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
CIOs are poised to guide the evolution to a socially-enabled enterprise and a digital business ecosystem. But to do that, some things need to change. Download this white paper to learn:
• Changes to behaviors CIOs need to make
• New behaviors that CIOs need to adopt
• Lower power and cooling costs
• What CIOs need to do differently to align business and IT priorities
Vast data collections are a wellspring of information for organizations looking to bolster strategic planning efforts with big data analytics.
Download this white paper to discover how Hadoop clusters based on leading-edge Dell and Intel configurations can deliver vast improvements in performance over commodity-based components including:
• 97% reduction in search time
• 6x reduced data import and export times
• 80% reduction in data processing time
As big data becomes big business, organizations are discovering innovative ways to harness the value of their data. Download this valuable white paper to learn how to:
• Maximize hardware performance for business intelligence
• Strengthen data security while streamlining deployment
• Improve data management and processing capabilities
Download this white paper to discover how Dell and Intel have teamed-up to deliver significant enhancements to big-data analysis ...
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.
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