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.
February 2013- The investment that an organization makes in their virtualization or cloud initiative is significant, but so is the ROI (Return On Investment) that these projects deliver. The challenge is that the cost of providing the storage infrastructure to these initiatives can be expensive and can quickly eat into any ROI that was gained by the virtualization and/or cloud project.
January 2013- Over the past ten years, enterprises have seen enormous gains in scalability, flexibility, and affordability as they migrated from proprietary, monolithic server architectures to architectures that are virtualized, open source, standardized, and commoditized. Unfortunately, storage has not kept pace with computing. The proprietary, monolithic, and scale-up solutions that dominate the storage industry today do not deliver the scalability, flexibility, and economics that modern datacenter and cloud computing environments need in a hyper-growth, virtualized, and increasingly ...
In June 2011, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC).
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of System Storage SAN Volume Controller on enterprise organizations. SVC is designed to simplify and centralize storage infrastructure and offer benefits of storage virtualization for large ...
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