Read this paper to find out how the Cisco and Microsoft data center solutions provide your IT infrastructure with the flexibility and agility needed to address your changing business needs and achieve your business goals.
This paper discusses the radical change in datacenter and IT processes brought about by virtualization and by the inception of a cloud or service led model for delivery of IT resources. Perceived risks and organizational hurdles are analyzed, and guidance is given for organizations as they move to the cloud.
Published By: Brocade
Published Date: May 02, 2016
By 2020, the Software-Defined Data Center will be a requirement for 75% of the Global 2000’ according to Gartner. But is the SDDC right for you? The key to success is to plan big but start small. This Gartner report will help you understand the value of SDDC, identify the best use cases, and mitigate deployment risks.
Data in branch and remote offices is subject to a variety of threats. Data centers are built to secure data, but remote offices lack the same level defenses. It’s now possible to eliminate the risks of branch office IT, consolidating servers and storage into the datacenter without sacrificing the benefits of having servers at the edge close to users.
This white paper looks at HP's approach to Data Center Transformation and how it can help enterprise data centers reduce costs, manage risks, and support business growth. Learn about the 4 key factors which should influence your data center transformation strategy. See first hand how HP embarked on a three-year transformation program for its own data centers. This ambitious program involved rationalizing 85 data centers into just six global ones- with tangible and measurable benefits.
Designed for CIOs, IT managers, data center managers and grid computing architects seeking to improve performance, SAS Grid Computing on the HP BladeSystem. C-Class helps accelerate growth and mitigate risks with a simplified, consolidated infrastructure that’s agile enough to efficiently handle change. SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem can lower costs through automation, virtualization and improved IT efficiency. Download HP's "Quick Sizing Guide for SAS Grid running on HP BladeSystem and EVA Storage" to learn more about the equipment needs to deploy SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem.
Enabling IT equipment vendors to perform remote service on your data centers helps maximize uptime and lower TCO—but at what risk? Dial-up modems and VPNs introduce security vulnerabilities and lack sufficient auditing capabilities—making it virtually impossible to track external access and maintain data center security. Download this white paper to learn how you can manage security risks, lower service-related costs, achieve regulatory and internal compliance, and more.
Learn the best practices for migrating to a new server operating system and see how the switch may be challenging, but will allow your organization to vastly improve IT operations to support new technologies such as cloud computing.
Learn how to reap the benefits of an operating system migration and see how you can transition to a modern data center to accommodate the latest technologies in order to increase the efficiency and productivity of your IT team.
Learn why the time is now for data center transformation due to the end of Microsoft support to Windows Server 2003 and see what your organization must do to upgrade performance, scalability, availability, manageability, and security.
When was the last time you thought about your disaster recovery plan? Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, fires, or floods can occur anytime and disable your data center, with little to no warning. Hacker activities like a denial of service attack can also take down your systems unexpectedly. Then you have the more mundane risks such as human error and hardware or software failures. The only predictable thing to say about these risks is that at some point, on some scale, you’ll have to recover your data center from downtime. When it comes to disaster readiness, proactive planning is the key to success. Every business, regardless of size, needs to have a well-tested disaster recovery plan in place. Every minute your systems are down, the financial implications grow.
Take the assessment to see where your disaster recovery plan ranks. Then learn about next steps and more information.
Drivers for cloud solutions include the need to innovate, simplify and cut costs. Users say a key benefit cloud-based security is no need to deploy equipment or software. The cloud provider furnishes and hosts everything in secure data centers. This arrangement lets your business avoid capital expenses and to control ongoing costs.
This paper describes how your small or medium-sized company can manage IT risks and maintain regulatory compliance with minimal staff and budget.
When working with data center and commercial facility electrical systems, shocks of 100mA to more than 2,000mA are possible—definitely in the realm of serious harm to humans and property. Energized electrical equipment also presents the risk of arc flash caused by electrical faults that produce powerful explosions. When dealing with commercial and industrial electrical systems, such as uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) and their batteries, data center and facilities managers need to be aware of these risks, especially since some repair and maintenance procedures require working with a unit that is still energized. There are ways to minimize the risks to employees, equipment and the field technician performing the service.
This paper answers some common questions about UPS maintenance, how to reduce the risks associated with servicing UPSs and batteries, and how to qualify a UPS service provider.
Modern data centers have and continue to undergo transformation. Driven by familiar trends, green IT, endpoint growth, externalization, and increased resource requirements, modern data centers support more services, users, and data than ever before. The potential of new risks to the modern data center demands renewed attention to data center security. Data center architects must build in proper security controls, and policies and processes to address and mitigate these new risks.
The importance of healthcare providers to assure their patients the utmost security, confidentiality and integrity of their sensitive information cannot be understated. This means being HIPAA compliant within every aspect of their practice, with a particular emphasis on the components of their healthcare IT infrastructure
This white paper described elements and best practices of a HIPAA compliant data center. This comprehensive guide spans the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards of the HIPAA Security rule from the physical security and environmental controls necessary of the facility itself, to the requirements needed between a Covered Entity (CE) and the data center provider when outsourcing.
Detailing both the benefits and risks of a third-party partnership, this white paper provides answers to key questions such as what exactly makes a data center HIPAA compliant, what to look for when choosing a service provider to work with, and why a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is important for establishing accountability with these partners.
In most cases, your physical data center will not disappear as these growth trends play out. Instead, it will evolve into a hybrid environment, incorporating a mixture of physical and virtual computing technologies—including both public and private clouds. You’ll face even more challenging security risks within these hybrid environments than you have protecting your physical data center today. And you won’t be alone with these challenges when making the shift to a hybrid data center architecture.