Read our interconnectivity infopaper to find out how tapping into our more than 900 networks and 450 cloud providers can give you secure, high-bandwidth connections with zero latency and ensure your success in the Internet of Everything era.
According to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer is not hard to see, provided that organizations are willing to return to the principles of good data management processes.
Forward-thinking organizations are recognizing the superiority of Power Systems* technology. The Power Systems family offers the ultimate system for today’s compute intensive business applications and databases. “Power Systems continues to prove itself as the ultimate system for compute intensive workloads, high performance analytics, high performance UNIX*, and high performance computing.
The explosion of Big Data represents an opportunity to leverage trending attitudes in the marketplace to better segment and target customers, and enhance products and promotions. Success requires establishing a common business rationale for harnessing social media and determining a maturity model for sentiment analysis to assess existing social media capabilities.
Many organizations use Office 365’s cloud-based mail, collaboration and communication services as the dominant workload. However, as services move to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, and end-user experience can suffer. A congested Internet connection will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage. Learn how to address these performance issues.
This Oracle FSN white paper provides CFOs with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the Cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications.
How strong is your renewal program? Are you able to predict and analyze your performance correctly? ServiceSource® believes that the real yardstick of renewal performance lies in a comprehensive set of key performance indicators (KPIs) that can tell a much broader story. Over the last 13 years and over 145 engagements, we’ve identified these twelve critical factors for successfully measuring and growing your renewal revenue. This whitepaper provides a detailed overview of those KPIs.
In this book we describe best practices honed through 13 years of experience and partnership with some of the leading technology companies in the world.
These best practices will give you insight into three key areas:
• Data management & renewal opportunity generation
• Sales strategy & execution
• Continuing the renewal cycle
We hope you enjoy this book!
Offsite data replication is key to ensuring ongoing business operations, but it can be complex and costly, especially when performed over long distances.
Join this discussion to discover how you can apply fast, cost effective and reliable remote replication that can:
• Meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) by reducing remote replication times by up to 20X
• Reduce bandwidth costs and extend replication distances
• Lower storage costs while increasing storage flexibility
• Leverage emerging cloud and virtualization technologies for better offsite disaster recovery
Hear from the experts and users at Dell Compellent, Silver Peak and AlaskaUSA discuss essential data replication strategies and technologies.
With an estimated 1.8 million branch offices in the US, not only is critical data being dispersed across the enterprise, but also applications. Organizations have invested in monitoring tools to help assure network and application performance, but do these tools have the visibility across the network to deliver real-time insights?
A Gigamon Visibility Fabric™ solution can extend visibility wherever critical data may exist. It eliminates the need to facilitate resources for troubleshooting and the need to install monitoring tools at every remote site. By doing so, it simplifies IT operations and centralizes monitoring tools that can reduce OPEX and CAPEX.
Simplifying IT operations by centralizing monitoring tools and connecting them into a Gigamon Visibility Fabric™ can reduce OPEX and CAPEX. These monitoring tools include systems used for application performance management (APM), customer experience management (CEM), data loss prevention (DLP), deep packet inspection (DPI), intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), network performance management (NPM), network analysis, and packet capture devices. This white paper explains how this new approach to monitoring and management of IT infrastructure provides pervasive visibility across campus, branch, virtualized and, ultimately, SDN islands.
With critical data and applications dispersed across the enterprise, IT teams struggle to manage, analyze, and secure their networks. Even within a single location this can be a daunting task. Organizations have invested in monitoring tools to assure network and application performance, as well as security, but do these tools have the visibility across the network to deliver real-time insights?
A Gigamon Visibility Fabric™ solution can extend visibility wherever critical data may exist to address issues like oversubscription, tool proliferation, and TAP/SPAN port contention. By centralizing monitoring and simplifying IT, organizations are better able to manage, analyze, and secure the networks.
Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM’s predictive analytics are helping companies build more accurate, forward-looking data center strategies and how those strategies are leading to more agile, efficient and resilient infrastructures.
Learn how the Arbor Peakflow® product family can help today’s IDC operators overcome challenges by securing critical network infrastructure, applications/services and data—thereby providing the pillars of protection needed to optimize data center operations.
Virtualization was supposed to be the disruptive technology that saved IT. The cost savings from consolidation and the ease at which applications can be deployed promised to vastly improve delivery of IT services, free up IT staff to work on other projects, and not strain budgets.
Unfortunately, lack of insight into IT resource status in highly virtualized environments and the complexity of the interactions between server, storage, and network elements have added to IT staff manual workloads and led most companies to dedicate too much time to operations and not enough time to innovation. This basically negates the major benefits of virtualization.
This report documents the results of ESG Lab’s hands-on testing and validation of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 storage array, with a focus on autonomic simplicity, efficient unified storage, application performance, and resilience for mid-range enterprises.
"Cloud computing, also known as 'IT as a Service', is predicated on delivering IT services on demand, an idea that has support from business leaders as a way to better align IT with business operations. Cloud computing has two key requirements: virtualized applications and seamless support and integration between the server, networking, storage and hypervisor components.
In this paper, we explore these concepts and highlight the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components-with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture."
Service providers are already virtualizing and distributing applications and storage across the WAN, driving meshed data center architectures. The supporting Data Center Connect infrastructure will only be successful when it delivers cost-effective scale and meets user requirements for reliability and latency.
This evolution will be addressed through the DWDM infrastructure, with integrated T-ROADM for flexibility, and metro and long haul 100G transport to meet scale and reach requirements. The infrastructure will deliver fixed, predictable latency without traffic loss, and high reliability. It is also inherently protocol transparent.
Alcatel-Lucent is the leader in optical transport solutions worldwide, and the 1830 PSS — with first to market 100G coherent DWDM — provides the lowest TCO, lowest risk, and
most capable solution available. This is the solution of DWDM and T-ROADM at 100G that service providers need today for DCC.
Responding to increasing security threats and regulation, enterprises face a range of challenges in providing a comprehensive IT security program. Organizations are now shifting to the real-time transfer of data between data centers, and implementing on-the-fly data encryption with key management for security. Physical Layer encryption is the preferred method for securing data across the data center connect (DCC) WAN, deployed across optical fiber and DWDM for converged LAN and SAN traffic. Optical DWDM solutions enable the highest throughput for DCC at the lowest TCO.
The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) is a best-of-breed DWDM platform, and the integrated physical layer encryption lowers data center security risks and increases data confidentiality, integrity and availability.