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Boldly navigating towards IT-as-a-Service
By VMware | 16/8/2011
The Passage to ITaaS via Virtualisation and the Cloud It’s hard to find a CIO who hasn’t started along the path towards virtualisation. Yet while the first leg of the journey delivers impressive gains, CIOs with the vision to deliver ITaaS stand to reap far greater rewards. Read on.
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IT Value Transformation Road Map
By VMware | 4/5/2011
This cloud computing strategy brief presents a virtualization- and private-cloud-centric model for IT value transformation. It combines key findings from several primary research studies into a three-stage transformation road map.
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Architecting a vCloud
By VMware | 4/5/2011
Architecting a vCloud is intended to serve as a reference for cloud architects. The target audience is VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) familiar with VMware products, particularly VMware vSphere (vCenter Server, ESXi, vShield Manager), vCenter Chargeback, and vCloud Director. Before proceeding with the rest of this document you should have read the vCloud service definition for the type of cloud you are building (private or public). This document is not intended as a substitute for detailed product documentation, nor is it a step-by-step guide for installing a vCloud. Also, you should have access to the following documentation referred to throughout this document for step-by-step instructions on installing and configuring various components.
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VMware and Cloud Computing: An Evolutionary Approach to an IT Revolution
By VMware | 4/5/2011
During the past 40 years, information technology has undergone many revolutions in how applications and data have been delivered to users. Mainframes provided a centralized computation facility where end users consumed resources on a shared basis. Client-server architectures offered flexibility and lowered computing costs while bringing more power to the desktop. Mobile computing introduced the notion of anytime, anywhere application access from a laptop or handheld device. Now cloud computing offers a new approach that will enable you to deliver IT services on demand. Read on.
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VMware vCloud Overview
By VMware | 4/5/2011
VMware vCloud™ technologies offer a secure, logical and measured approach toward transitioning to cloud computing—an approach which pools IT resources more effectively to provide more flexible and dynamic services that can be quickly self-provisioned by end-users.
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Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications on VMware vSphere
By VMware | 19/10/2010
In the past, most VMware® customers started their virtualization journey with the “easy applications”, such as test/dev environments and infrastructure applications. Starting at the low-end of the application spectrum helped customers to minimize risk while quickly virtualizing 20 percent to 30 percent of their infrastructure. Read on.
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Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications: A Critical Step on the Journey Toward the Private Cloud
By VMware | 19/10/2010
Virtualization has evolved rapidly since it first began to be used on x86 servers in 2003, mainly for test and development. By 2007, the second generation, Virtualization 2.0, was under way, and the focus was consolidating production applications. Read on.
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Microsoft® Exchange 2010 on VMware® Best Practices Guide
By VMware | 19/10/2010
E-mail has become one of the most critical applications in an organization’s IT infrastructure. Organizations increasingly rely on messaging tools for individual and organizational effectiveness. As a result, messaging administrators face a constant challenge as they continually seek to manage the conflicting demands of availability, agility, and cost. Read on.
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