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High-Performance Grid Computing for Financial Services: Get the advantages of grid computing the easy way with Infrastructure-as-a-Service [ Source: Savvis ]

November 2012- In the financial services industry, success often depends on timely reaction to market shifts and minimizing the time to assess current positions and make decisions. High Performance Computing (aka Grid Computing) delivers computing power and speed, helping financial institutions to accelerate innovation and improve business success by delivering fast transactions and analyses, even when those involve processing large data volumes.

This white paper discusses the benefits of leveraging a specialized Infrastructure as a ...

Managing the Data Deluge: Enhancing Big Data Analytics in Financial Services with Solid-State Storage [ Source: LSI ]

October 2012- Precisely what constitutes big data may be a moving target - a single data set can range from dozens of terabytes to a data deluge encompassing multiple petabytes. But the excitement in financial services is about speeding the response times for data analysis and visualization and providing actionable information when it's needed most. Learn more about the key features to benefit all types of big data environments.

Industry Insights: Strategies for Choosing a SaaS-based ITSM Solution [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- All SaaS help-desks are not created equally. From basic ticket logging to full-featured, enterprise-grade service management solutions, there truly is something for everyone. Learn more about the key factors in deciding between a comprehensive or a slimmer selection for your organization.

Six Advantages of a Cloud-Based Help Desk for Small to Midsize Businesses [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- Small and midsize companies shouldn't have to use less efficient, limited-functionality service desk solutions. Today's cloud-based help desks pack the same punch as on-premise enterprise solutions, without a large up-front investment or long installation time. Read more to find out how to get started with a cloud-based help desk today.

Benefits of an ITIL Help Desk in the Cloud [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- You can implement help desk processes based on ITIL easily with reduced up-front costs and automatic upgrades. Used by more than 72,500 companies worldwide, the Force.com platform is the most widely used Cloud platform in the world. Gain insights into the benefits of running your help desk in the cloud.

The Force.com Multitenant Architecture: Understanding the Design of Salesforce.com's Internet Application Development Platform [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- BMC software and salesforce.com have joined forces to deliver BMC ServiceDesk on Remedy Force, an ITIL help desk, self service, and inventory management solution on the Force platform. This paper explains the patented technology that makes the Force.com platform fast, scalable, and secure.

The Seven Standards of Cloud Computing Service Delivery [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- In economic times like these, leading companies are looking to cloud-computing applications and IT Help Desk is increasingly in demand. Subscribing to help desk software has many benefits over in-house installation, but cloud-computing requires an increase in responsibility to ensure outstanding service delivery. This paper outlines best practices for selecting cloud-computing solutions.

Top Considerations for Moving to a Cloud-based (SaaS) Delivery Model for I.T. Service Management [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- Help Desk software as a service is attractive to many IT departments. It offers the same benefits of traditional IT help desk solutions, in addition to reducing capital expenses, accelerating implementation, and providing easier upgrades. This paper explores considerations for implementing IT service management in-house or as a service.

One Size Does Not Fit All: The case for the custom cloud [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- When it comes to cloud services, "semi-custom" goes a long way. "The Case for the Custom Cloud," shows you how users can configure their own customized cloud services from choices you dictate - and how you can deliver the resulting cloud services quickly and affordably. Learn more on how users can customize their cloud services - while you maintain control.

Hybrid Cloud Delivery: Managing Cloud Services from Request to Retirement [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- A strong, flexible, and valuable cloud infrastructure can deliver exceptional service quality to the business. But not all clouds - or the services they support - are created equally. Learn how you can combine the benefits of traditional IT management with the dynamic potential of cloud architectures in this white paper.

Three Steps To Effective Cloud Planning & Design [ Source: BMC Software ]

May 2011- Before you build your cloud, there are many considerations. Are there security requirements? Compliance rules? Will you use public cloud resources as well? Learn more about how to plan a cloud effectively - from defining requirements to identifying the costs - in this compelling white paper from BMC Software.

Taking a strategic approach to optimizing the data center portfolio [ Source: IBM ]

April 2011- Comprehensive planning is the key to application availability, business expansion and operational efficiency. When it comes to data center strategy, comprehensive planning is key.

This paper discusses how leveraging a set of analytical evaluation tools can enable you to make concise business decisions about complex issues while successfully meeting increased IT demand, lowering operational costs and increasing responsiveness to change.

Leveraging Workload Automation in the Cloud [ Source: BMC ]

October 2010- The forecast for cloud computing is hot, if you believe the reviews. Analysts and industry observers have anointed cloud the next new thing, writing glowing reports on its potential.

And it’s easy to see the appeal. Cloud computing promises elasticity, on-demand access, flexibility, and pay-as-you-go capabilities. That’s an attractive alternative to the traditional computing model, in which resources dedicated to one application or project could not be easily shared or reassigned. ...

Enabling Device–Independent Mobility With Dynamic Virtual Clients [ Source: Connected Social Media ]

October 2010- To enable device-independent mobility (DIM) at Intel, Intel IT is considering implementing dynamic virtual client (DVC) technology, which uses containerized software appliances to abstract the OS; applications; corporate and personal data and workspaces; and user-specific settings. In this model, users can access their applications and information from any device, anywhere, anytime. Employee productivity improves with device independence because employees can choose the device with the best performance and usability for a particular task without worrying ...

Private Cloud ROI Case Study with Intel and Univa [ Source: Univa UD ]

September 2009- How can Private Cloud technology benefit you? Find out in this new case study and ROI analysis which describes the benefits Corus Automotive, a major European steelmaker, has received due to an Intel and Univa infrastructure transformation.

Corus is using Intel Nehalem processors and Univa UD software used to create a private cloud to run its technical computing applications and streamline its data management and storage processes. These applications allow an elite team ...

Template-based Provisioning [ Source: Liquid Computing ]

September 2009- By applying template-based provisioning, IT infrastructure can be configured to deliver services as needed, and projects with disparate and out-of-sync computing requirements can share infrastructure. As a result, operators can improve responsiveness to business demands through rapid service deployment and, at the same time, reduce overhead associated with power, cooling, floor space, and licensing. More significantly, IT organizations can achieve up to a 10:1 time savings in administration, the largest and fastest-growing cost in the data ...

LiquidIQ White Paper [ Source: Liquid Computing ]

July 2009- Cost containment is the most critical issue facing today’s data center managers. Increasingly, IT departments are being forced to do more with less, while at the same time being asked to support a complex set of business demands. The way to address these demands efficiently is to transform the data center into a unified set of flexible, configurable, and scalable resources that can be controlled more effectively. Through this transformation, organizations can use IT ...

Calculating and Prioritizing Your Data Center IT Efficiency Actions [ Source: Emerson Network Power ]

July 2009- The lack of a true data center efficiency metric is challenging to IT and data center managers as they try to justify much needed IT investments to management. To help quantify data center efficiency, Emerson Network Power introduces in this paper CUPS, or Compute Units per Second. Similar to miles-per-gallon metric in the automobile industry, CUPS is meant to represent the “performance” of the data center.

Using the Energy Logic analysis and the ...

Cloud Networking Services [ Source: Arista Networks ]

June 2009- Cloud computing is a compelling way to deliver web-based and non-web-based applications that better utilize the physical infrastructure, while lowering costs by moving from silos of expensive customized servers to racks of cost-effective ones. Due to the elastic nature of clouds, a particular application may be delivered from one physical location at a given moment but from a different, potentially far-away location in the same cloud at a later moment. Performance and scaling of cloud ...

Architecting Low Latency Cloud Networks [ Source: Arista Networks ]

June 2009- As data centers transition to next generation virtualized & elastic cloud architectures, high performance and resilient cloud networking has become a requirement for delivering always-on, always-available applications.

Over the last decade response time requirements have been rigorously tightened, toward fractions of a second, and both network and compute latencies need to be reduced in parallel. An architectural approach is needed so that response times are consistently and measurably enhanced across a wide set of ...

The Cloud on Your Terms: Your Apps, Where and When You Want Them [ Source: VMware ]

October 2008- Get a working definition of cloud computing, get tips to choosing the right cloud computing platform for your business, and learn the advantages of the VMware vCloud solution.

Grid Computing's Role in Data Warehousing Grows [ Source: CTS ]

October 2008- The main characteristic of any data warehouse is its ability to hold huge volumes of data while still offering good query performance. It is designed to facilitate the analysis of the organization’s data and generate reports based on the analysis.

To provide better performance to analytical queries of business users, companies keep on adding hardware resources, thereby making the data warehouse system very expensive. Sometimes, the power of these added resources is ...

HPC Management Software: Reducing the Complexity of HPC Cluster and Grid Resources [ Source: Platform Computing ]

May 2008- This white paper primarily focuses on the expanding role of HPC management software in the HPC marketplace. The paper emphasizes its historical development and considers its business case and future prospects while dispensing with more elaborate technical analysis and product comparisons.

This white paper reviews the rise of clusters to dominate the HPC market and points out the elevating effect it has had on the role of the software in use between the ...

Sun Fire X4600/X4600 M2 Server Architecture [ Source: Sun Microsystems ]

January 2008- The Sun Fire x64 server line delivers the highest reliability and greater than one-and-a-half times the performance of comparable Intel Xeonbased servers, while providing significant savings in power and cooling costs. These Sun servers are based on a simplified management system and fast and reliable performance, resulting in better service levels, lower operational costs, and better asset utilization. With its multiple operating system support, extensive ISV application offerings and time-saving the Sun Fire X4600 server ...

Optimal Cluster Association in Two-Tiered Wireless Sensor Networks [ Source: Washington State University ]

January 2008- This paper studies the two-tiered Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) architecture and proposes the optimal cluster association algorithm for it to maximize the overall network lifetime. A two-tiered WSN is formed by number of small Sensor Nodes (SNs), powerful Application Nodes (ANs), and Base-Stations (BSs, or gateways). SNs capture, encode, and transmit relevant information to ANs, which then send the combined information to BSs. Presuming the locations of the SNs, ANs, and BSs are fixed, the ...

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