Virtualisation Whitepapers


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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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Cloud benefits for ITSM service management
By BMC Software Australia | 16/3/2015
The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. This whitepaper looks at: the reasons service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect IT’s ability to meet an organisation’s needs, why the market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of ITSM vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management, which benefits an organisation can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment
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How to build a service management hub for digital service innovation
By BMCMedia | 16/3/2015
In the technology-enabled enterprise, business agility depends on IT. This paper explores how you can increase agility by moving to the cloud and creating a service management hub for digital service innovation. Find out:the five considerations for building a successful services hub: capabilities, integrations, visibility, the platform, and the partner, how a successful service hub can fulfil the mission of accelerating IT to the speed of business and how the cloud facilitates transformation by freeing the organisation to focus on its core competencies
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Massively Scalable, Intrinsically Simple: The Virtualised Data Center
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
This Field Report validates our impressive lab findings with feedback from the field: six customers who have Tintri storage in production environments. While each customer has a unique own story to tell, we found that everyone documented a compelling value proposition based on TCO factors. Throughout our research we found that Tintri’s approach provides significantly lower TCO than traditional storage solutions. Here is a quick review of some of the most significant items in light of what we've just heard.
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Buyer's Checklist to Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Servers
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
In this Buyer's Checklist, we describe how these storage systems differ from traditional arrays, provide insights into some of their unique features and offer guidance on evaluating, purchasing and deploying these storage systems.
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Global Financial Management Firm Implements Desktop Virutalization to Meet Needs for Centralized Management and Performance
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
In response to the desktop performance challenges of their widely dispersed workforce, a global financial management firm leveraged a VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment with Tintri VMstore to meet end-user performance needs while reducing the burden on IT.
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Comparing Enterprise Storage Options For Virtualized and Cloud Environments
By Tintri | 9/3/2015
IT organisations increasingly are turning to new storage solutions that are purpose-built for virtualisation and cloud, with a focus on application-aware designs that provide VM-level visibility and control across the entire infrastructure.
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