Veeam has staked a claim that the company’s purpose-built virtual machine data protection solution, Veeam Backup & Replication, is powerful, easy-to-use and affordable. This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of the Veeam solution and examines today’s IT challenges – including exploding data volumes, shrinking backup windows, and more stringent recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs) – and the need for data protection methodologies designed for the physical infrastructure paradigm.
As virtualization technology evolves and improves, the server performance and power requirements for supporting a virtualized data center increase. Aging servers struggle to meet increasing virtual workload demands and tax your data center by consuming valuable space and power. Principled Technologies compared the performance of the new NEC Express5800/A2040b to an older HP ProLiant DL385 G6 as a representative legacy server. This lab validated report details how many legacy database servers the NEC Express5800/A2040b could consolidate and the amount of space and power it saved, while maintaining steady performance within the hosted VMs.
Published By: Vormetric
Published Date: Jul 28, 2016
Should you encrypt everything? There has never been more options for encrypting data across applications, databases, servers, storage, and the entire datacenter (and the cloud). This report from Securosis cuts through the confusion to help you pick the best encryption and tokenization options for your projects.
The July 2011 publication of the IDC Vendor Spotlight paper, "Recovery in the Cloud", sponsored by Doyenz, focuses on trends and technologies in advanced storage services. Specifically, the report notes that the ability to restart applications on alternate resources and the ability to access production data are critical to restarting business services. Download the report to learn more about both market trends impacting business continuity and cloud services as well as the benefits of advanced storage services.
Published By: Imation
Published Date: Apr 04, 2014
Many organizations face “economics of necessity” in light of extreme data growth. As data increases, the “throw-another-box-at-it” approach simply does not make good business sense. That’s where unified hybrid storage proves its value. With the right strategy in place, unified hybrid storage fits to optimize capacity, connectivity and performance for every type data – providing you the flexibility to:
• Run a lot faster, when and where you need to
• Scale up non-disruptively to outmaneuver data growth
• Connect with any application in your environment
Explore The INI Group Market Report: Unified Hybrid Storage to discover how to design a flexible, extendable storage solution that fits your organization.
Published By: CompTIA
Published Date: May 12, 2015
Managed service providers in the healthcare, infrastructure relocation, and financial service industries, tell their stories of modernization, adaptation, and growth, in this Quick Start Guide to compliance from CompTIA. IT solutions providers are learning all over again about best practices for sharing of customer data and reporting of financial data. But they’re also learning how best to help their clients meet compliance guidelines.
Published By: AccelOps
Published Date: Jun 27, 2013
Companies rely on the data center and IT to provide mission-critical services, like email, Web, and voice. However, assuring service delivery and reliability becomes increasingly difficult as growth in data center virtualization, remote access, cloud-based
applications, and outsourced service technologies fuel operational complexity. To improve service reliability, organizations must be able to see and manage all aspects of
performance, availability, and security related to that service.
Find out how the combination of discovery, data aggregation, correlation, out-of-the-box analytics, data management, and reporting can yield a single pane of glass into data center and IT operations and services.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 16, 2014
It’s of little wonder that backup is a favorite of the channel. According to the CTTA State of the Cloud
Channel 2013 report, 61 percent of solution providers offer some form of cloud-based data backup and
recovery service. Moreover, demand for cloud backup is growing: Solution providers report 58 percent
of their customers ask for services for fresh installs or replacements for legacy hardware and software
Small businesses want backup solutions that provide scale, ease of use, reliability and affordability.
To meet the need and demand of this market segment, solution providers need backup services with these critical attributes, plus the manageability and control to deliver hosted services without compromise.
The Internet of Things is growing fast: By 2025, IoT devices will transmit an estimated 90 zettabytes of data to their intended targets, according to IDC. Armed with information, businesses can revolutionise everything from fraud detection to customer service. But first, they need an architecture that supports real-time analytics so they can gain actionable insights from their IoT data.
Read the complete report sponsored by Google Cloud, and learn how to mitigate key IoT-related challenges.
Modernizing your data warehouse is one way to keep up with evolving business requirements and harness new technology. For many companies, cloud data warehousing offers a fast, flexible, and cost-effective alternative to traditional on-premises solutions.
This report sponsored by Google Cloud, TDWI examines the rise of cloud-based data warehouses and identifies associated opportunities, benefits, and best practices. Learn more about cloud data warehousing with strategic advice from Google experts.
Published By: Trifacta
Published Date: Oct 25, 2018
The rise of the self-service analytics era has called for a more flexible, iterative approach to data preparation. But as you and your team look to invest in modern data preparation solutions, understanding how to best evaluate these technologies can be difficult. In Ovum’s first Decision Matrix report on self-service data preparation, analyst Paige Bartley takes a comprehensive look at the eight major data preparation vendors by assessing each company’s technology and execution.
Download this report to learn:
Which vendors Ovum ranks as leaders in self-service data prep
The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of all 8 data prep vendors
A detailed overview of the criteria Ovum utilized in their evaluation
In this report, VSI applies HERE’s HD map data to a lane keeping application and examines performance of lane keeping with a map-based approach compared to a camera and computer vision-based approach.
VSI tested the lane keeping system with and without map data on a local road in 3 scenarios:
Lane lines expanding into a turn or exit lane
An intersection without lane lines
A widening in the lane
The results show that in all scenarios, the computer-vision-only lane keeping systems got confused and made errors in a vehicle’s trajectory when lane markings were out of the ordinary or invisible. Faced with the same road conditions, the map-based lane keeping system stayed within the desired trajectory outperforming the compute- vision-only systems.
This report proves that using a lane model from an HD map can solve common issues involved in computer-vision-only lane keeping.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of
the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost
all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver
affecting IT spending in 2016
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
Backup and high availability are both essential forms of protection that fulfill different
roles within a data protection strategy. So which type of protection is right for different
systems? According to recent analyst reports, experts recommend a blended approach
that aligns data protection with type of data.1 By aligning data protection with data
urgency, businesses can ensure higher levels of resiliency and reduce demands on
As customers demand and expect more of a digitized experience, the scale and volume of secure data that’s being transmitted across the network is increasing exponentially. At the same time, across the APAC region high digital connectivity, contrasted with low cybersecurity awareness, growing cross-border data transfers and weak regulations have made this data a global target.
The growth in the “as-a-service” nature of the cybercrime marketplace is also fueling an increase in the number of traditional crime groups and individuals drawn into cyber offending. New sources of vulnerability from mobile, BYOD, CYOD, web-services and IoT devices are further broadening the cyber threat landscape with ever-more sophisticated forms of malware and DDoS attacks.
Download the IDC Report to get some tips on how to stay protected against cybercrime.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 09, 2018
ERP Must-Haves for Finance: Leave behind cumbersome reporting, spreadsheets, and data
that offers zero insights. IDC MarketScape has put together a guide to help you find the best finance and
accounting applications. Read an excerpt of the report to learn today’s must-have ERP capabilities and
why the IDC MarketScape positioned Workday in the Leaders category.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 19, 2018
The data deluge problem isn’t just about the amount
of internal, operational data being stored, but also the
level of granularity available. The finance and HR teams
of many institutions still operate on outdated systems
that are only able to store aggregate data with complex
details summarized. While these systems may be
sufficient for the purpose of financial reporting, they’re
unable to keep up with the level of complexity needed
to drive business decisions.
In our 39-criteria evaluation of customer
analytics solutions providers, we identified the
nine most significant ones — Adobe, AgilOne,
IBM, Manthan, NGDATA, Salesforce, SAP, SAS,
and Teradata — and researched, analyzed,
and scored them. This report shows how each
provider measures up and helps customer
insights (CI) professionals make the right choice.
“Vestas is a global market leader in manufacturing and servicing wind turbines,” explains Sven Jesper Knudsen, Ph.D., senior data scientist. “Turbines provide a lot of data, and we analyze that data, adapt to changing needs, and work to create a best-in-class wind energy solution that provides the lowest cost of energy.
“To stay ahead, we have created huge stacks of technologies—massive amounts of data storage and technologies to transform data with analytics. That comes at a cost. It requires maintenance and highly skilled personnel, and we simply couldn’t keep up. The market had matured, and to stay ahead we needed a new platform.
“If we couldn’t deliver on time, we would let users and the whole business down, and start to lose a lot of money on service. For example, if we couldn’t deliver a risk report on time, decisions would be made without actually understanding the risk landscape.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 11, 2018
Infosys has been recognized as a ‘Leader’ in NelsonHall’s Vendor Evaluation and Assessment (NEAT) report on big data and analytics services 2018.We have also been highly rated for our focus on automation. Our ability to meet future client requirements as well as deliver immediate benefits such as analytics, data management and support functions to our clients with a specific focus on process automation enabled us to secure this position.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
The cyberattacks of 2017 proved more numerous, sophisticated, and ruthless than in years past. Threat actors, armed with knowledge stolen from the CIA and tools lifted from the NSA, demonstrated an elevated level of proficiency. WannaCry and NotPetya, two prominent threats from last year, successfully exploited these stolen assets in their assault on systems worldwide. As 2017 progressed, new opportunities developed in ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), opening the gates of malware-for-profit to everyone. Advancements in fileless attacks provided new ways for threats to hide from once reliable detection methods. Malware features such as polymorphism continued to play a powerful role in evading traditional defenses. The victims of cybercrime ranged from private businesses to the fundamental practices of democracy. France and the United States saw significant data breaches during their recent presidential elections. Several high-profile companies lost their customers’ personally identifiable information to cyberattacks, blemishing their brands and costing them untold millions in recovery operations. This report contains an overview of the threat trends and malware families Cylance's customers faced in 2017. This information is shared with the goal of assisting security practitioners, researchers, and individuals in our collective battle against emerging and evolving cyberthreats.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Phoenix Children’s CISO, Daniel Shuler, and its IT security team are responsible for protecting 5,000 endpoints in the hospital and across more than 20 clinics in the region. Endpoints include physician and staff laptops and desktops, nursing stations, servers, Windows-based clinical devices, credit card payment processors, and point-of-sale terminals. These endpoints are used to store and/or process personal health information (PHI), and payment and credit card information. They must comply with HIPAA for PHI and voluntarily comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) for credit card data. The IT security team’s existing industry-leading AV solution claimed to provide visibility into malicious activity aimed at the endpoints. It continuously reported all endpoints were safe, sound, and secure. This caused Daniel to be suspicious. He knew from experience that such low levels of endpoint malicious activity was highly unlikely. Read the full case study to learn about the results Cylance was able to deliver.
With the deadline for GDPR compliance looming
in May 2018, it’s a good time for security and
privacy professionals to take stock of how their
readiness efforts and approaches compare to
the rest of the industry. This data-driven report
outlines the current state of compliance, trends
by industry and geography, and key Forrester
recommendations for moving your efforts forward.
When designed well, a data lake is an effective data-driven design pattern for capturing a wide range of data types, both old and new, at large scale. By definition, a data lake is optimized for the quick ingestion of raw, detailed source data plus on-the-fly processing of such data for exploration, analytics and operations. Even so, traditional, latent data practices are possible, too.
Organizations are adopting the data lake design pattern (whether on Hadoop or a relational database) because lakes provision the kind of raw data that users need for data exploration and discovery-oriented forms of advanced analytics. A data lake can also be a consolidation point for both new and traditional data, thereby enabling analytics correlations across all data.
To help users prepare, this TDWI Best Practices Report defines data lake types, then discusses their emerging best practices, enabling technologies and real-world applications. The report’s survey quantifies user trends and readiness f