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CIOs strive to harness Big Data while keeping an eye on the bottom line [ Source: Red Hat ]

April 2014- As the economy improves, CIOs must lay the foundation for the next generation of enterprise business growth, and the new battleground is data. Companies focused on transforming themselves into data-driven organizations are seeing increased innovation and improved financial performance. To meet the data challenge, CIOs must create a unified information platform that is highly reliable and scalable, one that makes it easy to access and integrate all data sources across the enterprise.

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Administrators need an agile platform to usher the new era of enterprise storage [ Source: Red Hat ]

April 2014- With the increasing demand for social, mobile, and big data applications, the creation and consumption of data continues to grow. Cloud computing is changing the way services are deployed and managed.

The enterprise IT landscape is evolving rapidly and software-defined storage is critical to its successful transformation. Read this whitepaper and learn how administrators are keeping up by guiding their enterprises toward new, software-defined storage platforms that simplify and unify storage capacity across ...

Architects lead the next generation of data-driven applications [ Source: Red Hat ]

April 2014- Modern application architects are being asked to deliver a new era of social, mobile, and big data applications at a time when the entire application stack is shifting around them. Successful architects are taking a page out of the cloud computing playbook and turning to open, scale-out storage software running on industry-standard servers.

Read this whitepaper to find out how application architects can quickly and confidently deliver long-lasting applications that minimize cost, complexity, ...

Server and system administrators challenged to keep up with enterprise storage explosion [ Source: Red Hat ]

April 2014- The rapid evolution of enterprise storage technologies, combined with external forces, like the explosion of big data, can cause Linux and server administrators to play catch-up when it comes to storage. Running a bunch of monolithic storage devices and proprietary, disconnected technologies forces administrators to spend valuable time creating and managing complex solutions.

To reduce complexity and enable rapid deployment of new technologies and applications, server administrators need a single open and extensible ...

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 ...

San Jose Sharks Score Big With Pure Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014-
Challenges:
Legacy disk-based SAN performance plummeted with the addition of just 10 VDI users.
The management complexities of the legacy disk-based SAN did not allow for a "set-it-and-forget-it" operation, but the organization required simplicity.

Results:
Currently supporting 250 virtual desktops, with more to be deployed
Reduced latency to sub-millisecond
Dramatically simplified storage management
Achieved 12-to-1 data reduction

The role of the network in cloud computing [ Source: IBM ]

March 2014- For a cloud to deliver on its full potential, it needs optimal utilization of all available resources. The network plays a vital role in determining how well other resources are utilized, connected and secured. But too many organizations leave network planning until late in the design of a cloud solution. The result is a cloud that delivers less-than-hoped-for business value.

Private cloud services from IBM: Flexible end-to-end solutions for transforming the enterprise [ Source: IBM ]

March 2014- Cloud technologies have proven to be a force of change, upending established methods of acquiring, managing and using technology, and providing exceptional opportunities for transforming traditional business models. As the evidence mounts, cloud computing is increasingly becoming a priority for many companies. The IBM 2011 Global CIO Study and 2012 Data Center Study pointed to rising levels of interest and adoption.

Worldwide Application Performance Management Software 2012 Vendor Shares [ Source: IBM ]

March 2014- This IDC study examines leading vendor shares and market trends in the worldwide APM software market during 2012.

InfoGraphic: 5 steps to simplify APM for business-wide results [ Source: IBM ]

March 2014- Application downtime is just one of many costs associated with a fragmented application performance management (APM) strategy. Managing today's more complex and interdependent mission-critical applications is a growing challenge with even larger business implications.

Deploy a dynamic, services-oriented cloud for your business [ Source: IBM ]

March 2014- There is no "silver bullet" in the cloud. No single product or packaged bundle can deliver all the virtualization you need to make the cloud real or all the control you need to make it effective. Heterogeneous, evolving and typically complex, the cloud requires a measured approach to its implementation and an integrated approach to its many components. A technology such as the hypervisor that creates compute virtualization is, in fact, only one of a ...

The Cloud: 5 Reasons to Get on Board [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- A 2012 IBM study found that 35 percent of organizations are planning to rely on the cloud to drive business model innovation within three years. Cloud has been the talk of the IT industry for years. Yet there's still a lag in adoption: Just 38 percent of organizations currently use cloud services, according to a recent Gartner survey.

There's no reason your organization can't be among the leaders leveraging the cloud to create new customer value ...

Hitachi Unified Storage VM: All Flash Solution [ Source: Hitachi ]

February 2014- Choose higher performing storage to handle the growing demands from your infrastructure, but without a significantly bigger data center footprint.

IDC: Optimizing Storage With All-Flash Solutions : Analyst Report [ Source: Hitachi ]

February 2014- See how to take advantage of advancements in semiconductor technology and the popularity of NAND flash that have made NAND flash-based SSDs into a cost-effective solution for the enterprise. Find higher performance and improved responsiveness while mitigating the inefficiencies of existing hard disk drive (HDD) technology.

Unified Storage Comparison Guide [ Source: Hitachi ]

February 2014- Understand the landscape of unified storage for entry-level enterprises. Easily identify your storage solution for today and the future

The Forrester Wave: Cloud Strategies of Online Collaboration Software Vendors [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of the cloud strategies of online collaboration software vendors, we identified eight significant collaboration services providers - Box, Cisco Systems, Citrix Online, Google, IBM, Microsoft, salesforce.com, and Yammer - in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria for constructing an online collaboration service and where they stand in relation to each other. Given the relative immaturity ...

Power of Cloud [ Source: IBM ]

February 2014- Although cloud is recognized as a technological change, its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped. Cloud computing can have an impact on operations, customer relationships and industry value chains. Read this executive report to discover how the cloud can open the door to more efficient, responsive and innovative ways of doing business.

NetApp Private Storage for AWS Solution Brief [ Source: DLT Solutions / NetApp ]

January 2014- Despite the acceleration of cloud computing, many agencies and departments continue to struggle with cloud adoption issues. If you are looking to do more in the cloud, how can your agency ensure that its mission critical data and systems stay secure while maintaining control, compliance and mobility?

Through partnership of NetApp and Amazon Web Services AWS), DLT Solutions offers an agile hybrid infrastructure that leverages the performance, customization, and control of private storage ...

Success in the Cloud: Why Workloads Matter, Observations from IBM's own Cloud Transformation [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- IBM shares observations about cloud deployment and the potential for business transformation, following the successful migration of six of its own IT workloads: development and testing, analytics, collaboration, desktop, storage and production.

DevOps: Why IT Operations Managers Should Care About the Cloud [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- The cloud holds the power to transform and redefine development and operations - a process that is becoming known as DevOps. This IBM-sponsored, Frost & Sullivan IBM executive brief defines DevOps and examines how the new process can benefit IT operations by streamlining the end-to-end process and ongoing management of applications.

Choice and Control: IBM shares considerations for developing enterprise cloud strategies [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- Setting the stage: cloud challenges and opportunities. Cloud computing is becoming an increasingly important technology. Its adoption is expected to accelerate rapidly. In a recent study by the IBM Institute for Business Value, for example, almost three-fourths of business leaders surveyed said that their companies have already piloted, adopted or substantially implemented cloud technologies.

IBM System Storage Interactive Product Guide: Intelligent, efficient and automated storage for your IT infrastructure [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- Whether your business is focused on gaining competitive advantage, mitigating risk or controlling IT costs, your storage infrastructure matters - a lot. IBM Smarter Storage is an intelligent, efficient, automated approach to the design and deployment of storage systems. This approach enables organizations like yours to take control of their storage so they can focus on gaining more valuable insight from their data - and delivering greater value to the business.

Under Cloud Cover: How leaders are accelerating competitive differentiation [ Source: IBM ]

January 2014- 20% of organizations have discovered a secret source of competitive differentiation. It allows them to serve customers in new ways, reimagine their business models, surface valuable insights from their data and tap expertise across the enterprise. The secret: Cloud computing.

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