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Demystifying Software-Defined Networking (SDN) [ Source: Allied Telesis ]

June 2014- Software Defined Networking (SDN) has recently hit the headlines with claims of better network utilization and easier management and many see it as the 'silver bullet' for every networking challenge. Unfortunately, most SDN solutions are targeted at large data centres and is unlikely to overcome the challenges being experienced by most enterprise technology managers and executives. To learn more about SDN and the challenges it will help you overcome (along with what it won't), download ...

The Top 3 Network Management Challenges (Balancing acts in the Enterprise network) [ Source: Allied Telesis ]

June 2014- Organisations rely heavily on their data network, yet the network goes unnoticed most of the time. Network infrastructure is an essential component of any business operation, but it is generally not appreciated or understood by the majority of staff or management. While users are very aware of any network failures that occur, nobody wants to invest too much to proactively prevent these failures. To learn more about how you can improve security, reduce downtime and ...

Reducing The Burden of Network Management [ Source: Allied Telesis ]

June 2014- Software Defined Networking (SDN) has attracted a great deal of attention for its claims of solving a number of common networking problems associated with flexibility and performance. At the same time, many enterprise organisations are paying big dollars for skilled specialist staff to maintain their network or are outsourcing this function? Even if the network configuration is kept simple, maintenance tasks on large networks can be time-consuming and error-prone. What if there was a better ...

7 Reasons to Stack Your Core Chassis [ Source: Allied Telesis ]

June 2014- There is no question that every organisation needs a resilient and versatile network core. A chassis can seem like a great solution, since it allows dual controller cards and power supplies for resiliency and can use any combination of line cards for versatility of speeds and feeds. There is also plenty of information about stacking and its benefits such as easier management and fast recovery from failures. Both of these solutions have their complications and ...

The Convergence of Network Performance Monitoring and Application Performance Management [ Source: Compuware ]

June 2014- Today, enterprises rely heavily on applications for nearly all business-critical processes. These applications are delivered via a combination of hardware, software and services, known as the application delivery chain. To make this delivery chain work together effectively, IT must take a new and converged approach to network performance monitoring and application performance management.

This whitepaper discusses:
•Why NPM alone is not enough
•How application-centric APM is incomplete
•...

Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is fuelign powerful competitive advantage [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service (SaaS). But those at the front of the pack, like cloud leaders in general, are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal - unlocking competitive advantage. These cloud leaders, called Pacesetters, are finding the reduced TCO is only the beginning of advantages offered by SaaS. Read this paper to learn how and why reducing ...

Lustratus Research: Choosing between WebSphere and Jboss [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- Topdanmark, a major European insurance company, documents its decision process for software destined to support production applications and operations.

Learn Why Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Makes Sense for Engineering Applications [ Source: Open Text ]

May 2014- Lots of desktop applications are moving to datacenters to take advantage of virtualization. Many people view desktop virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as an edge solution geared more toward simple Windows-based, Office-like applications. But many hard-core engineering apps run on UNIX, with the misperception being that they aren't appropriate for VDI.

So why not VDI for hard-core engineering applications?

In this white paper, industry analyst Brian Madden brings his easy-reading ...

Agility in the Cloud: How Dev/Test Teams Can Increase Velocity While Reducing Defects [ Source: Skytap ]

April 2014- Over the past decade, Agile development methods and continuous integration have seen broad adoption across the enterprise, large ISVs, and even amongst system integrators. Adopting an Agile mindset can help development and test teams improve software quality, shorten release cycles, and enable business owners and stakeholders to quickly deliver higher value to their customers. Yet, even after adopting Agile methods, dev/test teams still struggle with obtaining, building, and managing the resources and computing environments ...

Become a Cloud Service Broker: Seven Success Factors when Transforming IT into a Cloud Service Broker [ Source: HP ]

April 2014- Transforming your organization to function as a broker of IT services will enable you to keep up with today's accelerated business and product-development cycles. It will allow you to deliver more responsive, flexible and scalable IT services.

This white paper will highlight the seven success factors necessary when building a hybrid IT model comprised of traditional and the cloud-based services.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information ...

Managing Hybrid Clouds: A Comprehensive, Secure, and Flexible Cloud Management Solution [ Source: HP ]

April 2014- Hybrid cloud delivery brings a fundamental shift to the enterprise, and a new style of IT. The IT department that develops a hybrid delivery model, one that creates an optimal mix of traditional IT, private, and public cloud, is the department that realizes success.

Read the white paper and learn how hybrid cloud management can help you simplify and unify business and operational management; deliver secure, compliant cloud services; and rely on open, ...

Infographic: Are you on the right path to mobile? [ Source: HP ]

April 2014- Is your enterprise on the right path to mobile? Mobile is exploding, creating increased demand for mobile applications. These trends are impacting enterprises, and introducing challenges for IT departments developing, testing and supporting mobile apps. Get the infographic and learn how you can take control with a user-centric mobile app monitoring strategy.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of ...

Infographic: Successful Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) [ Source: HP ]

April 2014- Stop suffering the consequences of poor project management. Take an approach to project management that positions the PMO for success. Download the infographic and learn what successful project and portfolio management (PPM) looks like, and how your enterprise can benefit.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review

Driving Business Optimization with End-to-End Performance Testing: IDC Paper [ Source: HP ]

April 2014- The purpose of this IDC White Paper is to lay out the role that performance testing can play in the context of overall application lifecycle management (ALM), security, resource, and demand management. As part of that objective, the document defines an application performance testing framework and discusses a performance test evolution path and the relationship between a successful approach to performance testing and related IT elements such as monitoring, security, ALM, and project and portfolio ...

Data Integrity and Visibility that Turns Reform into Revenue [ Source: Infogix ]

March 2014- For health insurers, data integrity and visibility are key to successful integration with the Federal Marketplace. However, complex processes and trivial errors can lead to data gaps that impact revenue, profitability and member satisfaction. Adopting a standardized approach to data integrity early in the process is critical to successfully adapting to the technologies and processes of the Affordable Care Act.

Emerging Cyber Threats Call for a Change in the 'Deliver Now, Fix Later' Culture of Software Development [ Source: ISC2 ]

March 2014- The demand for new and innovative technology solutions has created a software industry laser focused on speed to market, costs and product functionality. While this may help companies achieve a first-to-market advantage, it has also led to an environment where developers are more focused on meeting unrealistic schedule commitments than producing high-quality software. The result is a "deliver now, fix later" software development culture, where it is acceptable to leave the task of finding and ...

The Different Technologies for Cooling Data Centers [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- There are 13 basic heat removal methods to cool IT equipment and to transport unwanted heat to the outdoor environment. This paper describes these fundamental cooling technologies using basic terms and diagrams. 11 of these methods rely on the refrigeration cycle as the primary means of cooling. Pumped refrigerant systems provide isolation between the primary heat removal system and IT equipment. The direct air and indirect air methods rely on the outdoor conditions as the primary means ...

Integrating Big Data into Business Processes and Enterprise Systems [ Source: BMC Software ]

February 2014- In the paper, "Integrate Big Data into Your Business Processes and Enterprise Systems" you'll learn how to drive maximum value with an enterprise approach to Big Data. Topics discussed include:

How to ensure that your Big Data projects will drive clearly defined business value
The operational challenges each Big Data initiative must address
The importance of using an enterprise approach for Hadoop batch processing

Cloud Integration for Hybrid IT: Balancing Business Self-Service and IT Control [ Source: Informatica ]

February 2014- It's no longer a question of if your company will be adopting cloud-based solutions, but when and how many. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2016, more than 50 percent of Global 1000 companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in the public cloud. With the proliferation of cloud-based applications, platforms and infrastructure, the potential for data fragmentation and disconnected data silos has grown exponentially. While the benefits of cloud computing have been well documented-scalability, business agility, and ...

The Need for Speed Simplicity and Affordability [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- BI requirements are constantly changing. We now have technology that has completely altered the way we deploy BI solutions, the way we manage these environments and even the way we use BI. This paper discusses the three mandatory requirements for modern BI architectures.

Evans Research Report on Continuous Delivery by Perforce Software [ Source: Perforce ]

February 2014- Continuous Delivery Promises Big Benefits

Continuous Delivery is an emerging development process that automates and improves product delivery. Perforce commissioned Evans Research to survey 600 developers, managers, and executives in the US and UK to understand market perception and adoption of Continuous Delivery.

Read this independent report to learn what respondents perceive to be the most compelling reasons to move to Continuous Delivery. You'll find out:

To what extent are ...

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Technology [ Source: Red Hat ]

January 2014- Red Hat JBoss Fuse is a comprehensive, standards-based integration platform that can be configured with any combination of components for a customizable IT footprint

Prepare, Pinpoint, Predict White Paper [ Source: HP ]

January 2014- As your IT organization adopts new technologies like cloud and virtualization, physical and virtual machine sprawl grows. This is exacerbated with the explosion of mobility, a vast choice of user devices, and sensors and readers of many types that now have internet connectivity, and the hundreds of new technologies that are being built every year. It's tough enough for your IT managers to keep up with even predetermined datasets, let alone the new dynamics and ...

Manage IT Services Efficiently: Serve Business Effectively [ Source: HP ]

January 2014- Aiming to manage your IT services efficiently and serve the business more effectively? Adapting to a constantly changing IT environment, while also meeting the needs of business and end users, requires a new approach to managing operations. The methodology that has emerged to fill this vacuum is called business service management (BSM). BSM focuses on connecting services to the underlying IT infrastructure regardless of provider, addressing issues before they impact business, improving overall service quality, ...

Cisco Case Study [ Source: Apptio ]

January 2014- For Rebecca Jacoby, a Senior Vice President and CIO at Cisco Systems, the steady rate of change within the company's IT structure and function presented a unique set of potential benefits and challenges. On the one hand, she realized that IT automation, integration and analytics offered tremendous opportunities to deliver better value to the business. But on the other, her team was having difficulty managing the changes and ensuring it had the right cost structure ...

IT Influence Grows as Virtualization Matures [ Source: VMware ]

January 2014- The VMware 2013 'Journey to IT as a Service' finds that CIOs are leveraging virtualization and other innovative technologies to transform their department into business-driven service organizations. Those who have deployed an ITaaS model report a higher ROI, increased agility and responsiveness, and more resources to put towards innovation - ensuring IT's place at the head of tomorro'w business.

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