As organizations seek to continue leveraging the advantages of virtualization technologies, many are embracing virtualization of end user desktops via approaches such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). But while VDI solutions promise significant security and operational efficiency improvements, they also bring with them unique deployment challenges.
Many people believe that cloud computing requires server (or desktop) virtualization. But does it? We will look at using virtualization without cloud computing, cloud computing without virtualization, and then look at using both together. In each case, we'll look at where each deployment might be most useful, some use cases for it, and some limitations.
This report focuses on commercial-software-only private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud solutions and serves as a refresh to Forrester’s “Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011” report.
In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy: producing new revenue streams, guiding the way through the hosted options, taming new cloud-based app workflows, and using the cloud to help ensure their organization’s success.
Riverbed delivers application performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance.
Organizations have gained significant benefit from virtualizing servers and storage environments, and now face the daunting task of deploying new network architectures to keep pace. Software-defined networking holds significant promise to deliver a new network architecture that is abstracted and virtualized; however, organizations would be well served to learn from previous efforts to virtualize other domains in order to avoid making the same mistakes. Riverbed and VMware joined forces to help eliminate those problems and make it easier to deploy VXLAN overlay networks in highly virtualized data centers by integrating application-aware network performance management software and vSphere 5.1
In January 2012, Riverbed® Technology announced version 9.5 of its Cascade® network performance management solution, which included a number of major enhancements. Collectively, the new capabilities are designed to improve visibility into the health and activity of applications and services traversing networks from the branch to the data center.
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offers organizations the means to centrally manage and deliver desktops as a service to reduce costs, increase data security, and streamline desktop management while enabling anytime, anywhere access across a wide variety of devices. IT consumerization trends such as BYOD (bring your own device) and device diversity are accelerating VDI adoption, which is expected to double over the next year.
Many mid-market companies have invested significant time and resources to secure and back up their servers, client computers, data, and overall network infrastructure in what was the traditional client-server setup. Now, what were considered emerging technologies just a few years ago, cloud computing and virtualization have arrived on the scene, bringing both significant benefits and new challenges. Find out more about this transition to get the most out of your virtual environment.
You want to maximize the potential offered by new technologies and establish an advantage over your competitors, but you know the latest IT developments can also bring new security challenges. This practical guide helps you align essential IT security with your core business objectives
Virtualization promises to boost efficiency and cut costs. Whether you’re running applications on physical or virtual machines, you still need to stay vigilant to guard against the constant and growing hazard of malware and other cyberthreats that can put your business at risk. This guide will show you how.
Watson’s success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring, but the business impact of optimized systems design is just beginning. With smarter analytics solutions optimized on IBM Power Systems, you can put Watson's technology to work and ensure that you
NEC has introduced the Express5800/A2000 Series Servers to accommodate enterprise application demands with peak server reliability, availability, and serviceability. The new server architecture and NEC engineering functionality align well with many of the most important IT priorities in 2014, including virtualization, big data and advanced data analytics. With the Express5800/A2000 Servers, NEC has the opportunity to educate application owners and work with system integrators to drive awareness and ultimately investment in its new server platform, which will help drive customer value. In this white paper, you will learn how these next-generation servers from NEC are ready to accommodate some of today’s demanding workloads.
This paper addresses many common business challenges facing IT organizations, such as enabling mobile workstyles without compromising security, streamlining desktop management efforts as the number of employees in remote offices and offshore locations increases and making the user experience personal through self-service access to applications and desktops.