As many have discovered in recent years, virtualization is a key strategy for infrastructure optimization and a requirement for converged infrastructure. By separating physical devices from the computing, storage, and networking services they deliver, organizations are able to make much more efficient use of these resources. As a result, IT organizations are looking to invest in virtualization-optimized solutions that enable consolidation, mission-critical resiliency, disaster recovery, and faster application deployment.
When built-in properly, virtualization ...
This IBM Redbooks publication provides information about the concepts, planning, and design of IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 environments. The target audience of this book is IT architects and consultants who want more information about the planning and design of application-serving environments, from small to large, and complex implementations.
This book addresses the packaging and features in WebSphere Application Server V8.5, and highlights the most common implementation topologies. It provides information about planning ...
October 2012- While big data promises huge insight, the truth is, many companies are struggling to realize the benefits due to the difficulty in integrating data from multiple silos. This research paper examines how to create contextual big data and how to simplify the analytics process for business users without needing to go to IT for every time a new study begins. Pros and cons of multiple methods for big data analytics are analyzed and recommendations for ...
This VMware paper takes a technical look at a variety of IT performance data (operating system metrics, quality-of-service metrics, business performance metrics, etc.) to determine how well these metrics can be modeled as "normally distributed."
This concept is at the heart of VMware vCenter Operations' performance analytics capability, and provides a deeper insight into how the technology helps adapt and learn typical IT behaviors to then provide automated policies that keep alerts and ...
October 2012- Beyond cost reduction, demonstrating the true value of cloud computing has its challenges. This paper reveals a direct link between cloud computing and business agility - how business outcomes are associated with agility, the role of IT for agile companies and the importance of cloud computing to business leaders.
October 2012- Read in this white paper how enterprise process agility with BPM and trusted timely data from MDM can be combined to transform business process and information. The alignment of MDM and BPM can enable trusted and accurate information to be used by high-performance, agile business processes to improve performance, bringing trusted data to processes and more agility to data stewardship.
October 2012- There is no shortage of reasons why CMDB initiatives fail. A lack of trust in the data, the time consuming nature of these projects, and the inability of end users to see their value are frequently cited. Discover how the features of a revolutionary, cloud approach compare to a traditional CMDB and learn how it can handle complex IT environments and improve change, incident, and asset management.
Big Data: Lessons from the Leaders is an Economist Intelligence Unit report that explores how far along companies are with extracting value from the data they gather - and how they can more effectively use the growing amounts of data they are collecting moving forward. In this survey sponsored by SAS, 752 senior executives from a broad range of sectors and countries shared their thoughts on the world of big data.
Highlights of the ...
As more and more solutions are developed to populate data warehouses, it is apparent that merely delivering data isn't the complete answer organizations are looking for. There is a crucial need for operational data quality upon which to base their analytical and decision support systems. Operational data quality - real-time or near-real-time delivery, as opposed to batch-based data quality processes - is incorporated directly into the business processes of the organization's operational systems.
October 2012- Healthcare providers are beginning to leverage big data as an increasingly important asset. But the explosion of data, fueled in large part by the growth of electronic medical records (EMRs), is presenting significant challenges for healthcare IT organizations, including how to manage and store all of this data and siloed storage infrastructures that make it difficult for institutions to share medical records across various departments. Fortunately, solutions are available to help healthcare organizations better manage ...
This paper discusses the market dynamics that are driving integration of two highly complementary enterprise software solutions: business intelligence (BI) and geographic information system (GIS) technology. It also outlines the benefits of such an integration and how to easily enable it with Esri® Location Analytics.
BI is a priority for organizations interested in gaining a competitive advantage. BI leverages corporate data and strategically equips knowledge workers with insights that drive sound business decisions.<...
Security is one of the top concerns facing an enterprise moving data to the cloud. This case study, published by analyst firm Gartner* details the lessons learned by a financial services early adopter of cloudbursting to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
*Case Study: Securing the Cloud by John Pescatore, Gartner, Inc. May 3, 2012
As it has been the trend over the last decade, organizations must continue to deal with growing data storage requirements with the same or less resources. The growing adoption of storage-as-a-service, business intelligence, and big data results in ever more Service Level Agreements that are difficult to fulfill without IT administrators spending ever longer hours in the data center.
Many organizations now expect their capital expense growth for storage to be unstoppable, and ...
Ping Identity is a technology company that provides Cloud identity security solutions to more than 800 of the world's largest organizations in both the private and public sectors. With the acceleration of SaaS and Cloud computing, the company has seen substantial growth.
Today, the company delivers its solutions from three data centers supporting over 400 virtualized servers and counting. The management of this growth has raised the bar significantly for Ping Identity's internal IT operations.<...
Learn more about the benefits of using HP StoreOnce Backup Systems to back up Data Protection Manager (DPM) data. This paper will show you various DPM 2010 options avalaible and make recommendations in order to assist businesses in making the right decisions about protecting their Hyper-V environments with HP StoreOnce Backup Systems.
Information, an essential asset in virtually all organizations, requires careful attention and robust processes to ensure it can reliably support business decision-making.
Information arising from multiple sources must be integrated and governed to ensure it is a trusted source - and in compliance with internal policies and external regulations and legislature.
The process of the integration and governance of information provides a framework that incorporates acquisition, organization, control and use of ...
The success of data warehousing projects depends upon having access to reliable, accurate data.
In this research brief, Ventana Research details some of the costs of bad data as well as the benefits of delivering trusted information to a data warehouse. The authors also lay out the basic framework for how trusted information is generated and delivered.
The IBM InfoSphere® Data Replication solution is a highly flexible one-stop shop for high-volume, robust, secure information replication across heterogeneous data stores.
It leverages real-time data replication to support high availability, database migration, application consolidation, dynamic warehousing, master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), business analytics and extract-transform-load (ETL) or data quality processes.
It also delivers outstanding capabilities for loading real-time information into a data warehouse or operational data store, ...
August 2012- Despite advances in automation, matching of personal names in databases has languished. The IBM InfoSphere Global Name Management platform is designed to address challenges posed by large, multicultural databases in which both predictable and random name-spelling variations are present.
Business moves fast - which means that software development teams need to move even faster. The emergence of new software development models, such as the agile development process, has given organizations powerful tools for responding to events quickly and has helped organizations evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.
To make the most of agile processes, organizations need effective and efficient testing strategies - complete with processes for governing test data. However, many ...
August 2012- It is critical that an organization understands relationships between data, its business value and how to ensure long-term and accurate data access. Every process - defined or otherwise - within the organization creates information as the process is executed. An organization's information can be grouped into many small units of related data, often referred to as the complete business object. This white paper defines the complete business object as it applies to organizations and its ...
August 2012- Organizations are under more pressure than ever to deliver better business outcomes. They need new insights that can help sales and marketing generate more revenue, help the finance department reduce risk and help the entire organization lower costs. This 20 page, interactive eBook uses 5 customer scenarios to show how organizations are tackling real issues using IBM big data, warehousing & analytics solutions. Discover how you can take data and analytics beyond the warehouse, and picture yourself in ...
August 2012- Success of data warehousing projects depends upon having access to reliable, accurate data. In this research brief, Ventana Research details some of the costs of bad data as well as the benefits of delivering trusted information to a data warehouse. The authors also lay out the basic framework for how trusted information is generated and delivered.
August 2012- Information, an essential asset in virtually all organizations, requires careful attention and robust processes to ensure it can reliably support business decision-making. Information arising from multiple sources must be integrated and governed to ensure it is a trusted source and in compliance with internal policies and external regulations and legislature. The process of the integration and governance of information provides a framework that incorporates acquisition, organization, control and use of information to create and enhance ...
For several years, IT managers and their companies have been capitalizing on the increasing power and sophistication of industry-standard x86 servers and other platforms. They deliver processing power that matches or surpasses proprietary systems of the past. However, the support services that many companies deploy to keep their IT environments up and running efficiently haven?t always kept pace with the growing complexities and importance of their IT environments.
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