Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
Connections are great. Having a network to connect to is even better. Humans have been connecting, in one form or another, throughout history. Our cities were born from the drive to move closer to each other so that we might connect. And while the need to connect hasn’t changed, the way we do it definitely has. Nowhere is this evolution more apparent than in business. In today’s landscape, business is more virtual, geographically dispersed and mobile than ever, with companies building new data centers and clustering servers in separate locations.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it's sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation through service automation.
Enterprises seeking the security and performance capabilities of establishing their own private network are often turned away by the high cost and technical expertise required. AT&T NetBond® for Cloud helps establish private, dynamic connectivity from on-premises data centers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in as little as 2-3 days.
Aira, a customer focused on augmented reality, has leveraged the global connectivity capabilities of AT&T NetBond® to connect low vision or blind smart glasses users with a network of agents to guide the visually impaired through everyday tasks such as interpreting prescriptions. Download this case study with AT&T, Aira, and AWS to learn how AT&T NetBond® can accelerate your journey to the cloud, improve ROI and secure your applications.
Join our webinar to learn
- Why Aira chose AT&T NetBond® to establish a global network connecting smart glasses to trained, professional agents
- Best practices for quickly shifting network capacity to meet changing demands
"In an era where speed and performance are critical, moving to a software-centric approach in every area of the data center is the only way to get ahead in today's digital economy. A modern, software-defined infrastructure, enables organizations to leverage prior investments, extend existing IT knowledge and minimize disruption along the way.
VMware and Intel provide IT organizations a path to digital transformation, delivering consistent infrastructure and consistent operations across data centers and public clouds to accelerate application speed and agility for business innovation and growth."
Virtualization is helping organizations like yours utilize data center
hardware infrastructure more effectively, leading to a reduction in
costs and improvements in operational efficiencies. In many cases,
virtualization initiatives begin internally, with your own hardware and
networking infrastructure augmented by tools like VMware® or Linux® KVM and OpenStack® to help manage your virtualized environment.
As traditional network perimeters surrounding data centers dissolve, agencies face enormous difficulties fending off attacks using a patchwork of traditional security tools to protect classified or personally identifiable information (PII). Time and again, traditional security practices have proven porous and/or unsustainable.
Read this i360Gov Book to understand the importance of:
- Transforming federal fortifications into intelligence-driven defense
- Intensifying focus on cyber intelligence
-Needing a well trained cybersecurity force
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 23, 2017
Enterprises today continue to differentiate themselves with cloud applications – any application that needs to be always-on, distributed, scalable, real-time, and contextual. With DataStax Enterprise, DataStax delivers comprehensive data management with a unique always-on architecture that accelerates the ability of enterprises, government agencies, and systems integrators to power the exploding number of cloud applications. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) powers these cloud applications that require data distribution across data centers and clouds, by using a secure, operationally simple platform. At its core, DSE offers the industry’s best distribution of Apache Cassandra™.
This paper provides a summary of the features and functionality of DataStax Enterprise that make it the best choice for companies that are looking to leverage the promise of Apache Cassandra™ for production environments.
HCAHPS is the barometer for understanding a patient’s hospital experience. But can you predict the
outcome of your patient satisfaction surveys by reading online reviews from past and present patients?
And more importantly, does improving your hospital’s online reputation improve HCAHPS scores?
Reputation.com’s Data Science team, led by Brad Null, Ph.D, analyzed two years of HCAHPS hospital
survey data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, across more than 4,800 hospitals.
A multi-cloud world is quickly becoming the new normal for many enterprises. But embarking on a cloud journey and managing cloud-based services across multiple providers can seem overwhelming.
Even the term multi-cloud can be confusing. Multi-cloud is not the same as hybrid cloud. The technical definition of hybrid cloud is an environment that includes traditional data centers with physical servers, private cloud with virtualized servers as well as public cloud provisioned by service providers. Quite often, multi-cloud simply means that an organization uses multiple public clouds from many vendors to deliver its IT services. In other words, organizations can have a multi-cloud without having a hybrid cloud, or they can have a multi-cloud as part of a hybrid cloud.
IT endpoint management used to be an easier game: Managers deployed user systems with custom images when employees were hired, and employees returned them on their last day at work. Even during deployment, users had minimal abilities to impact systems and devices that were centrally managed. Servers resided in physical data centers where they could be identified and accessed. Those were the days!
As fraudsters grow in sophistication and
experience, they often aren’t acting
alone. Syndicated crime rings are big
business around the world. In the fraud
economy, different fraudsters specialize
in different aspects of the attack, from
gathering data and creating profiles of
targeted victims, to socially engineering
call center agents, to creating tools like
robotic dialers. These fraudsters might
work alone, selling their skills on the
black market. In other cases, fraudsters
are running entire call centers overseas
dedicated to executing attacks.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Nov 20, 2018
As one of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated controlled-temperature food distribution companies, Burris Logistics offers over 60 million cubic feet of freezer warehousing space in 15 strategic locations along the
East Coast. Burris Logistics IT Team manages two data centers, one primary and another DR site that supports multiple remote locations up and down the East Coast. Download this case study to see how Burris Logistics acheived these benefits:
- Over 80% reduction in backup windows
- 25% CapEx savings and ongoing OpEx savings
- Simplified operations with an easy-to-use and manage UI
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today. The data center buildings at this campus are collectively known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry. By continuing to apply its Massively Modular design and build approach and high-density compute expertise, CyrusOne serves the growing number of oil and gas customers, as well as other customers, who are demanding best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure. The company’s proven flexibility and scale of its HPC offering enables customers to deploy the ultra-high density compute infrastructure they need to be competitive in their respective business sectors.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
Data centers help state and federal agencies reduce costs and improve operations. Every day, government agencies struggle to meet critical cost controls with lower operational expenses while fulfilling the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative’s (FDCCI) goal. All too often they are finding themselves constrained by their legacy in-house data centers and connectivity solutions that fail to deliver exceptional data center reliability and uptime.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
In June 2016, CyrusOne completed the Sterling II data center at its Northern Virginia campus. A custom facility featuring 220,000 square feet of space and 30 MW of power, Sterling II was built from the ground up and completed in only six months, shattering all previous data center construction records. The Sterling II facility represents a new standard in the building of enterpriselevel data centers, and confirms that CyrusOne can use the streamlined engineering elements and methods used to build Sterling II to build customized, quality data centers anywhere in the continental United States, with a similarly rapid time to completion.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Nov 07, 2017
Today, data is big, fast, varied and constantly changing. As a result, organizations are managing hundreds of systems and petabytes of data. However, many organizations are unable to get the most value from their data because they’re using RDBMS to solve problems they weren’t designed to fix.
Why change? In this white paper, we dive into the details of why relational databases are ill-suited to handle the massive volumes of disparate, varied, and changing data that organizations have in their data centers. It is for this reason that leading organizations are going beyond relational to embrace new kinds of databases. And when they do, the results can be dramatic.
The world of IT is undergoing a digital transformation. Applications are growing fast, and so are the users consuming them. These applications are everywhere—in the datacenter, on virtual and/or microservices platforms, in the cloud, and as SaaS. More and more apps are now being moved out of datacenters to a cloud-based infrastructure.
In order for an optimized and secure delivery of these applications, IT needs specific network appliances called Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). These ADCs come in hardware, virtual, and containerized form factors, and are sized by Network Administrators based on the current and future usage of applications. The challenge with this is that it’s hard to foresee sizing or scalability requirements for these ADCs since users are constantly increasing, and applications are consistently evolving, as well as moving out of datacenters.
Complicating matters, most ADCs are fixed-capacity network appliances that provide zero or minimum expansion capability
This paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach(es) based on business requirements.
This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers and in their data centers to simplify administration and to reduce management chores and operating costs while maintaining reliability and safeguarding against disasters. Seeing the significant benefits virtualization delivers in those environments, companies are now looking to apply the same technology to their desktop computers.
BlueArc’s Titan 3000 Series is designed to meet the requirements of today’s sophisticated enterprise data centers and vertical applications with new levels of storage performance, scalability and reliability. Titan is the first storage solution that consolidates and manages up to 4 petabytes of data in a single storage pool.
The crisis of mass power consumption in the corporate data center has come to a head. Power required to run data centers in the U.S. is estimated to be as much as that produced by five power plants in a year. Energy expenditures and requirements have doubled in the last five years, and computer disposal is the fastest growing type of waste in the world, according to top Stanford researchers and Greenpeace.