Federal datacenters, which house an enormous wealth of legacy assets, are the primary targets for agencies evaluating different cloud computing approaches. When agencies begin their journey to the cloud with virtualization-an IT transformation starting point that preserves existing investments-they realize significant agility, cost and security benefits. Federal IT leaders are deploying VMware cloud infrastructure solutions to meet these new directives.
This eBook will explain the fundamental differences between the IBM Netezza 1000 and Oracle Exadata solutions. You will learn which solutions best meet your business needs and how to achieve optimal results from your data.
As IT advances, organizations are adopting infrastructures that enhance agility and improve efficiency.
Data centers are evolving to a state that is almost unrecognizable from only a few years ago. Numerous forces, such as cloud computing and powerful orchestration solutions, are combining to fundamentally change data centers, making them more powerful, sophisticated, flexible and efficient. Many organizations are adopting a hybrid infrastructure data center model that combines a variety of technologies and methodologies, including virtualization, private clouds and other internal IT resources, along with external options such as hosting, colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.
See how we can help you build a data center solution that supports today’s demands and positions your organization for success.
Your current data center could be holding you back more than you realize. In today’s fast-paced world, some of your most critical operations revolve around technology. And for those systems to work, you need an infrastructure that’s ready to support your changing workloads and organizational needs.
At CDW, we bring you the solutions and the support you
need to further your goals. We can assess your environment,
design the best approach, deploy your solution and manage it
throughout its lifecycle. Because with a flexible, resilient and
efficient data center, you can support flexibility, resiliency and
efficiency throughout your organization.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
Application performance management (APM) focuses on monitoring, maintaining, and optimizing the performance and health of business applications across development, test, datacenter, and network environments. As mission-critical enterprise application environments become more complex because of the increased use of cloud, big data, and mobility, APM is becoming a top priority for IT teams that need to quickly and cost effectively track end-to-end application performance, identify and remediate the root cause of performance problems, and maintain service levels required by end users and business stakeholders. SaaS-delivered APM solutions offer rapid time to value for IT organizations that need to implement APM quickly with minimal disruption to the business.
As you take advantage of the operational and economic benefits of virtualization and the cloud, it’s critical to secure your virtualized data centers, cloud deployments, and hybrid environments effectively. Because if you neglect any aspect of security, you leave gaps that open the door to web threats and serious data breaches. And, to meet data privacy and compliance regulations, you will need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate security, regardless of your computing environment.
Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solutions protect applications and data and prevent business disruptions, while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical or virtual environments, cloud instances, or web applications, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need for virtual, cloud, and physical servers via the Trend Micro Deep Security platform. Download this white paper to learn more about the Trend Micro Deep Security platform.
Merchants and service providers that process credit card payments must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), now at Version 3.0. Whether the transaction occurs in a store or online, and regardless of the environment, from physical Point of Sale devices, to virtualized servers, or web servers in a public cloud, PCI DSS 3.0 mandates that these organizations are responsible for the security of their customers’ cardholder data. Read this white paper to learn more about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0.
This book explores the security challenges of virtualization in the data center, at the endpoint, and in the cloud. I explain why using traditional security products built for physical systems is a mistake for virtual systems. Finally, I explain how virtualaware security solutions provide in-depth security without compromising performance in virtual, cloud, and hybrid environments that include a mix of virtual and physical systems.
Rush University Medical Center (Rush) is a not-for-profit healthcare, education, and research enterprise with a 664-bed academic medical center that includes hospital facilities for adults and children. Rush offers residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties to more than 2,000 students. With a large and experienced IT team, Rush manages three data centers across its campuses. The organization currently supports approximately 1,600 virtual desktops and 600 virtual servers, along with 10,000 physical desktops. The Rush IT team is tasked with supporting users on all devices, including smartphones and tablets. Watch the video to see how Rush protects the entire organization and protects against advanced threats with Trend Micro solutions, including Deep Discovery.
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Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on application availability.
The good news is that more solutions become available every day, but with a learning curve and numerous management challenges and considerations.
This CITO Research paper provides advice for managers about how to c
Published By: Simplivity
Published Date: Jul 02, 2015
SimpliVity’s solution is a great fit for today’s midmarket data center. This hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies an otherwise complex system that would require frequent maintenance and upgrades. SimpliVity offers an affordable solution that addresses major challenges of midmarket I&O teams.
Software-defined architectures have transformed enterprises to become more application-centric. With application owners seeking public-cloud-like simplicity and flexibility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to reduce wait times to provision applications.
Legacy load balancing solutions force network architects and administrators to purchase new hardware, manually configure virtual services, and inefficiently overprovision these appliances. Simultaneously, new infrastructure choices are also enabling applications to be re-architected into autonomous microservices
from monolithic or n-tier constructs. These transformations are forcing organizations to rethink load balancing strategies and application delivery controllers (ADCs) in their infrastructure.
This buyer’s guide for load balancers is based on research, best practices, and conversations with network administrators and IT operations teams at over 110 Global 2000 enterprises. It presents guidelines for choosing application services that mirror the needs of modern data centers and public cloud initiatives.
The guide is organized in sections, starting with a pre-assessment of your current application delivery capabilities. With data gathered from your pre-assessment, you can review the considerations involved in creating a software-defined application services strategy; identify opportunities to improve automation of application services and operations. Finally, use the software-defined application services checklist at the end of the guide to identify key priorities in your choice of application service solutions for your enterprise.
HP Networking is a leading provider of converged infrastructure solutions, including networking. With its recently enhanced core and data center portfolio, HP has provided another proof point of its commitment to offering enterprise-class networking solutions. By bringing this new broader networking portfolio to market through HP's direct and indirect sales channels and combining it with HP service offerings, HP Networking has further strengthened its position as a global contender and provider to enterprises and major verticals.
By the year 2018, it is expected that over 25% of enterprise customers will adopt web-scale networking to build modern data centers. This rapid adoption can be attributed to businesses' increasing dependence on their data centers, while at the same time facing reduced IT budgets and limited staff to address their growing business needs.
Fill out the form to download a TCO report on how organizations have saved an average of 45% on CapEx and approximately 74% on OpEx by adopting web-scale networking solutions from Cumulus Networks. You’ll learn how Cumulus modeled a real-life TCO calculator on the actual production path their customers took to build an agile, scalable, and cost-efficient data center.
While many who invest in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership / knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. This paper describes these common pitfalls and provides practical guidance on how to avoid them.
IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE). Dynamic loads that vary in time and location may heighten the risk of downtime if rack-level power and cooling health are not understood and considered. Finally, the fault-tolerant nature of a highly virtualized environment could raise questions about the level of redundancy required in the physical infrastructure. These particular effects of virtualization are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered.
According to the 2016 Enterprise IT Spending Benchmarks, compiled by 451 Research, North America will exceed $1 trillion in IT spending by 2017. Businesses of all sizes are expected to move to a hybrid IT approach. When choosing a hybrid approach, you need both on-site and cloud resources that are reliable and well maintained. The easiest way to assure this is by streamlining your data center solutions through a single, fully integrated service provider.
HP offers an approach to the modern data center that addresses systemic limitations in storage by offering Tier-1 solutions designed to deliver the highest levels of flexibility, scalability, performance, and quality—including purpose-built, all-flash arrays that are flash-optimized without being flash-limited. This white paper describes how, through the incorporation of total quality management throughout each process and stage of development, HP delivers solutions that exceed customer quality expectations, using HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage as an example.
Arc flashes—the fiery explosions that can result from short circuits in high-power electrical devices—kill hundreds of workers in the U.S. every year and permanently injure thousands more. They can also wreak financial havoc in the form of fines, lawsuits, and damage to expensive equipment.
This white paper aims to fill that knowledge gap by providing introductory-level information about what arc flashes are and what you can do to prevent them.