White Papers

White Papers

General

Virtual Hosting

Tried, Proven, and Green: An Analyisis of Virtual Hosting.

VMware Hosting

An Analysis of the Power and Cost-Savings Benefits of VMware.

Virtualization Overview

Get an overview of the different types of Virtualization that exist in the industry today.

VMware Paravirtualization

Understanding full Virtualization, Paravirtualization, and Hardware Assist.

Virtualization: Architectural Considerations and Other EvaluationCriteria

Examine the architectural issues, solution support and enterprise readiness required when deploying a virtualization solution.

Building the Virtualized Enterprise With VMware Infrastructure

Learn how to create a scalable and responsive IT organization with VMware Infrastructure.

Addendum to Microsoft Virtualization Licensing and Distribution Terms

Read about new developments and additional details related to the white paper on Microsoft virtualization licensing and business practices.

Microsoft Virtualization Licensing and Distribution Terms

Learn about Microsoft’s licensing and business practices for virtualization and how Microsoft restricts usage of virtualization.

 

Server Consolidation

Building the Virtualized Enterprise With VMware Infrastructure

This paper clarifies how adopting VMware Infrastructure – the combination of server, storage and networking virtualization technologies -as a fundamental IT strategy helps organizations achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

Reducing Server Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) With VMware

This paper explains how leading VMware customers have achieved considerable improvements in IT infrastructure TCO by virtualizing their datacenters. It also indicates how prospective VMware customers can estimate their own potential TCO and return on investment (ROI).

Using ESX Server and VirtualCenter to Reduce Oracle Real Application Clusters Deployment Costs and Cycle Times

This paper describes the steps necessary to clone Real Application Cluster nodes with ESX Server and VirtualCenter.

Improving Economics of Blades using VMware

This marketing whitepaper emphasizes cost advantages and operational benefits of deploying VMware software on blades platform.

Best Practices on ESX Server

This technical whitepaper covers best practices of deploying virtual infrastructure.

20:1 Consolidation and Server Virtualization Solution

These whitepapers developed in collaboration by Intel, IBM, and VMware describe technical architecture and business advantage of server consolidation with VMware virtual infrastructure on enterprise class Intel architecture servers.

Server Consolidation with VMware and HP ProLiant

This whitepaper developed by HP describes the advantages of deploying VMware software on HP servers.

IT Consolidation with Linux

This high-level whitepaper developed by HP describes various methods of consolidating Linux environments from virtualization to superdome.

Using VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter 4.5 with ESX Server

This whitepaper covers best practices of protecting data deployed on virtual infrastructure with VERITAS NetBackup software.

OS Migration

OS Migration and Legacy Application Support Using VMware Virtual Machine Software.

Recentralizing Server Sprawl Through VMware

This whitepaper covers best strategies to cost savings.

VMware: Tool for Server Consolidation

Summary from D.H. Brown on Server Consolidation.

 

Development and Testing

Develop, Test, and Deploy Faster with VMware Software

This high level whitepaper describes several scenarios where virtual infrastructure dramatically improves test and development optimization.

Streamlining Patch Testing and Deployment with LANDesk

This whitepaper describes a solution for patch management based on integration of LANDesk Management Suite and VMware GSX Server.

 

Business Continuity

Transforming Disaster Recovery

This paper covers how to use VMware Infrastructure for rapid, reliable and cost-effective disaster recovery.

Building the Virtualized Enterprise With VMware Infrastructure

This paper clarifies how adopting VMware Infrastructure – the combination of server, storage and networking virtualization technologies -as a fundamental IT strategy helps organizations achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

Making Your Business Disaster Ready with Virtual Infrastructure

This paper describes several examples of improving the costs and disaster response time with VMware virtual infrastructure.

VMware ESX Server Backup

This paper covers how ESX Server provides many possibilities for backup, restore and disaster recovery in data center management.

 

Desktop Manageability and Security

Manage and Standardize Guest PC Access with VMware ACE

This solution datasheet describes the challenges of guest access and solution using VMware ACE.

Manageable and Safe Remote Access with VMware ACE

This solution datasheet describes the challenges of remote access and solution using VMware ACE.

VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Server Sizing and Scaling

This white paper describes the testing methodology, results, and analysis and sizing guidelines for setting up Virtual Desktop Infrastructure using VMware Infrastructure 3.

Addressing Desktop Challenges with a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

This solution datasheet describes the benefits of using VMware Virtaul Desktop Infrastructure to address challenges in desktop management for TCO, security and resource utilization.

Using VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for Offsite Desktop Management

This solution datasheet describes the benefits of using VMware Virtaul Desktop Infrastructure to address challenges in offsite desktop management.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

This white paper discusses how:

  1. VDI simplifies desktop administrative and management tasks
  2. Users access virtual desktops running in the data center
  3. Technology supports both PCs and thin clients
  4. Desktop security and data protection are centralized
  5. Access can be easily extended to remote users

 

Software Lifecycle Automation

VMware Software Lifecycle Automation Solutions

This paper covers VMware software lifecycle automation solutions, which support a wide range of deployment scenarios from individual users to large multi-site teams.

Virtual Lab Automation

Across the board, enterprise software development organizations are grappling with server sprawl, setup and provisioning overhead, and costly system failures. This paper discussed how Virtual Lab Automation (VLA) can substantially mitigate these problems, and thus become a new and critical “best practice” component in any software development and test environment.