Server Virtualization

This term refers to the separation of the logical elements of a server and their function, CPU and memory, physical storage and the intervening input/output (I/O) paths from physical instantiation, and the ability to manage the associations between these elements to provide the basic list of capabilities through a nondisruptive process.

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171 results in Reports

  • Server Virtualization
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Strategic Benchmarks 2014: Server Virtualization

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives and their engineering teams often ask Forrester two questions about server virtualization: Have we virtualized as many workloads as our peers, and how...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Key Emerging Technologies Bring Opportunity To Chinese Businesses

    Chinese Enterprise Architects Must Lead Tech Research And Guide Usage To Realize Business Benefits

    Emerging technologies such as big data, mobility, and cloud are powering the age of the customer and creating a market where innovators disrupt traditional leaders and startups have greater...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Private Cloud Management And Infrastructure

    In 2013, over half of enterprises stated that in 2014, they will be prioritizing building a private cloud, when it was only introduced less than five years ago. Although enterprises have quickly...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: News UK Transformed Its Data Center To Become More Agile

    In the past decade, news media companies have witnessed substantial disruptive changes in their marketplace, spurring them to significantly accelerate their IT transformation initiatives. As we have...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing

    Cloud Formally Joins The IT Portfolio — Whether IT Likes It Or Not

    As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Business Technology Monitoring, Q3 2013, Part 4 Of 5

    Analysis Of Business Monitoring Technologies In The "Growth" Ecosystem Phase

    In Part 4 of Forrester's TechRadar™ series on business technology (BT) monitoring, we examine four technologies in the "Growth" ecosystem phase: application and middleware monitoring,...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: HyTrust Acquires HighCloud To Strengthen Its Cloud Management And Security

    Acquisition Is A Harbinger Of A Cloud Security Feeding Frenzy

    On November 7, 2013, HyTrust, best known as a virtualization security and compliance specialist, announced its acquisition of HighCloud Security, a cloud encryption provider, for an undisclosed sum....

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Four Common Private Cloud Strategies

    Align Your Expectations With Your Strategy

    From surveys, interviews, and inquiry calls, Forrester is seeing an emergence of four private cloud approaches that are driven by very different strategies and thus have variant scope and results....

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Breaking Down VMworld 2013

    VMware Delivers A Strong SDDC Message, An Incremental Cloud Story, And A Relatively Weak End User Computing Message

    Is the traditional data center about to be disrupted by the cloud? Not if VMware can help it. Last week's annual VMworld conference in San Francisco drew over 20,000 infrastructure and operations...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Avoiding The Compliance Challenges Of Software Virtualization

    Avoid Licensing Issues By Understanding The Rules And Employing Software Optimizing Technology

    There are many benefits associated with software virtualization, and the majority of Forrester clients have already started their virtualization journey. However, like any licensing metric, the devil...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Strategic Benchmarks 2013: IT Infrastructure

    Benchmarks: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    This report provides IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals with strategic benchmarks to compare their IT infrastructure budgets, priorities, motivations, and technology adoption to...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Capacity Management And Planning Tools In 2013

    Reap The Agility And Financial Benefits From Emerging Infrastructure

    The emergence of inexpensive server technology and cloud infrastructure has caused many IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals to simply dismiss the need for accurate workload and...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Evaluate New Converged Infrastructures To Underpin The Software-Defined Data Center

    The Next Evolution Of IT Infrastructure For Supporting Fully Virtualized Environments Takes A Storage-Centric Approach

    The transformation of virtual computing environments into fully software-defined data centers is disrupting the architecture of the underlying physical infrastructure. The recent wave of converged...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Server Virtualization Predictions For 2013

    The Battle Moves To The Management Layer

    I&O pros continue to rank the drive to improve IT infrastructure consolidation, availability, and agility — driven by virtualization — as a top priority. With nearly six in 10...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Rise Of The New Cloud Admin

    And No, It's Not Your Virtualization Manager

    Nearly half of all enterprise IT shops claim to be prioritizing private cloud investments in 2013, but both in the largest enterprises and those firms that are most aggressively investing in public...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Master The Eight Disruptors That Will Transform Business Technology Resiliency In 2013

    Landscape: The Business Technology Resiliency Playbook

    This report defines and dissects the intersections and future directions of the solutions that make up the business technology (BT) resiliency landscape. It also identifies and catalogs the vendors...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Software-Defined Data Center Is The Future Of Infrastructure Architecture

    Vision: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    Over the last two decades, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams have been in a race with complexity. As business requirements have mounted, generations of technology have been implemented...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Managing Virtual Server Capacity

    For one of the travel industry leaders and one of the largest data center operators in Europe, virtualization appeared to be the ideal solution for lowering infrastructure management costs and...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Optimize IT Infrastructure Around Key Workloads

    Landscape: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    The inside-out approach of engineers focused on technology for its own sake must stop: Your business cares about outcomes and holistic services, not server, storage, and network technologies. For too...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understand The True Cost Of Cloud Services

    Budgeting And Planning: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    Forrsights surveys show that enterprises are turning to the cloud for speed and lower cost — but are the savings really there? The answer isn't always obvious; it might be that your internal...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Brokers Become Change Agents

    Understanding The Cloud Broker Opportunity

    The rapid innovation of technology and business models spurred by cloud computing provides CIOs, as well as external providers, with a unique opportunity to redefine their relationships with the...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Cloud Maturity

    Assessment Framework: The Cloud Computing Playbook

    The business is pushing for new and innovative ways to increase top lines and pushing you to leverage cloud computing services as much as possible. On the flip side, you're also being asked to drive...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The CISO's Guide To Virtualization Security

    Get Off The Bench And Look Into Your Virtual Environment

    In today's data centers, IT often virtualizes new applications and workloads by default. Virtualization is the norm; deploying a physical server is the exception. The technology is mature and...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals: Cloud Computing, Q4 2011

    Maturity, Acquisitions, And Enterprise Experience Drive Cloud Use Forward

    With interest in and priority for investment in cloud rising, concern and challenges remain regarding what is (and isn't) a cloud computing service and which options are safe, mature choices. To help...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asian Urbanization Creates Opportunities For ICT Suppliers

    With increasing urbanization, Asian cities will undergo rapid transformation, creating opportunities for vendors that align themselves with city-level objectives. City opportunities are growing...

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