October 2011- When blade servers are densely packed, they can exceed the power and cooling capacities of almost all traditional data centers. This paper explains how to evaluate the options and select the best power and cooling approach for a successful and predictable blade deployment.
When we talk about a "Data Center", what do we mean? The term conjures up images of a large, dedicated brick-and-mortar building, bristling with power and cooling, packed with heat-generating servers and storage, and to the outside world via routers and other networking equipment. And a lot of the time, that's not far off the mark.
Solve the 6 top problems in your data center by depending on a primary service vendor who can ...
Increasingly companies are recognizing the value of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW). A true EDW provides a single 360-degree view of the business and a powerful platform for a wide spectrum of business intelligence tasks ranging from predictive analysis to near real-time strategic and tactical decision support throughout the organization.
Ensuring the EDW will get the desired performance and will scale out as your data grows you need to get three fundamental things ...
According to Clipper Group analysts, data centers around the world have become choked with inefficient and poorly managed servers; servers that are only being utilized at 15% to 20% of their capability. But account for 100% of the electrical power required to run these resources and cool the data center.
In order to reduce the TCO of the data center, IT managers have begun to virtualize systems to run multiple applications on a single platform to ...
This paper examines how eight midsize companies were able to reduce their annual IT infrastructure cost per user by almost 25% by migrating to a blade platform. Reduced requirements for staff time and resources, hardware infrastructure, and facilities drove these savings.
Everyone wants to move their IT toward a more flexible, efficient future state. This has driven recent years' datacenter modernization projects.
Organizations are modularizing with blade servers, consolidating workloads onto virtualized environments, moving to scale-out storage, and adopting service-oriented management and delivery strategies - all part of forward-looking IT convergence and evolution.
This paper is designed to help you understand the business case for HP BladeSystem Matrix, a converged infrastructure platform for delivering shared services.
HP BladeSystem Matrix delivers one virtualized pool of network, storage, and compute resources that can be continuously optimized and instantly adjusted to meet dynamic business demands for any workload type. It unites the tools, processes, and architecture of your physical and virtual worlds to help you cut costs and speed ...
May 2011- This whitepaper describes the HP BladeSystem Matrix solution, with a focus on how the solution delivers shared IT infrastructure services?improving the speed and reliability of service delivery while increasing IT efficiency and lowering associated costs. The paper includes a discussion of key architectural concepts and enabling technologies, as well as a brief overview of the purchase process.
Cloud computing is an important transition and a paradigm shift in IT services delivery - one that promises large gains in efficientcy and flexibility at a time when demands on data centers are growing exponentially.
The tools, building blocks, solutions, and best practices for cloud computing are evolving and challenges to deploying cloud solutions need to be considered.
Maintaining IT systems across multiple platforms can be costly and complicated. The need for innovation is growing, but budgets are not.
Read the white paper and learn how streamlining development and deployment of applications with IBM can support enterprise modernization throughout its lifecycle, reducing complexity and costs.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSM) faced a significant IT issue?their Microsoft Windows and Intel processor-based servers were inflexible and costly to operate.
Read the case study and learn how IBM consolidated 140 servers to a single IBM System z platform with six Integrated Facility for Linux engines - improving efficiency while reducing TCO.
Everyone's heard the line about the only inevitabilities in life being death and taxes. IT managers, however, would quickly assert a third absolute - higher storage needs.
There's no question data storage requirements continue to skyrocket, and there's absolutely zero likelihood of that ending any time in our lifetime. Enterprises have successfully controlled their IT budgets and server sprawl issues with the help of virtualization technologies, but what's next?
Increasingly, organizations ...
The new line of Integrity Servers attack IT sprawl with standards-based, modular, bladed architectures as well as common components and a common management environment across all HP servers.
This white paper highlights common usage scenarios using the different HP-UX virtualization technologies on the Integrity Servers. Discover how you can design solutions with more efficiency, higher levels of availability, flexibility and service, all, with a lower total cost of ownership.
The latest generation of Integrity Servers not only offers common infrastructure, components, and management from x86 to Superdome, but also extends the Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) legacy.
This white paper reveals how the Integrity servers maximize uptime and reduce operating costs and drills down into the differentiating RAS features that set them above the industry standard servers.
When evaluating mission critical operating systems, there is no shortage in options. This white paper provides a technical comparison of HP-UX 11i v3, AIX 6.1, and Solaris 10 UNIX, focusing on their functional capabilities in terms of virtualization, reliability, and security.
Review critical technical requirements and the significance of the requirements in current customer environments.
Today, the term ?mission-critical? covers an ever-increasing set of data center workloads. The good news is that mission-critical capability can now be achieved in a more space efficient and flexible form factor.
This paper reviews the BladeSystem Matrix with HP-UX, which leverages systems management, server blade design, and operating systems to provide a resilient infrastructure well suited to the mission-critical data center. Plus, benefit from a comparison of HP mission critical capabilities, Oracle ...
Many enterprises are migrating or evaluating moving their core enterprise applications from expensive proprietary platforms to Linux on standards-based servers. In the past, the lack of an x86 server with the performance, availability, and scalability found in proprietary platforms hindered adoption of these servers at the enterprise core.
Designed with the enterprise in mind, the new HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server overcomes these limitations. Discover why the DL980 is an excellent platform for ...
Scalability, virtualization, reliability and security are important considerations when evaluating operating systems. This paper presents a technical comparison of HP-UX 11i v3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5), and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11) operating systems, focusing on these functional capabilities.
Review critical technical requirements in each of these areas and learn the criteria you must consider when forming your decision on purchasing an operating system.
There are many choices of server operating systems and server platforms for hosting mission critical applications - helping to reduce data center costs and improve business capability. However, each configuration has different costs of ownership and business value; by analyzing the total cost of ownership over the useful life of the asset, organizations can be assured they are making the best choice to minimize costs and maximize their IT investments.
This paper analyzes ...
IT infrastructures have been built in a piecemeal fashion. With systems deployed for specific applications and connected in an ad hoc manner, most data centers today are a labyrinth of teams, tools, and processes.
The converged infrastructure is the strategy to free untapped IT capacity and react quickly to business opportunity. Don't risk lost business due to system downtime, discover how to implement a mission-critical converged infrastructure today.
IT executives are under pressure to deliver a flexible, scalable infrastructure at minimal expense. As virtualization gains mainstream adoption, they are discovering that the new virtual environments require new thinking, processes, infrastructure, and management.
Designed to provide higher value through a converged infrastructure, the HP BladeSystem Matrix provides centralized management tools that enable organizations to achieve maximum efficiency through migrating and balancing workloads across their physical and virtual environments.
March 2011- Federating all storage enterprise wide, consolidating and standardizing onto virtualized, high-capacity media, and enabling dynamic, cloud-ready provisioning are among the major new IT challenges. Continued explosive storage growth demands that a systematic approach be crafted to address the full spectrum of current and future (information) compliance, availability, retention and security goals.
March 2011- With greater supply chain interdependencies, increasing regulatory requirements and a rapidly changing, geographically dispersed business environment that can include everything from traditional storefronts to online operations, organizations are facing intense pressures to improve performance, maintain continuous availability and ensure data integrity.
To meet today’s business demands, continuous access to critical data and applications is vital. But what steps can you take to ensure this availability?
This white paper discusses how IBM® System StorageTM for SAP IT platforms are providing companies with secure and collaborative solutions.
March 2011- With 1.5 billion instructions in one second (BIPS), while consuming less energy than ever before, Wintergreen Research says IT departments need to sit up and take notice of this hybrid system that combines the System z with servers. Download the report to learn more.
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