Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Oct 30, 2008
Dell servers have been optimized to help provide strong support for the latest ESX release, VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2, including enhanced performance for virtualized environments based on support for six-core Intel Xeon processors. Organizations that do not approach server virtualization with a clear plan risk developing a chaotic, inflexible infrastructure that wastes energy and resources.
At an unprecedented pace, cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security challenges. The development of the cloud service model delivers business-supporting technology more efficiently than ever before. The shift from server to service-based thinking is transforming the
way technology departments think about, design, and deliver computing technology and applications. Yet these advances have created new security vulnerabilities as well as amplify existing vulnerabilities, including security issues whose full impact are finally being understood. Among the most significant security risks associated with cloud computing is the tendency to bypass information technology (IT) departments and information officers.
Although shifting to cloud technologies exclusively may provide cost and efficiency gains, doing so requires that business-level security policies, processes, and best practices are taken into account. In the absence of these standard
As IT managers urgently seek to reduce the fixed costs associated with running their in-house fax servers, cloud-based faxing emerges as a highly effective tool for combating the unpredictability of fluctuating infrastructure costs.
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
Examining the different kinds of email threats and email attack methods, this paper describes the need for a solid server-based content-checking gateway to safeguard your business against email viruses and attacks as well as information leaks.
GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP/Lotus is a server based anti-spam, anti-phishing and email management solution, which is used by 80,000 customers worldwide. The latest version uses two anti-spam engines, along with advanced spam filtering techniques, to give administrators a high spam capture rate straight out-of-the-box, with minimal configuration. GFI MailEssentials also minimizes false positives, so you do not need to worry about important emails being marked as spam.
While Oracle Hyperion remains a market leader in EPM software, that role comes with a hefty price tag and poses some hidden risks that have companies that use it re-evaluating their planning, budgeting, and consolidation needs. Whether used individually or together as an EPM suite, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Hyperion Planning burden finance departments with a high cost of ownership, from server costs and consultants to dealing with the complex integration between products and the different interfaces.
As Oracle Hyperion users start to evaluate the cloud, they need to be aware of how benefits of the cloud-based EPM solution compare to on-premises software. We’ve compiled this information to a) help you better understand the full costs and potential risks associated with Oracle Hyperion and b) offer guidance as you evaluate cloud-based options.
This paper outlines a ready-made solution that delivers comprehensive infrastructure optimization in accordance with Microsoft’s APO model. Using HP PolyServe software in conjunction with HP BladeSystem c-Class products and Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition, organizations can attain Dynamic Infrastructure capabilities while reducing server counts by 50%, decreasing configuration and management time by up to 75%, and providing high availability to all servers and SQL Server-based applications.
"If your company is ready for virtualization, but you’re concerned about the complexity and cost, HP has an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage, easy-to-support solution you can order in minutes and deploy in weeks Taking efficiency to new heights, HP ConvergedSystem 300 for Virtualization is a virtualized, workload-optimized, rack serverbased system that includes everything you need in a single, easy-to-order, “converged”
package. Read this solution brief to learn more."
In response to accelerating business demands and the need for internal IT to remain competitive with external sources (i.e., public clouds), business and IT managers alike realize they need to transform their IT environments. IDC is seeing enterprise IT move away from unmanageable virtualized systems, siloed servers, storage, information, and processes to embrace more integrated
infrastructures that enable cloud-based technologies.
HP Simply StoreIT takes the stress out of storage. HP and our network of over 200,000 channel partners worldwide can help you choose the right solutions to fit your biggest business challenges. We can help you overcome obstacles including too little time for managing IT, budgets for upgrading infrastructure, and too many business risks and threats. Now you can take charge of virtualization, storage for business solutions such as Exchange and SQL Server, growing file shares, and data protection for business continuity. Improve your operational efficiency, reduce your risks, and lower storage costs. See how.
Eliminate the guesswork from selecting products and services for your evolving network access and business protection needs. HP Just Right IT portfolio solutions help avoid business interruptions by ensuring reliable access to your data. HP servers and storage solutions help consolidate islands of business information while delivering cost savings, reliability, and agility. HP offers the industry’s most comprehensive data protection and retention portfolio for midsize businesses like yours. And through its cloud-based support portal, HP Technology Services can proactively identify and fix them remotely to keep your business running smoothly. Discover how
It is very clear that datacenter managers need, in addition to server virtualization, the virtualization, pooling, and management of all the other resources that interoperate with their VMs. They require virtualized network interconnects and storage. They also need the tools to manage and automate these converged IT assets as an integrated datacenter system.
This more agile system is the key to enabling the shift to a cloud-based infrastructure IT delivery model. Solution providers like HP are now addressing the need for more optimized and agile IT solutions. They are delivering virtualized storage, virtual application network (VAN) infrastructure, and the orchestration software to manage and automate all these ingredients as a single system. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
In this White Paper IDC sees the use of static x86 server configurations is quickly becoming an outdated concept with the introduction of modern solutions based on blade architectures, which can offer both intelligent configuration and management and the ability to perform physical-to-virtual migration to promote uptime and efficient resource usage. When combined with the quickly maturing x86 hypervisor technologies available from a variety of solution providers, the synergy of blade architectures and virtualization offers customers the ability to dramatically increase utilization of their server investments, boost uptime, provide a more resilient and available infrastructure, and roll out new infrastructure and services more quickly.
The all-in-one configuration of the IBM BladeCenter S makes it a perfect fit in a small office. It integrates servers, storage, networking and I/O into a single chassis, which uses a standard electrical outlet. Plus, it's easy to use and manage, with tools that help manage energy use to lower total operating costs. Read all about this flexible, blade-based chassis and see how it streamlines and simplifies small office IT.
A comprehensive solution for leveraging data in today's retail environment. From customer data to product placement statistics, retail organizations are constantly juggling information. As the sheer amount of data continues to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage. Not only does data come in many different forms—such as reports, memos and e-mails—but often it’s scattered across multiple repositories.
A comprehensive solution for leveraging data in today's financial industry. Most organizations realize that the key to success lies in how well they manage data—and the banking industry is no exception. From customer statistics to strategic plans to employee communications, financial institutions are constantly juggling endless types of information.
Many organizations have understandably turned to consolidation and virtualization to reduce server complexity, footprint and cost-to-scale. The next step is to optimize performance using analytics, policy-based automation and new technologies like cloud computing. Companies that focus on server optimization are seeing greater flexibility and sustained cost and operational efficiencies, with administrators able to manage 2.5 times more servers and almost twice as many virtual machines per server.
The challenges faced by midsize businesses remain daunting. An uncertain economic outlook, slow market growth and cost pressures continue to affect most industries. Yet, in most geographies, IT spending by midsize businesses is increasing. This report deals with this cost/benefit equation. Specifically, it compares the IBM i 7.1 operating system deployed on Power Systems with two alternatives: use of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008, and use of x86 Linux with Oracle Database 11g, both deployed on Intel-based servers.
In the past, server, storage and data center redundancy were the only options that met corporate resilience objectives. Read this white paper to gain an understanding of the resiliency challenges facing organizations today and how you can transition to cloud-based resiliency.
IBM’s new PowerLinux servers appeal to Linux buyers? Linux buyers are driven by the price advantages that Linux offers as compared with other operating environments (Linux is free open source code) Windows and Unix are chargeable licensed code). Linux buyers, therefore, look first and foremost at the total cost of acquisition of Linux based servers. Linux buyers also want rapid time to value (fast deployment); they often use decentralized procurement processes; they want their Linux servers to be simple to use and manage."
IBM LinuxONE servers are effective in-house Linux cloud server platforms that counter these myths and can provide IT executives with an alternative Linux infrastructure solution that will help organizations contain costs, become more competitive, and assist with a transformation to a least-cost consumption-based usage model.
The new capabilities of WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile, based on Java EE 7 standards, are designed for enhanced developer productivity, dynamic scale, resilient production deployments and ease of integration into modern DevOps workflows. These new production ready capabilities of Liberty profile enable development and delivery of engaging and responsive applications by providing the application infrastructure that meets expectations for speed, agility and user friendliness.
Watch to learn:
- How to tackle the challenge of multi-speed IT with WebSphere Application Server's unique approach to delivering application infrastructure based on Java EE 7
- How to provide continuous availability for running modern apps that require on-demand dynamic scalability and high operational resiliency
- How the lighweight and modular architecture of WebSphere Liberty provides an ideal foundation to develop and deploy microservices
- How to deliver flexibility to develop, deploy and consume application infrastructure - on-premises or on the cloud, including emerging virtualization technologies such as Docker
- How to manage and monitor thousands of applications and servers with a single management interface for ease of problem determination
IBM QRadar and BigFix solutions empower IT security teams to view, prioritize and respond to endpoint intelligence in near real time.
How can an organization stay ahead of these advanced security threats? Maintaining a high level of baseline security by consistently enforcing security policies and patch levels on endpoints and servers is definitely required and important. But when networks can have multiple vulnerabilities per IP address at scan time, the slow process of mitigating and patching these weaknesses can result in dangerous security gaps. Today’s IT personnel have to make difficult, risk-based decisions on where to focus their efforts—often without having a complete picture of the security environment. This is even more critical when the number of vulnerabilities across the organization is increasing while the organization has limited resources and skills to fix the vulnerabilities.