Virtualisation Whitepapers

Agile BI and Reporting Solutions

In today’s global, dynamic environment, agile and pervasive business intelligence (BI) is critical to success. Traditional approaches to BI separate transactional and analytical data through physical data replication resulting in complex, multi-tiered BI infrastructures that were not designed to be agile. Despite advances in BI technology, the traditional approach struggles to access dynamic data across

Data Virtualization Goes Mainstream

Over the past 25 years, the revolution of business information systems and their corresponding data stores have transformed how global organizations produce and use information. This has happened in three parallel realms across overlapping time frames – enterprise business applications, personal productivity and content applications, and the Web. Learn more by downloading this whitepaper

Data Warehouse Off-loading

The data warehouse off-loading cookbook is a deep dive into one of the data virtualization patterns that are vital in a modern data processing infrastructure. This document will explain what a hybrid data warehouse is, what role each of the components plays in the big picture and how to implement successful data warehouse offloading in

The State of Virtualization: Overcoming Management Complexity Challenges and Benefits of Optimized Infrastructures

If one technology has changed how companies have done business over the past decade, it’s server virtualization. Virtualization has allowed IT to “run faster and jump higher,” offering IT capabilities that are not available with physical servers. Server virtualization has evolved beyond simple test and development environments to become an accepted practice, providing substantial operational

Developing a Cap-and-Grow Strategy

There are many ways to take advantage of the rich set of collaboration tools provided by Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Lync). IT leaders should consider a cap-and-grow strategy where investment dollars in legacy systems are capped and the financial and IT resources are reallocated to grow Skype for Business.

5 Essential Characteristics of a Winning Virtualization Platform

To meet the requirements of a dynamic business, your IT organization needs to deliver the highest levels of application performance and availability in a cost-effective manner. That’s the idea behind VMware vSphere with Operations Management™. vSphere with Operations Management offers you the world’s most trusted virtualization platform with critical operational capabilities for performance monitoring and

Virtualization: The Secret to a Better-Performing Business

Over the past decade, businesses of all sizes have been virtualizing servers, applications, and desktops at a rapid pace—with technology research firm Gartner estimating that at least half of businesses globally have deployed some form of virtualization. Interestingly, for the first time, smaller businesses are expected to be more aggressive about virtualizing higher proportions of

How Virtualization is Key to Managing Risk

Losses from unplanned downtime are tens of billions of dollars every year When Hurricane Sandy hit, businesses of all sizes suffered greatly. The insured losses are estimated at more than $20 billion, and the total economic damage at more than $50 billion. The aftermath of the deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japanwas even more