Architecture Whitepapers


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New model for IT: Cloud service provider
By VMware Australia | 8/2/2016

In Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) architectures, all infrastructure—including compute, storage, and networking—is virtualized, pooled, and delivered on demand. The agility and flexibility of the SDDC enables enterprises to drive innovation, accelerate business velocity, establish competitive advantage, and reduce overall IT costs. This infographic shows the critical role that VMware NSX network virtualization plays in the SDDC to help enterprises achieve exceptional speed, agility, security, and economics.

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Quick take: Dell’s FX architecture holds promise to power modern services
By Dell | 3/11/2015

This whitepaper reviews the underlying pressures on server architecture and highlights the need for architects to open their lenses and consider alternatives to the standard 19-inch rack server that dominates enterprise deployments today.

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The 2015 guide to WAN architecture & design
By Silver Peak | 23/6/2015

This e-book describes a hypothetical company as it reviews its traditional approach to WAN design and how it evolves its practices to meet their goals. This e-book includes a summary of the key components to WAN, 10 key architecture and design considerations and how businesses can grow their network while controlling costs and maintaining security.

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Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon View Reference Architecture
By Dell | 23/3/2015

This whitepaper describes the Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon View Reference Architecture scaling from 50 to 50,000+ virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users. And it describes solution options encompass a combination of solution models including local disks, iSCSI or Fibre Channel based storage options. This document addresses the architecture design, configuration and implementation considerations for the key components of the architecture required to deliver virtual desktops via VMware Horizon View on VMware vSphere 5.

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Network virtualisation with Dell Infrastructure and VMware NSX
By Dell | 23/3/2015

Companies with limited IT staff and budget are looking for simple, integrated and validated architectures. Dell and VMware have teamed to provide a converged infrastructure solution to meet these requirements. The solution is tested, validated and supported by Dell, providing customers a single trusted partner that can streamline procurement and services. To simplify deployment, Dell and VMware deliver a validated reference architecture.

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Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 on Dell PowerEdge R630 with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
By Dell | 23/3/2015

Design and deploy a virtualised Microsoft SharePoint solution for up to 5,000 users on PowerEdge R630 with Hyper-V. This reference architecture guide provides enterprise application virtualisation design principles and best practices for high availability at every layer of the deployment: infrastructure, hypervisor and application. You'll also find information regarding hardware abstraction, resource consolidation, hardware and networking components, high-level technical specifications and deployment verification.

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A foundation for next-generation data centre security
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 12/1/2015

This whitepaper discusses the need for an application delivery controller that addresses new and traditional challenges present in highly dynamic enterprise cloud architecture.

· The ever-present budgetary pressures to do more with less means the foundation for stronger security must be built using existing data centre infrastructure

· One particular ADC delivers an extensive portfolio of essential data centre security capabilities

· The net result is a strong foundation for next-generation data centre security that is also cost effective

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Mobilising Windows apps
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 12/1/2015

This whitepaper gives an overview of how FlexCast Services constructed and demonstrated an efficient way of delivering Windows applications to remote users. •Look at a conceptual architecture created by FlexCast Services to meet the desired project objectives •Find a breakdown of the detailed architecture based on a standardised five-layer model •See a recommendation for a prescribed roadmap to getting the bed out of a XenApp client

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SQL Server best practices on Tintri - stand-alone instances
By Tintri | 9/1/2015

Written for SQL DBAs, IT Administrators and Architects responsible for the running SQL Database servers within their virtual infrastructures powered by Tintri VMstore™ storage appliances.

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Tintri FlashFirst design: storage intelligence for virtualized environments
By Tintri | 9/1/2015

Built on the industry's first and leading application-aware storage architecture, Tintri Vmstore delivers performance for thousands of VMs with sub-millisecond latencies using a patented hybrid flash and disk storage architecture. This technical paper discusses how Tintri FlashFirst Design including VM-level QoS works and how it makes virtualization simple, predictable, and efficient.

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