Virtualisation Whitepapers


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6 Tips for building a future-ready infrastructure
By Dell | 16/6/2015
Big data, mobility, compute-intensive apps, virtualisation, and cloud computing tax enterprise servers and swiftly changed the face of enterprise IT. This guide prepares decision-makers to choose servers that meet their current needs, while building a flexible, reliable and scalable infrastructure, survive a constantly evolving IT infrastructure environment and explains the 6 factors they must keep in mind to handle future requirements.
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IDC MaturityScape: software license optimisation
By Flexera | 18/5/2015
Managing the software licensing landscape within most companies is a complex task, which is made more complicated by the sheer number of contracts to be managed (hundreds, if not thousands) as well as the different types of licenses that must be administered. This IDC MaturityScape will enable organisations to refine or develop strategies for effective software license optimisation. Software license complexity will cost organizations an average of 25% of their software license budgets in 2015, industry trends such as virtualisation, cloud, and increased flexibility in software licensing have added to this challenge, IT buyers should understand the key triggers and be especially vigilant with license management.
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Dell PowerEdge R730xd 12500 mailbox resiliency Microsoft Exchange 2013 storage solution
By Dell | 24/3/2015
This technical whitepaper discusses Dell's solution for 12,500 Exchange mailboxes with 5GB mailbox size supporting up to 150 messages per day in a three-copy DAG. The solution uses the internal storage of the Dell PowerEdge R730xd server along with the attached storage of the Dell Storage MD1400 server for storing the Exchange mailbox databases and transaction logs.
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Unified communications, efficient IT: Microsoft Lync enterprise voice solution for 5,000 users with Dell PowerEdge R630
By Dell | 24/3/2015
Design and implement a comprehensive Microsoft Lync solution, including Enterprise Voice, with best practices in mind. The virtualised solution described in this paper accommodates up to 5,000 users and leverages Dell servers, wired/wireless networking and client devices, along with third-party gateways.
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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Virtualised Reference Architecture with Dell PowerEdge FX2
By Dell | 24/3/2015
This paper showcases a sample reference configuration of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database on Dell PowerEdge FX2, outlining how to design a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V based reference architecture, and leverage the architecture for the SQL Server database alongside other workloads. It ensures high availability at all infrastructure tiers – compute, network, storage and database application. IT administrators and architects will learn the best practices in designing and implementing a virtualised infrastructure for Microsoft SQL Server database with Dell PowerEdge FX2.
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Pioneering cloud client development worldwide
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Cloud-based client-computing is an exciting area of IT right now. A growing number of businesses are choosing thin clients to overcome the challenges of traditional client environments, namely complexity and cost. As a result, many are building virtualised desktop infrastructures (VDIs) featuring thin or zero clients. Dell Cloud Client-Computing is at the technological edge of this market, and its Wyse- branded products are developing fast in line with customer needs.
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Web-scale infrastructure at any scale
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Consolidate compute and storage into a single chassis with Dell XC Series web-scale converged appliances, powered by Nutanix software. XC Series appliances install quickly, integrate easily into any data centre, and can be deployed for multiple virtualised workloads including desktop virtualisation, test and development, and private cloud projects.
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VDI performance comparison: Dell PowerEdge FX2 and FC430 servers with VMware Virtual SAN
By Dell | 23/3/2015
Principled Technologies tested to VDI solutions to find the number of virtual sessions each solution could support: (1) a Dell PowerEdge FX2 with Dell PowerEdge FC430 server sleds and FD332 storage using VMware Virtual SAN and (2) a fiver year old legacy Cisco UCS B200 M2 blade solution using a traditions SAN.
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Building the Next-Gen Data Centre
By Dell | 18/3/2015
What’s wrong with enterprise IT today? Most IT leaders agree that it’s infrastructure that’s too expensive, inflexible and difficult to manage. This whitepaper looks at: why the top concern among IT leaders is that they “can’t implement fast enough to meet business goals”, which three common IT problems cause the inability to meet business needs on time, and how to use optimised converged infrastructure to reduce both staff and budget pressures.
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PBBAs tap into key data protection trends to drive strong market growth
By Symantec | 17/3/2015
The proliferation of 3rd Platform computing, characterized by mobile, social media, big data/analytics, and cloud workloads, is driving significant change in data protection requirements. This whitepaper looks at: why disk (not tape)-based data protection has become the new standard, how PBBA’s can offer advantages over the “do it yourself” integration that have been popular in the past and the 5 key trends that have led to the rapid market growth of PBBAs.
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