Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Organizations need to be proactive in managing their network. IT teams need to ensure that it’s available as their organization changes. In our latest e-book, “Securing Hybrid Networks for Dummies,” discover how to structure, manage, and sustain complex hybrid network infrastructures with next generation firewalls. Read the e-book now.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
A famous architect once said that the origin of architecture was defined by the first time “two bricks were put together well.” And the more bricks you have, the more important putting them together well becomes. The same holds true in our data centers. The architecture of our compute, storage and network devices has always been important, but as the demands on our IT infrastructures grow, and we add more “bricks,” the architecture becomes more critical.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
As more enterprises adopt technologies such as cloud, mobile, and analytics to help achieve strategic competitive advantage, CIOs and IT managers must support business-critical processes at a very high level across the enterprise. At the same time, IT organizations must manage complex hybrid IT infrastructures that include both cloud and on-premises technologies from multiple vendors and support providers. IDC believes that to tackle these challenges, IT organizations should look to support
providers for comprehensive offerings to help optimize IT operations and improve the efficiency of IT service delivery. In addition, IDC recommends that IT organizations looking to manage rapid change in today’s IT landscape consider support providers with a record of innovative support services and a focus on advanced technology in support delivery.
In this report, we'll look at some of the top pressures that organizations are facing when it comes to optimizing their infrastructure for modern services and workloads, analyze the strategies taken by successful businesses and offer key recommendations for those organizations looking to become leaders in high performing IT infrastructures.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Data conversations continue to change as all businesses are trying to figure out today's reality of the move to the cloud, anywhere/anytime computing, and the explosive growth of data. These trends have drastically reshaped the IT industry and data management forever. With continued market innovations in storage, cloud, and hyper-converged infrastructures, there are six key modern IT needs that are increasingly the focus of CIO and technology leaders.
This white paper from Symantec™ Health provides a guide for IT departments as they examine their current image archiving strategy and explore new options. It summarizes challenges, existing approaches, and the benefits of cloudbased archiving approaches.
This report reveals the strategies of companies that are leaders in high performing IT infrastructures. By leveraging the success factors listed within, IT professionals can learn how to achieve the full benefit of an optimized IT infrastructure.
Emerging technologies, like mobile, big data and cloud, lead to increasingly complex and demanding workloads that can overwhelm outdated infrastructures. But by leveraging server and management systems designed for the technologies of today, Best-in-Class organizations can easily meet these demands and gain benefits.
Many businesses continue to rely on outdated IT infrastructures to run the extremely demanding workloads of today. Not surprisingly, these businesses are facing increasing complexity and challenges. However, by taking the important step to adopt next generation infrastructure hardware, leading organizations are gaining a great opportunity to meet the challenges of these workloads with a reliable and optimized environment that delivers the services that customers demand, and brings significant benefits and returns on investment.
To keep pace with an increasingly digital world, enterprises are transforming their data infrastructures using all flash storage. As a leading all flash storage provider, NetApp simplifies your infrastructure to improve economics, while accelerating performance and increasing availability to enhance your company’s competitiveness. NetApp future-proofs your IT investments, allowing you to grow with confidence.
NetApp® all flash storage reduces your storage footprint, power, and cooling by up to 10x; doubles performance at half the latency of leading competitors; and lets you migrate confidently from your existing SAN with a pathway to the cloud.
With NetApp, all flash arrays, your business is prepared to take on anything and everything the future can throw at it: rapid growth, new technology, or a shift in the industry. Cut fear out of the equation. Be data ready to bring on the future.
New innovations in storage technology are changing the game for data centers, and NetApp is working to help our customers capitalize on them. The introduction of faster and faster media types and more efficient mechanisms to access those media across well-defined SAN and Ethernet infrastructures will unlock unprecedented speeds, lower latencies, and dramatic improvements in system and application efficiency.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Modern technology initiatives are driving IT infrastructure in a new direction. Big data, social business,
mobile applications, the cloud, and real-time analytics all require forward-thinking solutions and
enough compute power to deliver the performance required in a rapidly evolving digital marketplace.
Customers increasingly drive the speed of business, and organizations need to engage with customers
on their terms. The need to manage sensitive information with high levels of security as well as
capture, analyze, and act upon massive volumes of data every hour of every day has become critical.
These challenges will dramatically change the way that IT systems are designed, funded, and run
compared to the past few decades. Databases and Java have become the de facto language in which
modern, cloud-ready applications are written. The massive explosion in the volume, variety, and
velocity of data increases the need for secure and effective analytics so that organizations can make
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv
Organizations increasingly require IT infrastructures that support the speed at which their businesses must operate through simplicity, efficiencies, agility, and strong performance. Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, which enable organizations to minimize or nearly eliminate inefficiencies and complexity associated with maintaining storage and compute silos, have emerged as a strong potential solution for such organizations. IDC’s research demonstrates that organizations running workloads on Nutanix solutions such as Dell XC are benefiting are benefiting from cost and staff efficiencies, the ability to scale their infrastructure incrementally, very high resiliency, and strong application performance. This is helping interviewed Nutanix solutions customers better meet business challenges and has led many of them to establish plans for expanding their hyperconverged workload environment with Nutanix solutions.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
As organizations continue to virtualize their infrastructures to gain higher levels of operational efficiency, VM sprawl and resource utilization are two key factors that can quickly create havoc for IT admins. In resource-siloed infrastructures, where multiple administrators are in charge of different pieces of the infrastructure, complexity continues to grow as mission-critical data sets and organizations grow. This is especially true in dynamic, mission-critical environments, where one wrong move or lack thereof could significantly impact an application, the end-user experience, or worst case, company revenue.
The impact of hyper-converged infrastructures on IT has been profound. In fact, 85% of respondents to a recent ESG survey already use or plan to use a hyper-converged solution in the coming months. Though that number appears high, it is not all that surprising. ESG also asked organizations to identify which factors drove them to deploy or considering deploying a hyper-conv
Adversaries and defenders are both developing technologies
and tactics that are growing in sophistication. For their part,
bad actors are building strong back-end infrastructures
with which to launch and support their campaigns. Online
criminals are refining their techniques for extracting money
from victims and for evading detection even as they continue
to steal data and intellectual property.
Delivering high-quality services with greater speed and efficiency is one of the greatest pressures facing your information technology (IT) infrastructure. The rise of computing in the cloud, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance have added even further complexity - leading to inefficiencies that can limit your opportunity for growth and success. Traditional, siloed IT infrastructures are often too labor intensive, inefficient, and slow to overcome these challenges. Organizations need a converged, cloud-ready, software defined infrastructure to help them meet the evolving demands of their business.
The HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange 2013 are right-sized solutions including servers, storage, networking and services that have been optimized for Microsoft Exchange. There are two HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange. One has been configured for customers who have 200–499 mailboxes and another one for customers with 500-1000 mailboxes.
These solutions are low risk investments because HP understands how to build infrastructures for Microsoft environments and applications. HP and Microsoft have the longest standing relationship in the IT industry spanning 30 years. During this time, HP has gained a deep and comprehensive understanding of Microsoft products. HP has more than 34,000 trained Microsoft specialists, with over 13,000 of them attaining Microsoft-certification. HP has been named Microsoft Enterprise Partner of the Year five times and is Microsoft’s largest Gold Certified partner.