The traditional approach to Application Performance Management (APM) is largely based on siloed tools that manage individual components of an application stack.The challenge is that these tools only give you one perspective of the application. What's been missing is an integrated solution that captures the full, end-to-end application perspective.
Learn how an Analytics-Driven, cloud-based APM solution can significantly improve your APM efforts by simplifying:
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Seamless integration between the data center and globally distributed locations at the edge
Maximizing user productivity regardless of where they reside is a key requirement but for branch offices, there is a particular challenge - where to place the resources the users need. Typically, it is a choice between the branch and the data center.
So what is the best approach? Until now, organizations had to choose between one or the ...
March 2013- Many organizations have found themselves drawn to virtualization and cloud computing architectures for the many benefits, only to find that the complexity of ensuring adequate data security was simply too great an obstacle. But the adoption of these technologies is inevitable. By deploying memory-based solutions for distributed database monitoring, enterprises will find that it is not only possible to protect sensitive information in these emerging computing models, but that the same architecture also provides both ...
March 2013- There are numerous advantages to using Wi-Fi for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) instead of hardwired Ethernet connections. This White Paper examines how wireless systems can support the reliability, performance and security requirements of mission-critical systems.
ThunderCat teamed with the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Chief Technology Officer, J. Travis Howerton, to talk about how the Department of Energy's NNSA is achieving energy savings and other beneﬁts by implementing data center consolidation within a cloud computing environment.
"Success in the Next Wave of Data Center Consolidation" solution brief is now available. Included is Government viewpoint on delivering IT energy savings and Industry viewpoint on 5 key lessons learned for ...
IDC expects spending on cloud server and application management software will total more than $3 billion by 2016 as IT customers of all sizes and across many industries embrace more efficient and automated datacenter operations strategies.
Often, the first step in this journey focuses on implementing an in-house private cloud environment to enable self-service provisioning for end users. Traditionally, the provisioning of physical and virtual servers has been a complex, time-consuming multistep process. However,using ...
The past several years have been a game-changer for government at all levels. Agencies have been charged with reducing their data center footprint, moving to the cloud whenever possible, improving collaboration, increasing transparency and accountability, managing ever-increasing data stores, and improving decision-making.
At the same time, agencies are faced with the same challenges as the rest of the business world - incorporating and adapting to mobile devices and applications, social media, and perhaps ...
Server virtualization is perhaps the most significant evolution in information technology of this time. But why aren't more organizations taking advantage of both its immediate and long-term benefits?
This paper will explain why and how you should take the first steps toward your next generation data center.
For any organization to be successful, its IT arm must align with business objectives and deliver applications efficiently and effectively. But with increasingly complex infrastructures, how do data center operations managers control expense, improve productivity, provide reliable service and project future needs? And how can executive management set realistic objectives and make informed decisions?
This paper looks at how DCIM software will give companies the visibility, control and insight to leverage IT assets ...
January 2013- Shands Healthcare needed a way in which to track data center assets, specifically identifying the exact location of every server, UPS, and device, across multiple data centers - three of which were new. Additionally, the IT team wanted to improve the energy efficiency within the data centers. Working together with Raritan, Shands has moved from an inflexible tracking method of Excel spreadsheets and Visio floor plans to Raritan's dcTrack DCIM solution, and now enjoys a 50% ...
January 2013- As data center management becomes more difficult, we must look beyond traditional tools and methods. Learn how our Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software revitalizes the management of space, power, equipment and connections, ultimately increasing the value you already provide to your company or organization.
January 2013- Due to the many changes that will be taking place, including updating inventory records and defining new space and power requirements, the relocation or adding of a new data center is the perfect time to relook at the tools used to manage your data center. Raritan's Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution guides your new site's growth, provides information to enable informed decisions, and helps keep your new data center healthy from day one.
December 2012- Gabriel Consulting Group’s recent annual x86 Data Center Surveys have shown that the average x86 enterprise customer is using three different hypervisors to virtualize their workloads. Their latest survey shows that most customers aren’t simply test-driving them in hopes of finding the “One True Hypervisor.” They have solid reasons, primarily focused on cost and technical differences, for using multiple solutions and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This survey digs ...
In the financial services industry, success often depends on timely reaction to market shifts and minimizing the time to assess current positions and make decisions. High Performance Computing (aka Grid Computing) delivers computing power and speed, helping financial institutions to accelerate innovation and improve business success by delivering fast transactions and analyses, even when those involve processing large data volumes.
This white paper discusses the benefits of leveraging a specialized Infrastructure as a ...
February 2013- EO 13514 has made the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority. Federal agency data centers need to perform more efficiently and reduce energy usage. This white paper examines data center management measurement, use and saving of energy in relation to the goals established by EO 13514.
February 2013- With average rack power consumption still increasing, the deployment of high power to racks is becoming more of a necessity for data center managers. This white paper will help you learn about high power best practices, trends, common configurations, future industry speculation and more.
A variety of competitive, regulatory, and technology challenges continue to keep IT professionals awake at night. While new types of software systems address such challenges, flash-based storage and flash-based application acceleration technologies are vital to maximizing the benefits from such applications.
Download “Bullish on Data Center Flash“ to learn details of the state of flash-based technology deployments survey, such as:
More than three quarters (77 percent) of all financial services firms report ...
November 2012- This technical white paper outlines the mission critical reference configuration that is part of the HP Virtual System family. This configuration for HP Integrity Server Blades provides a starting point for introducing virtualization into the mission critical data center. Consolidate old and new HP-UX computing environments, improve resource utilization, save on energy costs, and improve application availability during maintenance. Grow your configuration as you grow your data center.
Break through the IT sprawl, and turn technology assets into interoperable, shared pools of resources with a common management platform using HP VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX . With this integrated solution, reduce the complexity of data center management, accelerate deployments, increase server utilization, and provide higher levels of service.
This white paper outlines and explains the core components and benefits of the HP VirtualSystem solution.
November 2012- Given the stunning growth of data centers in recent years, how can an enterprise's IT department improve efficiency, cost effectiveness and mission-critical reliability in the data center? This paper explores the complex web of challenges facing today's data center managers and discusses how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software provides a complete solution for moving the data center from chaos to control.
Many data center managers try to manage their dynamic environments with little more than spreadsheets and a few CAD diagrams. But as data centers have grown in size and complexity, managing this way has become increasingly difficult. Fortunately, there are many good Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions now available.
One of the challenges many companies face getting started with DCIM is that they are afraid that implementing a full scale DCIM solution ...
November 2012- A VP of Data Center Operations didn't have accurate information needed to make informed decisions, control costs and mitigate risks. In this informative case study, learn what caused this manager to say "We not only freed up half a megawatt of power, but also extended the life of our data center from five years to 15 years."
October 2012- Transition smoothly to IPv6 with Cisco Next Generation Enterprise WAN and continue to benefit from your IPv4 investments. See how Cisco network design positions you to grow and meet evolving needs by supporting new applications and services.
October 2012- In a cloud-based world, the network is no longer ?plumbing??it is a strategic asset. In this ZK Research report, see how a Cloud-Intelligent Network is the next step to an optimized cloud experience, enabling improved productivity and competitiveness.
This paper explains why customers are moving beyond traditional tools and processes when it comes to how they manage their virtual environments.
ESG global field survey provides proof points, while analysts provide recommendations for next steps in the virtualization journey.
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