Over the past several years, the IT industry has seen solid-state (or flash) technology evolve at a record pace. Early on, the high cost and relative newness of flash meant that it was mainly relegated to accelerating niche workloads. More recently, however, flash storage has “gone mainstream” thanks to maturing media technology. Lower media cost has resulted from memory innovations that have enabled greater density and new architectures such as 3D NAND. Simultaneously, flash vendors have refined how to exploit flash storage’s idiosyncrasies—for example, they can extend the flash media lifespan through data reduction and other technique
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible.
Download this webcast to learn more about the current state of technology today, challenges of the cloud, how the move to the cloud changes the DBA role, and realities of the move to the cloud, and more!
Web applications are valuable tools for businesses of all sizes. These applications enable businesses to communicate with customers, prospects, employees, partners, and other information technology (IT) systems. By definition, web applications must be open, interactive, and accessible at all times.. This report, authored by Frost & Sullivan analysts, takes a comprehensive look at the current Web Application Firewall (WAF) vendor landscape and analyzes the current web application threat landscape and how vendors will scale to face it.
The ways in which the Internet supports our everyday lives have become richer, more engaging, and more mobile. This innovation is driven by the visionaries, designers, developers, and managers of the web experiences that users consume every day. By exploring new ways to solve challenges and improve products and services that enrich our lives, developers and business owners have stretched the Internet to support use cases for which it was never designed. In order to succeed, modern web experiences must seem simple to end-users, even though most ultimately require complex design and technology to deliver.
The modern digital experience is very much a visual experience. It's through images that we tell our stories, market our products, impart news, and entertain — and forge an emotional connection with our customers. However, delivering today's increasingly image-rich experiences is fraught with complexity. It requires dozens of renditions to optimize an image for all the devices that customers are using, not to mention their current network connection. Without an automated system, it's a daunting task. Dynamic imaging technology is the solution.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
In the global market for customer service software, Zendesk is once again recognized as a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center.
Every year, Gartner conducts a thorough analysis of service providers in the customer service and support application space. We believe the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center report provides valuable information for business leaders who seek technology solutions for interacting and engaging with their customers.
Zendesk can again be found in the 2018 report’s Leader quadrant, which we consider a reflection of the success of our 125,000 customers, including enterprise clients like Airbnb, Tesco, and the University of Tennessee. The past year alone has included a number of significant milestones for us, including the release of AI-enhanced features for self-service and surpassing $500 million run rate in revenue. As our customer base continues to grow, we strive to be a dynamic vendor for bus
Sure, ROI calculators help distill anecdotal evidence and analyze cost savings associated with travel, but it usually goes something like this: total hours spent traveling + cost of hotel, rental car, and food divided by the number of meeting hours. Well, at least that’s one version.
No matter the final number, the ROI total savings on cost of travel is only part of the story. Calculating the true ROI of video conferencing combines facts with real-life tangibles to help you understand and quantify your investment.
Video conferencing has long been thought of as the technology for the other half, something to be used by the Fortune 500 companies and executives in corner offices, the ones handling mergers and acquisitions and the like—not something that the average business could afford or make use of. In the last few years, however, a series of technological advances have changed that notion, making video conferencing not only a viable technology for businesses of all sizes but a necessity.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
What place should solid-state storage assume in your IT architecture? And what are the best options for the average data center to maximize the value of flash? This paper explores the current state of the technology, its common applications, innovations in solid-state chip technology, choices in solid-state drives and dispels the four most common myths surrounding flash. Discover how you can cost-effectively leverage this rapidly maturing technology.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
Small and midsize businesses grapple with the same massive data growth that’s challenging larger organizations, yet they have fewer resources to devote to managing the deluge. A new option from Dell EMC, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, is finally giving SMBs access to storage area network technology that’s affordable and easy to manage. Read this white paper to learn more now, including what this technology can offer in terms of benefits, performance, and more.
Enterprises are at different points in their digital transformation, and IDC recommends working with partners that have strong capabilities in helping assess where enterprises reside in the transformational process. These partners also may have the ability to move the business along that transformational journey
The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
In recent years, it seems like technology is changing faster than it used to in decades past. As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise IT intensify. Plus, management and other decision makers are also increasing their demands on enterprise IT to provide more infrastructure with less cost and time. Unfortunately, enterprise IT organizations often don’t see much, if any, associated increases in funding to accomodate these demands.
It is often hard for owners to ensure a business with geographically diverse locations run seamlessly as a unified company. This is especially true as there are a number of trends emerging that complicate the task of running a business that has multiple locations.
At the same time, there are technologies and capabilities than can help your business and staff create an integrated work environment. This ebook will examine a variety of solutions that can make it easy for staff to work across all of your business locations, helping to make your business run more efficiently and providing your staff with the tools they need to be more productive.
This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help technology managers select the right videoconferencing infrastructure.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
This white paper presents IDC’s analysis of the business value organizations are achieving by using Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other SAP Business Suite applications. This analysis is based on IDC’s interviews with 12 Cisco UCS customers. These organizations are all relatively large organizations (1,500–85,000 employees), with an average of 25,383 employees. Interviewees represent a variety of industries: natural resources, agriculture, energy, government, automotive, retail, food and beverage, distribution, technology, healthcare, and IT. These organizations are based in the United States, EMEA, Mexico, and Brazil.