Enterprise Strategy Group

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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Getting Real About Big Data: Build Versus Buy

    Enterprises of all types are betting on big data analytics to help them better understand customers, compete in the market, more rapidly discover insights to help improve products and services and increase profits. In a recent ESG survey, two-thirds of IT and business professionals responsible for their organization's data analytics...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    EMC Backup Solutions for VCE Vblock and Other Highly Virtualized Environments

    Virtualization, although it enables a more agile and modern IT infrastructure, often creates new challenges in protecting the data and its underlying machines. This quandary is particularly true for Virtualization Converged Infrastructures (VCIs) designed from the ground up to host dense populations of virtual machines such as the VCE Vblock...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // May 2012

    A Business-Driven Approach to Mobile Enterprise Security

    IT consumerization and the massive influx of mobile devices are affecting many large organizations. CEOs want immediate network access on Monday after buying the latest iPod version over the weekend. Young employees think nothing of using work PCs for updating their Face book status or using Dropbox to move documents...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    VMware View and Desktop Virtualization

    Desktop virtualization is quickly becoming a top IT priority as businesses of all sizes adapt to the proliferation of endpoint devices, mobilization of the workforce, and simplified endpoint management. IT organizations that have not already started desktop virtualization initiatives should consider its many benefits. As desktop virtualization builds, companies do...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Virtualization 202: Getting to the Next Level

    The most significant evolution in information technology in a decade is occurring right now with x86 server virtualization. However, while there are many virtualization users today, the majority are relative neophytes. According to ESG research, two-thirds of organizations with virtual server implementations have less than three years of experience with...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    The Network Application Security Architecture Requirement

    In the past, applying network security policies at an enterprise organization meant deploying network firewalls with rules for blocking IP addresses, specific protocols, and TCP ports. This was effective for things like preventing IT employees from using clear text Telnet traffic over port 23 for remote system administration or making...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Hitachi Data Systems' Silver Lining: HDS Enables a Flexible, Fluid Cloud Storage Infrastructure

    Data growth is one of the few sure things in life and a major IT cost even in a down economy. In fact, for many businesses, data growth is accelerating as more and more organizations use analytics to find new revenue opportunities or to tweak their business models and drive...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Identity-Aware Networking

    When you think about identity management, what comes to mind? Probably things like LDAP directories, strong authentication, and Single Sign-On (SSO) systems. In general, these technologies are used for access to Windows networks, e-mail, and other internal applications. Of course, network pipes provide the actual infrastructure for these application layer...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Improving Backup Effectiveness and Cost-Efficiency With Deduplicationa

    IT professionals responsible for backup and recovery operations are seeking ways to make processes automated, faster, more reliable, and less costly via the use of disk-to-disk-to-disk (D2D2D) or disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) strategies. Inserting disk in the backup data path is a sure way to improve performance and reliability and reduce operator...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Transitioning to a Dynamic Data Center

    The speed of change in global markets and the challenges of new modes of business demand companies operate in and react to quickly changing landscapes. Nowhere is this more critical than in the means and methods the enterprise uses to power its business, typically via IT services. As a result,...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Brocade One and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: A Reference Architecture for Next Generation Data Centers

    If one ask business executives today what they need most from their organizations, the majority would cite the ability to respond quickly to changing conditions. Shifting markets, constant communications, and competitors approaching from all corners of the globe converge to make business move and change at the speed of light....

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Effectively and Efficiently Managing Virtualized Infrastructures

    Modern businesses must be able to react quickly to changing market dynamics, especially given recent global economic turmoil. Provided that most of these organizations rely on IT to power their business, their ability to react will be limited by the agility of their IT infrastructures. As a result, organizations place...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optimizing File Services With Deduplication and Virtualization

    There is a tremendous amount of discussion in the media about virtualized IT and converged infrastructure. Organizations are in the process of transforming their data centers into environments that are able to better handle rapidly changing business requirements and unanticipated business needs. In order to meet these objectives, businesses are...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    NetApp Storage Efficiency and Data Protection

    NetApp storage solutions address these challenges with several storage efficiency features - including snapshot, thin provisioning, deduplication, and RAID DP - that drive down the costs of hardware, software, operational staff, and network bandwidth. When combined with NetApp data protection solutions including SnapVault, SnapMirror, and MetroCluster, IT organizations are able...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    NetApp Simplifies Storage Management for Virtual Server Environments

    The blurring of boundaries between infrastructure components that occurs with virtualized environments impacts administration; while organizations are accustomed to having dedicated server, storage, and network administrators, these roles begin to converge in virtualized environments. As a result, the most effective management tools are those that help consolidate management as well...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Whats Needed for Cloud Computing?

    Just what is cloud computing anyway? Skeptics might say it is nothing but industry hyperbole, visionaries might say it is the future of IT. In reality, both statements are true - cloud computing has been embellished by the tech industry, but it does hold real potential for new types of...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Understanding and Enhancing Virtual Desktop Security

    Desktop virtualization isn't a mere fad or industry hyperbole. ESG research indicates that large organizations are actively deploying desktop virtualization technology today or plan to do so in the next 12 to 18 months. This brings up a plethora of questions. Why are enterprises jumping on the virtual desktop bandwagon?...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2010 With NetApp Networked Storage

    This paper will highlight ESG's research on current IT trends associated with deploying Microsoft Exchange 2010 in addition to the specific value NetApp can offer in a Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment. Microsoft and NetApp have established a valuable relationship that will help mutual customers deploy Exchange 2010 with confidence. Many...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    What's Needed for Cloud Computing?: Focus on Networking and WAN Optimization

    Just what is cloud computing anyway? Skeptics might say it is nothing but industry hyperbole, visionaries might say it is the future of IT. In reality, both statements are true - cloud computing has been embellished by the tech industry, but it does hold real potential for new types of...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Innovate, Integrate, and Accelerate Virtualization; With Vblock Infrastructure Packages

    Virtualization across the data center is creating the need for tighter integration of servers, networking, and storage. As a result, data center solutions are more frequently being delivered and consumed as a single unit. Cisco, EMC, and VMware together are making significant investments in such solutions to enable IT to...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // May 2010

    NetApp Non-Backup Backup: Challenging the Data Protection Status Quo

    NetApp would propose that IT organizations looking for a more efficient backup solution should look to Netapp's data protection portfolio - its "non-backup" backup solutions. This paper will examine trends in data protection and disruptive technologies - such as virtualization and deduplication - that are enabling new approaches to the...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Network Convergence in the Data Center Makes Sense

    This paper is an attempt to demonstrate that network convergence in data centers is the way to go for organizations instead of maintaining two separate networks, as is the prevalent practice. Convergence is not new for mainframe shops. They have been spending lot of money in consolidating data centers, servers,...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Next Phase in Modernization: Unifying the Dynamic Data Center

    Whenever problems have confronted businesses, technological innovations have helped them come out of it. Once the problem is identified, a solution is worked out, which is then implemented. This leads to the birth of many new opportunities, which again brings up new problems and the cycle kick starts again. This...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The Value of NetApp Storage With Consolidation and Virtualization in Microsoft SQL Server Environments

    While individual applications, consolidation efforts, and the virtualization of infrastructure often get discussed - or indeed, implemented - as separate items, optimum value is invariably to be discovered with an all-encompassing approach. This paper focuses on the optimum storage and storage management for SQL Server, especially when also employing virtualized...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Addressing the Root Causes of Inefficiency in Data Protection

    The continued upward trending of data growth, spending cuts driven by current economic factors and pressure to meet increasingly inflexible Service Level Agreements (SLAs) continue to beleaguer IT organizations. With data protection processes, IT is challenged to deliver cost and time savings while maintaining or improving backup and recovery SLAs...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The New Security Management Model

    Driven by regulatory compliance and security event correlation, most large organizations have deployed a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system over the past few years. Does this mean that they are adequately protected? ESG does not believe so. Ominous security threats and a rash of publicly-disclosed data breaches certainly...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Database Security and Compliance Risks

    The impact of security weaknesses like those described in this report on society at large have not escaped the attention of governments around the world - many are now demanding action. Upon the release of the report, President Obama declared that he would henceforth treat the nation's entire digital infrastructure...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Storage Efficiency Strategies for Microsoft Application Environments

    A 2008 ESG survey of nearly 400 enterprises revealed that, on average, organizations spend 28% of their IT budgets on storage inclusive of systems, software, and services. In another ESG study conducted in March 2009, nearly 74% of respondents stated that they were planning on maintaining or increasing storage spending...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Desktop Virtualization, Management, and Security

    Desktop virtualization has received more than its fair share of publicity lately. But is it simply industry rhetoric or is this attention warranted? ESG believes that in this case, all of the interest in desktop virtualization is genuine. This technology can help large organizations gain some control over existing chaotic...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Desktop Virtualization Efficiencies With Citrix and NetApp

    It is unrealistic to think that desktop virtualization will replace 100% of current end-user environments, but it is feasible to see it have widespread adoption across all industries and markets. It is in its early adopter stage and there is significant progress to come. Businesses are trying to determine which...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Bridging the IT-Business Alignment Chasm

    The quote above points to the potential for dramatic improvement that can be realized when infrastructure and application teams understand their respective requirements and contributions. Tight alignment between business applications and the IT infrastructure supporting them increases operational efficiency and agility; however, this alignment can be accomplished only when application...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Identity and Information Security Integration

    Off late identity management and information security solutions were often procured, implemented, and managed independently with different tools, processes, and organizational units. The separation is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Identity and security integration is already challenging technology vendors, not just IT professionals. RSA, The Security Division of...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Driving Storage Efficiency in SAN Environments

    Time and again, ESG research finds that data growth is cited as a top IT storage challenge. IT organizations large and small are being inundated with data that needs to be stored, managed, and retained (for a period of time that is usually classified as "Indefinitely") all while remaining accessible...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    NetApp and Oracle Make Information Lifecycle Management Easy

    The process of entering data into a system and using it to create business value is the basis of all applications. Data is entered, stored, and then processed to produce information that can be used to make critical business decisions, book airline tickets, shop online, run government defense systems, and...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Business Value of Intelligent Tiered Storage: Hitachi Data Systems' Integrated Block and File Tiering

    Tiered storage is one of those things that is a means to an end - and not an end in itself. The reason tiered - not just tiered, but effectively and efficiently tiered - storage is becoming more crucial (indeed, a prerequisite for many organizations) is a simple matter of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Large Scale Storage Consolidation for the Enterprise

    The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about emerging technologies and products in the storage, data management and information security industries. ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Optimizing Operational Efficiency and Resiliency in VMware Environments With Hitachi Data Systems Solutions

    Business continuity and disaster recovery have been hot topics for IT and business executives for as long as companies have been relying on technology to run their businesses. Since day one, "What if" scenarios have been played out and, for the most part, businesses have had two choices: Either live...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Accelerating Virtualization Adoption With Application Awareness

    Server virtualization is helping companies take a giant leap forward by maximizing their ROI on IT assets and helping streamline routine IT tasks. Many IT professionals, business owners, and the technology community at large refer to this as "Doing more with less" - a giant win for IT and the...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Exploring the ESG "Outside-In" Confidential Data Security Model

    Confidential data resides everywhere - from locked-down data centers to mobile devices - and is increasingly accessed by a wide range of constituents - from employees to contractors and business partners. How can CIOs and CISOs possibly secure confidential data when it is in a constant state of motion? The...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Increasing Storage Efficiency and Reducing Costs in the Data Center Through Effective Capacity Management

    Despite a faltering global economy and flat or reduced IT budgets, data growth continues unabated. Such growth presents a major challenge for storage administrators as they need to accommodate it in addition to other IT initiatives - all with the same or fewer dollars than last year. ESG research has...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    EMC Centera: Optimizing Archive Efficiency

    Digital archiving has become a hot topic for corporate IT - driven by unrelenting data growth, the need to meet corporate compliance guidelines, and increasing federal regulation. To cost effectively meet data growth, compliance, and governance challenges, many companies deploy tiered storage to offload static data from Tier 1 storage...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Disaster Recovery With EMC Replication Solutions and VMware Site Recovery Manager

    Computer viruses, software faults, disk failures, data corruption and man-made errors: while these might not seem like "Disasters," they cause interruptions that can wreak havoc on daily business activities. The same holds true for real disasters, such as tires, floods, power failures or weather-related outages. Technical or natural, they all...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Optimizing File Services With Deduplication and Virtualization

    There is a tremendous amount of discussion in the media about virtualized IT and converged infrastructure. Organizations are in the process of transforming their data centers into environments that are able to better handle rapidly changing business requirements and unanticipated business needs. In order to meet these objectives, businesses are...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Realizing and Maximizing an e-Mail Archive ROI With EMC SourceOne Email Management

    Inaccurate ROI modeling can lead to uninformed decisions about e-mail archive solutions, often leading customers to maintain the status quo when it comes to message management. This outcome can actually be much more expensive in the long run as e-mail storage capacity will spiral out of control, e-mail application performance...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Innovate, Integrate, and Accelerate Virtualization; With Vblock Infrastructure Packages

    Virtualization across the data center is creating the need for tighter integration of servers, networking, and storage. As a result, data center solutions are more frequently being delivered and consumed as a single unit. Cisco, EMC, and VMware together are making significant investments in such solutions to enable IT to...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Improving Backup Effectiveness and Cost-Efficiency With Deduplicationa

    IT professionals responsible for backup and recovery operations are seeking ways to make processes automated, faster, more reliable, and less costly via the use of disk-to-disk-to-disk (D2D2D) or disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) strategies. Inserting disk in the backup data path is a sure way to improve performance and reliability and reduce operator...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Whats Needed for Cloud Computing?

    Just what is cloud computing anyway? Skeptics might say it is nothing but industry hyperbole, visionaries might say it is the future of IT. In reality, both statements are true - cloud computing has been embellished by the tech industry, but it does hold real potential for new types of...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Addressing the Root Causes of Inefficiency in Data Protection

    The continued upward trending of data growth, spending cuts driven by current economic factors and pressure to meet increasingly inflexible Service Level Agreements (SLAs) continue to beleaguer IT organizations. With data protection processes, IT is challenged to deliver cost and time savings while maintaining or improving backup and recovery SLAs...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Hitachi Data Systems' Silver Lining: HDS Enables a Flexible, Fluid Cloud Storage Infrastructure

    Data growth is one of the few sure things in life and a major IT cost even in a down economy. In fact, for many businesses, data growth is accelerating as more and more organizations use analytics to find new revenue opportunities or to tweak their business models and drive...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Desktop Virtualization Efficiencies With Citrix and NetApp

    It is unrealistic to think that desktop virtualization will replace 100% of current end-user environments, but it is feasible to see it have widespread adoption across all industries and markets. It is in its early adopter stage and there is significant progress to come. Businesses are trying to determine which...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Effectively and Efficiently Managing Virtualized Infrastructures

    Modern businesses must be able to react quickly to changing market dynamics, especially given recent global economic turmoil. Provided that most of these organizations rely on IT to power their business, their ability to react will be limited by the agility of their IT infrastructures. As a result, organizations place...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Transitioning to a Dynamic Data Center

    The speed of change in global markets and the challenges of new modes of business demand companies operate in and react to quickly changing landscapes. Nowhere is this more critical than in the means and methods the enterprise uses to power its business, typically via IT services. As a result,...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Brocade One and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: A Reference Architecture for Next Generation Data Centers

    If one ask business executives today what they need most from their organizations, the majority would cite the ability to respond quickly to changing conditions. Shifting markets, constant communications, and competitors approaching from all corners of the globe converge to make business move and change at the speed of light....

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // May 2010

    NetApp Non-Backup Backup: Challenging the Data Protection Status Quo

    NetApp would propose that IT organizations looking for a more efficient backup solution should look to Netapp's data protection portfolio - its "non-backup" backup solutions. This paper will examine trends in data protection and disruptive technologies - such as virtualization and deduplication - that are enabling new approaches to the...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The Value of NetApp Storage With Consolidation and Virtualization in Microsoft SQL Server Environments

    While individual applications, consolidation efforts, and the virtualization of infrastructure often get discussed - or indeed, implemented - as separate items, optimum value is invariably to be discovered with an all-encompassing approach. This paper focuses on the optimum storage and storage management for SQL Server, especially when also employing virtualized...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    NetApp Storage Efficiency and Data Protection

    NetApp storage solutions address these challenges with several storage efficiency features - including snapshot, thin provisioning, deduplication, and RAID DP - that drive down the costs of hardware, software, operational staff, and network bandwidth. When combined with NetApp data protection solutions including SnapVault, SnapMirror, and MetroCluster, IT organizations are able...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 With NetApp Networked Storage

    NetApp has built solutions and incorporated features into those solutions that meet the demands of Exchange while still considering the rest of the application deployments. Deploying Exchange on DAS is feasible, but there are roadblocks and pitfalls. Networked storage solutions from NetApp help avoid these and allow IT to focus...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    NetApp Simplifies Storage Management for Virtual Server Environments

    The blurring of boundaries between infrastructure components that occurs with virtualized environments impacts administration; while organizations are accustomed to having dedicated server, storage, and network administrators, these roles begin to converge in virtualized environments. As a result, the most effective management tools are those that help consolidate management as well...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    CCS 9.0: A Comprehensive Compliance Management Suite, an Opportunity for Symantec

    Symantec announced a new version of its Control Compliance Suite at its recent Vision event in Las Vegas. What's the big deal? Its new CCS 9.0 may be the most comprehensive compliance suite available today. Since large organizations are clamoring for compliance automation, Symantec may be in a unique position...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Symantec Delivers Thin Aware Veritas File System

    Symantec released new functionality for its Veritas Storage Foundation product line in October. Enhancements include a Thin Aware file system, the ability to dynamically migrate data to thin arrays, and an automated storage reclamation API. Combined, this trio provides significant enhancements and optimization capabilities for thin provisioned storage arrays. IT...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Enhancing Operations Efficiency: Symantec Delivers Veritas Operations Services

    Symantec has launched a new suite of services called Veritas Operations Services aimed at improving operational efficiencies in day to day activities like software upgrades, ensuring best practices and accelerating troubleshooting. Today it will work in Symantec's Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server environments. In order for IT to...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Symantec Cuts Storage Costs With Enterprise Vault 8.0

    A consistent innovator in the archive market, Symantec has been continually improving its Enterprise Vault solution to allow customers to save more information with greater efficiency. Enterprise Vault version 8.0, the latest release of the product, has plenty of features that knowledge workers, corporate counsel, and IT can benefit from,...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Addressing the Top Data Protection Challenges in Mixed Physical and Virtual Server Environments: Symantec Backup and Recovery Solutions for Physical and Virtual Servers

    Server virtualization is pervasive in data centers of medium-size to larger organizations. As these organizations leverage server virtualization for Tier 1 applications, it becomes even more critical to ensure availability and protection of systems and data as physical hardware failures can impact numerous workloads. Data protection is often complicated by...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Identity and Information Security Integration

    Off late identity management and information security solutions were often procured, implemented, and managed independently with different tools, processes, and organizational units. The separation is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Identity and security integration is already challenging technology vendors, not just IT professionals. RSA, The Security Division of...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Securing Personally Identifiable Information

    Sensitive information - such as credit card numbers and social security numbers combined with a person's first and last name, (a.k.a., Personally Identifiable Information, or PII) - is everywhere. Employees have easy access to this data as part of their job responsibilities. Files are copied to laptop hard drives and...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Syncsort Backup Express and NetApp: Advanced Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

    Coupling NetApp's SnapMirror and SnapVault technology with Syncsort's Backup Express (BEX) software has created an integrated disk-based solution for data protection and disaster recovery of mission-critical digital assets. Within minutes of an outage or disaster, applications, databases and users can be accessing data and resuming business. This ESG Lab report...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The New Security Management Model

    Driven by regulatory compliance and security event correlation, most large organizations have deployed a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system over the past few years. Does this mean that they are adequately protected? ESG does not believe so. Ominous security threats and a rash of publicly-disclosed data breaches certainly...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Database Security and Compliance Risks

    The impact of security weaknesses like those described in this report on society at large have not escaped the attention of governments around the world - many are now demanding action. Upon the release of the report, President Obama declared that he would henceforth treat the nation's entire digital infrastructure...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Optimizing Operational Efficiency and Resiliency in VMware Environments With Hitachi Data Systems Solutions

    Business continuity and disaster recovery have been hot topics for IT and business executives for as long as companies have been relying on technology to run their businesses. Since day one, "What if" scenarios have been played out and, for the most part, businesses have had two choices: Either live...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Scaling Server Virtualization to the Enterprise: Accelerate the Time to Value

    The promise of server virtualization is very attractive to companies of all sizes - leveraging this technology as a foundation to create a dynamic computing platform to deliver higher levels of service to the business is truly compelling. Additionally, it can dramatically reduce data center capital and operational costs as...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Accelerating Virtualization Adoption With Application Awareness

    Server virtualization is helping companies take a giant leap forward by maximizing their ROI on IT assets and helping streamline routine IT tasks. Many IT professionals, business owners, and the technology community at large refer to this as "Doing more with less" - a giant win for IT and the...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    VMware View 3 Magnifies Desktop Virtualization

    With its recent announcement of VMware View 3, VMware improves its virtual desktop offerings by advancing management, scalability, and end-user experience. The timing of the announcement coincides with challenging economic times, enabling VMware to demonstrate how it can extend the value of virtualization to the massive numbers of endpoints throughout...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Desktop Virtualization, Management, and Security

    Desktop virtualization has received more than its fair share of publicity lately. But is it simply industry rhetoric or is this attention warranted? ESG believes that in this case, all of the interest in desktop virtualization is genuine. This technology can help large organizations gain some control over existing chaotic...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Storage Efficiency Strategies for Microsoft Application Environments

    A 2008 ESG survey of nearly 400 enterprises revealed that, on average, organizations spend 28% of their IT budgets on storage inclusive of systems, software, and services. In another ESG study conducted in March 2009, nearly 74% of respondents stated that they were planning on maintaining or increasing storage spending...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Driving Storage Efficiency in SAN Environments

    Time and again, ESG research finds that data growth is cited as a top IT storage challenge. IT organizations large and small are being inundated with data that needs to be stored, managed, and retained (for a period of time that is usually classified as "Indefinitely") all while remaining accessible...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    NetApp and Oracle Make Information Lifecycle Management Easy

    The process of entering data into a system and using it to create business value is the basis of all applications. Data is entered, stored, and then processed to produce information that can be used to make critical business decisions, book airline tickets, shop online, run government defense systems, and...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    ESG Lab Validation Report: NetApp Ethernet Storage Protocol Independent Convergence With FCoE

    Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is an emerging standard that maps Fibre Channel storage traffic over an Enhanced 10 Gigabit Ethernet network. NetApp is the first storage vendor to support native end-to-end FCoE protocol in its storage systems. This report explores documents the value of independent data mobility from FC...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Network Convergence in the Data Center Makes Sense

    This paper is an attempt to demonstrate that network convergence in data centers is the way to go for organizations instead of maintaining two separate networks, as is the prevalent practice. Convergence is not new for mainframe shops. They have been spending lot of money in consolidating data centers, servers,...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Next Phase in Modernization: Unifying the Dynamic Data Center

    Whenever problems have confronted businesses, technological innovations have helped them come out of it. Once the problem is identified, a solution is worked out, which is then implemented. This leads to the birth of many new opportunities, which again brings up new problems and the cycle kick starts again. This...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Disk Backup and EMC: Addressing Today's Business Problems

    Has data protection changed forever? Is the new face a disk? Yes, suggests the paper. As more businesses look toward the disk as the end of day backup target, for an increasing number this has become the only answer. Be it regulatory of corporate requirements, litigation events or voluminous data...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group