Virtualization

Case Study

Oberoi Group Takes to VDI to Streamline Operations

Here’s how the Oberoi Group took to implementing a VDI solution to streamline their internal operations and better control costs.

Fareportal Takes to Desktop Virtualization to Save On Real Estate Costs

Fareportal, a travel company that operates in the US, Canadian and European markets, was looking to implement a solution that would help in balancing the costs of its growing Indian delivery center against the rising real estate prices prevalent in the region.

Amman Stock Exchange Ensures High Availability with Storage Virtualization

When the Amman Stock Exchange’s IT team found problems with high availability last year, they came up with an elegant virtualisation solution to tackle the risks associated with downtime.

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Feature

CIOs Need to Break Organizational Barriers for SDDC Success: Arun Parameswaran, VMware

“Philosophically, and in terms of architectural viewpoints, CIOs have realized that the software-defined enterprise or software-defined datacenter has arrived. However, mass adoption of Software-defined Data centers will take time.”

Sophos CEO, Kris Hagerman, on A World of Cloud-based Security

Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman has overseen a year of super growth, which he claims is due to a new Cloud management platform, a channel first distribution model and the stumbling of the big security players.

Virtualizing Oracle Software: Don't Pay for What You Don't Need

Moving Oracle databases to virtual infrastructure may not result in software savings. Here's why, and what you can do about it.

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How-To

Master MySQL In The Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services offer new challenges and flexibility for database admins -- here's how to avoid the pitfalls and tune for performance.

How To Virtualize Mission-Critical Applications

Virtualizing Tier 1 applications is a crucial step in attaining the full benefits of cloud-era architecture, but it's not a simple one. Successfully virtualizing these mission-critical applications require thought and care.

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Interview

ViPR is Our Answer to Software-defined Storage: Amitabh Srivastava, EMC

Amitabh Srivastava, president for EMC’s Advanced Software Division is the man behind the storage giant’s much-talked about software-defined storage (SDS) initiatives. He talks in detail about EMC’s ViPR and why SDS has been wrongly-defined so far.

My Job is to Hallucinate: Unisys CTO

Jim Thompson, CTO, Unisys, talks to Computerworld India about the company’s Forward! solution, the state of the Unix mission critical market and how India figures in Unisys’s future plans.

VMware’s Cloud R&D Chief Talks Hybrid Cloud

Ray O'Farrell, Corporate Senior Vice President for Cloud Infrastructure R&D at VMware on why VMware does not want to miss the ‘hybrid cloud’ boat.

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Video

Computerworld Tech Update: 14 - 18 Oct, 2013

In this roundup of tech news for the week 14 - 18 October, 2013 we talk about security, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook and VMware.

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News

Citrix, HP, VMware and EMC take Top Honours in IDC Customer Choice Survey

EMC, VMware, HP and Citrix have come out on top in the latest vendor Customer Choice awards.

AWS upgrades highlight growing focus on cloud management

Amazon Web Services is hoping better management tools will convince enterprises to move more applications to the cloud, but getting their internal management processes right is even more important than anything the vendor can offer.

Google cuts cloud prices by 30 per cent

Google has announced its latest round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, now 30 per cent cheaper than previous offerings, and 40 per cent less expensive than competing offerings for many workloads, the company claimed.

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Opinion

US Intelligence Agency Wants Brain-like Algorithms for Complex Information Processing

Getting computers to think like humans has been a scientific goal for years -- IBM recently said it found a way to make transistors that could be formed into virtual circuitry that mimics human brain functions.

VDI or Session Virtualization: Which is Best for You?

There are two types of virtual desktop computing: one-to-one desktop virtualization, known as VDI, or one-to-many, known as session-based desktop virtualization.

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Slide-Show

Hot Products Released at VMworld 2012

A look at the hot products being released at VMworld in San Francisco.

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