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Emtec

Emtec is an Information Technology (IT) Solutions Provider serving the commercial, education, federal, state, and local government marketplaces. Founded in 1964, Emtec's 40+ year track record of delivering premier IT solutions has enabled its clients to increase their efficiency, productivity and competitiveness by better utilizing their data.

Our Mission
Emtec is dedicated to optimizing our client's technology infrastructure to support their organizational, financial and service level objectives.

Areas of specialization include Enterprise Architecture, Data Management and Storage, Data Center Infrastructure, and Consulting and Integration Services.

Our Website: http://www.emtecinc.com


Whitepaper: Services Based Delivery of Virtual Applications: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Traditional Virtualization Strategies

by EmtecJun 13, 2008

More often than not, companies jump into virtualization strategies with little knowledge or experience as to what value a broader approach could do for their organization. As a result, they are often disappointed when the cost-savings and efficiencies don�t materialize according to plan. Even those organizations that achieve real savings by effectively reducing their hardware footprints and the associated power, cooling and floor space, often leave significant financial opportunities on the table if they focus solely on hardware virtualization.

Companies must look beyond the traditional definition of virtualization and take a more holistic approach to their strategies. IT leaders must first define which IT services are needed to meet the ever-changing demands of the business. Next, virtualization efforts should be defined, structured and prioritized based on these business needs. Then, the fundamentals of virtualization, whether it is hardware, operating system, application, or storage virtualization, should be applied.

The purpose of this paper is to help IT leaders look more holistically at the role virtualization plays in their quest to reduce expenses and build a more efficient and agile IT operation. Emtec, a leading provider of technology and services for the past 40 years and sponsor of this paper, will help readers understand how portable IT services are critical to the success of any virtualization effort. In addition, Emtec outlines its proven, five-step framework to help readers begin driving greater business value out of their virtualization investments.


Whitepaper: Not All Data is Created Equal: Designing and Managing a Tiered Storage Environment

by EmtecJun 13, 2008

Demands for storage capacity have been exponentially increasing across multiple industries, and IT departments are too rapidly reacting to these demands�purchasing hardware and software before assessing what they actually need.

While IT departments will likely need to invest in some additional storage during this time, it is critical they first get a real handle on the storage assets that they already have before engaging in reactive spending. In far too many cases, storage administrators can't answer with confidence whether their storage infrastructure is truly providing business value and meeting IT/storage objectives. The reality is, what they don�t know is hurting them - "knee jerk" spending is costing companies tens - to hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

By performing a proactive assessment, you can determine up front how to more efficiently manage your existing assets. Many companies find that tiered storage is an effective strategy for aligning storage hardware, software, services and processes to achieve greater performance, high availability and scalability. Those who have a tiered infrastructure already in place learn through an evaluation how to best manage it and drive greater efficiencies. This paper examines the benefits and strategies behind storage assessments and the advantages of tiered storage environments.