March 2010- Intel® Xeon® processor based servers offer a range of solutions designed to meet the needs of your business. With Intel, you have the benefit of proven reliability and the operational advantages of using server technology developed specifically for small and medium businesses.
March 2010- Learn how a local government in Spain transitioned business critical applications from aging physical servers to a virtual infrastructure by using Intel and VMware technology to create a scalable, flexible virtual environment that increases application reliability.
March 2010- Small and medium businesses (SMBs) of all sizes are rapidly adopting virtualization and achieving significant benefits in a number of areas. This survey white paper provides SMBs with the benefits and key findings as to why virtualization is rapidly growing in the SMB market.
March 2010- By virtualizing your infrastructure using the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series servers and VMware vSphere™ 4, you can consolidate resources and improve your total cost of ownership by decreasing management costs and increasing asset utilization. You can also improve system availability and help lower the cost and complexity of disaster recovery.
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.
September 2009- Within the typical enterprise-class datacenter, delivering mission-critical workloads with predictable levels of scale and reliability and supporting high levels of application performance that meet SLAs are all in a days work for many IT professionals. See IDC's views on deploying mission-critical workloads on X86 server infrastructure and how IDC views NEC in the x86 server space.
October 2008- Windows Server applications are often mission-critical. The impact of natural, random and man-made disasters on these applications, especially email, and their subsequent disruption can cripple an organization. This white paper from AppAssure Software offers advice for protecting your existing Windows Server infrastructure from disruptive application outages.
April 2008- Faced with surging demand for data processing and storage, the IT industry is focusing on making data centers more energy-efficient.
In many companies today, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is being deployed to provide a portal for centralized information sharing. SharePoint enables business collaboration by combining file-based content with unstructured content, such as blog entries and discussion threads, and storing it all in databases. Portal services and Office applications can then leverage the capabilities of the SQL relational database engine to access this information in powerful new ways.
The complexity of the SharePoint ...
September 2008- In this white paper, we begin with an introduction to quick migration of virtual machines using the Hyper-V technology. We then describe how to apply Hyper-V's quick migration to enhance the availability of services. We explore how you can prepare for planned downtime by using quick migration to save the state of a running virtual machine, move the storage connectivity from one physical server to another, and then restore the virtual machine (for unplanned downtime, ...
August 2008- Servers store your most important business data, deliver your e-mail, and run your Web site, but keeping them from harm's way is a full time job. The 12 guidelines in this exclusive download will help keep your data secure.
August 2008- You don't have to be an accountant to realize that energy costs are skyrocketing. Small and medium-sized businesses experience this most acutely in the data center, where commonly 30 percent of operating costs go to power and cool servers and other equipment. This whitepaper helps SMBs figure out what are the right servers to use to cut their power and cooling costs.
Keeping the lid on data center expenses is a particular challenge
for small and medium-sized businesses. Like their larger competitors, SMB's need a flexible IT infrastructure that can keep pace with business growth and deliver new services when needed.
Yet how can SMBs keep a lid on data center expenses at the same time that they need to support growth, increase customer satisfaction and improve the quality and accuracy of their IT systems? ...
May 2008- Improving accuracy and predictability in color processing at the designer’s desk can increase productivity and improve quality of digital color projects in animation,game development, film/video post production, broadcast, product design, graphic arts, and photography.
There are many business and technological reasons for making the move to SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. In tandem with 64-bit computing platforms, SQL Server 2005 can boost performance by 30% in certain instances, deliver a better database management structure and bolster infrastructure security.
As companies seek to upgrade their database environment to SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition—whether it contains twenty instances or a thousand—they now have ...
August 2008- The success of SQL Server has given rise, to a huge growth in the number of servers dedicated to hosting it. The result of this proliferation has too often been low levels of utilization, high capital costs, large amounts of stranded capacity, poor availability and—as the most dire consequence—an ongoing management burden. Fortunately, there is a way to deploy SQL Server that can flex capacity to need, reduce capital costs, improve availability and ...
August 2008- Microsoft SQL Sever’s relatively low cost, steadily increasing capabilities and ease of deployment have all combined to accelerate its growth. That same growth has led to a phenomenon commonly called SQL Server “sprawl”— the rampant proliferation of SQL Server database instances. This study from Illuminata explores relevant user experiences and common themes gleaned from recent customer interviews and explores HP’s approach to server virtualization and how its technology compares to alternative approaches.
The 24x7 uptime expectation of Exchange messaging systems in enterprise environments is now the norm. With global operations and advanced telecommunications (e.g., smart phones, etc.), individuals and corporations are communicating around the clock. This leaves administrators with the challenge of tighter data protection and system maintenance windows.
Protecting Exchange information is critical and backup is still the primary method used. Combining traditional backup with other methods such as clustering, replication and continuous ...
January 2008- The move to blades can save companies over a third of the start-up costs of deploying standalone blades. These savings come via both acquisition costs and facilities costs and are enhanced when coupled with HP deployment and support services. Learn the cost advantages in midsize and enterprise markets of two different HP BladeSystems models. Download now.
September 2007- This white paper examines the requirements for servers, storage, and blade systems in the midmarket; describes the features and capabilities of the HP c3000; and outlines some of the challenges and opportunities HP will face as it seeks to extend its innovative HP BladeSystem c-Class product line to serve the needs of the midmarket. Download now to learn more.
Array-based remote replication solutions for Microsoft SQL Server have existed for years, and SQL Server 2005 provides a built-in, host-based feature called database mirroring as an alternative for disaster-recovery solutions. Although these technologies are widely available, users may lack the information needed to select the replication, mirroring, or high availability method(s) suitable for their environment; they need information on how to configure the database, storage, and software.
This paper is intended to inform ...
April 2008- To help you choose from among the available configuration options and backup and recovery procedures, HP has conducted extensive laboratory tests to determine best practices. This paper discusses those test results so that users can understand the options and the limitations of implementing backup and recovery using Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape, disk-to-disk, and virtual tape devices. The audience for this paper is HP users in an enterprise environment currently running or planning to run SQL ...
With the introduction of SQL Server 2000, then with SQL Server 2005, and now with SQL Server 2008, Microsoft is providing its database engine in a 64-bit version. Processors, such as the Xeon and the Itanium from Intel, or the Opteron from AMD, provide 64-bit capabilities that can be used by Windows Server and SQL Server.
With 64-bit configurations, consolidating the corporate data on one single device is now a valid option. The financial benefits are ...
February 2008- Although SQL Server offers options for database protection and recovery, none of them is intended to provide a complete disaster recovery solution. Make sure you've taken the time to develop a high-availability and disaster recovery plan to cover unforeseen catastrophes that might threaten your database in the future.
January 2008- The term virtualization refers to abstracting, or masking, a physical resource to make it appear different logically than it is physically. This technical paper describes several infrastructure considerations when using virtual machine technology with industry-standard (x86-based) servers. It describes how HP management software can be combined with HP and third-party virtualization technologies to create end-to-end virtualized solutions that promote operational efficiency. The technical paper introduces the HP Virtual Connect technology and explains the role ...
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