Server Virtualization is the process of presenting a logical grouping or subset of computing resources so that they can be accessed in ways that give benefits over the original configuration. This new virtual view of the resources is not restricted by the implementation, geographic location or the physical configuration of underlying resources. Commonly virtualized resources include computing power and data storage.
Selecting the right virtual-aware anti-malware solution is more important now than ever. Read this white paper to learn the risks associated with virtualization, and the options available for your security needs.
How can your midsize business meet new demands for data storage with limited resources? In this eguide, you’ll find out that this innovative solution can radically improve storage performance—while minimizing expenses
Hear real world examples from service virtualization and mainframe experts about the way service virtualization can enable continuous integration to increase quality, reduce cost, and decrease project risk.
Testing service-oriented architectures and other distributed systems has provided a wealth of expertise. Eight key lessons about avoiding some of the most common testing pitfalls are described, together with methods for mitigating certain issues.
Read the paper from Winter Research, Inc sharing details on the dramatic savings brought by IBM Rational automated test solutions. Learn about the positive ROI from an increased ability minimizing the cost and time to identify errors.
Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, shares how to deliver higher quality software by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing
A though leadership white paper discusses how virtualization, cloud computing, and the proliferation of smart devices are helping companies meet their goals and be more effective with their IT investments but are placing increased demands on the datacenter network. Organizations can no longer afford to treat the datacenter network as an afterthought, and it is not sufficient to simply throw more ports or bandwidth at the problem. IBM offers a portfolio of datacenter network planning, integration, and management services designed to maximize customers' DCN success. By working with customers to plan and implement the appropriate network design at the beginning of an IT project, IBM can help customers meet their business requirements, minimize operating costs, and build in flexibility for the future.
Virtualization is one of the most highly demanded of all IT projects this decade because it enables enterprises to reduce capex and opex costs and at the same time increase business efficiency and agility. However, implementing, supporting, and managing virtualization can often be difficult tasks, especially as deployments increase in scale and complexity and impact more areas of the datacenter. These more complex infrastructures often require highly skilled engineers with in-depth business knowledge and systems management capabilities. Projects such as infrastructure optimization and automation initiatives for self-service provisioning are key because they enable enterprises to streamline business processes and utilize cloud strategies and mobility solutions. IDC shows how partnering with experts who can implement, optimize, support, and manage virtualized environments may be the right course of action. By utilizing partners, enterprises will be able to avoid some of the potential pit
This report defines storage-centric virtualized infrastructure, its opportunity and use cases, and the emerging vendor landscape that IT infrastructure and operations groups should evaluate as they purse the software-defined data center.
The time is right for your organization to benefit from the greater hardware utilization, decreased capital expenditures, reduced power and cooling costs, accelerated productivity and enhanced disaster recovery delivered by server virtualization.
Server virtualization is no longer a luxury but an essential part of the modern data center. By combining the workloads of several underused servers, you can get more out of your hardware when IT budgets stay flat, even as demand goes up.