Published By: Veeam HP
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
The technical information contained is intended as a starting point for designing and implementing a Veeam VM data protection solution. This backup and replication solution has been tested and certified jointly by HP and Veeam.
Published By: HM Cragg
Published Date: Nov 09, 2011
Eaton® BladeUPS® available through HM Cragg are designed specifically for high-density computing environments, the Eaton BladeUPS delivers 12 kW of efficient, reliable power in only 6U of standard rack space, including batteries. Expand capacity by combining 12 kW modules in a building block fashion to deliver 60 kW of redundant backup power from a single rack enclosure. This powerful configuration delivers higher power density than competitive, modular solutions, while dissipating only one-third of the heat.
The Cisco® Secure Network Foundation solution consists of switching, routing, and security devices in multiple validated and tested configurations. Highlighted in this solution profile are network configurations that range from the smallest networking need to full-function networks with integrated voice and video capability.
Published By: Infortrend
Published Date: Feb 14, 2011
The Oakley Union Elementary School District in California has a long track record of providing
quality education to children living in Oakley. Operating seven schools at different locations
around the city, the school district handles large amounts of data. As an educational institute,
data needs to be properly protected in order to preserve student records and other vital
The data backup configuration that was being used by the school district was inefficient and
costly, and was no longer able to meet data backup demands. The school district commenced
a search for a new solution, and after a careful selection process it decided to adopt Infortrend's iSCSI-host ESVA solution.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
Behind every successful CMDB deployment is a detailed configuration management plan for implementing, designing, and sustaining a configuration management capability. Learn the 4 key stages to deploying a healthy CMDB with this ebook including real-life examples that you can put into practice today.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
Achieving complete visibility into your infrastructure requires reliable configuration data. With a solid plan, you can have a healthy CMDB and provide a foundation for implementing automated discovery. Learn the 4 stages to achieve complete visibility of your infrastructure with reliable data in your CMDB.
If your business is like many other
organizations that are in the process of
enabling a Microsoft Azure public cloud
platform, then you might be struggling
with the guardrails needed to secure
and manage cost, while at the same
time enabling flexibility for the teams
consuming cloud services.
While the Azure platform is already
very secure, it also allows a great deal
of flexibility in configuration. In order
to avoid accidentally creating security
holes and out-of-control spend, a
Governance Framework is required. We
created the AHEAD Azure Governance
framework to allow enterprises to
develop and maintain a fully optimized,
and secure environment. The resulting
framework will be tailored to your
organization’s specific business and
compliance needs, as every enterprise
is different. This guide will introduce you
to the components of this necessary
Azure Foundational Governance Design.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
Generally, CMDBs populated by discovery tools alone simply aren't usable. They fail because they contain massive amounts of irrelevant information. You avoid this pitfall by correctly populating your CMDB in four simple steps.
Because business success is tightly fused with technology, IT costs are rising, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, businesses are demanding that IT be more than a static resource. IT is expected to deliver business results with a measurable contribution to the organization's bottom line.
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.