June 2014- Software Defined Networking (SDN) has recently hit the headlines with claims of better network utilization and easier management and many see it as the 'silver bullet' for every networking challenge. Unfortunately, most SDN solutions are targeted at large data centres and is unlikely to overcome the challenges being experienced by most enterprise technology managers and executives. To learn more about SDN and the challenges it will help you overcome (along with what it won't), download ...
June 2014- Organisations rely heavily on their data network, yet the network goes unnoticed most of the time. Network infrastructure is an essential component of any business operation, but it is generally not appreciated or understood by the majority of staff or management. While users are very aware of any network failures that occur, nobody wants to invest too much to proactively prevent these failures. To learn more about how you can improve security, reduce downtime and ...
June 2014- Software Defined Networking (SDN) has attracted a great deal of attention for its claims of solving a number of common networking problems associated with flexibility and performance. At the same time, many enterprise organisations are paying big dollars for skilled specialist staff to maintain their network or are outsourcing this function? Even if the network configuration is kept simple, maintenance tasks on large networks can be time-consuming and error-prone. What if there was a better ...
June 2014- The world is moving inexorably from IPv4 to IPv6. However, many organizations feel that they currently have no need for IPv6. If a business has plenty of IPv4 addresses, a reliable Network Address Translation (NAT) infrastructure, and no IPv6-specific applications, it can experience little compulsion to take on the perceived expense and disruption of integrating IPv6 into its network. However, there are many compelling reasons for making the move to IPv6. To learn more ...
June 2014- There is no question that every organisation needs a resilient and versatile network core. A chassis can seem like a great solution, since it allows dual controller cards and power supplies for resiliency and can use any combination of line cards for versatility of speeds and feeds. There is also plenty of information about stacking and its benefits such as easier management and fast recovery from failures. Both of these solutions have their complications and ...
June 2014- With the evolution of IP surveillance technology, the emphasis has moved from simple monitoring of video footage to intelligent systems that are capable of identifying abnormal events or monitoring behaviour. As intelligence increases in these systems, so too do the applications for this technology. Consolidating all applications within an organisation onto a single infrastructure provides many benefits but can also pose many challenges. To learn more about how to overcome these challenges and make the ...
Today, enterprises rely heavily on applications for nearly all business-critical processes. These applications are delivered via a combination of hardware, software and services, known as the application delivery chain. To make this delivery chain work together effectively, IT must take a new and converged approach to network performance monitoring and application performance management.
This whitepaper discusses:
•Why NPM alone is not enough
•How application-centric APM is incomplete
June 2014- Historically, communication service providers (CSPs) have viewed network transformation through the narrow lens of technology, as though it were a simple matter of upgrading equipment. But in reality, the solution is much more complex. To ensure a smooth transition to an all-IP network, it's essential for each area of the business (IT, marketing and operations) to work together and consistently communicate throughout the journey.
Securing your server and network configurations may be the smartest security work you can do. Why? Continually protected and hardened systems keep your data safe, repel exploits and provide measurable confidence. But it's hard to do. How do you get started? What are the capabilities to look for in an effective solution?
Security Configuration Management For Dummies shows you how to:
• Adopt and implement a security hardening policy
June 2014- Technology has the power to increase operational efficiency and productivity, and also make an enterprise more competitive. But today's organizations are at a critical point where their network infrastructures are being stressed by new mobile and collaboration applications. Adaptable switch platforms can provide the levels of reliability and performance essential to support the sophisticated, real-time applications running across campus environments. Learn how Dell's N-Series switches can supply the stable foundation needed for a robust and ...
Big Data is here, it's now, and it's the future. For organizations already taking advantage of the benefits of SAP applications and databases, Big Data is the next step in transforming data into real-time, actionable insight and achieving a significant competitive advantage.
Putting in the right foundation for Big Data is critical and the benefits of building SAP Big Data solutions on an x86 platform include better performance, lower total cost of ownership, ...
The Red Hat Standard Operating Environment SOE helps you define, deploy, and maintain Red Hat Enterprise Linux and third-party applications as an SOE. The SOE is fully aligned with your requirements as an effective and managed process, and fully integrated with your IT environment and processes.
Benefits of an SOE: SOE is a specification for a tested, standard selection of computer hardware, software, and their configuration for use on computers within an organization. ...
IT organizations face the constant challenge of juggling two almost opposing priorities: continuously delivering business-critical application services while keeping IT expenses in line with budget constraints. The primary function of IT departments is to supply core infrastructure and applications to attract new business, generate revenue, and facilitate profitability-and IT managers strive to meet this goal in spite of flat or shrinking IT budgets.
According to an article in Computer Weekly, approximately 80% of IT ...
June 2014- Many traditional enterprises are moving to hyperscale architecture due to its scalabilty. The main obstacle to implement hyperscale architectures has been storage technology limitations. Today's SSDs are an ideal solution that many organizations are implementing in their hyperscale infrastructure.
June 2014- Read/Modify/Write cycles are extremely costly from a performance and endurance standpoint. To minimize them, SSDs keep a fixed amount of physical flash memory in reserve, called the Over Provisioning (OP) space that is not part of the device's logical address space.
June 2014- SSDs boast the combination of increased I/O (input/output) throughput and greater power density (IOPS/Watt), which can accelerate applications and enable data center footprint reductions; a compelling argument for evaluating SSD drives.
June 2014- We are entering the era of the "Flash-Transformed Data Center" when every tier of the data center is seeing rapid adoption of flash technology. Flash is showing up in many ways and the benefits of flash adoption are clear. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
June 2014- Big data...The market is exploding with massive quantities of structured and unstructured data, which must be collected, sorted and stored safely. This brief shows real world examples of how SSD technology solves key customer challenges across cloud and hyperscale data center environments.
June 2014- Modern campus networks are changing at a rapid pace, and today's businesses require campus networks to provide reliable, high-performance wired and wireless connectivity that is capable of delivering rich applications and access to corporate resources on a variety of device form factors. The Dell Networking Campus Reference Architecture is a blueprint for a modern campus network providing an understanding of the network design principles and best practices, enabling network designers to get a running start ...
June 2014- Dell Fluid Cache for SAN is a complete, end-to-end compute layer caching application acceleration solution. Developed to keep business processes functioning even while scaling to meet ever-changing workload demands, the solution can adjust an established cache pool on the fly, even in a live environment. Deliver critical results faster, diminish the latency experience, get on-demand acceleration, achieve enhanced flexibility, and enjoy high availability of data.
June 2014- Today's large enterprises seek to enhance their IT infrastructures so they can quickly achieve business results, leading to a high return on their investments. They must constantly evaluate their ability to increase value for their customer and proactively deliver on that potential. Designed specifically for large enterprises, the Dell PowerEdge R920 server delivers the performance, scalability, and reliability needed to achieve efficiency and act as the backbone of the IT infrastructure.
June 2014- With budgets tightening and IT staffs shrinking, IT managers have one common concern: how to do more with less. ProSupport is Dell's premier support for PCs, servers, networking, storage, and software applications. Through interviews and case studies, Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR) found that ProSupport helps save time and money, and that the service is a key piece of the Dell portfolio that keeps customer retention high.
June 2014- With trends like virtualization and BYOD making networks more complex, the need for accurate and dynamic IP address management (IPAM) is growing. Learn how to implement an IPAM solution that centralizes information to create highly efficient teams.
June 2014- By enhancing DNS services provided to Active Directory (AD), IT organizations see immediate benefits in performance, speed, and accuracy of data across DNS and AD. Read this white paper to learn how to transform your Microsoft environment today.
Today, many IT organizations are challenged with missed deadlines, poor response times, and insufficient IT budgets. Most are making tradeoffs when it comes to driving efficiency, performance or resiliency. But it doesn't have to be this way. Download "Dell Active Infrastructure" to learn how converged infrastructure solutions can:
• Reduce the cost of running critical workloads
• Enable faster infrastructure deployments
• Drive simplicity and speed of management
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