Virtualization


Cost-Effective, High-Availability on Virtualized Servers for SMBs

Server virtualization is not just for large businesses anymore.

Five Virtualization Best Practices That Can Transform Enterprise IT

To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.

Analysis: Behind Oracle's Acquisition of Virtual Iron

Oracle's move shakes up the virtualization status quo

Virtualization: Where's the Business Value?

How did IT ever fall for the vendor's business value proposition for server virtualization?

What Downturn? IT Shops Still Spending

Seventy percent of CIOs say they'll spend money on new or expanded IT initiatives this year, including information security, virtualization, and data center efficiency.

Overcoming Security Objections to a Virtual Infrastructure

Proper planning that includes addressing security will help you reap the benefits of virtualization and satisfy those who ensure business continuity and protect corporate data.

Virtualization, Storage, and the Truth about Hypervisors (Part 2 of 3)

Even if the hypervisor does its job reasonably well, if a resource misbehaves, the consequences for the virtual server environment could be huge.



Seven Ways to Tackle Unexpected Server I/O Costs

Why the solution to I/O sprawl is I/O virtualization.

Virtualization: Spin or Wobble? (Part 1 of 3)

When you look closer, the spin around VMware benefits starts to wobble quickly when you do the math.

Unix Proves It’s Still Full of Life

Unix, the quintessential enterprise workhorse, still has a lot going for it.

Sun Unveils New Xeon-based “Open Network” Servers

Sun says its Nehalem product line is “significantly differentiated” from other Xeon 550-based systems in a very crowded market.

Virtualization Best Practices: Tweaked Proverbs

Despite the novelty of virtualization (along with its unforeseen applications), tried-and-true axioms and sage wisdom of the past -- albeit with new twists -- can guide best practices while treading uncovered ground.

Virtualization Benefits: Beyond Server Consolidation

Virtualization has provided economic benefits, but there are more benefits to be had.

Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

Major upgrade expands VMware support, Open Storage integration, and Active Directory support

Q&A: Getting Virtualization Right

How can IT determine what should be virtualized, then know when the right mix has been achieved?

Everything's Coming up Virtual

In a tough economic climate, IT organizations will look to virtualization to reduce TCO, slash their energy costs, and keep up with competitors

Computing in the Clouds: Enterprise-Ready by 2015

According to Gartner, cloud computing still has some maturing to do

SHARE Survey Sheds Light on Virtual Trends

IT is moving toward total enterprise virtualization, a strategy that proposes to transform both the practice and the purpose of virtualization.

Multi-Core Enterprise Computing: A Ferrari Engine in a Go-Cart

Chip densities are doubling every 24 months, but a new report says few applications can take advantage of the change.

Avoiding Downtime in Virtualized Environments

Virtualization can create single points of failure. We show you how to protect yourself.