By Chris Knotts, PMP – ASPE Creative Director
Last week, we offered four free white papers exploring several virtualization topics which are highly relevant to the ongoing “virtualization explosion.” This rapid growth in virtualization technology is having a huge impact on IT efficiency, cloud computing, and business transformation.
But what is virtualization? When you operate in the technology sector, as we do, it’s easy to forget that virtualization is still in the process of entering the mainstream. So for folks who just want a high-level view of what virtualization is, we offer our first white paper for this week: “Virtualization 101.”
Our second white paper is “VMware View 5: What’s New?” As enterprise virtualization has begun to be widely adopted, VMware has established itself as a primary player in the virtualization product space for enterprise cloud computing. We take a look at the most recent version of VMware’s View product for end users in the enterpriseand what it can offer in terms of new features.
Today’s two white papers are brought to you in conjunction with Global Knowledge.
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White Paper #1 – Virtualization 101
What exactly is virtualization and how can it help your company? The term ‘virtualization’ can be applied to many aspects of an IT infrastructure: applications, networks, storage, hardware, and end-users. In this white paper, we’ll define virtualization and focus on how certain trends, such as server virtualization, are changing the datacenter. We’ll look at what makes virtualization so compelling to companies in terms of efficiencies, improved resource utilization, cost reductions, and automation, to name a few. We’ll also address the ways in which virtualization optimizes the performance of servers, desktops, applications, and users. This white paper covers:
- What is Virtualization?
- Advantages of Virtualization
- Types of Virtualization
- Major Virtualization Players
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White Paper #2 – VMware View 5: What’s New?
VMware View 5 leverages many of the improvements present in vSphere 5 from a virtual machine perspective. The central focus on View 5 appears to be in improving the end user’s experience to near-native, allowing for greater flexibility in both how the virtual desktops are presented and in the actual capabilities within these desktops. These changes include enhancing the performance of the PC over IP protocol (PCoIP) to connect users to their virtual desktops, allowing much greater optimization on throttling and caching than there was in the previous version. VMware states that these changes alone can result in up to 75% bandwidth reduction over the previous version. There are also numerous improvements to how virtual desktops are managed and provisioned. This white paper covers the following major updates to VMware View:
- PCoIP Improvements
- Enhanced End User Experience
- View Media Services
- View Persona Management
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