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.
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
April 2014- Organizations that need to control costs of equipment and software will find it nearly impossible to effectively manage without automated asset discovery, workflows, and integrated contract management.
April 2014- This Info-Tech report evaluates nine competitors in the Enterprise Service Desk market. Nine leading products are compared across the range of relevant features and identifies IBMÂs Smart Cloud Control Desk as a champion in the field.
April 2014- Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value.
As the economy improves, CIOs must lay the foundation for the next generation of enterprise business growth, and the new battleground is data. Companies focused on transforming themselves into data-driven organizations are seeing increased innovation and improved financial performance. To meet the data challenge, CIOs must create a unified information platform that is highly reliable and scalable, one that makes it easy to access and integrate all data sources across the enterprise.
With the increasing demand for social, mobile, and big data applications, the creation and consumption of data continues to grow. Cloud computing is changing the way services are deployed and managed.
The enterprise IT landscape is evolving rapidly and software-defined storage is critical to its successful transformation. Read this whitepaper and learn how administrators are keeping up by guiding their enterprises toward new, software-defined storage platforms that simplify and unify storage capacity across ...
Modern application architects are being asked to deliver a new era of social, mobile, and big data applications at a time when the entire application stack is shifting around them. Successful architects are taking a page out of the cloud computing playbook and turning to open, scale-out storage software running on industry-standard servers.
Read this whitepaper to find out how application architects can quickly and confidently deliver long-lasting applications that minimize cost, complexity, ...
The rapid evolution of enterprise storage technologies, combined with external forces, like the explosion of big data, can cause Linux and server administrators to play catch-up when it comes to storage. Running a bunch of monolithic storage devices and proprietary, disconnected technologies forces administrators to spend valuable time creating and managing complex solutions.
To reduce complexity and enable rapid deployment of new technologies and applications, server administrators need a single open and extensible ...
Pure Storage set out with a simple mission: to create a purpose-built
storage array that overcomes these
barriers. The result is the Pure Storage FlashArray and its
tightly-coupled software, the Purity Operating
When compared to a disk array, the FlashArray is:
10X faster (on both IOPS and latency);
10X more efficient in power, space, and cooling;
More reliable on enterprise workloads;
So simple that it installs in minutes; ...
Server consolidation stalled due to storage performance limits
IO-intensive Oracle database would not consolidate with other applications
Multiple instances of virtual applications plus the Oracle DB
Consolidated 30 servers to 5
23% increase in Oracle performance after virtualization
6.7-to-1 data reduction
Provisioning time reduced by 4x
2x increase in VMware snapshot release time
Learn how every business can improve efficiency, compete better, and
deliver compelling user experiences with flash. You'll also gain
access to Gartner's 2013 Cool Vendor Report
Download our ebook and learn how you can:
Deliver compelling user experiences
Latency is the life-blood of any database application. When
transactions slow, it is often a direct result of disk contention at
the storage layer driving-up storage I/O latency, which directly
translates into slower transactions and a slower end-user experience.
Moving to an all-flash architecture for your database affords immediate and obvious performance benefits, but also introduces a whole host of operational benefits:
Provide a price ...
Legacy disk-based SAN performance plummeted with the addition of just 10 VDI users.
The management complexities of the legacy disk-based SAN did not allow for a "set-it-and-forget-it" operation, but the organization required simplicity.
Currently supporting 250 virtual desktops, with more to be deployed
Reduced latency to sub-millisecond
Dramatically simplified storage management
Achieved 12-to-1 data reduction
March 2014- For a cloud to deliver on its full potential, it needs optimal utilization of all available resources. The network plays a vital role in determining how well other resources are utilized, connected and secured. But too many organizations leave network planning until late in the design of a cloud solution. The result is a cloud that delivers less-than-hoped-for business value.
March 2014- Cloud technologies have proven to be a force of change, upending established methods of acquiring, managing and using technology, and providing exceptional opportunities for transforming traditional business models. As the evidence mounts, cloud computing is increasingly becoming a priority for many companies. The IBM 2011 Global CIO Study and 2012 Data Center Study pointed to rising levels of interest and adoption.
March 2014- This IDC study examines leading vendor shares and market trends in the worldwide APM software market during 2012.
March 2014- Application downtime is just one of many costs associated with a fragmented application performance management (APM) strategy. Managing today's more complex and interdependent mission-critical applications is a growing challenge with even larger business implications.
March 2014- There is no "silver bullet" in the cloud. No single product or packaged bundle can deliver all the virtualization you need to make the cloud real or all the control you need to make it effective. Heterogeneous, evolving and typically complex, the cloud requires a measured approach to its implementation and an integrated approach to its many components. A technology such as the hypervisor that creates compute virtualization is, in fact, only one of a ...
A 2012 IBM study found that 35 percent of organizations are planning to rely on the cloud to drive business model innovation within three years. Cloud has been the talk of the IT industry for years. Yet there's still a lag in adoption: Just 38 percent of organizations currently use cloud services, according to a recent Gartner survey.
There's no reason your organization can't be among the leaders leveraging the cloud to create new customer value ...
February 2014- Choose higher performing storage to handle the growing demands from your infrastructure, but without a significantly bigger data center footprint.
February 2014- See how to take advantage of advancements in semiconductor technology and the popularity of NAND flash that have made NAND flash-based SSDs into a cost-effective solution for the enterprise. Find higher performance and improved responsiveness while mitigating the inefficiencies of existing hard disk drive (HDD) technology.
February 2014- Understand the landscape of unified storage for entry-level enterprises. Easily identify your storage solution for today and the future
February 2014- In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of the cloud strategies of online collaboration software vendors, we identified eight significant collaboration services providers - Box, Cisco Systems, Citrix Online, Google, IBM, Microsoft, salesforce.com, and Yammer - in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria for constructing an online collaboration service and where they stand in relation to each other. Given the relative immaturity ...
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