The Company (name withheld) provides data center management and monitoring services to a number of enterprises across the United States. The Company maintains multiple network operations centers (NOCs) across the country where engineers monitor customer networks and application uptimes around the clock. The Company evaluated BubblewrApp’s Secure Access Service and was able to enable access to systems within customer data centers in 15 minutes. In addition, the Company was able to:
a. Do away with site-to-site VPNs – no more reliance on jump hosts in the NOC
b. Build out monitoring systems in the NOC without worry about possible IP subnet conflicts
c. Enable NOC engineers to access allowed systems in customer networks from any device
Thanks to the rising importance of business mobility, the BYOD trend, and improvements in the underlying technology, the adoption rate of desktop virtualization is faster today than ever before.
But as enterprises move to virtualization as a foundation for end-user computing strategies, more agile, high-performing infrastructures are needed.
Download this white paper to learn why software-defined data centers (SDDC) are an attractive infrastructure option for virtualization. Inside, you’ll gain access to different articles featuring:
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Securing cloud environments is different from securing traditional data centers and endpoints.
The dynamic nature of the cloud requires continuous assessment and automation to avoid
misconfigurations, compromises, and breaches.
It can also be difficult to gain complete visibility across dynamic and rapidly changing cloud
environments — limiting your ability to enforce security at scale. On top of these challenges, cloud
governance is critical to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and security policies as
Because cloud deployments are not just implemented once and left untouched, organizations need
to consider how to integrate security into their CI/CD pipeline and software development lifecycle.
Implementing a security solution that addresses cloud challenges requires deep security and cloud
expertise that organizations often do not have.
Once in the cloud, organizations manage and create environments via automation, adapt their
workloads to changes by automa
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Published Date: Jul 08, 2016
Today’s data, and how that data is used, have changed dramatically in the past few years. Data now comes from everywhere—not just enterprise applications, but also websites, log files, social media, sensors, web services, and more. Organizations want to make that data available to all of their analysts as quickly as possible, not limit access to only a few highly-skilled data scientists. However, these efforts are quickly frustrated by the limitations of current data warehouse technologies. These systems simply were not built to handle the diversity of today’s data and analytics. They are based on decades-old architectures designed for a different world, a world where data was limited, users of data were few, and all processing was done in on-premises data centers.
In today’s world of being “on” 24/7, data centers are at the core of business and viewed as the way to create competitive differentiation. Speed, efficiency, flexibility, and scale are now critical for winning the race to meet new connectivity and processing demands caused by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data.
Schneider Electric is integrating datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) software, big-data analytics and cloud services into the management of customers’ datacenters. Its recently launched StruxureOn cloud offering signals a new wave in datacenter operations, using a combination of machine learning, anomaly detection and event-stream playback to give operators real-time insights and alarming via their smartphones.
More capabilities and features are planned, including predictive analysis and, eventually, automated action. Schneider’s long-term strategy is to build a partner ecosystem around StruxureOn, and provide digital services that span its traditional datacenter business.
Every day, companies generate mountains of data that are critical to their business. With that data comes
a clear challenge: How do you protect exabytes of data that's strewn across global data centers,
computer rooms, remote offices, laptops, desktops, and mobile devices, as well as hosted by many
different cloud providers, without choking business agility, employee productivity, and customer
experience? The solution lies not in throwing more technology at the network, but in taking specific steps
to identify malicious actions and respond to them in order to fix the issue, a process known as
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.
This whitepaper outlines issues that arise when planning for growth of IT infrastructure and explains how the colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.
Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centers from cost centers into producers of business value. Data centers can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices. This white paper describes the types of PM services that can help safeguard the uptime of data centers and IT equipment rooms. Various PM methodologies and approaches are discussed. Recommended practices are suggested.
This white paper provides an in-depth look at key considerations to keep in mind when selecting a data center provider in Chicago. From connectivity to compliance to customer service, these 7 key considerations offer a checklist for evaluating potential data center providers.
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.
As businesses and agencies face increasingly complex security requirements, it makes less and less sense for these organizations to invest resources in the operation and management of their own data centers. Enterprises are leaving the data center business, opting instead to seek a partner for their data center, colocation and cloud needs.
As data consumption continues to grow and the expansion of the Internet of Things drives increased demand for data center storage, providers are facing a unique challenge. How can a facility meet the needs of customers today while keeping pace with how those needs will grow in the future?
This whitepaper will discuss how the incremental growth philosophy is changing data center design.
Download it now to learn about:
The incremental growth philosophy.
Implementing the philosophy.
Pioneering incremental growth.
In every industry, IT professionals are watching their roles and objectives evolve rapidly. The world is now digital and data is at the core of how enterprises, governments and individuals manage their core functions. Now, more than ever, CIOs and CTOs are challenged to build sustainable IT strategies against a constantly changing backdrop. Enterprises are quickly realizing that the resources required are exceeding their in-house capabilities. So, who are they trusting with these most valued assets? Data center providers. Learn how IT strategies are evolving and the role data centers play in those strategies.
Discover the simplest and most cost-effective approach to hybrid cloud using a highly scalable, fully managed open cloud like Ubuntu OpenStack.
Watch this on-demand webinar to find out from our experts how Canonical’s and QTS’ proven reference architectures, deployment methodologies, and unrivaled support offer IT organizations the biggest bang for their buck plus...
• Why the evolution of technology and complexity of managing your hybrid clouds increases IT costs.
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The Internet boom of the late 90s and early 2000s launched a mass migration of enterprises seeking the benefits of IT outsourcing. The emergence of virtualized infrastructure and cloud computing created a new business landscape of opportunities along with escalating challenges in capacity and complexity.
HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays are rapidly being adopted into many IT data centers. With the adoption of the array comes the need to support a non-disruptive method (supported by OS) to import data from aging architectures to new HP 3PAR StoreServ arrays. There is an increasing demand to support the migration from non-HP standard storage arrays to HP 3PAR StoreServ arrays as part of the migrations. In the past, HP has supported migrations from HP 3PAR to HP 3PAR using HP 3PAR Peer Motion technology and EVA to HP 3PAR using HP 3PAR Online Import as part of the federated storage movement. HP is now announcing the ability to migrate data from EMC arrays to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage.
The way companies listen and react to customers through social channels is crucial for businesses today. Social data is raw, real, uniquely insightful and the most authentic representative that marketers have seen in many years. Companies have the opportunity to take rich data and truly learn, understand and engage customers better than they ever have before. Hear how companies like General Motors are using Social Command Centers to improve their customer experience interactions and drive product innovations.
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.