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- 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 ...
April 2014- The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. According to a recent IDG Research Services Survey this rate of traffic will only grow. What's driving this increase? The growth ...
Great software has changed our world. In order to thrive in today's market, your organization must be more innovative than ever before. Agile development enables teams to build better software faster, but development teams are often limited by inelastic resources. To be truly agile, dev/test teams require elastic, automated, self-service resources that work with on-premise infrastructure.
Download this white paper to learn more.
April 2014- Interactive guide to provide insights on the key actions to take to take to safeguard your reputation by security and resilience investments.
April 2014- Learn about the most common faulty disaster recovery assumptions - from insufficient employee work arrangements to the inadequacy of annual or biannual disaster recovery testing
April 2014- Given the demands of an around-the-clock world, organizations need to start thinking in terms of application continuity rather than infrequent disasters. With faster recovery time and reduced costs, cloud-based business resilience can provide an attractive alternative to traditional disaster recovery. Read this paper to learn how organizations can use cloud computing to help speed response to frequent outages and infrequent disasters alike.
There are two ways to look at an IT as a service model: as a well-intentioned but jargon and bureaucracy filled worldview or as a fully integrated, engaged and involved part of the company's operations. You can guess which one we recommend, and it seems the 409 respondents to our InformationWeek 2013 Service-Oriented IT Survey agree.
Fully 83% say making IT more service-oriented, where IT at the larger organization is consumed, priced, evaluated and paid for ...
April 2014- A not-for-profit organization, MTC Australia offers training courses, employment services, youth programs, and community initiatives. With more than 30 locations and 530 staff members, the organization assists approximately 35,000 people annually. MTC Australia's business vision was a "cloud first" approach for Office 365 and other business-critical apps such as Lync Enterprise Voice. Because this would easily double or triple the amount of traffic on the already overburdened network, CIO Branko Ceran deployed a Riverbed solution to ensure that the ...
An overwhelming majority of organizations have adopted virtualized servers and those numbers are on the rise. While the business benefits of virtualization are clear-increased performance and stability and decreased hardware costs, floor space, and management oversight-the virtualized world makes your organization vulnerable to a wide array of new cybersecurity threats. Are you willing to bet your organization's IT infrastructure on your ability to combat these hazards?
The IT security and virtualization experts at ...
Today's intranet typically looks like a frustrating mess of abandoned content - difficult for employees to use and content owners to govern. Traditional intranets are rarely mobile-friendly and can be a challenge for IT to integrate, maintain and support. It's time to transform the intranet, but what should a modern, mobile intranet look like?
At its core, the modern intranet should boil down to three fundamental focal areas:
• Deliver information and ...
It's now possible to get the same visibility in the public cloud that you have in your own data center - or even better. A Best of Interop 2014 finalist, analysts and media agree that the new iland Enterprise Cloud Services portal provides unmatched visibility into the true costs of cloud as well as performance, security and compliance data.
According to Torsten Volk, research director at Enterprise Management Associates, "iland's new portal exemplifies the ...
Converged infrastructures utilize virtualization and automation to achieve high levels of availability in a cost-effective manner. In fact, converged infrastructures are so resilient that some IT managers believe they can be safely and reliably operated without the assistance of uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), power distribution units (PDUs) and other power protection technologies. In truth, however, such beliefs are dangerously mistaken.
This white paper explores the factors that make converged infrastructures inherently resilient, explains ...
Server virtualization empowers businesses to lower hardware spending, simplify administration and boost
availability. It's no surprise, then, that nearly 80 percent of server workloads supported by x86 hardware will be running on virtual machines (VMs) by 2016, according to analyst firm Gartner Inc.
For IT and facilities managers, however, server virtualization introduces both challenges and opportunities. In particular, while it makes preventing downtime during utility failures dramatically easier, provided your data center is equipped with ...
March 2014- Read this case study to learn how an R&D organization built a monitoring infrastructure to gain pervasive traffic visibility to meet performance and security requirements.
Advancements in technologies have led to significant growth in converged infrastructure solutions, which offer the IT organization many benefits. But as servers, networking, and storage become commoditized in converged infrastructure solutions, application traffic and end-user activity becomes more and more difficult to monitor and manage.
Learn how the solutions provided by Gigamon allow organizations to maintain pervasive visibility in the world of converged infrastructure.
March 2014- The necessary compute power to drive modern biomedical research is a formidable and familiar challenge throughout the life sciences. Underlying infrastructures must evolve to keep pace with innovation.
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