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Virtualization Security Is Not an Oxymoron [ Source: Kaspersky Lab ]

April 2014- An overwhelming majority of organizations have adopted virtualized servers and those numbers are on the rise. While the business benefits of virtualization are clear-increased performance and stability and decreased hardware costs, floor space, and management oversight-the virtualized world makes your organization vulnerable to a wide array of new cybersecurity threats. Are you willing to bet your organization's IT infrastructure on your ability to combat these hazards?

The IT security and virtualization experts at ...

Transparency in the Public Cloud: Eliminating Public vs Private Tradeoffs [ Source: iland ]

March 2014- It's now possible to get the same visibility in the public cloud that you have in your own data center - or even better. A Best of Interop 2014 finalist, analysts and media agree that the new iland Enterprise Cloud Services portal provides unmatched visibility into the true costs of cloud as well as performance, security and compliance data.

According to Torsten Volk, research director at Enterprise Management Associates, "iland's new portal exemplifies the ...

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 ...

Visibility into the Cloud and Virtualized Data Center [ Source: Gigamon ]

March 2014- Security analysis and monitoring tools can't see inside the cloud. How can you shed light on workloads as they go virtual, and see inside your virtual networks?

Read this white paper to learn how a Visibility Fabric can give you the visibility you need.

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

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 ...

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.

IT Evolution: Today and Tomorrow [ Source: VMware ]

January 2014- As virtualization has evolved and matured, some companies are benefiting more than others Why? The answer goes beyond the technology-although technology is a vital catalyst- to the way that their CIOs leverage virtualization and other innovative technologies to transform the IT organization. These CIOs have combined technology and a new way of operating to become more service oriented and more focused on delivering business value.

Best of Breed Private Cloud with NetApp and Windows Server 2012 [ Source: NetApp ]

December 2013- Many organizations have adopted virtualization as a standard for server workloads. But virtualization has not proven to be the "game changer" many organizations had envisioned. IT departments face huge challenges related to server sprawl, which has actually increased with virtualization.

Although virtualization has brought benefits beyond the physical paradigm of one operating system per server, the true optimal infrastructure for organizations comes with adopting a private cloud infrastructure.

Check out this ...

Private Cloud: It's More than Just Virtualization [ Source: NetApp ]

December 2013- This white paper from Forrester Consulting reviews the core functionality required to maximize private cloud benefits and provides some best practices for enterprise cloud deployments.

Service Virtualization for Dummies book [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- Discover service virtualization and how it fits into the big picture of software quality. In this book, Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, learn how to deliver higher quality software by increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing processes while reducing testing downtime and testing cost.

On-premise, On-demand Storage for Dummies [ Source: DLT Solutions / NetApp ]

January 2014- Welcome to On-Premise, On-Demand Storage for Dummies by DLT solutions and NetApp will introduce the features, functions, and benefits of using Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) in a government computing environment. Request your own copy to find out how STaaS can help make agencies more efficient, provide organizations with bundled hardware, software, and services in a pay-as-you-go model. Acquisition, operations, and maintenance costs of a storage infrastructure are delivered as a metered storage service.

On-Premise, On-Demand ...

Software Defined Storage Needs a Platform [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- This Storage Switzerland paper examines how software defined storage extends the concept of storage virtualization beyond the mere aggregation of storage assets and basic volume management. Software defined storage adds enhanced capabilities like data protection, storage tiering and storage efficiency.

The next generation of software defined storage will evolve from proprietary services into a platform. This will continue to provide core data services like volume management, snapshots, data tiering but at the same ...

Dual-Source Virtualization Clears Path to Open Hybrid Clouds [ Source: Red Hat ]

November 2013- This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.

Shifting IT focus from maintenance to innovation [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- At many companies today, 70 percent of IT budgets - or more - go into maintenance and operations.1 A large chunk of the remainder typically goes toward deploying applications and configuring hardware for them. But what if you could manage the entire solution stack as a single entity, automate most maintenance tasks and deploy new applications in a matter of hours? You'd most likely be able to dedicate far more of your IT budget to innovation ...

The Power of Cloud - Driving business model innovation [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. Indeed, cloud has the power to fundamentally shift competitive landscapes by providing a new platform for creating and delivering business value. To take advantage of cloud's potential to transform internal operations, customer relationships and industry value chains, organizations need to determine how best to employ cloud-enabled business models that promote sustainable competitive advantage.

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 ...

Expert Integrated Systems: Changing the Experience and Economics of IT [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- It's never been more challenging to work in IT. The continually shifting demands of business and other organizational environments demand a quicker and more effective response from those charged with matching technology to enterprise goals. At the same time, IT faces increased pressures to reduce costs, as markets worldwide force ever-greater efficiencies in enterprise endeavors. In this e-book, we take an in-depth look at these expert integrated systems - what they are, how they work, ...

Reducing the cost and complexity of endpoint management [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- IBM now offers simpler, more affordable solutions for improving endpoint security, patch compliance, lifecycle management and power management within midsized organizations - helping provide continuous visibility, control and compliance while reducing costs and the burden on IT staffs.

Top 10 Reasons Why Customers Deploy Virtualized Microsoft Applications On EMC VNX [ Source: EMC ]

October 2013- This document gives an overview of the top 10 reasons why customers deploy virtualized Microsoft applications on EMC VNX storage. It is a list that talks about our simple, efficient and powerful VNX platform and why it is beneficial for customers to use when deploying virtualized applications.

IBM Power Systems and Their Support for Business Resiliency in Challenging IT Environments? [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics.

Downtime can be highly disruptive and expensive to an organization, with cost drivers including lost revenue, reduced employee productivity, reputational damage, and the cost of resources required to address and avoid outages. Most organizations in IDC ...

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