IT infrastructures have been built in a piecemeal fashion. With systems deployed for specific applications and connected in an ad hoc manner, most data centers today are a labyrinth of teams, tools, and processes.
The converged infrastructure is the strategy to free untapped IT capacity and react quickly to business opportunity. Don't risk lost business due to system downtime, discover how to implement a mission-critical converged infrastructure today.
IT executives are under pressure to deliver a flexible, scalable infrastructure at minimal expense. As virtualization gains mainstream adoption, they are discovering that the new virtual environments require new thinking, processes, infrastructure, and management.
Designed to provide higher value through a converged infrastructure, the HP BladeSystem Matrix provides centralized management tools that enable organizations to achieve maximum efficiency through migrating and balancing workloads across their physical and virtual environments.
The continued migration of UNIX workloads to other operating systems has topped headlines, giving the impression that the market for UNIX technology is rapidly disappearing.
Forrester Consulting tackled this from the other angle. They developed and tested the hypothesis that UNIX continues to deliver high value to current and future users who have requirements that place significant weight on the historical strengths of a RISC/UNIX environment, including reliability, scalability and security.
October 2012- This white paper explores various operational areas of network time servers and the EASY aspects that you should expect when you deploy them. This paper tells you why you need accurate, secure and reliable time and what to look for in a network time server for easy set-up and maintenance.
October 2012- Your network is time stamping files, email, transactions, etc., while your server logs are recording the transactions in case you need that information. Fundamental to all of this is the belief that the time is correct. This paper describes why network time synchronization is critically important.
October 2012- This white paper provides a compelling argument for having accurate and synchronized time in an IT infrastructure. It discusses the technical and business consequences that can occur when clocks in a network fall out of synch.
January 2010- For customers running Sybase ASE 12.5 on Solaris 8, the long-planned end of support for that platform, by Sun as of March 2009, and by Sybase effective December 2009, means that they must move their workloads to a new environment or face special support contracts. For many customers, the resources and changes required to upgrade both the operating system and database server prompt a consideration of whether other alternatives can reduce costs and uncertainty for a comparable migration effort. ...
May 2010- For government agencies, efficiency is part of the mandate. But in most organizations waste is rampant due to over-provisioned, underutilized and non-optimized resources. Find out why tomorrow's governments will close the technology gap by adopting a converged infrastructure and modular blade servers.
May 2010- HP can help healthcare organizations increase the competitive health of their business operations. A converged infrastructure built around HP Integrity servers can help healthcare providers deliver quality patient care by reducing IT costs and increasing patient satisfaction.
May 2010- Unless you manage your technology infrastructure properly, it may be difficult to govern your business effectively. HP Mission Critical Services is designed to help organizations achieve excellence by fine-tuning critical IT services to create better business outcomes. Find out how HP can be the partner you need for better IT health.
May 2010- Operational complexity is a frequent challenge of today's SAP ecosystems. Such complexity leads to multiple points of potential system and application failure and intensified pressure on already overstretched IT personnel. Find out why SAP customers are taking a holistic approach to risk mitigation and operational improvement.
May 2010- For years, mainframes were considered the only practical alternative for the world's most mission-critical computing environments. But today, HP Superdome servers offer mainframe-class availability and reliability at just one-eighth of the TCO of a mainframe, according to the company. HP provides this report on the features of Superdome.
May 2010- As your data center and IT requirements continue to grow, so do your technology investment and operational costs. Although the need to economize is more pressing than ever, companies also need to stay competitive by selecting their most strategic investments. If you don't have the time and resources to develop a rigorous business plan to predict ROI and justify key IT initiatives, you aren't alone. Find out how to create a usable methodology for accurately ...
May 2010- Today's typical data center is a sprawling labyrinth, built in a piecemeal fashion to respond to short-term objectives. The solution for tomorrow's business is a converged infrastructure—one that aligns IT with business demands. That infrastructure is available today: HP Integrity systems use Blade Scale architecture to provide a modular, scalable foundation that supports mission-critical responsiveness.
May 2010- The process of migrating SAP ERP 6.0 and IBM DB2 LUW version 9.1 from Solaris 10 Enterprise on Sun Fire T2000 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform for SAP applications on IBM System x3650 M2 with Intel Xeon processors is relatively straightforward. This guide will help you do the up-front planning and avoid potential problems. You can expect to perform a basic installation and migration in less than one day.
January 2010- This article performs a comprehensive analysis of Axigen Identity Confirmation -- a challenge/response-based anti-spam system embedded in the Axigen solution. It is a pertinent presentation of the concept, characteristics and benefits entailed by identity confirmation in the context of the overall existing challenge/response anti-spam filtering technology and the way it has been, until now, approached and made available to the general public.
November 2009- This document explains how BeyondTrust PowerBroker supports the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) by limiting and tracking authorization to execute commands and programs that access servers and applications storing and using proprietary cardholder. BeyondTrust PowerBroker provides an auditable process that controls, monitors and records that access.
Each RBAC implementation varies in its capabilities and method of management. In a multi-platform environment, these differences introduce higher administration hours and costs because the various RBAC models are not consistent in administration and operation methodology. The differences among these implementations also increase the potential for misconfiguration and related security issues.
This paper will discuss how integrating BeyondTrust's PowerBroker with the basic RBAC implementations of Sun, HP and the Linux community, provides an ...
November 2009- The present technical white paper outlines the role of AAA services for 3GPP and non-3GPP system access in LTE technology. This paper is intended for the users studying the core networks aspects of LTE systems and SAE gateway.
Data centers rely on a continuous supply of clean electricity. However, anything from a subtle power system design flaw to a failure in the electrical grid can easily bring down even the most modern and sophisticated data center.
Fortunately, organizations can significantly mitigate their exposure to power-related downtime by adopting proven changes to their business processes and electrical power system management practices.
This white paper discusses 10 such underutilized best practices for ...
Monitoring options are now available for organizations of any size. You can remotely monitor and manage a single uninterruptible power system (UPS), an enterprise-wide network of many UPSs and power distribution devices, or a complete IT support infrastructure, including generators, environmental systems and detection devices, and other components from multiple vendors.
This white paper discusses the imperatives of intelligent power monitoring.
Increasing needs and declining budgets demand rapid innovation. The forced upgrades, arcane licensing, routine price hikes, and reduced choice associated with proprietary software might be more than your agency can afford right now. Rapid innovation lets you do more with less-and it requires an open source strategy.
And every good open source strategy begins with Red Hat. Read about Unix to Linux datacenter transitions and how migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux ...
June 2009- In few industries will you find the link between IT availability and business continuity stronger than it is in retail financial services. As the largest community credit union in Connecticut, American Eagle Federal Credit Union provides everyday financial services to nearly 100,000 members. Its central data center houses more than 50 servers that perform continuous IT functions. Until the spring of 2008, the servers had been protected by a single Liebert Series 300 UPS installed in 1990, whose reliability was ...
June 2009- Cloud computing is a compelling way to deliver web-based and non-web-based applications that better utilize the physical infrastructure, while lowering costs by moving from silos of expensive customized servers to racks of cost-effective ones. Due to the elastic nature of clouds, a particular application may be delivered from one physical location at a given moment but from a different, potentially far-away location in the same cloud at a later moment. Performance and scaling of cloud ...
As data centers transition to next generation virtualized & elastic cloud architectures, high performance and resilient cloud networking has become a requirement for delivering always-on, always-available applications.
Over the last decade response time requirements have been rigorously tightened, toward fractions of a second, and both network and compute latencies need to be reduced in parallel. An architectural approach is needed so that response times are consistently and measurably enhanced across a wide set of ...
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