The bank wanted to modernize its global data center core and edge networks to move to the next stage of its private cloud journey. The bank has long recognized the advantages of server virtualization, and it wanted to move more aggressively to a software-defined data center. The bank was virtualizing all services, including compute, storage, and network, to gain greater business flexibility and deliver cost savings. But first, it needed an elastic, flexible, and production ready network to connect its data centers.
The bank wanted a dynamically scalable network to interconnect its data centers in Europe, Asia, and North America, so that it could move toward a fully automated, self provisioned cloud. The global network needed to deliver performance at scale for the company’s highly virtualized resources, while also supporting integration of legacy assets into its software-defined data centers.
In today’s technology-driven world, a financial services organization’s ability to evolve the business quickly depends on the network. MetaFabric architecture, which is the foundation of Juniper’s unique end-to-end data center networking solution, helps financial services firms respond confidently to whatever happens in the market.
With an open, simple, and smart network in place, organizations can adapt quickly and seamlessly to changing requirements while eliminating the disruptions of forced upgrades and unnecessary purchases that come with vendor lock-in. Most importantly, the MetaFabric architecture helps companies stay at the forefront of innovation, keeping them one step ahead of the competition.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Jun 09, 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
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
IT departments in organizations of all types are looking to increase the agility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of their data centers and storage initiatives. While the cloud, hybrid cloud, and private cloud options tend to be the first options that come to mind for many of these IT professionals, many are finding that hyperconverged infrastructures provide many of the same benefits. In this Enterprise Strategy Group white paper, uncover the many benefits of hyperconverged infrastructures and information on Dell EMC and Intel®'s Hyperconverged VxRack System 1000.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
While just about everyone is writing about how IT and the businesses it serves need to be transformed, the actual industry answers to both digital and IT transformation remain unclear at best. Are transformational initiatives all about analytics and big data? Or are they about the move to cloud in all its varieties? Support for mobile? More agile ways of working and developing software? Or are they actually all about crafting teams to promote more proactive dialog between the business and IT?
The truth is, of course, digital and IT transformation depend on all of the above and more. They also depend on a resilient infrastructure that’s easily adapted to changing business priorities without requiring long hours spent on maintenance, updates, and addressing problems of service availability. But making all this work clearly and cohesively is far beyond the purview of almost any solution today—whether from a software management perspective or from a hardware infrastructure perspective.
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.
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.
• How open clouds can be designed to meet your anticipated growth needs.
• Build versus buy? Why private open cloud is a financially sound choice.
• Why companies like yours are choosing Canonical and QTS to build, operate and fully manage their OpenStack cloud.
• A customer case study detailing the economic impact of open cloud.
Managing and protecting privileged credentials is essential to reducing risk and addressing compliance requirements. Organizations need to evaluate privileged password management solutions for the depth of controls, scope of coverage and degree of cloud alignment they provide.
CA Privileged Access Manager delivers against all three of these dimensions, providing a next-generation solution for privileged credential management that drives IT risk reduction, improves operational efficiency and protects an organization’s investment by supporting traditional, virtualized and hybrid-cloud infrastructure alike.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Apr 04, 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.
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.
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.
Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.
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
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.
As one of the fastest moving industries in terms of innovation and change, Information Technology is rife with predictions for what will be "the next big thing". Networking is undergoing a shift with the adoption of web-scale and open networking approaches. Fill out the form to the right to view our webinar and hear experts from Cumulus Networks, IPspace, and Facebook discuss their predictions for what will be the biggest changes and evolutions in data centers this year.
CTOs, CIOs, and application architects need access to datacenter facilities capable of handling the
broad range of content serving, Big Data/analytics, and archiving functions associated with the
systems of engagement and insight that they depend upon to better service customers and enhance
business outcomes. They need to enhance their existing datacenters, they need to accelerate the
building of new datacenters in new geographies, and they need to take greater advantage of
advanced, sophisticated datacenters designed, built, and operated by service providers. IDC terms
this business and datacenter transformation the shift to the 3rd Platform.