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.
Taneja Group presents an evaluation of the current state of the virtualization infrastructure operations management (VOIM) market.
The report examines VIOM solutions available from a representative set of established and emerging vendors--VMware being a clear market leader, in order to enable senior business and technology managers to gain a deeper understanding of which vendors offer the most complete solutions and how they differ from one another.
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.
Cloud computing represents a major opportunity for IT. At the same time it presents challenges. Lines of Business are already by-passing IT and going directly to external cloud providers. Running workloads on external cloud provider infrastructure isn't necessarily a bad thing but to regain control, IT must begin to think and act like a cloud provider.
This Whitepaper talks about traditional versus cloud view of the IT Operations organization while addressing the business ...
This Whitepaper talks about why make the journey to the Cloud. It talks about empowering your IT Organization with Cloud Computing, the Path to Innovate, Essential Cloud Capabilities to Advance a Cloud Operating Model.
It also talks about three approaches: Reactive: Managing the Growing Demands of the Business and moving beyond a reactive state of IT as well as being proactive: how IT can act as a Service Broker and Innovative: A Strategic ...
This paper is an evaluation of the business value of x86 server virtualization. Forrester interviewed individuals responsible for the IT infrastructure and architecture and asked executives to rate the benefits received from consolidating servers, performing business continuity/disaster recovery, reclaiming data center capacity, and executing similar initiatives.
The findings indicate that server virtualization technologies have delivered benefits that executives could clearly explain.
IT departments need a solution that meets the evolving needs of both the employees and IT - something not possible with a traditional PC model.
This paper illustrates the benefits of moving beyond the physical PC to a modern desktop that is highly flexible, easy to manage, customizable to suit users' needs, and ready for new and future technology.
This technical white paper is designed for security architects, app developers, and program managers that are chartered to rapidly repurpose and expose enterprise application services for app store and mobile consumption. We present how to develop/deploy a server side architecture to enable the mobile application economy via REST APIs with JSON, contrast native vs web based client architectures, and the resulting impacts on security, protocol mediation, and data control.
We posit how ...
October 2012- 0rganizations moving forward with a private cloud-computing initiative will find there are tangible business benefits beyond merely "cheap" computing. These benefits not only improve the agility of IT but also better align IT with business concerns by making IT more efficient, responsive, and cost-effective. Ultimately, it is operational efficiency that enables the business flexibility and cost savings for which private cloud initiatives are begun and against which such implementations are measured for success or failure.<...
October 2012- Precisely what constitutes big data may be a moving target - a single data set can range from dozens of terabytes to a data deluge encompassing multiple petabytes. But the excitement in financial services is about speeding the response times for data analysis and visualization and providing actionable information when it's needed most. Learn more about the key features to benefit all types of big data environments.
July 2013- In an effort to reduce costs and streamline operations, today's large, distributed organizations are investing more in data center transformation, consolidation, and server virtualization. And yet many IT consolidation projects suffer from poor planning and implementation issues that ultimately impact application performance and user productivity. This technology brief investigates the processes and tools that are needed to provide complete enterprise visibility and WAN acceleration for high-priority traffic.
Cloud computing is the convergence of a variety of trends, including network-centric application access, the consumerization of IT, greatly increased scale and complexity, open source, and virtualization. Many organizations are adopting private clouds because they want to gain the operational benefits of cloud computing while retaining maximum control over their IT infrastructure.
Virtualization is typically the foundation for and the path to cloud, but by itself can result in virtual machine sprawl and ...
VMware vCloud® Director™ orchestrates the provisioning of software-defined datacenter services, to deliver complete virtual datacenters for easy consumption in minutes. Software-defined datacenter services and virtual datacenters fundamentally simplify infrastructure provisioning and enable IT to move at the speed of business
Numerous enhancements are included within vCloud Director 5.1, making it the best infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution in the marketplace today. This document highlights some of these key enhancements and is targeted toward users who are ...
September 2012- 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.
One of the key strategies that IT teams are pursuing to reduce capital costs while
boosting asset utilization and employee productivity is the transition to highly
virtualized data centers.
However, IDC finds that expectations for further boosts in IT asset use and operational efficiency often surpass the actual results because of overloaded storage and data network facilities, overprovisioning of storage capacity, and a quantum leap in administration workloads.
In combination, these ...
Client virtualization encapsulates a user's desktop including operating system, applications, data and personalization-and stores it in the data center, rather than on the end-point device.
This has several advantages. The desktop is stored and maintained centrally, so it's much easier to manage, maintain and support. It's not tied to a particular computer, so it can be accessed from different devices. And the end-point device stores neither desktop nor data, so the security danger ...
As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, there is a race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily.
These new innovations allow us to connect more simply and effectively, when and how we like. This paper discusses these dynamics and explains how you can leverage technology to better capitalize on information ...
In a world where everything is mobile, connected, interactive, immediate, and fluid, organizations need an IT infrastructure that enables agile and rapid service delivery while driving out costs. That's exactly what is achieved with the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy and approach- enabling organizations to accelerate time to business value.
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