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The 2011 Focus Experts’ Guide to Server Virtualization

Server virtualization is a top priority for midsize businesses in 2011. It offers immediate benefits to organizations of all sizes, although the benefits may differ between large and small. This guide will help you to understand what server virtualization is, where it fits in the overall virtualization landscape, how to determine if and how it can help your business, and how to choose the best solution for your specific needs.
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Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle vs. SQL Server

The database is an essential component of enterprise applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM). This white paper outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms. How do the two compare when it comes to reliability, scalability, and total cost of ownership (TCO) when integrated with enterprise software?
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How to Overcome SQL Server Maintenance Challenges

For SQL server administrators, it is very important to analyze SQL server performance and storage structure regularly, and get information that will help to manage SQL server capacity, performance and storage issues, as well as its forecast future requirements. Administrators should be completely aware of the entire SQL server environment and the status of different performance and storage parameters. Download the white paper.
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TCO Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5

While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data centers. While some are attracted to the ability to modify source code as needed, many are attracted to the perceived cost savings of open source. This white paper compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of one open source and one commercial application server.
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Extending Server Virtualization to the Desktop

Server virtualization isn’t a new concept. But the benefits of extending server virtualization to the desktop may not be common knowledge. A virtual desktop solution can allow companies to run virtualized PCs and computer desktops on servers located inside the data center. Besides allowing centralized management, this setup can improve security and deliver new capabilities to the user. Learn about other benefits.
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KernSafe iStorage Server High-Availability iSCSI SAN for Windows Server 2008

KernSafe iStorage Server is an IP SAN solution that allows for quick exporting of existing storages, such as disk images, physical disks, partitions, etc., to a client’s machines. The software thus delivers immediate benefits, allowing storage to be consolidated, virtualized, and centrally managed. This document gives you detailed step-by-step instructions on KernSafe iStorage Server configuring for Windows Server 2008.
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Cascade Server

Cascade Server is a web content management (WCM) solution designed around extensible markup language (XML) and for any network environment. Cascade Server is accessible through any Internet-connected browser. The solution gives IT departments the ability to decentralize the management of their web site, and helps organizations maintain a high-quality standards-compliant web site, while providing deployment flexibility, a zero footprint client, and implementation in less than a month.
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The 12 Pitfalls of IT Systems Management

Availability and performance of mission-critical applications is no longer a luxury. If applications fail, or suffer from low performance levels, revenues and customers are lost. IT operations managers and administrators need to adopt both server monitoring and capacity planning solutions that can be quickly deployed, automate processes, and adapt to changing enterprise situations—without breaking IT budgets.
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Impact of HBA Performance on Server Virtualization

Server consolidation is the reason enterprises deploy server virtualization technologies across their data centers, improving server and processor use. As more virtual servers are consolidated onto a single server, demand is increased on the central processing unit (CPU) and host bus interfaces. However, you can do more with less by deploying a fibre channel host bus adapter, enhancing your server consolidation levels.
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