Colocation facilities are rapidly designing and building new facilities in order to capitalize on market opportunity. Getting the facility up and running is the first challenge. The second? Recruiting, training, and retaining qualified data center staff. In this webinar, co-hosted by Tony DeSpirito, VP & General Manager Data Center Operations at Schneider Electric, & Brian Gisi, Infrastructure Management & Services Manager at IBM, to access field-tested methods & strategies that can help you:
1. Overcome the worldwide shortage of experienced data center professionals
2. Understand how out-tasking data center operations can benefit you & your clients
3. Identify key characteristics of a strong data center operations partner
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Today’s employees demand greater flexibility, productivity, and mobility. And while cloud and BYOD policies have answered that call, they’ve also added unforeseen complexities the way IT manages data security and compliance.
How can you balance productivity and risk in SaaS environments? “A Guide to Achieving SaaS Security and Compliance” deconstructs the idea that cloud security and user productivity are mutually exclusive.
This whitepaper includes guidance on how to:
Select SaaS providers that follow the very same external standards (e.g., PCI DSS) as your organization.
Apply the same in-house security, governance, and compliance principles to cloud services.
Leverage tools and processes to gain visibility, control access, and protect data in your SaaS environment.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Office 365, Salesforce, and other cloud apps deliver a boost in employee productivity, but this benefit comes at a price. Once data moves outside an enterprise, security teams lose visibility and control into how it’s accessed and used.
There is also the risk of unsanctioned apps or Shadow IT – the cloud apps setup and managed outside of IT that they have no visibility of; all this leaves an organization having to manage up to 1,000 cloud apps*. Deploying a CASB solution can help you discover and assess risk from unsanctioned cloud apps and control sanctioned cloud app use.
Through a hands-on evaluation, ESG discovered that Forcepoint CASB:
Reduces threat response times
Grants visibility and context into user activity
Controls user access to cloud apps from different locations/devices
Read the ESG evaluation for rare insight into Forcepoint CASB by a respected third-party analyst.
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
The emphasis on fast flash technology concentrates much attention on hot, frequently accessed data. However, budget pressures preclude consuming such premium-priced capacity when the access frequency diminishes. Yet many organizations do just that, unable to migrate effectively to lower cost secondary storage on a regular basis.
In this white paper, explore:
• How the relative proportion of hot, warm, and cooler data changes over time
• New machine learning (ML) techniques that sense the cooling temperature of data throughout its half-life
• The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in migrating data to the most cost-effective tier.
As companies scale, they add solutions leaving employees having to deal with multiple gateways or access points to get to their applications, apps, and data. It creates a poor user experience, slows productivity, and opens organizations to security risks. With Citrix Workspace, IT is able to simplify connections with remote access while maintaining security and control.
Download our e-book and find out how we can:
Provide users with one access point and single sign-on (SSO)
Ensure secure access to apps in the data center, cloud, or delivered as SaaS applications across any device
Help IT reduce complexity and meet compliance and security policies
Learn how a digital workspace can help you:
Deliver the apps and data people need to be productive
Improve performance with unified analytics
Unify access to apps across hybrid environments
Get this e-book that explains how a digital workspace can simplify IT while delivering the experience your employees expect.
US ground forces handle massive amounts of information and data while working under unpredictable conditions. These conditions don’t always allow military intelligence analysts access to a technologically reliable way to share information. AI can help develop a comprehensive intelligence picture and a true sense of cognitive situational understanding (CSU). These technologies can help analyze the massive amounts of data the military receives. And because AI programs are constantly adding new capabilities and tools, they can help the military prepare for the battlefield of the future. Read how.
As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
Why your data catalog won’t deliver significant ROI
According to Gartner, organizations that provide access to a curated catalog of internal and external data assets will derive twice as much business value from their analytics investments by 2020 than those that do not.
That’s a ringing endorsement of data catalogs, and a growing number of enterprises seem to agree. In fact, the global data catalog market is expected to grow from US$210.0 million in 2017 to US$620.0 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24.2%.
Why such large and intensifying demand for data catalogs? The primary driver is that many organizations are working to modernize their data platforms with data lakes, cloud-based data warehouses, advanced analytics and various SaaS applications in order to grow profitable digital initiatives. To support these digital initiatives and other business imperatives, organizations need more reliable, faster access to their data.
However, modernizing data plat
To improve safety and mobility across its 5,600km road network, the City of Toronto forged a partnered with HERE Technologies for the provision of traffic, incident, and historical traffic data.
Access to this data allows the city authority to see exactly what’s happening on its roads and more easily and affectively run studies on improvement projects.
This case study details how HERE Technologies enabled the City of Toronto’s transportation team to:
Work smarter with comprehensive network coverage and accurate data to aid analysis
Examine the impact of city projects without significant forward planning or expenditure
Ensure travel volume models used to drive decision making are calibrated to represent real-world truths
Discover the transformational power of intelligent storage. A company’s competitive success depends greatly on how well it harnesses the value of its data. However, it can be challenging to keep pace with the increases in the scale of data being generated, as well as users’ demands for accessibility. Additionally, maximizing the value of digital information requires data to be leveraged at both the optimal time and the optimal place. With HPE’s intelligent storage portfolio, organizations can modernize their IT to better understand their customers, run more agile IT functions, and improve logistical operations.
FRONTEO provides end-to-end project management, litigation consulting and eDiscovery
solutions for a global base of law firms and corporations. To meet clients’ critical
information needs, the business requires connectivity and data center solutions that can
process, access and interpret terabytes of sensitive data—reliably and at top speeds.
Get actionable insights from experts at FRONTEO and learn how switching to a
high-performance Ethernet solution from Spectrum Enterprise can deliver security
and reliability across your network and IT infrastructure.
In today’s dynamic business environment where applications and data are accessed outside of traditional corporate boundaries, IT must embrace the needs of both the business and an ever present mobile workforce. From business agility to employee efficiency, the never-ending quest for improved productivity is found in organisations across industries. And throughout it all, IT is charged with maintaining an organisation’s infrastructure, and security and access, while working to support initiatives that keep the business agile and growing, and employees productive.
For the typical enterprise, the volume of data that needs to be managed and protected is growing at roughly 40% per year. Add to that the performance requirements of new applications and the demands for instant response time, always-on availability, and anytime-anywhere access. With such demands, data center managers face storage challenges that cannot be addressed using traditional, spinning-disk technology.
In-memory technology—in which entire datasets are pre-loaded into a computer’s random access memory, alleviating the need for shuttling data between memory and disk storage every time a query is initiated—has actually been around for a number of years. However, with the onset of big data, as well as an insatiable thirst for analytics, the industry is taking a second look at this promising approach to speeding up data processing.
If you are trying to process, understand, and benefit from "big data," you need SAP® HANA®.
Process data at extreme speeds
Real-time analytics and insights
If you want to make sure you have access to your data for insights, whenever and wherever you need them, then SAP HANA on Lenovo's future-defined infrastructure—powered by the Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor—delivers what you need.
Get the details on everything you need to know about the value of SAP HANA, why SAP chose Lenovo for their own HANA installation, and how Lenovo can help your organization today.
If you’re a small-to-midsized business (SMB), you know that you’re operating in a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment. Customers want their demands met instantly, and increasing competition multiplies the pressure you’re under. If you can’t deliver, you can be sure somebody else will.
Fortunately, the technology landscape is changing the way you do business. Mobility, social media, and Big Data are leveling the playing field and making it possible for companies like yours to access more sophisticated technology, reach bigger audiences, target their messages, and innovate in their offerings. Yet nothing has changed the landscape so much as the cloud.
Increased access to data and more channels of communication have given citizens renewed civic power. Public-sector agencies must be just as responsive as any other enterprise with which citizens interact. If you’re an optimist, imagining the results of a hyperconnected citizenry is exciting. As long as government is responsive, greater citizen involvement could help reduce problems that plague modern society, including poverty, disenfranchisement and even crime.
Today’s data centers are expected to deploy, manage, and report on different tiers of business applications, databases, virtual workloads, home
directories, and file sharing simultaneously. They also need to co-locate multiple systems while sharing power and energy. This is true for large as
well as small environments. The trend in modern IT is to consolidate as much as possible to minimize cost and maximize efficiency of data
centers and branch offices. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is highly efficient, flash-optimized storage engineered for the true convergence of block, file,
and object access to help consolidate diverse workloads efficiently. HPE 3PAR OS and converged controllers incorporate multiprotocol support
into the heart of the system architecture
"Enterprises depend on data to improve customer interaction, accelerate product development and run the back office.
?Is infrastructure complexity holding your applications back? ?
Do your applications have instant access to data?"
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
IT managers are struggling to keep up with the “always available” demands of the business. Data growth and the nearly ubiquitous adoption of server virtualization among mid-market and enterprise organizations are increasing the cost and complexity of storage and data availability needs. This report documents ESG Lab testing of Dell EMC Storage SC Series with a focus on the value of enhanced Live Volume support that provides always-available access with great ease of use and economics.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
Small and midsize businesses grapple with the same massive data growth that’s challenging larger organizations, yet they have fewer resources to devote to managing the deluge. A new option from Dell EMC, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, is finally giving SMBs access to storage area network technology that’s affordable and easy to manage. Read this white paper to learn more now, including what this technology can offer in terms of benefits, performance, and more.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
The data growth explosion facing most organizations today is coinciding with the mounting demands of stagnant IT budgets and an increased need to retain data for both governance and resiliency needs. At its core, data must not only be retained but also efficiently accessed and analyzed to unlock its embedded value.