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SAP Performance Survey: Lack of Unified Monitoring a Major Factor in Poor Performance of SAP Applications [ Source: Dynatrace ]

September 2014- This survey sheds light on the challenges facing companies when using multiple tools to monitor SAP performance vs. a unified approach that delivers a holistic view of performance across all tiers and supporting infrastructure on a single pane of glass.

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Four Ways to Optimize Your Hybrid Networks [ Source: Riverbed ]

November 2014- The path is clear. To accommodate new business demands, IT must institute changes in the way it manages and monitors its networks. Indeed, Gartner's 2013 report "Is MPLS Dead?" noted: "Network architects should revise WAN architectures to improve performance for external cloud applications and resources. In most cases, hybrid WAN architectures will provide the best blend of performance and availability." What kinds of shifts in its capabilities should IT be thinking about? They coalesce around four ...

MarkLogic Semantics [ Source: MarkLogic Corporation ]

August 2014- Semantics provides a universal framework to describe and link different data so that it can be better understood and searched holistically, allowing both people and computers to see and discover relationships in the data. MarkLogic gives you the power to store and query linked data, including a native RDF Triple Store that can be queried with SPARQL--all right inside MarkLogic.

Beyond Relational: Reimagine Your Data With Enterprise NoSQL [ Source: MarkLogic Corporation ]

May 2014- A paradigm shift in database technology is occurring in which organizations are rethinking what they can do with their most important asset: data. MarkLogic is at the forefront of this shift, having the only NoSQL database that is truly enterprise ready. With MarkLogic, organizations are making the world more secure, providing access to valuable information, creating new revenue streams, and reducing expenses.

Rethinking Software Defined Networks [ Source: F5 ]

October 2014- F5 and Cisco enable enterprises to build an SDN that reduces application delivery time, operational costs and risk of downtime by "operationalizing" the network. While Software-defined networks (SDNs) represent a step forward in networking technology, it's become clear that it's going to take some new thinking about how to implement SDNs if they are to support enterprise requirements and gain traction. Read this whitepaper to learn more about how SDNs can deliver the benefits at ...

Automated Configuration Management: Why it Matters and How to Get Started [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

August 2014-

Configuration management is a critical cornerstone of IT automation, providing tools that allow you to centrally manage the packages, configuration files, process state, firewall rules and other settings that equip servers to do their assigned jobs. Without automated configuration management, you do all these tasks manually, or with handwritten scripts. It's time-consuming, and prone to human error.


Configuration management is also about making any changes to the system in an organized ...

Cloud: The Future of Business Communication [ Source: Comcast ]

October 2014- Cloud-based communications means various things to various people, but the only definition that matters is the one that suits your needs. This UBM Tech ebook explores cloud-based voice services that keep employees and customers connected - no matter how technology changes.

Three Ways To Deliver Safer and More Secure Automative Software [ Source: Rogue Wave Software ]

October 2014- Millions of lines of software code are driving the latest innovations in today's vehicles. However, with software-driven innovation comes the reality of coding defects, safety failures, and the potential to become a target for hackers. This paper outlines three important steps that embedded automotive software teams can follow to identify critical coding errors, functional safety issues, and protect their software against malicious attack.

Why "Good Enough" Isn't Good Enough Anymore for Software Configuration Management [ Source: Perforce ]

September 2014- Your software change management system handles what changes were made by whom, when, provides the audit trail, makes sure no changes are ever lost, and serves as the foundation for your entire software delivery pipeline. If software development is core to your business-you can’t risk it on the status quo

Seven Steps for Choosing a Software Configuration Management System [ Source: Perforce ]

September 2014- Have you been tasked with finding a software configuration management system for your team? There are many reasons you may be looking at version management. Download this guide and learn seven steps to help you analyze your needs, choose a vendor effectively, and start off brilliantly.

5 Steps to Application-Aware Data Protection [ Source: CommVault ]

August 2014- Many IT organizations have had the same data protection tools and practices for years, even decades, and see no need for that to change. But Application Owners need to know that they'll be able to recover their data at the application level when disaster strikes, and yesterday's solutions are simply not up to this job. It's time for modern, application-aware data protection - and here's how to get there. Learn more about how to create ...

Your Guide to VMware Lab Manager Replacement [ Source: Skytap ]

August 2014- VMware officially ended support for its Lab Manager product in May. Due to its popularity, the Lab Manager EOL is leaving many teams searching for a lab management solution that will provide them the same key features and benefits as Lab Manager. Using cloud services as a lab manager replacement are becoming more popular. Cloud service providers can offer the flexibility, agility, and scalability that give companies (and IT Pros) what they need for the ...

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 ...

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