This paper explores automation and orchestration tools as well as the architectural simplifications that enable these tools to work well, paving the way for software-defined networks (SDNs) and greater operational efficiencies across the enterprise.
Get our Practical Guide to enhancing business agility with network automation and orchestration. Find out how simplifying orchestration and operations will help you unlock the value in your applications, and maximize business efficiency.
This white paper describes the trends that are not only keeping the mainframe market alive but are supporting its growth. The growing complexity of IT makes consolidation and simplification of IT asset management essential. At the same time, increases in energy costs and concern about the environment are also impacting markets. Mainframes are uniquely positioned to provide the automation and virtualization today's complex infrastructures require while using less energy.
Découvrez comment Juniper Networks a aidé une institution financière internationale à construire un réseau plus flexible et plus sûr. La simplification de la sécurité et la consolidation des data centers ont permis une réduction des dépenses d'exploitation.
Traditionally, the best practice for mission-critical Oracle Database backup and recovery was to use storage-led, purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs) such as Data Domain, integrated with RMAN, Oracle’s automated backup and recovery utility. This disk-based backup approach solved two problems:
1) It enabled faster recovery (from disk versus tape)
2) It increased recovery flexibility by storing many more backups online, enabling restoration from that data to recover production databases; and provisioning copies for test/dev.
At its core, however, this approach remains a batch process that involves many dozens of complicated steps for backups and even more steps for recovery. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (RA) customers report that total cost of ownership (TCO) and downtime costs (e.g. lost revenue due to database or application downtime) are significantly reduced due to the simplification and, where possible, the automation of the backup and recovery process.
The Colonial Companies is one of the largest mortgage loan
servicers in the United States. Facing rapid expansion, the
company needed to update an aging infrastructure that was
not enterprise-ready. HP and partner OnX provided an HP
Converged Infrastructure comprising HP networking solutions,
servers, and storage. Benefits include rock-solid uptime,
enterprise-class scalability, and simplification of IT processes
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
This short guide summarizes ten steps to web security. Do them all, and you'll be better protected than 98% of enterprises out there. But the target never stands still. More than the steps listed here, it's important to focus on the principles behind the steps, including: policy, vigilance, simplification, automation and transparency.
New virtualization tools, Web technologies, and security enhancements help save time and reduce costs, and provide you with high availability and increased flexibility for your changing business needs. Central to IT simplification is streamlining maintenance and maximizing availability — and by running Windows Server 2008 on Dell servers, you can do both.
This case study outlines how Gateway Health realized a 291% ROI by using NetApp solutions to reduce infrastructure costs, increase IT staff efficiency and increase user productivity through simplification and virtualization of their SAN environment.
Now that employees are using more SaaS applications, its time for enterprises to adjust the way they manage employee identities. This white paper from Ping Identity addresses how IT can simplify identity management and maintain enterprise security.
Business Intelligence (BI) has become a mandatory part of every enterprise’s decision-making fabric. Unfortunately in many cases, with this rise in popularity, came a significant and disturbing complexity. Many BI environments began to have a myriad of moving parts: data warehouses and data marts deployed on multiple platforms and technologies – each requiring significant effort to ensure performance and support for the various needs and skill sets of the business resources using the environment. These convoluted systems became hard to manage or enhance with new requirements. To remain viable and sustainable, they must be simplified.
Fortunately today, we have the ability to build simpler BI technical environments that still support the necessary business requirements but without the ensuing management complexity. This paper covers what is needed to simplify BI environments and the technologies that support this simplification.
Discover, map, and optimize assets to streamline global data centers, speed audits, slash costs: Using HP’s Business Services Management portfolio, GE Capital has realized an $8 million annual savings through data center consolidation. Find out how they addressed their key IT challenges of data center simplification, asset management and capacity management. GE Capital is the financial services unit of the American conglomerate General Electric. GE Capital provides commercial lending and leasing, as well as a range of financial services.
Over the past couple of years the mid-range storage market has become a hotbed of ongoing innovation. The mid-market demands enterprise capability -- performance, resiliency, and features -- but with an innovative level of simplification and a unique level of adaptability. In this Product in Depth paper, Taneja Group surveys mid-range storage systems across key criteria that represent an intersection of mid-range storage challenges, with specific focus on HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage.
Imagine using your personal desktop on any computer. You can, with the IBM Virtual Client Solution. This demo explains the backend process of server-hosted services, shows how a user’s desktop is delivered through a remote connection, and demonstrates how an administrator can shift servers for IT simplification without interrupting users. Watch the demo now.
"Customers in the midst of digital transformation look first to the public cloud when seeking dramatic simplification, cost, utilization and flexibility advantages for their new
application workloads. But using public cloud comes with its own challenges. It’s not always possible or practical for enterprises to retire their traditional, on-premises enterprise system still running the company’s most mission-
critical workloads. Hybrid IT – a balanced combination of traditional infrastructure, private cloud and public cloud – is the answer. But a true hybrid IT deployment must go well beyond the current generation of hybrid cloud systems, where the on-premises
and off-premises worlds have largely remained siloed and still have to be independently managed. This paper
seeks to answer how to bring those siloes together by identifying eight essentials that must be met to achieve the ideal hybrid IT implementation."