Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Read the IDG Tech Dossier, A Security Delivery Platform Benefits the Entire Organization to learn how a comprehensive, well-integrated security platform provides the foundation for the next generation of cybersecurity. By uniting a variety of security solutions and appliances for efficient operation through network visibility and security workflow orchestration, organizations benefit from continuous and pervasive network visibility, fault tolerance and scaling and optimal CPU utilization – thereby improving security and reducing cost. Download now!
Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model to more than 2,800 customers with employees in 150 countries. “Storage has always been Ultimate’s biggest technology challenge" according to Senior Director of Cloud Operations, Steven May. The company’s storage goals revolve around managing growth while combining the economics of leveraging shared resources on demand with the performance and predictability of dedicated infrastructure. Seeking high IOPS performance, fault tolerance, and scalability, along with a high availability solution that supports both VMware and OpenStack, Ultimate's search led them to SolidFire.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
In recent years Boston College has experienced rapid growth in data center network complexity. This complexity was driven by the need to provide a high level of fault tolerance to new, multi-tiered applications that had large bandwidth requirements. Read the case study to learn how the university deployed Riverbed Cascade™ to improve application performance management and increase network uptime.
Speed and agility matter.
Businesses are being disrupted every day by digital upstarts that find ways to address new market requirements before the more established companies can respond.
Despite talented IT teams and years of head start in both architectural and development work, it is still difficult to respond to these challenges using traditional development patterns centered around monolithic software applications. It’s simply impossible to get to market quickly when applications need to be maintained, modified and scaled as a single entity by a large, heavily inter-dependent team.
From this need has arisen the microservices paradigm: a set of patterns for software architecture, development, deployment and culture that focus on speed and agility. From small, independent services and teams to automated deployment to fault tolerance and resiliency, these patterns help accelerate time to market.
As organizations continue to deploy server virtualization, questions have shifted from "if" to "how." Out of all 220 inquiries Forrester's IT infrastructure and operations team answered on data centers, servers, and virtual appliances in 2008 to date, 72 were specifically in regard to server virtualization. These IT professionals' most common inquiries addressed vendor comparison, optimum physical to virtual consolidation ratios, expected ROI, and situation-specific concerns regarding the possible benefits that virtual servers could provide. These inquiries came from organizations in the early stages of implementing server virtualization — if you are considering or are in the process of implementing, you too should be asking these questions.
The need for reliable hardware that can maintain continuous uptime 24/7 is even more important in a virtual infrastructure. If you are planning to use virtualization to implement business continuity or disaster recovery, ensuring you have the most reliable hardware is essential.
Fault Tolerant is a pretty common term in the world of IT, also an often misused and misleading term. For 3 decades, Stratus Technologies has been engineering and manufacturing purpose built Fault Tolerant solutions. Check out this short video to understand what it takes to be REAL Fault Tolerant.
Late comers to the market, talk the talk, but can’t walk the walk for critical workloads. Stratus Director of Product Management Denny Lane resets the definitions of fault tolerance and high availability.
You probably know Stratus Technologies' fault-tolerant ftServer systems and services for delivering uptime of nearly 99.9999% for the world's most essential applications. What you might not know is how effectively - and how simply - our mission-critical Support Services let your enterprise protect this industry-leading availability.
Our focus on preventing downtime and data loss brings you much more than basic break-fix support. If you're used to average server support, get ready to experience meaningful differences.
One example: It's not uncommon for Stratus Support Services to identify problems before our customers do. Stellar satisfaction ratings of 96% or higher show the value our clients place in these services.
Most storage devices support multiple SAN connections for performance and reliability, but in many configurations servers use only a single storage connection. This creates a single point of failure and potential performance bottleneck for I/O. Multipath Input/Output (MPIO) is server software that extends redundancy to the entire I/O pathway in a SAN, delivering fault tolerance, high availability, and better performance.
This document will explain the behavior and benefit of implementing Diskeeper defragmentation software with intricate modern hardware technologies such as RAID, NAS and SANs. SANs, NAS devices, corporate servers, and even high end workstations and multimedia-centric desktops characteristically implement multiple physical disk drives in some form of fault tolerant disk striping (RAID).
Today’s consumers expect instant access to communications services whether they’re in the office, at home, or on the road. With data speeds increasing and international roaming costs decreasing, data usage is rapidly growing. Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) are under pressure to deliver more services to more people and approach 100% uptime all while lowering prices to consumers.
Traditional relational databases can’t meet the requirements for massive scalability, availability, and fault tolerance that the rapid growth in data usage and rise of big data demands. Read this solution brief to learn how Riak excels at these. Riak is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for big data. Riak meets many of the challenges you may be facing with your own service operations systems.