This e-book explains the state of emerging technologies such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in the data center, as well as key considerations to make when positioning your data center to leverage these technologies. It will also explain the essential role of mature technologies like Ethernet fabrics in how they add value today and create a strong foundation to support them.
As organizations move to cloud-based architectures and IT models, their highly virtualized data centers often encounter underlying limitations. Traditional network architectures often prevent them from achieving cloud computing’s true potential for performance, availability, automation, optimization, and efficiency.
In order to bring the promise of virtualization to fruition, the underlying infrastructure–especially the network–must evolve. New topology-agnostic Ethernet fabrics are an innovative approach specifically designed for virtualized data center environments.
This Market Spotlight considers how a datacenter network fabric can provide a foundation for the automated provisioning, configuration, and ongoing management of network-based services in the era of virtualization, cloud, and agile IT computing.
Many people believe that cloud computing requires server (or desktop) virtualization. But does it? We will look at using virtualization without cloud computing, cloud computing without virtualization, and then look at using both together. In each case, we'll look at where each deployment might be most useful, some use cases for it, and some limitations.
VMware Horizon 6 was announced in April and began shipping in June 2014, bringing a more unified suite delivering more integration with infrastructure and cloud products and more simplicity for all devices. Along with the numerous updates across the Horizon suite, VMware has transitioned to a more traditional product licensing hierarchy. This paper explores the new licensing model and provides an overview of the new features associated with VMware Horizon 6.
This report explains how a new generation of secure, enterprise cloud services creates the opportunity to mitigate many of these security challenges by centralizing documents onto a single cloud platform.
Working together, HP BladeSystem and HP OneView help you transform business economics by accelerating service delivery. Accelerate service delivery with the Power of One—one infrastructure, one management platform—that’s converged, federated, and automated.
IBM has announced its intention to exit the x86 server market - leaving you with an important decision to make. How do you choose the right strategic partner for your data center? This guide will help you get started down the right path.
Now, more than ever, your IT managers are under enormous pressure to deliver applications and services that innovate and transform your business. You’re being asked to deliver a data center defined by lower costs, rapid time to value, and rock-solid reliability. To accomplish this mission, you need an infrastructure platform that can be highly optimized for today’s and tomorrow’s virtualized workloads to provide operational simplicity that allows you to move at the speed of business.
To accomplish this mission, you need an infrastructure platform that can be highly optimized for today’s and tomorrow’s virtualized workloads to provide operational simplicity that allows you to move at the speed of business.
Unfortunately, a traditional infrastructure won’t get you there. A siloed environment requires too many tools and manual processes, which creates unnecessary complexity. That complexity, in turn, causes downtime, slows service delivery, and drains your IT staff productivity.
Leverage integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and capitalize on the speed, agility and economics of the cloud to increase the value of your hybrid IT investment. Read this white paper to learn how.
As executives witness data’s proven impact on performance and innovation and recognize its strategic significance, they also realize the growing need for a leader whose primary role is to understand and advocate on behalf of data: The Chief Data Officer.
Cloud computing today is fundamentally altering business processes and changing the way organizations interact with customers, partners, and employees.
This transformation brings incredible opportunities, including the ability to build a realtime enterprise where interaction and innovation flourish, and more agile, flexible, and cost-effective practices thrive. Yet cloud computing also presents significant challenges. The path to value is not clearly marked, and there are potential stumbling points along the way.
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With the average cost of a data breach reaching $3.5 million, the pressure is intense to maintain the security and compliance of your data center. Discover how your organization may be at risk and how you can protect your data center from costly and highly visible breaches. Read the whitepaper today to put the trust back into your data center.
Today’s enterprise IT organizations require more flexible IT services, greater capacity, and faster service delivery.
Watch this webinar and learn more about 5 transformative areas that can make IT operations more efficient:
• System standardization
• Architectural flexibility
• Automation of updates and maintenance
• Greater productivity
• Access and control
Over the past two decades, the conferencing and collaboration industry has introduced a series of enterprise communications offerings that address these challenges by enabling voice, video, and data collaboration at a distance – saving customers time and money, fostering team collaboration, and improving employee work-life balance. More recently, video conferencing and collaboration solutions have moved to the "cloud," giving customers cost effective, scalable, and more flexible purchasing options to meet their expanding communications needs.
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