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Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers [ Source: F5 ]

November 2014- F5 Networks is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for the eighth consecutive year. The application delivery controller (ADC) is a key component within enterprise data center and public cloud architectures, and according to Gartner, enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with key applications and cloud/virtualization platforms.

Access this report now to see how Gartner evaluates vendors based on ability to execute and completeness of vision. ...

Rugged Laptops Deliver Reliability, Security in Harsh Work Environments [ Source: Dell ]

November 2014- Harsh environments for PCs are not confined to factory floors and constructions sites today. They also include hospitals, trucks, and even some classroom settings, among others. A new study from IDG Research and related two-page paper detail just what environmental threats worry buyers the most, and therefore what laptop purchasing criteria rank the highest. Tying together strong computing capability with a highly productive operating system in the right rugged notebook solution is possible. Download this ...

Empowering the Workforce in a Rich Media World [ Source: SanDisk ]

October 2014- To gain a competitive advantage, companies must now deploy or create rich media at every level of the organization and view individual members as critical links in the communication supply chain. This whitepaper explores several key roadblocks when dealing with the new world of rich media and explains how breakthroughs in solid state technology bridges the gap.

Market Trends: Desktop Virtualization, 2013 [ Source: VMware ]

October 2014- The "year of desktop virtualization" has been touted for almost a decade. In practical terms, technology and service providers need to cater to its varying market characteristics, which represent an array of technologies best suited to particular needs across industry and geographic boundaries. Gartner's current research agenda for client computing aims to examine five major transitions that impact organizations today. This document explores the first of these transitions - namely, desktop virtualization's crossing into the ...

EMA: The Evolution of Data-Driven Security [ Source: MapR ]

September 2014- The era of Big Data has begun demonstrating to information security that there is more that can be done to identify threats, address fraud and improve compliance monitoring activities by bringing better context to data for actionable intelligence.

The Executives Guide to Big Data & Apache Hadoop [ Source: MapR ]

September 2014- benchmarks that you can use to confirm that Big Data has indeed arrived in your organization, along with some suggestions about how to proceed. The intended audience for this book includes executives, IT leader and business analysts.

CITO Research: Optimized Data Engineering: A Crucial Challenge for the Internet of Everything Era [ Source: MapR ]

September 2014- The data engineering challenges inherent in IoE are profound. Companies need to ensure they have adopted the right IoE architecture to take advantage of the real-time insights IoE data provides.

CITO Research: Putting Hadoop to Work the Right Way [ Source: MapR ]

September 2014- Big data has rapidly progressed from an ambitious vision realized by a handful of innovators to a competitive advantage for businesses across dozens of industries. More data is available now-about customers, employees, competitors-than ever before.

Hadoop Buyer's Guide [ Source: MapR ]

September 2014- This Buyer's Guide presents a series of guidelines that you can use when searching for the essential Hadoop infrastructure that will be sustaining your organization for years to come.

Simplicity, Efficiency, Versatility: Dell PowerEdge VRTX [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- Designed with simplicity, efficiency, and versatility in mind, the powerful new Dell PowerEdge VRTX can greatly simplify the office environment. This report focuses on the simplicity and versatility aspects by looking specifically at performance comparisons to a legacy dual-socket server. Read on to see how investing in the Dell PowerEdge VRTX can elevate your IT infrastructure by answering database performance and space-saving challenges that face your remote and branch offices.

Driving Better Business Outcomes with Office-Optimized IT [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- Today's offices support a number of IT functions that not only provide support for that office, but also host core applications that connect to a centrally managed data center. Integrated IT platforms can be the key to success for these quickly growing remote office/branch office (ROBO) sites.

An optimized solutions platform designed from the ground up specifically for ROBOs and small offices, Dell PowerEdge VRTX brings simplicity, efficiency, and versatility to these ...

Construction and Consulting Firm Revolutionizes Calculation and Analysis Capability [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- Headquartered in Japan, NEWJEC Inc. is a general construction and consulting firm involved in matters related to civil engineering, construction and architecture, and electrical installations. In recent years, their clients' requests have become more detailed and required a more precise level of analysis through advanced calculations. To meet these demands, NEWJEC had to revamp its existing HPC environment and consolidate it into a compact data center solution. Take a look at how Dell PowerEdge VRTX ...

Breakthrough Efficiency Gains Through Systems Management Innovation [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- As organizations grow and IT infrastructures expand to meet business demands, IT decision makers must continually look for ways to streamline operations and improve business response. One way is through deploying systems management software agents, but installing, testing, and maintaining these agents is time-consuming. Additionally, software agents that run on the server consume precious processor cycles.

The Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio provides embedded server management with 11th-generation Dell PowerEdge servers, and the ...

Architect Versatile, Efficient, Remote Site IT with Dell PowerEdge VRTX [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- Remote office/branch office (ROBO) operations can be a boon for business as they often attract localized talent or leverage competitive advantage situations. Unfortunately, IT organizations often view these environments as burdens and choose to merely blunt the impact of their multi-site environments, thereby overlooking the strategic advantages they can offer.

The Dell PowerEdge VRTX solution can help maximize efficiency and productivity at ROBO sites through high density, virtualization-ready design, excellent ROI, and ...

Power of Convergence: Dell VRTX Empowers Small, Remote and Mobile Environments with Purpose Built Platform [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- The trend towards mobility is changing the way organizations operate. To keep up with this, IT needs to modernize the data center in order to create a converged infrastructure with a simple, versatile and efficient platform. This exclusive resource examines how mobility is affecting IT leaders and how, with the right tools, you can embrace a paradigm shift in the way you manage and provision infrastructure to streamline management and minimize costs.

Dell and the Value of Density [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- In today's IT world a core issue remains in datacenter design - how physically dense should a datacenter be and why? This paper defines high density, discusses its relationship with the driving forces of virtualization and consolidation, and offers cost saving examples from various studies.

Read on to learn how Dell offers solutions across the spectrum to meet your density needs - from tower servers for the smallest businesses to highly dense server ...

Dense Computing: Consider Convergence [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- In today's IT landscape, data centers and their networks are the lifeline to your business. Although the idea is simple, the execution is not - leaving IT departments looking for new ways to optimize data center and network performance. This informative guide explores the importance of infrastructure convergence and outlines the key benefits of this strategy, including:

• Enhanced data center efficiency

• Simplified systems management... and more

Dell Dense Compute Solutions: Overcoming Limitations of Traditional Data Center Operations [ Source: Dell / Intel® ]

August 2014- Explore this resource to learn about a strategy that can help you overcome the limitations of the traditional data center design and help you realize the benefits of:

• Smaller IT footprint and deployment time without sacrificing computing power or memory

• Highly efficient power and cooling options

• Streamlined management... and more

Simplifying Power Management In Virtualized Data Centers [ Source: Eaton ]

March 2014- Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) can help IT managers reap the benefits of virtualization. In particular, it comes with a plug-in for VMware's vCenter Server, currently the most popular virtualization management solution on the market. It enables IT managers to administer their backup power and power distribution assets in sophisticated ways via the same console they use to manage their physical and virtual servers.

This technology brief discusses the factors behind virtualization's skyrocketing ...

The State of The Modern Data Center: Transforming IT into a Strategic Business Asset [ Source: Equinix ]

March 2014- To leverage the full potential of today's data centers, progressive technology decision makers are transforming traditional facilities into core business assets that support revenue-generating initiatives and other long-term goals. This and other important trends that reflect how enterprise executives are aiming to expand their use of managed, colocation and third-party cloud services are explored in detail in "The State of the Modern Data Center," a comprehensive new study by UBM Tech that surveyed nearly 450 IT ...

Visibility into the Cloud and Virtualized Data Center [ Source: Gigamon ]

March 2014- Security analysis and monitoring tools can't see inside the cloud. How can you shed light on workloads as they go virtual, and see inside your virtual networks?

Read this white paper to learn how a Visibility Fabric can give you the visibility you need.

Preventing Data Center Downtime [ Source: Gigamon ]

March 2014- Get all of the right data without dropping packets to the tools you use for complete, accurate, and reliable uptime monitoring solutions. Read this white paper to learn how.

Visibility in the Modern Data Center [ Source: Gigamon ]

March 2014- As data center technology goes virtual and converges, resources become invisible to your monitoring tools. Learn how you can reveal those silos of IT.

Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centers for Consolidation [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- The consolidation of one or more data centers into an existing data center is a common occurrence. This paper gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical infrastructure in the receiving data center. This approach allows for shorter timelines and high efficiency while avoiding the commonly expected difficulties and complexities often experienced with consolidation projects.

Types of Electrical Meters in Data Centers [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- There are several different types of meters that can be designed into a data center, ranging from high precision power quality meters to embedded meters (i.e. in a UPS or PDU). Each has different core functions and applications. This white paper provides guidance on the types of meters that might be incorporated into a data center design, explains why they should be used, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. Example data centers ...

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