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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.

Cyberthreat Defense Report [ Source: Blue Coat ]

April 2014- New insights: Why cyber attacks succeed - and how to respond. Read the 2014 Cyberthreat Defense Report from the CyberEdge Group to learn more and gain fresh insights from your peers.

Disaster Recovery: The Budget Item You Cannot Afford to Cut [ Source: iland ]

March 2014- According to a recent survey, the cost of downtime over the last few years increased 65 percent. Not surprisingly, growing technology dependence can expose companies to threats from human error, cybercrime and natural disaster - causing their digital infrastructures to come crashing down in a split second.

Read "Disaster Recovery: The Budget Item You Cannot Afford to Cut" and learn why virtualization ensures business continuity; how one company's strong DR plan results in millions ...

Forrester Wave Report for Enterprise Backup & Recovery [ Source: CommVault ]

March 2014- The enterprise backup and recovery software market is, as ever, in a state of flux as more and more I&O professionals grow tired of traditional backup methods. From missed backup windows to slow or failed recoveries, many firms are weary of the constant battle with their backup software and are looking for a change.

Gartner Newsletter : A Smart Idea for Big Data [ Source: CommVault ]

March 2014- A Smart Idea for Big Data

Avoiding the pitfalls of outdated disaster recovery plans [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Will your disaster recovery plan work when the time comes? It's a hard determination for any organization to make. But in IBM's experience, the answer is often "no." Disaster recovery plans often fail because organization have based their recovery strategies on outdated assumptions. Read this white paper to learn seven common misconceptions about disaster recovery. You'll also discover how new technologies can help modernize disaster recovery efforts.

Understanding Patterns of Expertise: Virtual Application Patterns [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Enterprise IT departments strive to contribute to the competitiveness of the business organization, developing and deploying innovative applications that can help benefit the bottom line and drive top-line growth. Too often, however, IT managers find themselves unable to develop and deploy applications with the agility they would like. The skills needed to quickly design, test, configure and integrate applications into complex IT environments can be difficult to find, and expert IT staff can quickly become ...

IBM Lets You Have It Your Way - Enhanced Storwize V3700 [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Today's small and midsized data centers need to provide the same seamless delivery of IT services as the ones of major enterprises. With Storwize V3700, IBM has tailored one system specifically to address the block storage needs of the smaller data center, with functions derived from IBM's high-end storage platforms. This paper shows how the innovative and enhanced Storwize V3700 has helped change the storage paradigm by using an IBM-developed platform.

Surviving The Technical Security Skills Crisis - An Assessment Of The Current Security Skills Landscape And How To Overcome It [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The security world is a scary place, and it's getting scarier. Every day brings more risks, threats, customer demands, and regulations. Worse yet, it's becoming more difficult to recruit and retain people who really get it and know how to help. It's time for a new model. A survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM shows that security leaders are partnering with managed security services providers in increasing numbers - and the feedback ...

Simplify Cloud Infrastructure with IBM PureFlex and IBM Flex System [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Cloud computing represents an opportunity for enterprise and service provider datacenters to become more agile and flexible by using self-service infrastructure provisioning; automated, dynamic resource pooling and scaling; and consumption-based metering to improve accelerate cloud infrastructure configuration, provisioning, and life-cycle management. IDC estimates that combined enterprise and service provider spending on IT infrastructure hardware and software for cloud datacenters will total more than $42 billion worldwide by 2017.

IDC Server Transition Alternatives : A Business Value View Focusing on Operating Costs Analyst Report [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time - but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.

An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for ...

Ten Reasons Why HP's Itanium-based Servers Have Reached the Point-of-No-Return [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Follow-on white paper on the state of the Itanium market segment after the Oracle lawsuit and subsequent release of the new Integrity systems based on the Intel Itanium 9500 processor.

GHY International: Linux, Key workloads, Density & Efficiency with IBM Power Systems [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Case study on the business value provided to GHY International by Linux on Power - an analyst paper

The Business and Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from VMware on Intel. It discusses the benefits of private cloud solutions, including reduced labor and hardware/software costs, ease of implementation and adoption, scalability, organizational ...

Seeding Clouds on Power Systems with IBM SmartCloud Entry [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Many organizations are genuinely excited about the potential for private clouds, anticipating greater responsiveness for end users and reduced costs for administrators. However, they are also concerned with the risk of taking on added complexity as they make the transition to cloud computing, which by definition introduces new management processes that fundamentally C79redefine how resources are assigned to workloads.

The Advantage of Leasing IBM Storwize V7000 Storage Systems [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Robert Frances Group believes IT executives should be employing the new generation of storage solutions that offer advanced storage management capabilities - like the IBM Storwize V7000 storage systems - in their target system environments. In that the total cost of ownership (TCO) differential between leasing and purchasing is minimal although the first-year savings impact is substantial, IT executives should seriously consider leasing the storage. Management should understand the value proposition of storage leasing and ...

Build your scalable storage environment upon a dynamic IBM Storwize family foundation [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The IBM Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are proven, efficient and dependable. Offered in a wide range of storage systems designed for different usage segments to meet different customer needs. Find out how clients can get everything they need from their storage systems more efficiently.

Private Cloud Services From IBM [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- This IBM white paper provides an overview of the services comprising IBM's private cloud services portfolio and the many pathways offered for achieving private cloud's transformational benefits.

Pervasive technology trends shaping the business and the implication for your data center [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Four technology trends - cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics - are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM?s predictive analytics are helping ...

Reducing Cost & Complexity: Pay as you grow data protection [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Hear from Evaluator Group analysts and IBM on current data protection challenges with small and medium sized organizations, and the back-up and recovery enhancements that are available today to address these requirements.

Streamline Data Protection with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The next generation of simplified backup administration dramatically improves scalability and efficiency. Experience how IBM's advanced interface for Tivoli Storage Manager enables consolidation, intuitive problem resolution and integrated team collaboration.

The Business Value of Improved Backup & Recovery [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- The continuous growth of information means data protection is not only more important than ever before, it is also more expensive, time consuming and complex. And the historical tendency to use specific point solutions for backup and restore only makes matters worse. Deploying a new backup tool to address each new challenge?whether it arises from the use of new applications, expansion into a new country, acquisition of a new subsidiary, or introduction of new ...

Overcoming challenges of asset management amid declining federal budgets [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- As federal governments face increasing economic pressure to improve efficiency, it becomes increasingly difficult to justify and support large IT programs. Historically, agencies and other large organizations within federal governments have relied on fleet replacement programs, systems acquisitions and modernization programs to provide new, updated logistics solutions. These programs have traditionally included a budgetary allotment for maintenance and logistics software and systems implementation.

Private Clouds Will Use Hybrid Infrastructure [ Source: IBM ]

July 2013- This paper looks at the requirements of the next generation of applications moving to the cloud. The paper discusses cloud customers' desire for a greater infrastructure choice and openness to hybrid infrastructures. The paper concluded shtt hybrid cloud infrastructures are inevitable, particularly for private environments. Hybrid clouds deliver higher values with high compute density, yielding strong cost efficiency for applicable workloads.

Comparing virtualization alternatives: What's best for your business? [ Source: IBM ]

July 2013- Virtualization has helped organizations to cut costs without sacrificing service levels, as well as increased the efficiency of IT resources and their agility to respond to changing market demands. Luckily, there are many different technologies that can help to achieve these benefits in various infrastructures; the hard part is assessing which is right for your organization. Access this exclusive resource that presents an independent quantitative analysis of the business differentiators among various virtualization technologies, so ...

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