May 2013- Innovative Canadian IT executives are becoming "service brokers" rather than "service providers" to drive productivity and competitive advantage. Managed hosting is a key part of their sourcing strategy, offering enterprise-class datacentres that can support today's business requirements of performance, security, and resiliency. The following questions were posed to Mark Schrutt, Director of IDC's Service and Enterprise Applications research regarding the role of managed hosting in supporting leading Canadian executives and what to look for in ...
April 2013- In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics takes a closer look at a class of servers known as pre-integrated servers. These types of servers are usually assembled by information systems vendors that have deep system/subsystem knowledge - giving them the ability to highly integrate a system's central processing unit (CPU) with underlying subsystems (memory, storage, input/output [I/O]). The end result of this deep integration is an extremely high performance system design upon which a ...
April 2013- IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center offers a wide range of functions to effectively manage storage systems and drive business forward. This powerful storage management solution now integrates IBM Cognos Business Intelligence through IBM Tivoli Common Reporting?an integrated reporting solution that offers a strategic platform for Tivoli and other IBM Software Group products. This integration offers advanced analytics and reporting capabilities, enabling users to quickly create custom reports using an intuitive drag-and-drop method, leveraging predefined ...
Cloud computing can not only extend the benefits of virtualization but, over time, it can transform the IT environment to become a key element of an organization?s competitive advantage.
Download "Innovate to Drive Agility" and take advantage of the business agility that cloud computing can provide by:
Reducing the time to deploy, provision, and scale cloud infrastructure, to deliver both agility and speed to your business
Integrating into your ...
April 2013- It is critical for IT to understand the differences between the various desktop virtualization platforms and to focus on the features most relevant to their organization. This guide will discuss which issues are most relevant when considering desktop virtualization platforms and evaluate how the industry's leading platform is delivering innovative solutions.
April 2013- The single operating system and single device per user is a model of the past. In the Post-PC era, IT must protect data security and control user access to data, while managing the range of applications and devices for all users. This guide will help you identify the business and technical benefits of virtualizing your desktop environment.
Service Provider CenterBeam boosts storage throughput tenfold and reclaims 65% of chief architect's time by moving from EMC to HP 3PAR storage and HP VirtualSystems.
This IT Manager's Journal takes a close look at information governance and optimization as a requisite element for success in almost any information management project as well as delivering an efficient IT infrastructure, and shows why IBM's System z platform is an ideal hub for information governance solutions.
Readers will learn how IBM System z, which is used by 95 percent of all Fortune 1000 companies to store their data, is designed to offer uptime ...
March 2013- Data virtualization solves the problem of consolidating critical data scattered across silos, providing a comprehensive, actionable view of data assets. A data virtualization solution powered by MarkLogic is an active, searchable "data layer" or "data cloud" that presents a unified view of multi-structured data across organizational silos. It provides a set of services to aid in information management, provisioning of tools, and secure information sharing. Organizations deploy MarkLogic to greatly reduce implementation time and costs ...
March 2013- Protecting and ensuring the recoverability of data across today's diverse and distributed enterprises can be complex and costly, and often involves deploying numerous nonintegrated point solutions from several vendors to meet the wide range of application service levels. Examples of these point solutions include different backup products for different operating systems and virtual machines, snapshots, continuous data protection, replication and archiving.
March 2013- The ease with which an organization can create virtual machines in its computing environment has been a major contributor to the rapid and widespread growth of virtualization. The sprawling numbers of virtual machines that have resulted, however, have created challenges for manag-ing data protection. Backing up and restoring data for the dozen or more virtual machines that may reside on an enterprise server can bring all other operations on that server to a grinding halt.
March 2013- The Storage Optimizer feature of the IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center provides a simplified way to analyze and optimize storage resources, improving storage utilization, boosting performance and saving on operational and expansion costs.
March 2013- Today's healthcare organizations collect, manage and exploit enormous amounts of digital information in the forms of patient records, accounts, medical images and studies, supply chain and other types of data. The organization requires reliable access to this data to perform its core func-tions and back-end services. The growth in healthcare regulations such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) and the threat of lawsuits further complicate data storage. Losing any health-care data ...
The increasing competitiveness of the global business environment puts direct pressure on IT organizations - and the businesses they support. As never before, IT must deliver consistent, secure, and fast services that "don't go offline."
These real-time businesses require what IDC refers to as business resilience, which is the ability to deliver high levels of availability to protect the business against outages. Business resilience keeps business services flowing to end users and end ...
March 2013- The skills and expertise required to stay on top of trends, industry best practices, and the latest technologies while juggling many other competing priorities can drain your IT resources. Read this Forrester Research Inc. report to learn how outsourcing your organization's business resiliency planning, strategy, and program design can be a highly cost effective, efficient option.
March 2013- Companies worldwide are beginning to recognize cloud's capabilities to generate new business models and promote sustainable competitive advantage. To manage and respond to these market pressures, IBM offers a comprehensive suite of system and software solutions that can help you scale your IT investments as your business grows. Read the white paper to understand all the benefits of IBM SmartCloud.
Jointly designed by NetApp, Cisco, and VMware, the FlexPod™ data center solution is a complete, integrated cloud architecture consisting of leading storage, networking, and server technologies. It was designed to reduce the cost and complexity of implementing the federal Cloud-First policy and other cloud initiatives, with a secure, pretested, shared infrastructure solution that has been validated in a lab environment.
Reduce business risk and time to deployment for all your applications.
Many municipal, county, and state government agencies are utilizing
virtualization solutions to provide efficient, critical public services while reducing
costs. Download, "Virtualization Streamlines Public Service Initiatives" to learn
how a virtualization solution enables public service agencies to:
• Boost availability of social services, such as public safety and EMS
• Save over $1M in budget to be allocated for other purposes
• Advancing safety and productivity from computer-aided dispatch and criminal history ...
Despite data residing on shared storage within VDI environments, storage is
still a key part of the equation that is often overlooked during the initial VDI
assessment process. Download, "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Getting Serious about Storage" to understand how careful consideration of the storage infrastructure is crucial to ensure:
• Security from data breaches as users are assigned rights-based access
• Scalability as capacity demands grow, companies can continue to use existing desktops/...
February 2013- The cloud has recently come of age as a reliable, secure and cost-effective alternative for achieving a truly resilient business. But developing a cloud-based business continuity and resiliency plan can be challenging. Read this white paper to learn the steps organizations can take now to begin implementing a plan for cloud-based business resiliency.
February 2013- The necessity of building a disaster recovery model to ensure that services can be delivered nonstop with minimal data loss is not easy or inexpensive. Read this research report to learn how the cloud offers companies an alternative, allowing for rapid recovery and minimal data loss, and without the high costs.
February 2013- Nobody likes to think about disaster recovery. But even with a flat IT budget, you need to have seamless failover and failback of critical business applications. Read this white paper to learn how cloud-based business resilience can provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional disaster recovery.
February 2013- The IBM Business Continuity Index rates the performance and maturity of business continuity programs. Organizations all over the world complete the survey. In this white paper, learn statistics about the global state of business continuity and where your business may sit on a scale from exposed to mature.
February 2013- This research report examines how the drive toward more holistic risk management is affecting the day-to-day work of business continuity planners, IT risk managers and security executives. It also outlines a number of strategies for leveraging their knowledge and working together with their business partners.
February 2013- Optimization and consolidation can make a big difference in the business value your data centers deliver. This paper examines the techniques and results of IBM's own internal data center transformation?and how you can apply this learning to your transformation efforts to achieve greater productivity, mobility and responsiveness.
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