Enterprise Management Associates

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Entuity Embraces Event Management

    Within the field of network management, and more broadly infrastructure management, there are a number of core/essential management technology areas. For monitoring, there are asynchronous data sets, typically composed of traps and notifications gathered from managed systems, and synchronous data sets coming from the same environment but typically harvested through...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Joint Perspectives on Neebula's ServiceWatch: Innovations in "Service-Centric" Management in the Cloud Era

    A great deal has been written by this and other analysts about the transitioning of "Traditional' service management capabilities to meet the more dynamic and versatile requirements of cloud computing, as well as IT's even broader need to become more business-responsive in relevant and measurable ways. One of the keystones...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Business Intelligence for the Business of IT

    The need for better \"Business management\" of large-scale Information Technology (IT) investments and operations is an ongoing industry theme. In general, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) analysts believe IT is under-managed relative to peer enterprise functions such as manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and commercial product development. This paper leads to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enabling Single Sign-On From Desktop to Cloud for the Extended Enterprise

    With all the pressure on today's IT not only to perform but to expand capability while containing costs, organizations are increasingly turning to third-party resources such as Cloud computing, SaaS and hosted technology services. Businesses will want access to these services to be as seamless as access to existing internal...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cloud Coalition: RPath, NewScale, and Eucalyptus Systems Partner on Self-Service Public and Private Cloud

    In August of 2010, newScale, rPath, and Eucalyptus Systems announced an integration of their flagship products. This "Cloud Coalition" partnership delivers a comprehensive solution for self-service ordering and provisioning of Cloud-based services. The partnership goes beyond a surface integration and includes policy-based configuration and version control, role-based access and governance,...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Quest Foglight: Hit the "Easy Button" for No-Fuss Application Performance Monitoring

    Quest Software (Quest) has added enhancements to its flagship Foglight product line throughout 2010. They included improved support for WebSphere MQ and Exchange, as well as a single view for management of multi-vendor virtual servers. Most recently, in acknowledgement of the reality that the user experience is a result of...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing Risk on the Journey to Virtualization and the Cloud

    Virtualization has set IT free from many of its legacy constraints on resource optimization. But as virtualization enables IT to evolve into highly flexible service architectures such as cloud computing, these new approaches to technology also introduce new risks. How can enterprises best manage the wide range of risk and...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Achieving Green Business Goals With SaaS Efficiencies and IntraLinks

    Increasingly, businesses are seeking ways to reduce both operational costs and their impact on the environment. Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions offer a new paradigm in green operations for many industries with external and consolidated IT resources used across locations and geographies. SaaS-based solutions that transform and optimize business...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optimizing Cloud Computing to Support Application Delivery

    While a there is a lot of industry hype around Cloud, and while many IT organizations feel under pressure to move to Cloud computing in order to cut costs, industry data shows that transitions to Cloud are greatly enhanced when supported by superior levels of service management. IT reluctance to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Infoblox Acquires Netcordia, Takes Aim at Network Infrastructure Automation

    Infoblox is a fast growing provider of solutions for some of the most basic and essential enabling services in the network - Directory Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM), collectively referred to as DDI. If DDI is working properly, the network works and...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    MokaFive Expands Endpoint Virtualization Support, Earns New $21 Million C-Series Investment

    Endpoint systems management has long been one of the most challenging domains of IT. The personal system is the meeting point of many often conflicting requirements and demands, from enterprise wide policy to the requirements of departments and groups - and, above all, the freedom and flexibility individuals demand from...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Changing Role of Network Management - Keeping Pace With the New Demands of Virtualization and Cloud

    Major IT innovations such as server virtualization and cloud services promise great rewards in efficiency and agility however to capture the full potential, all aspects of operations must adopt new approaches and methods. Network management and operations, long an area of strength and stability, must change as well to accommodate...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Journey to Unified Computing

    The demands of today's data center are vastly different from those even five short years ago. Advances in virtualization have finally brought the vision of a data center that is truly adaptive to changing business needs within grasp. At the same time, virtualization has also forced a sea change in...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Reducing Operational Expense (OpEx) With Virtualization and Virtual Systems Management

    There are many different drivers and outcomes for virtualization, including clear evidence of overall cost reduction and ROI. In fact, EMA surveyed IT technicians, architects, and management from over 600 mid-to very large organizations (89% of which had already implemented virtualization; 59% for over 12 months) and found that virtualization...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Endpoint Virtualization for Everyone: Solving the Desktop Lifecycle Management Challenge

    Executive Summary Maintaining physical desktops and applications typically requires time-consuming desk-side visits, reduces user productivity, delays support response, allows configuration drift, exposes data, reduces mobility, and increases costs. Automation software helps, but really just masks the fundamental problems of traditional physical desktop management. Endpoint virtualization - including server-hosted or local...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    ITIL - One Step at a Time: A Worry Free Approach to Implementing a Pragmatic ITIL Solution

    The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is the most popularly adopted best practice implementation available today and includes an IT management framework emphasizing management from the perspectives of both the business and IT service consumers. The process of implementing ITIL, however, can be quite daunting to the uninitiated. All too...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Better Virtualization Outcomes With Citrix Essentials for XenServer and NetApp Storage

    Virtualization delivers many benefits for cost reduction, resource efficiency, and flexibility. However, a comprehensive, centralized storage system is critical to achieving the leading goals of server virtualization. Citrix and NetApp deliver comprehensive, integrated functions for server virtualization and centralized storage management, to deliver these benefits for the Citrix Delivery Center...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    CoreTrace Continues to Knock Down Application Whitelisting Barriers

    Off late CoreTrace, a leader in application whitelisting announced new technology enhancements to ease the deployment and implementation of its flagship BOUNCER product. Endpoint anti-malware software is quite simply not up to the challenge of proactively meeting the current climate of sophisticated attacks against IT infrastructure. In fact, many security...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    ROI for Network Performance Management

    Besides being technically savvy, today's network professionals must be aware of the business factors surrounding their department's activities and responsibilities. This means two things - becoming aware of the way in which the networking team supports the business directly, and understanding how to characterize infrastructure equipment and management technology investments...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    An Application Security Strategy Guide

    Attacks, incidents and compliance regulations, in combination with difficult-to-automate processes, a steep learning curve, and highly charged political environments, are only a few of the factors that have made application security possibly the most difficult to address aspect of a security strategy. Indeed, application developers as well as security practitioners...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Measuring the Value of IT Service Management (ITSM)

    The purpose of this paper is to present a method for reducing risk and increasing IT contribution during uncertain times and to assist readers with measuring the value and building a business case for IT Service Management (ITSM). To this end, the paper explains why IT must become a strategic...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Automating ITIL v3 Event Management With IT Process Automation: Improving Quality While Reducing Expense

    IT organizations around the world are improving their IT operations capabilities by implementing the Incident and Problem Management processes from the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Yet while the majority of those organizations are focused on ITIL v2 process adoption, the ITIL Event Management process is not introduced until ITIL v3.

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    IBM Applies Predictive Analytics Across Tivoli Suite, Including Business Service Management

    The IBM Tivoli suite provides IT Service Management (ITSM) capabilities for IT organizations to manage risk, drive compliance, optimize return on investments, and accelerate business growth based on the delivery and ongoing management of high quality services. Additionally, IBM Tivoli has taken a broad and holistic approach to embedding predictive...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Dell's SMART Approach to Workload Automation

    Dell, a company with 82,700 employees, 80 locations, and $62 billion in FY2007 revenues, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sales of desktop PCs, laptops. Job scheduling at Dell was manual, time-driven, and jointly managed by IT and various business partners. The bulk of Dell's servers ran...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    ITIL V3: Making Business Services Serve the Business

    The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a collection of information technology best practices, published for the unique purpose of providing guidance for the management of IT. Originally consolidated from both the private and public sector, ITIL has become the most widely accepted approach to IT Service Management (ITSM) in...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Security for Data at Rest: Critical Challenges and IBM Information Infrastructure Solutions

    The management of information risk has become one of the highest priorities of today's enterprise. Availability continues to be a primary objective of information management, but the definition and scope of availability has expanded to address issues from disaster recovery and business continuity to data retention. Retention requirements have themselves...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    CommVault Customer Survey: Data Validation and User ROI

    CommVault's customers participated in an online survey in March 2008. The survey documented their ROI across infrastructure, software, and services spending; backup reliability; administrative time; and backup and restore performance. EMA and statistician Dr. MaryAnne Winniford validated the survey data and confirmed that the survey's findings were statistically valid. CommVault's...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Reducing Operational Expense (OpEx) With Virtualization and Virtual Systems Management

    There are many different drivers and outcomes for virtualization, including clear evidence of overall cost reduction and ROI. In fact, EMA surveyed IT technicians, architects, and management from over 600 mid-to very large organizations (89% of which had already implemented virtualization; 59% for over 12 months) and found that virtualization...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Endpoint Virtualization for Everyone: Solving the Desktop Lifecycle Management Challenge

    Executive Summary Maintaining physical desktops and applications typically requires time-consuming desk-side visits, reduces user productivity, delays support response, allows configuration drift, exposes data, reduces mobility, and increases costs. Automation software helps, but really just masks the fundamental problems of traditional physical desktop management. Endpoint virtualization - including server-hosted or local...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Cloud Coalition: RPath, NewScale, and Eucalyptus Systems Partner on Self-Service Public and Private Cloud

    In August of 2010, newScale, rPath, and Eucalyptus Systems announced an integration of their flagship products. This "Cloud Coalition" partnership delivers a comprehensive solution for self-service ordering and provisioning of Cloud-based services. The partnership goes beyond a surface integration and includes policy-based configuration and version control, role-based access and governance,...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Quest Foglight: Hit the "Easy Button" for No-Fuss Application Performance Monitoring

    Quest Software (Quest) has added enhancements to its flagship Foglight product line throughout 2010. They included improved support for WebSphere MQ and Exchange, as well as a single view for management of multi-vendor virtual servers. Most recently, in acknowledgement of the reality that the user experience is a result of...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    MokaFive Expands Endpoint Virtualization Support, Earns New $21 Million C-Series Investment

    Endpoint systems management has long been one of the most challenging domains of IT. The personal system is the meeting point of many often conflicting requirements and demands, from enterprise wide policy to the requirements of departments and groups - and, above all, the freedom and flexibility individuals demand from...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Managing Risk on the Journey to Virtualization and the Cloud

    Virtualization has set IT free from many of its legacy constraints on resource optimization. But as virtualization enables IT to evolve into highly flexible service architectures such as cloud computing, these new approaches to technology also introduce new risks. How can enterprises best manage the wide range of risk and...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Joint Perspectives on Neebula's ServiceWatch: Innovations in "Service-Centric" Management in the Cloud Era

    A great deal has been written by this and other analysts about the transitioning of "Traditional' service management capabilities to meet the more dynamic and versatile requirements of cloud computing, as well as IT's even broader need to become more business-responsive in relevant and measurable ways. One of the keystones...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Achieving Green Business Goals With SaaS Efficiencies and IntraLinks

    Increasingly, businesses are seeking ways to reduce both operational costs and their impact on the environment. Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions offer a new paradigm in green operations for many industries with external and consolidated IT resources used across locations and geographies. SaaS-based solutions that transform and optimize business...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enabling Single Sign-On From Desktop to Cloud for the Extended Enterprise

    With all the pressure on today's IT not only to perform but to expand capability while containing costs, organizations are increasingly turning to third-party resources such as Cloud computing, SaaS and hosted technology services. Businesses will want access to these services to be as seamless as access to existing internal...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    ITIL V3: Making Business Services Serve the Business

    The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a collection of information technology best practices, published for the unique purpose of providing guidance for the management of IT. Originally consolidated from both the private and public sector, ITIL has become the most widely accepted approach to IT Service Management (ITSM) in...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Security for Data at Rest: Critical Challenges and IBM Information Infrastructure Solutions

    The management of information risk has become one of the highest priorities of today's enterprise. Availability continues to be a primary objective of information management, but the definition and scope of availability has expanded to address issues from disaster recovery and business continuity to data retention. Retention requirements have themselves...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    CoreTrace Continues to Knock Down Application Whitelisting Barriers

    Off late CoreTrace, a leader in application whitelisting announced new technology enhancements to ease the deployment and implementation of its flagship BOUNCER product. Endpoint anti-malware software is quite simply not up to the challenge of proactively meeting the current climate of sophisticated attacks against IT infrastructure. In fact, many security...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    ROI for Network Performance Management

    Besides being technically savvy, today's network professionals must be aware of the business factors surrounding their department's activities and responsibilities. This means two things - becoming aware of the way in which the networking team supports the business directly, and understanding how to characterize infrastructure equipment and management technology investments...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Automating ITIL v3 Event Management With IT Process Automation: Improving Quality While Reducing Expense

    IT organizations around the world are improving their IT operations capabilities by implementing the Incident and Problem Management processes from the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Yet while the majority of those organizations are focused on ITIL v2 process adoption, the ITIL Event Management process is not introduced until ITIL v3.

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    An Application Security Strategy Guide

    Attacks, incidents and compliance regulations, in combination with difficult-to-automate processes, a steep learning curve, and highly charged political environments, are only a few of the factors that have made application security possibly the most difficult to address aspect of a security strategy. Indeed, application developers as well as security practitioners...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Measuring the Value of IT Service Management (ITSM)

    The purpose of this paper is to present a method for reducing risk and increasing IT contribution during uncertain times and to assist readers with measuring the value and building a business case for IT Service Management (ITSM). To this end, the paper explains why IT must become a strategic...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    IBM Applies Predictive Analytics Across Tivoli Suite, Including Business Service Management

    The IBM Tivoli suite provides IT Service Management (ITSM) capabilities for IT organizations to manage risk, drive compliance, optimize return on investments, and accelerate business growth based on the delivery and ongoing management of high quality services. Additionally, IBM Tivoli has taken a broad and holistic approach to embedding predictive...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Better Virtualization Outcomes With Citrix Essentials for XenServer and NetApp Storage

    Virtualization delivers many benefits for cost reduction, resource efficiency, and flexibility. However, a comprehensive, centralized storage system is critical to achieving the leading goals of server virtualization. Citrix and NetApp deliver comprehensive, integrated functions for server virtualization and centralized storage management, to deliver these benefits for the Citrix Delivery Center...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Changing Role of Network Management - Keeping Pace With the New Demands of Virtualization and Cloud

    Major IT innovations such as server virtualization and cloud services promise great rewards in efficiency and agility however to capture the full potential, all aspects of operations must adopt new approaches and methods. Network management and operations, long an area of strength and stability, must change as well to accommodate...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Infoblox Acquires Netcordia, Takes Aim at Network Infrastructure Automation

    Infoblox is a fast growing provider of solutions for some of the most basic and essential enabling services in the network - Directory Name Service (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM), collectively referred to as DDI. If DDI is working properly, the network works and...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Dell's SMART Approach to Workload Automation

    Dell, a company with 82,700 employees, 80 locations, and $62 billion in FY2007 revenues, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sales of desktop PCs, laptops. Job scheduling at Dell was manual, time-driven, and jointly managed by IT and various business partners. The bulk of Dell's servers ran...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    ITIL - One Step at a Time: A Worry Free Approach to Implementing a Pragmatic ITIL Solution

    The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is the most popularly adopted best practice implementation available today and includes an IT management framework emphasizing management from the perspectives of both the business and IT service consumers. The process of implementing ITIL, however, can be quite daunting to the uninitiated. All too...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    CommVault Customer Survey: Data Validation and User ROI

    CommVault's customers participated in an online survey in March 2008. The survey documented their ROI across infrastructure, software, and services spending; backup reliability; administrative time; and backup and restore performance. EMA and statistician Dr. MaryAnne Winniford validated the survey data and confirmed that the survey's findings were statistically valid. CommVault's...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Journey to Unified Computing

    The demands of today's data center are vastly different from those even five short years ago. Advances in virtualization have finally brought the vision of a data center that is truly adaptive to changing business needs within grasp. At the same time, virtualization has also forced a sea change in...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optimizing Cloud Computing to Support Application Delivery

    While a there is a lot of industry hype around Cloud, and while many IT organizations feel under pressure to move to Cloud computing in order to cut costs, industry data shows that transitions to Cloud are greatly enhanced when supported by superior levels of service management. IT reluctance to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Entuity Embraces Event Management

    Within the field of network management, and more broadly infrastructure management, there are a number of core/essential management technology areas. For monitoring, there are asynchronous data sets, typically composed of traps and notifications gathered from managed systems, and synchronous data sets coming from the same environment but typically harvested through...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Business Intelligence for the Business of IT

    The need for better \"Business management\" of large-scale Information Technology (IT) investments and operations is an ongoing industry theme. In general, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) analysts believe IT is under-managed relative to peer enterprise functions such as manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and commercial product development. This paper leads to...

    Provided By Enterprise Management Associates