As cloud computing has matured, two distinct cloud patterns have evolved: private and public. While the debate over which is superior continues, hybrid clouds are making an argument to combine the best of both worlds.
Read this IBM Redbook to learn how IBM products can support the integration of public and private clouds.
May 2014- This dedicated, cloud billing service allows you to create and deliver powerful offerings to meet the needs of the digital economy and differentiate yourself through robust pricing, financial management, rating and usage processing.
The news is littered with stories of enterprises that have suffered costly downtime and damaging lawsuits as a result of security breaches. Even high-profile names such as LinkedIn, Sony, and RSA are not immune. Lack of security is costly, but how much should an organisation spend to address their security issues?
When it comes to security, you spend money to lower risk - much like spending money on the legal department to reduce ...
In many organisations, network infrastructure testing is neglected or overlooked. Yet Gartner estimates low-end computer network downtime costs $42,000 per hour. For a large company, the cost could be over ten times that.
In 2011, Sony Playstation's network was compromised exposing the personal information of 77 million users. This created a 24-day outage and cost Sony over $24 billion. The same year an outage left Blackberry users without services for four days - crippling RIM's competitive position.<...
Malware is a large and growing problem - with an estimated 32% of computers worldwide infected in 2012. Worryingly, many of those infected computers would have been on networks protected by anti-Malware security measures.
Malware, which is short for malicious software, covers a broad category of hostile software. It is used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information or gain access to private computer systems. Although advanced security systems can detect and prevent malware, they ...
May 2014- This paper talks about a unique offering that makes it possible for Oracle RAC database to run on PCIe SSDs. The RAC cluster need not have any other shared storage, yet it still achieves the best performance, availability, scalability, and cost savings for building out blocks of databases for the public or private cloud.
May 2014- This article shows how the Virident | HGST FlashMAX II card can be used to gain read Flash performance in an ASM cluster, while keeping a copy of the data in the existing SAN storage array.
May 2014- The cloud, virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure make IT's life easier, and the whole organization more agile. Yet each of these features presents serious security challenges. This UBM Tech Brief details how Windows Server 2012 helps mitigate those risks while streamlining compliance.
IT organizations are looking for simple, efficient, and manageable solutions to build branch office infrastructure rather than managing several independent entities like servers, storage, and networking. Dell PowerEdge VRTX is a shared infrastructure platform offering extensive performance and capacity in a single, compact tower chassis. This horizontal, Microsoft-based reference architecture has benefits such as:
Robust availability and fault tolerance built into the platform to protect all virtualized applications.
Comprehensive solutions to rapidly ...
Businesses today spend 70 percent or more of their IT budget on keeping systems running, leaving very little time for innovation. The consolidation of IT storage provides an excellent opportunity for organizations to drive increased IT efficiencies with the help of:
• Centralized management of file and block data via the EqualLogic Group Manager
• Virtualized scale-out storage infrastructures that seamlessly scale to meet growing performance and capacity demands
May 2014- While older server solutions have served companies well, for many organizations the time has come to migrate to a new server solution. But will the benefits of moving to a new technology outweigh the costs? Learn how moving to a Dell PowerEdge 12th generation server with Windows Server 2012 will make your IT infrastructure more manageable, productive, and secure, resulting in bottom-line improvements that will contribute to a solid return on investments.
May 2014- Explores the challenges, benefits, and technologies for transitioning legacy infrastructure and business processes to cloud. Solutions include Intel Xeon processor E5, Microsoft Windows Server, and Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapters.
May 2014- Addresses datacenter performance challenges caused by persistent bottlenecks, high latency, and slow I/O. This brief describes a comprehensive storage and networking solution from Intel and Nexenta.
May 2014- Read this report to compare 14 of the most significant middleware providers and their fit for hybrid scenarios between the cloud and on-premises, as well as across the different traditional on-premises integration capabilities to help you select the right partner for your hybrid integration endeavors.
May 2014- If you are considering deploying business process management (BPM) solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download this white paper to see how the increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source BPM technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach.
IDC studied the business value and benefits that three JBoss customers achieved by modernizing their middleware infrastructure with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. The study found that by moving to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, these customers were able to:
•Realize dramatic cost savings
•Achieve faster and more efficient application development
•Increase the satisfaction of their developers
•Quickly, easily and cost-effectively modernize their infrastructure
May 2014- New and composite on-premises applications need a complex array of runtime technologies and development capabilities. This report examines the leading application infrastructure vendors that provide IT developers and architects with complete end-to-end support for application projects for enterprise use. Download this report to see why Red Hat is positioned in the leader's quadrant for on-premises application platforms.
May 2014- Read this paper to learn about the characteristics of a modern middleware platform and how companies benefit from migrating from older inflexible monolithic infrastructures to a modular and flexible environment. This paper includes real world case studies of organizations that migrated to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6 as a way to cope with and accelerate business change.
May 2014- Simply put, the CIO?s role is far from simple. It is the CIO's responsibility to increase an organization's competitive advantage and generate new revenue streams through innovation, all while keeping costs at an optimum level. Dell's Market Insight report, CIO's View of Application Performance Management, based on 2011 TRAC survey results, illustrates just how application performance management technologies provide significant help in achieving the CIO's goals. Download this Market Insight report and learn how APM ...
Lots of desktop applications are moving to datacenters to take advantage of virtualization. Many people view desktop virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as an edge solution geared more toward simple Windows-based, Office-like applications. But many hard-core engineering apps run on UNIX, with the misperception being that they aren't appropriate for VDI.
So why not VDI for hard-core engineering applications?
In this white paper, industry analyst Brian Madden brings his easy-reading ...
April 2014- We're all aware of the need to be prepared for an Active Directory (AD) disaster. But what kind of disaster should you be prepared for? The Recycle Bin won't restore improperly changed attributes of an object, nor recover external objects, such as a Group Policy Object (GPO) file. To ensure the integrity and stability of your directory, you'll need to address a wide range of potential scenarios, as well as include broader recovery capabilities and ...
April 2014- An Active Directory forest disaster can significantly impact your business. The more you know about Active Directory forest disasters, the better prepared you'll be when one occurs. See how planning, creating a strong backup plan, and being prepared with the right tools can quickly bring you back from an AD forest catastrophe. Read "Active Directory Forest Disaster Recovery: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You."
May 2014- Industry analysts Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research revealed that User Experience Management (UEM) is a multi-faceted requirement that includes performance management, business impact, end-user productivity and even insights into application design and usage. Read three case studies that underscore UEM's diverse appeal, its essential values to IT and Foglight's proven versatility in supporting the multiple faces of UEM.
May 2014- Discover 10 key takeaways on the impact the cloud is having on application management. While many IT organizations still lack answers for managing on-premises-delivered applications, the extension of application execution into the cloud introduces a host of additional management concerns. Public cloud, in particular, introduces several APM challenges relating to relinquishment of visibility and control. In this research survey, EMA analysts set out to identify and quantify the factors impacting IT organizations as companies increasingly embrace ...
"Super users" those people with greater access and rights are a necessary part of IT. However, privileged accounts carry implicit security risks, so securing them while preserving access and ease of use is vital. Especially with today's security and compliance concerns, effectively managing privileged accounts is more important than ever.
In this new white paper, gain a deeper understanding of all the dangers involved with privileged account management. Learn to mitigate risks by ...
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