Taking the Leap to Virtualization

Read this whitepaper to learn how virtualization offers dramatic benefits for midsize companies, including efficiency, cost savings, and increased reliability and performance. Find out the best way to implement a virtualization solution to allow you to do more with less and free up IT staff to focus on strategic projects that help your company grow.
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Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery: Five Critical Decisions

This paper explores the five critical decisions organizations must adhere to when building a backup and recovery plan to prevent the complexity of virtualization that complicates IT services and the day-to-day of IT professionals across industries. It covers complete backup and recovery solutions, purpose built for organizations with specific virtualization requirements.
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Accelerate your Success through Virtualization

This executive summary provides insight into the challenges organizations face when moving to a virtualized environment and covers best practices and solutions to help. Learn more about Symantec's unique solution to IT environments looking to take full advantage of virtualization.
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A Rational approach to integration testing

Developers must deliver high-quality applications while limiting their testing expenses. In this challenging environment, a combination of automated integration testing and test virtualization can enable test teams to improve software quality and keep up with the rate of change.
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End to end testing for SAP applications powered by IBM

Join this webcast to know how testing for SAP powered by IBM confers not just automated functional testing and performance testing but goes beyond to help you reduce testing efforts by 40% to 50% by enabling impact analysis and test scope optimization. Virtualization capability helps bring integration testing earlier into the life-cycle allowing you to know whether the integration of SAP and non-SAP system works before actually deploying it. Join this webcast to know the next generation testing for SAP powered by IBM.
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Assessing the TCO of Unified vs. Parallel Backup Solutions for Virtual Environments

This whitepaper first discusses what to look for in a virtualization protection solution and then considers the merits of a separate solution for protecting one's virtual environment, compared with using a unified solution that offers comparable virtualization protection capabilities. Near the back of this document is a guide to assessing the total cost of ownership for separate vs. unified solutions for protecting the virtual components of a modern infrastructure. This paper is being released in tandem with an ESG Lab Report that assesses Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and its virtualization protection technologies.
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IT Informatik Case Study

IT Informatik chose a full virtualization strategy, based on IBM® PowerLinux™ servers with IBM PowerVM® virtualization and Live Partition Mobility, to manage its SAP hosting services. The new solution slashes IT operational costs by more than 50 percent and enables IT-Informatik to set up new customer environments 80 percent faster.
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IBM Power VM Virtualization Technology on IBM Power7 Systems

This technical white paper presents benchmark results showing greater VM consolidation ratios than demonstrated in previous benchmarks and demonstrating the extent of the performance lead that PowerVM virtualization technologies deliver over x86-based add-on virtualization products. The tests, running two workload benchmarks of different consolidation ratios on POWER7 processor-based and comparable Intel-based systems, demonstrate the exceptional performance and scalability of PowerVM virtualization technologies compared to VMware vSphere1 on an x86-based platform.
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Total Economic Impact Study of IBM Storwize V7000 by Forrester

IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying Storwize V7000. This study illustrates the potential financial impact of using Storwize V7000 as a disk system and also to virtualize existing storage assets. The risk-adjusted ROI described in the study is 150% with a breakeven point (payback period) of only 15 months after deployment.
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