The right hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution can yield tangible financial benefits for an IT organization. This paper explores how HCI powered by VMware vSAN improves an IT department’s financial outlook in terms of both Capital Expense (CapEx) and Operating Expense (OpEx). Its insights are based on comments from real users on IT Central Station.
This IDC White Paper offers an overview of the new datacenter infrastructure trends that are being driven by a need to solve traditional datacenter challenges that still exist today. This paper also offers insight into a recent IDC survey of different customers running VMware vSAN, a software-defined, hyperconverged solution. The survey was conducted during the second half of 2017 to understand the real-world value VMware vSAN provides when deployed within production environments.
As infrastructure managers confront urgent demands for data center agility and cost savings, the benefits of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) become all the more compelling. HCI enables lower cost IT operations and greater flexibility by combining compute, storage and management in a single software-defined solution on commodity hardware. This paper offers guidance on selecting an HCI solution. It is based on IT Central Station member reviews of VMware vSAN, a foundational component of VMware HCI.
VMware vSAN is enterprise-class, vSphere-native storage that powers more hyper-converged infrastructure solutions than any other vendor. vSAN accelerates and simplifies the data center modernization journey by helping you evolve your infrastructure without risk, reduce TCO through simplified operations and server economics, and scale to tomorrow’s business needs with an agile, cloud-ready platform. As the only vSphere-native storage platform, vSAN naturally extends virtualization to storage, creating a hyperconverged solution that simply works with existing tools, skill sets, software solutions, and server platforms. The result is an agile IT environment ready for dynamic business needs.
In this book, we are going to look at the key trends driving the modernization of data infrastructure. We’ll see how organizations are adapting and flourishing in a data-driven world. For some time, headlines have been around the internet of things (IoT),
big data and data analytics. While these developments are important, the reality is that you cannot take full advantage of them without modernization. We’re going to look at these trends and priorities in detail, then look at the three key drivers of modernization: governance, mobilization and analytics. We’ll also consider the technologies that make up modern data infrastructure including artificial intelligence (AI), flash storage, converged and hyperconverged platforms and software-defined infrastructures. By making sense of data, we make sense of the world. With more data than ever before, we have the tools to turn all that information into intelligent innovation and change the way the world works.
Recent evolution in the mobile applications market now offers enterprises new opportunities for reaching customers in ways never before possible. In the past 18 months, a number of independent market forces have converged to enable goods-and-services providers to market to specific customers, at specific times, at specific locations. Importantly, such targeted messaging draws on a richer-than-ever set of consumer information, including not only detailed demographics from implicit (inferred) and explicit (user-provided) profiles, but also real-time, location-based data.
In today’s global economy, companies are increasingly distributed. That puts IT in a precarious position, especially when it comes to disaster recovery. It can take days to restore branch operations. Branch converged infrastructure delivers local performance, stores data safely in the datacenter, and enables instant recovery. Learn how to recover faster, reduce risk, and save money.
In this Taneja Group Product Profile we review Riverbed’s SteelFusion (formerly Granite), and examine how it marries together multiple technical advances to deliver innovative branch converged infrastructure. SteelFusion supports distributed IT by addressing traditional branch challenges – providing simplified deployment, resiliency in the face of network issues, improved protection, fast recovery from the central datacenter, and a greatly lowered OPEX.
Riverbed SteelFusion, as the first converged infrastructure solution purpose-built for the branch, promises to transform branch IT through the stateless “projection” of data, applications, and VMs actually stored in the datacenter. In this Taneja Group Technology Validation we found that SteelFusion truly can transform branch IT by reducing complexity, injecting powerful capabilities and making the branch resilient, protected, and recoverable.
The old adage, "you get what you pay for" may no longer be true when it comes to traditional paid media investments. Effectiveness of traditional advertising and paid media - TV, newspaper, print - is on the decline, so marketers are choosing to push their dollars to social advertisements. In fact, 62% of marketers expect to increase their spending on Facebook marketing, along with other social media sites, over the next year.
Marketers now must focus their attention on getting more from their advertising efforts by making sure that their media strategies work together. This means their paid media must work with their owned media to get more consumers to engage and participate - thus driving more earned media and amplification for their brand.
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Published By: Xangati
Published Date: Feb 04, 2016
What can you do to optimize your converged infrastructure efficiency?
While there are no 10-second, quick-fix answers, here are five strategies you can start implementing right now to bring your organization much closer to optimal efficiency and longterm cost savings.
"Demand for more energy continues to increase, putting a lot of pressure on utility companies to upgrade their aging supply infrastructure. This white paper addresses:
>The current status of the electric grid
>Explains why upgrading to a Smart Grid is necessary
>Discusses the importance of the communication network’s role in this migration
>Offers prescriptions for success in a smooth evolutionary path.
Explore ""The Utility of the Future, Considerations for Evolving to a Smart Grid Infrastructure"" by downloading it today. "
"Economic conditions have changed the operating landscape for government and educational organizations. Modern, converged networks utilize advanced optical and Ethernet technologies to form a highly flexible and scalable infrastructure capable of delivering many emerging applications and ready to scale far into the future. Additional benefits of building better networks for state and local governments include:
>Better public service at lower taxpayer cost
>Support for emerging applications
in transportation, public safety,
healthcare, and education
>A graceful technology
migration from legacy to
> Preparation for future, unplanned
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"In healthcare, as the trends supporting eHealth accelerate, the need for scalable, reliable, and secure network infrastructures will only grow. This white paper describes the key factors and technologies to consider when building a private network for healthcare sector enterprises, including:
Transport Network Equipment
Outside Fiber Plant
Reliability, Redundancy, and Protection
Services, Operation, Program Management, and Maintenance
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Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
"This whitepaper from the SANS Institute focuses on the growing use and benefits derived from information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence which includes more effective management and operation of contemporary control systems. IT/OT convergence carries unique challenges that make managing and securing an industrial control system (ICS) more difficult. This is due to greater technical complexity, expanded risks and new threats to more than just business operations. This paper explores the issues that arise with the blending of IT and OT into combined cyber-physical systems where risks must be identifed and managed.
Download this report to get answers to these questions:
-Why are digital asset inventories critical for IT/OT security risk management?
-How does knowledge about risks and vulnerabilities to IT/OT systems lead to better risk management?
-Can applying even a few of Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls make a marked difference in the securit