take a look at what lies behind the software-defined data center network to uncover if data center convergence will truly become a reality and if we will finally achieve the total orchestration and automation in a virtualized environment we've been waiting for.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 | Published: 14 Feb 2013

Nixing Cloud Data Protection Pain Points 101
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide covers the pain points of cloud data protection and evaluates one vendor's response to the challenges of cloud data protection.
Posted: 30 Oct 2012 | Published: 30 Oct 2012

Maximize The ROI of an SAP Virtualization Project
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: There are several steps organizations can take to generate ROI from SAP virtualization projects and reap the benefits of virtualization more quickly. In this e-guide, learn about the pros and cons of SAP virtualization. Read on to uncover tips for achieving substantial ROI in a timely fashion.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

Exploring the shifting roles in test and QA management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Although every company and industry is different, most are using new software practices that are changing the roles of test managers.  In this tip guide, learn the common development trends being seen in the industry and get advice for test and QA managers.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 18 Sep 2013

CA Technologies.

Improve Mobile App Testing with Service Virtualization
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To ensure top-notch user experience on mobile apps, you need to conduct thorough testing - but mobile app testing isn't easy. How do you overcome the challenges such as unavailable testing components and unpredictable network conditions? Access this resource to find out how service virtualization for mobile app testing may be the key.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 13 Sep 2013

Parasoft Corporation

Alleviate Data Center Pain Points That Come From Network Bottlenecks
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This resource details a highly strategic product that is fit-for-purpose for today's connectivity requirements and future-ready for the evolving and emerging application-driven needs of tomorrow.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


How Citrix NetScaler Supports Virtualized Multi-tenant Datacenters
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Explore how expanding virtualization to your application delivery controllers (ADCs) can help you facilitate the journey to the cloud.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2011


Move To Application-Driven Virtualization for Real IT Savings
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Going beyond traditional server virtualization, Oracle VM's application driven virtualization approach not only provides the traditional server virtualization benefits of consolidation, reliability and flexibility but also delivers a unique integrated solution to addressing critical business needs.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

Oracle Corporation

Virtualization Realized - eBook
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: You've probably heard the benefits of virtualization, but may still be wondering how it can work for your company. Access this comprehensive e-book to learn from 14 real-world examples how successful companies harnessed virtualization to modernize their IT environment, optimize application performance, increase system availability, and more.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Constructing the best server environment for SAP
sponsored by SearchSAP
EGUIDE: Access this expert three-part handbook to get a comprehensive overview of what to look for in SAP applications, with a focus on evaluating hardware for running an SAP environment. Explore the differences between vendors, learn the challenges of virtualizing SAP landscapes, and discover the case for SAP Business Suite.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013


Expert Advice: 10 Questions You Need to Ask Vendors Before Making an App Delivery Solution Purchase
sponsored by F5 Networks
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This final section of's three-part guide on application delivery optimization explores the guiding principles behind undertaking an ADO deployment and provides a checklist of steps and considerations you should address prior to selecting an ADO solution.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Premiered: 20 May 2013

F5 Networks

Expert Advice: How App Delivery Optimization Tools Can Satisfy Your Business Needs
sponsored by F5 Networks
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this first section of's three-part guide on application delivery optimization, we take a look at the business and technology issues driving ADO adoption and the benefits of deploying an ADO solution.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Premiered: 20 May 2013

F5 Networks

Expert Advice: The Top Considerations When Making a Vendor Shortlist
sponsored by F5 Networks
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Part two of's three-part guide on application delivery optimization outlines a number of questions you should ask potential vendors to ensure you're deploying the best solution possible for your enterprise.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Premiered: 20 May 2013

F5 Networks

Plug Into the Cloud with SDN-based Enterprise Clouds
sponsored by NTT America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how one organization is offering a consistent global cloud experience with the help of software-defined networking (SDN) technologies.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

NTT America, Inc.

Exploring Software-Defined Networking with Brocade
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Software-defined networking (SDN) is a hot topic today. This white paper provides an overview of the concept and the role it will play in achieving cloud success. View now to learn more!
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012


Virtualization of Video Infrastructure
sponsored by Vidyo, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As virtualization spreads users across the globe, organizations are seeking solutions to keep their users connected. View this white paper to learn how the virtualization of video is helping make these options more affordable and flexible for businesses today.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Vidyo, Inc.

Multi-Hypervisor Environments: Worth the Work?
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EZINE: Are multi-hypervisor environments the right solution to virtualization oligarchy? Perhaps, but CIOs must also beware adding unnecessary complexities.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Cisco® ONE: Framework for the Internet of Everything
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how leveraging Cisco ONE can help service providers enjoy the benefits of tomorrow's network and software innovations, harness network value, increase business agility, and achieve greater operational efficiency than ever before.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Network Evolution April 2013
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EZINE: This month's issue Network Evolution takes a hardcore look at the hybrid cloud horizon to explore the future possibility of networking across disparate clouds.
Posted: 02 Apr 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

Virtual Server Backup Software: Best Practices for the Data Center
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from, we explore the differences between physical server and virtual server backups to help you better evaluate available tools and choose the best solution for your enterprise's needs.
Posted: 22 Feb 2013 | Published: 22 Feb 2013

Symantec Corporation

The Evolution of Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from describes the evolution of converged infrastructure and explores how it solves the growing compatibility, scalability, and performance issues inherent to white box servers. View now to learn more!
Posted: 21 Feb 2013 | Published: 21 Feb 2013

HP & Intel®

What you need to deploy VDI-in-a-box
sponsored by Citrix
VIDEO: This how-to video compares the requirements and features of a traditional VDI deployment with a VDI-in-a-box virtual appliance implementation, and provides directions for testing and deploying virtual desktops.
Posted: 27 Sep 2012 | Premiered: 10 Jun 2011

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VIRTUAL APPLIANCE DEFINITION (continued): …  installation and configuration, such as software or driver compatibility issues. Users can simply download a single file and run the application. Resources required for maintenance are also reduced. Developers can include a Web interface for custom configurations or delivering patches and updates. A virtual appliance is often deployed as a subset of a virtual machine running on virtualization technology, such as VMware Workstation. Virtual appliances have proven useful in deploying network applications.They are also helpful in grid computing, where they can solve the problem introduced by … 
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