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Top 10 Myths About Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications

Even though virtualization has brought positive change to enterprise IT over the last decade, some skepticism remains about how valuable virtualization can be in the way companies deliver and run business applications. Uncover the truth about how you can run your business critical applications with confidence without sacrificing availability or service quality—and at lower costs.

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Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications: A Critical Step on the Journey Toward the Private Cloud

This IDC white paper explains how much of the Enterprise IT community is at a crossroads in extending their journey to the private cloud: Companies must virtualize their business critical applications in order to reap the benefits of cloud computing. The paper also includes two case studies and a sidebar highlighting the experiences of three enterprises with virtualizing their business-critical applications, which include Oracle and Microsoft SQL databases, SAP and enterprise Java, and a Microsoft Exchange email system.

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The Dark Side of Cloud Computing

Botnets are based on similar principles as legitimate clouds, but serve malicious business interests. Find out more about how botnets work and the right steps after having detected infected machines within your own network.

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