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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 ...

All-Flash Server-Side Storage for Oracle RAC Solution Brief [ Source: HGST ]

July 2014- In order to support today's high-transaction and data-intensive analytics applications, flash storage has moved into the mainstream to replace spinning disks.

HGST's Server-side PCIe flash storage is a high-performance and cost-effective alternative to a traditional SAN architecture. However, in Oracle environments, the requirement of shared access to all primary storage has limited the full potential of flash storage.

Download this complete Solution Brief to learn how to

• Leverage ...

Automated Life-Cycle Management: A Critical Enabler for Cloud-Ready Datacenters [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- This whitepaper discusses how IBM's automation and orchestration solutions for cloud can help IT data center operations teams effectively manage increasingly complex, multi-hypervisor computing environments.

Cloning Databases on Pure Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

June 2014- Anywhere there is a database, there will eventually be a need to make a copy, or clone of it. For example, a copy of the production database may be cloned for development testing, or reporting, or simply for backup. Or a QA environment may need to restore an environment to specific point in time to perform testing. The cloning process is generally tedious, time consuming, and subject to errors.

The Pure Storage FlashArray ...

Best Practices for Oracle on Pure Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

June 2014- In this document we provide information to help you to optimize the Pure Storage FlashArray for your Oracle database workload.

Pure Storage Reference Architecture for Oracle Databases [ Source: Pure Storage ]

June 2014- The goal of this document is to demonstrate the ease with which Oracle can be deployed on, or migrated to a Pure Storage FlashArray and the resulting performance improvements. In addition, we show how simple it is to perform administrative tasks such as storage provisioning and database backup and recovery using snapshots.

Why Your Service Desk is Failing Whitepaper [ Source: CA Technologies ]

June 2014- Understand why legacy service desks & some newer platforms have not delivered on expectations, and learn the requirements for an effective solution.

How Strong is Your Malware Testing? [ Source: Spirent ]

May 2014- Malware is a large and growing problem - with an estimated 32% of computers worldwide infected in 2012. Worryingly, many of those infected computers would have been on networks protected by anti-Malware security measures.

Malware, which is short for malicious software, covers a broad category of hostile software. It is used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information or gain access to private computer systems. Although advanced security systems can detect and prevent malware, they ...

Ten ways to save money with IBM data protection [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- IBM Tivoli Storage Manager solutions can help organizations save money while addressing their data storage challenges by providing data reduction, unified recovery management, capacity-based licensing, scalability, high performance, data life-cycle management, and high reliability.

KuppingerCole Leadership Compass: Identity Provisioning [ Source: Dell Software ]

May 2014- Identity Provisioning is still an important part of the Identity and Access Management market. That's why the field is crowded with vendors claiming to have the solution your business needs. But which one is right for your company?

This Leadership Compass delivers an overview of those market segments. Learn more about established vendors, smaller or regional vendors with good growth potential, and which vendors your company should take a close look at when ...

KuppingerCole Leadership Compass: Access Governance [ Source: Dell Software ]

May 2014- Access Governance is a fast-growing component in the Identity and Access Management market - so trusting a solution to manage it is crucial for the success of your business.

In this white paper, see why Dell One Identity Manager is identified as an Overall Leader in the KuppergerCole Leadership Compass: Access Governance report. You'll also get a detailed overview and analysis of the Access Governance market segement, and the solutions available in it.

IAM for the Real World: Identity Governance eBook [ Source: Dell Software ]

May 2014- Managing identity and access across the enterprise is difficult enough, and even simple provisioning can be tough. Factor in regulating compliance and navigating complex IT and user environments, and you?re looking at pretty sizable challenge.

In this eBook, discover best practices to solve your identity governance challenges. Topics include:

• A comprehensive view of governance that covers not only application access, but also data and privileged accounts.

• The key ...

Six Steps to Achieving Data Governance [ Source: Dell Software ]

May 2014- In this white paper, learn six easy steps to achieve data governance - quickly, easily and without the headaches. See how to control security threats and limit data access - across all your diverse platforms - while satisfying compliance requirements.

Enterprise architects challenged to manage data explosion [ Source: Red Hat ]

April 2014- Today's enterprise faces dramatic change and tremendous opportunity. Enterprise architects are finding it challenging to ensure adequate technology governance, drive transformational initiatives, and support critical business processes.

Collecting and storing unprecedented amounts of data threatens to usurp fundamental business processes and puts key initiatives at risk. Architects must take the lead in championing a future-proof data platform as digital media plays an increasingly important role in today's mobile, social, and web environments.
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A Modern Approach to the Data Deluge [ Source: Red Hat ]

April 2014- Modern enterprises require I.T. organizations to become more agile to manage complex physical, virtual, and cloud technologies. I.T. leaders and their organizations must manage this complexity, keep operating costs low, and deliver on ever-increasing SLA expectations. With the rapid growth in unstructured data volumes, I.T. leaders are rethinking how storage is delivered for their organizations.

Read this whitepaper to learn how infrastructure leaders can confidently manage cost, complexity, and risk, ...

Mixed All Flash Arrays Delivers Safer Higher Performance [ Source: Dell ]

April 2014- What is the impact of an all-flash array with enterprise features and reliability on the mainstream data center? In the mainstream environment, storage system reliability and consistency are as important as extreme performance. This lab report from Storage Switzerland details how the Dell All-Flash Array achieves this balance nicely, allowing you to do more with the same hardware while spending less time fine tuning the storage for performance.

Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Array Leaves Competition in the Dust [ Source: Dell ]

April 2014- Online transaction processing (OLTP) applications are at the heart of today's business functions. As the foundation for a wide range of mission-critical applications, OLTP operations depend on exceptional storage performance and reliability. Read this article to learn how Dell's EqualLogic hybrid SAN array compares with other OLTP storage solutions in the market.

Boosting Storage Performance for IO Intensive Enterprise Applications [ Source: Dell ]

April 2014- Implementing enterprise applications can be a complex undertaking for IT organizations. Successful deployments depend on high-performance storage systems that are easy to manage and quick to scale. Read this white paper to learn how Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.3 arrays address specific storage challenges to help optimize workload performance in business-critical application environments.

Flash Optimized Data Progression [ Source: Dell ]

April 2014- For several years, Dell Compellent Storage Center arrays have leveraged a unique application of RAID and tiering methods - Dell Compellent Data Progression - to optimize storage performance and capacity. With the emergence of higher performing controllers, as well as the rapid adoption of SSDs, Dell has a new level of Data Progression optimized for flash drives. The combination of write- and read-intensive SSDs and Flash-optimized Data Progression enables Storage Center arrays to deliver large ...

Simplifying Employee Investigations [ Source: SpectorSoft Corporation ]

March 2014- You just got news of yet another issue that just happened in your business that now you need to deal with - it could be a sexual harassment claim, a tip on an employee stealing, or just someone goofing off on the Internet for way too long. Some issues only require the employees involved to get in a room with HR to address, while others require extensive detective work by the good folks in IT. ...

Insider Threat Survey Report [ Source: SpectorSoft Corporation ]

March 2014- Are you Catching the Signals

The insider threat is alive, thriving and often responsible for major data breaches that expose everything from consumer credit-card information to valuable intellectual property (IP), and the findings of our most recent survey support this assertion. The results from a pool of 419 enterprise-security respondents revealed that 23 percent of enterprises have experienced insider-driven data breaches.

Download this report and read more about 10 alarming Insider Threat trends.

Implementing an Employee Monitoring Program [ Source: SpectorSoft Corporation ]

March 2014- Security & Risk professionals recognize the value and benefits of implementing an employee-monitoring program. Privacy advocates and Legal and Human Resources professionals see potentially unwarranted invasion of employee privacy as reasons not to monitor, or at least to restrict monitoring to instances where enough "probable cause" exists to warrant tilting the balance between the privacy of an employee and the interests of the company.

In this whitepaper you will learn how to assist company ...

How Flash Storage Changes Everything [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Pure Storage set out with a simple mission: to create a purpose-built storage array that overcomes these barriers. The result is the Pure Storage FlashArray and its tightly-coupled software, the Purity Operating Environment.

When compared to a disk array, the FlashArray is:
10X faster (on both IOPS and latency);
10X more efficient in power, space, and cooling;
More reliable on enterprise workloads;
So simple that it installs in minutes; ...

Siemens Redefines Efficiency With Pure Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014-
Challenges
Server consolidation stalled due to storage performance limits
IO-intensive Oracle database would not consolidate with other applications
Multiple instances of virtual applications plus the Oracle DB

Results
Consolidated 30 servers to 5
23% increase in Oracle performance after virtualization
6.7-to-1 data reduction
Provisioning time reduced by 4x
2x increase in VMware snapshot release time

Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor Report with Flash for All - Competitive Differentiation with Flash Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Learn how every business can improve efficiency, compete better, and deliver compelling user experiences with flash. You'll also gain access to Gartner's 2013 Cool Vendor Report

Download our ebook and learn how you can:
Improve efficiency
Compete better
Deliver compelling user experiences

Using All-Flash Arrays to Solve Tier-1 Database Problems [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Latency is the life-blood of any database application. When transactions slow, it is often a direct result of disk contention at the storage layer driving-up storage I/O latency, which directly translates into slower transactions and a slower end-user experience.

Moving to an all-flash architecture for your database affords immediate and obvious performance benefits, but also introduces a whole host of operational benefits:
Simplify operations
Eliminate tuning
Provide a price ...

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