Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
With the massive growth of data from IOT to collaboration to compliance, end users are demanding low cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage datacenter storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and manageable storage solutions compared to legacy storage architectures in existence today. Combined with Cisco’s world class Unified Compute System (Cisco UCS), Cloudian’s HyperStore Software-defined enables Enterprises to efficiently meet their growing data needs and rapidly respond to business demands.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jul 13, 2015
With the massive growth of data from the Internet of Things (IOT) to collaboration to compliance, users are demanding low-cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage data center storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and manageable storage solutions compared to legacy storage architectures.
Cloudian HyperStore is an example of the new breed of software-designed storage. Cloudian HyperStore allows companies to build their own public or private cloud storage infrastructure including enterprise IT organizations, cloud service providers, or cloud hosting providers. This document gathers the essential information about a scale-out storage reference architecture and a real-world example from the Cloudian support organization that uses the Cloudian HyperStore® appliances that are powered by Lenovo hardware.
Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center room cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are inefficient, unpredictable, and low in power density. Row-oriented and rack-oriented cooling architectures have been developed to address these problems. This paper contrasts room, row, and rack architectures and shows why row-oriented cooling will emerge as the preferred solution for most next generation data centers.
Published By: Star2Star
Published Date: Nov 14, 2014
Frost & Sullivan is in its 50th year in business with a global research organization of 1,800 analysts and consultants who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies.
The company’s research philosophy originates with the CEO’s 360-Degree Perspective™, which serves as the foundation of its TEAM Research™ methodology. This unique approach
enables us to determine how best-in-class companies worldwide manage growth,innovation and leadership. Based on the findings of this Best Practices research, Frost &
Sullivan is proud to present the 2014 North American Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Unified Communications Deployment Architectures to Star2Star Communications.
The role of IT is changing from a traditional focus on cost-efficient enablement to a more strategic contribution. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while important, is being surpassed by a growing focus on automation and orchestration that is needed to fulfill enterprise demands for security, agility, and innovation. The cloud-grade enterprise network – spanning the campus, data center, and branch – must be able to respond to rapid changes in business, growing reliance on hybrid cloud architectures, and the needs of users and customers.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 2018
This 10-point checklist outlines best practices for designing a security
architecture that protects cloud data at the endpoint. Enterprise computing
architectures have changed fundamentally in the last ten years, as employees
consume an ever-growing collection of business cloud services through mobile
apps. The traditional security approach of network perimeter and locked-down
endpoints is not suitable for this app-to-cloud model of modern work.
Le changement n'est jamais facile, surtout lorsqu'il concerne les applications de gestion. Les responsables informatiques savent cependant que passer au cloud permet de gagner en efficacité et en rapidité et de réaliser d'importantes économies.
Mais en quoi les applications Cloud sont-elles si différentes de celles conçues à partir d'une architecture traditionnelle ou hybride ?
Consultez ce livre Blanc de CIO.com pour découvrir les différentes architectures cloud, la façon dont elles influencent les capacités et les performances des applications et ce que cela induit en terme de migration depuis les systèmes actuels.
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
Virtualization continues to grow at 20 percent or more per year, but it is not expected to overtake existing physical architectures at least through 2010. This white paper examines the unique challenges of virtualization and offers tips for its successful management alongside IT's physical deployments.
IT has the opportunity to completely redefine the role networking plays in the business. But that requires executing on a vision that continuously aligns the network to ever-changing business needs. Fortunately, the right network architectures and supporting technologies required to deliver on that vision are rapidly becoming available. Automation, programmability, self-protecting, and self-healing capabilities move IT away from “keeping the lights on” and provide more time and opportunity to serve as a strategic partner to business initiatives across functional areas.
To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
For years, experienced data warehousing (DW) consultants and analysts have advocated the need for a well thought-out architecture for designing and implementing large-scale DW environments. Since the creation of these DW architectures, there have been many technological advances making implementation faster, more scalable and better performing. This whitepaper explores these new advances and discusses how they have affected the development of DW environments.
IoT has proven its value in the private sector. Ever since the 1980’s, US manufacturing has undergone a dramatic transition based on IoT. Machines that where once manually calibrated and maintained began to be controlled by specialized computers. These computers were able to quickly recalibrate tools which allowed manufactures to produce smaller batches of parts, but were also often locked into proprietary computing languages and architectures.
Over the past several years, the IT industry has seen solid-state (or flash) technology evolve at a record pace. Early on, the high cost and relative newness of flash meant that it was mainly relegated to accelerating niche workloads. More recently, however, flash storage has “gone mainstream” thanks to maturing media technology. Lower media cost has resulted from memory innovations that have enabled greater density and new architectures such as 3D NAND. Simultaneously, flash vendors have refined how to exploit flash storage’s idiosyncrasies—for example, they can extend the flash media lifespan through data reduction and other technique
IT organizations today must work in an “and” world, rather than an “or” world to meet the demands of their users. In an “and” world, IT architectures and strategies leverage an ever-broadening variety of tools while still supporting and propelling a single strategy.
A new industrial revolution is barreling ahead, fueled by the Internet of Everything, social media, and cloud computing - bringing about fundamental changes in the way that we live and act. CIOs today are in a unique position to utilize technology to create business value and opportunity. This requires a careful balance of the traditional skills of the CIO, managing the data center infrastructure while driving business strategy and impacting the customer experience.
The Dell EMC PowerEdge server systems are the CIO’s key tools in this transformation. They are the bedrock of the modern data center – providing scalable system architectures that ensures control of the IT lifecycle while delivering a cyber-resilient environment.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Enabling business value through the Mobile Web requires new thinking as well as a shift in technology. Putting “mobile first” and implementing services-based architectures are among the critical steps. The options are limited only to the imaginations of the designers but must be driven by the user’s context.
There are some surprisingly straightforward reasons behind the glitches, delays, and cost-overruns that can bedevil data warehouse initiatives. ...The first is simply confusing expectations with requirements. But four other troublemakers can also lead to big problems for developers, IT departments, and organizations seeking to maximize the business value of information.
Attend this webcast to learn how VMware vFabric Application Director can help you ensure simplified and highly flexible application provisioning and create best practice application architectures to be reused by other functions in your organization.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 09, 2013
Businesses are tapping into the innovative potential of their companies with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Standardize your enterprise platform across multiple hardware architectures, hypervisors and cloud providers to help IT meet the needs of your business.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Highly complex IT environment with multi-tier application architectures delivering apps and services, detecting and diagnosing code level performance problems can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. While it may be plain to the end user that there is a problem, understanding where that problem originates and exactly what is causing it is difficult, and time consuming. Riverbed OPNET AppInternals Xpert addresses this challenge by combining end-user experience, transaction tracing, and application component monitoring for deep end-to-end application visibility. This latest release facilitates bi-directional workflows between operations and application development to expedite problem resolution. Register to read the full report.
In this paper, we address critical questions about the implications of Open Compute on the upstream power infrastructure, including redundancy, availability, and flexibility. We introduce simplified reference designs that support OCP and provide a capital cost analysis to compare traditional and OCP-based designs. We also present an online TradeOff Tool that allows data center decision makers to better understand the cost differences and cost drivers to various architectures.