New Technical White Paper – What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.5 Platform

VMware vSphere 5.5 introduces many new features and enhancements to further extend the core capabilities of the vSphere platform. This paper will discuss features and capabilities of the vSphere platform, including vSphere ESXi Hypervisor, VMware vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA), virtual … [Read more...]

Best Practices for Running VMware vSphere on iSCSI

VMware offers and supports a number of different storage technologies and protocols for presenting external storage devices to VMware vSphere hosts. In recent years, the iSCSI protocol has gained popularity as a method for presenting block storage devices over a network to vSphere hosts. VMware has provided … [Read more...]

Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications in VMware vSphere 5.5

Performance demands of latency-sensitive applications have long been thought to be incompatible with virtualization. Such applications as distributed in-memory data management, stock trading, and high performance computing (HPC) demand very low latency or jitter, typically of the order of up to tens … [Read more...]

Host Power Management in VMware vSphere 5.5

Recent increases in density and computing needs in data centers are straining power and cooling capacities, dictating the need for host power management. Managing the energy consumed can lower operating costs. vSphere Host Power Management (HPM) is a technique that saves energy by placing certain parts of a … [Read more...]

Performance of vSphere Flash Read Cache in VMware vSphere 5.5

VMware vSphere 5.5 introduces new functionality to leverage flash storage devices on a VMware ESXi host. The vSphere Flash Infrastructure layer is part of the ESXi storage stack for managing flash storage devices that are locally connected to the server. These devices can be of multiple types (primarily PCIe … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – VMware Network Virtualization Design Guide

The IT industry has gained significant efficiency and flexibility as a direct result of virtualization. Organizations are moving toward a virtual datacenter (VDC) model, and flexibility, speed, scale and automation are central to their success. Although compute and memory resources are pooled and automated, … [Read more...]

FujiFilm DR to the Cloud using VMware vSphere Replication 5.0

This document describes DR to the cloud solution for a virtualized FujiFilm Synapse application configured with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) using vSphere Replication. Companies that have deployed the FujiFilm Synapse product depend heavily on the information, processes and availability of their … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – Horizon Workspace 1.0 Reviewer’s Guide

The VMware Horizon Suite 1.0 is designed for today’s mobile workforce. Users want to access business assets from anywhere, anytime, and from any device. IT needs to keep assets secure. With the Horizon Suite, IT has control, and users have choice. The Horizon Suite includes VMware Horizon Workspace, VMware … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – Horizon Mirage 4.0 Reviewer’s Guide

Welcome to the VMware Horizon Mirage 4.0 Reviewer’s Guide. Although Mirage is now on version 4.0, this is the first Reviewer’s Guide for the product. VMware acquired Wanova in 2012 and promptly integrated the Mirage product into the VMware End-User Computing suite to fill the gap of customizing and backing … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – VMware View 5 Infrastructure Resiliency with Site Recovery Manager

VMware View offers a personalized, device-neutral, end-user computing experience with increased security and control. It enables agile desktop solutions that quickly meet changing business needs and proactively protect against planned and unplanned downtime. This case study provides insight and … [Read more...]