Data Centers

The traditional data center is undergoing many changes, if not a revolution. Hybrid cloud infrastructures, hosted servers, virtualized servers, and new methods to save energy and reduce costs in the data center create an ever-challenging array of decisions for today's data center managers.

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Cloud Priorities 2014: Cloud strategies, priorities and implementation plans of North American IT leaders and professionals

    The ZDNet Cloud Priorities 2014 report, sponsored by Windstream, is a research study on cloud in North America and reports on the current and future adoption of the subject technology, the business objectives of adopters, and the experiences of those adopters. The report also covers current budgets and changes in...

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    HEROLD powers its rapidly growing information business With IBM BladeCenter HX5 and IBM System x3850 X5 servers

    Founded in 1919, HEROLD Business Data has evolved from a printfocused directory services company into a provider of multimedia searchand location-based services. The company continues to grow its print revenues even as it introduces innovative services such as the provision of augmented-reality content to smartphones. HEROLD serves around 370,000 small...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Designed to be the best

    Forward-thinking organizations are recognizing the superiority of Power Systems* technology. The Power Systems family offers the ultimate system for today’s compute intensive business applications and databases. “Power Systems continues to prove itself as the ultimate system for compute intensive workloads, high performance analytics, high performance UNIX*, and high performance computing....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Make Better Decision Faster with Business Analytics on IBM Power Systems

    Watson’s success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring, but the business impact of optimized systems design is just beginning. With smarter analytics solutions optimized on IBM Power Systems, you can put Watson's technology to work and ensure that you

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Apr 2014

    Guarding the Castle

    Learn the strategies and tools that cybercriminals use to infiltrate your network and how you can stop them. See how you can secure your network every minute of the day, against all types of malware, with a high performance firewall that protects against the latest global threats.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IDC: Eliminate Shortcomings in Your Cloud Architecture with Smarter Storage

    Goal is to demonstrate how IBM Smarter Storage provides customers with an ideal, proven platform for cloud computing. IBM has a differentiated storage portfolio, including XIV, Scale Out NAS (SONAS), SAN Volume Controller (SVC), Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC), and SmartCloud solutions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    CloudAccess.net brings high performance to the cloud Case Study

    CloudAccess.net is using an all-flash storage array to support top performance at a competitive cost for its Joomla! Virtual Private Memory Cloud – the world’s fastest Joomla cloud hosting system.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Staging the Development of Private Clouds with IBM Smartcloud Foundation

    IBM is in a strong position to facilitate the deployment of private clouds. A key component of IBM’s cloud solutions is SmartCloud Foundation, an integrated set of technologies for deploying private and hybrid clouds. These hardware and software technologies are built on a common architecture, giving customers a smooth upgrade...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Clipper: Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. This is a great door opener to a conversation about our systems and cloud computing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Pervasive Technology Trends: Implications for your Data Center

    Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    RFG: Enterprise Linux Server-Best Choice for In-house Linux Clouds

    Existing misconceptions around server technology have misled business and IT executives into believing System z solutions are expensive and outdated and Intel servers running VMware are the least-cost processor environments. These falsehoods have resulted in higher data center costs and sub-optimization for mid-market and larger companies. The IBM Enterprise...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Apr 2014

    Live Webcast: Three Reasons Your Competitors Are Adopting Cloud

    Cloud computing adoption is accelerating as businesses face a growing body of facts and figures that show the cloud can meet data security, privacy and compliance requirements; reduce costs; and allow consolidation of data backup and recovery needs. With this mounting evidence, the cloud train is leaving the station. ...

    Sponsored By EVault

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Quintiq sets new standard for resource planning in railway business

    This case study shows how Dutch company DB Schenker Rail used Quintiq’s solution to set new standards for resource planning in the railway business.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Buyer's Guide to Private Cloud Storage Array

    The DCIG 2013 Private Cloud Storage Array Buyer’s Guide assists organizations in making decisions about which storage solution to use as a private cloud platform for some or all of their critical applications. This Buyer’s Guide covers private cloud storage arrays with capacities that have maximum capacities in the hundreds...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    SIG Combibloc reduces planning time by half using Quintiq Macro Planner

    This case study shows how SIG Combibloc overcame its struggle with spreadsheets to reduce its planning time by half using Quintiq’s Macro Planner.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Comprehensive Virtualization Management - From VM to Spindle

    SolarWinds Virtualization Manager delivers integrated VMware & Microsoft Hyper-V capacity planning, performance monitoring, VM sprawl control, configuration management, & chargeback automation. All in one awesomely affordable product that’s easy to download, deploy, and use. Virtualization Manager auto-discovers the virtual machines in your environment making the creation of your monitoring environment...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Information Governance: Realizing Its True Value

    Faced with a constantly growing volume of information, organizations today are realizing they need the right strategy to manage and protect their assets. The goal of Information Governance is to effectively use and manage assets to derive maximum value, while minimizing information related risks and costs. But precisely what kind...

    Sponsored By OpenText

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Enterprise Information Management: Address your Information Governance

    Enterprise information is growing at an exponential rate, where business application are moving from the desktop to a variety of mobile devices and where information itself resides anywhere- on premise or in the cloud. The firewall is no longer the “boundary” of the business, making it harder than ever to...

    Sponsored By OpenText

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    Now It's Easier Than Ever to Get Started with DCIM

    Nlyte On-Demand makes it possible for companies of any size to deploy a scalable DCIM solution without incurring large up-front costs and complexities. Based on the flagship offering Nlyte 7, Nlyte On-Demand enables organizations to begin retooling their data center practices for efficiency and cost control. In this recorded...

    Sponsored By Nlyte Software

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    Reducing the Risk of Catastrophic Failure in the Software Defined Data Center

    The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is one the hottest areas in high tech, fueled in part by recent introductions of comprehensive offerings of virtualized servers, storage and networking. These abstractions create highly dynamic movements of workloads, and in the process can dramatically affect the physical resources required to power...

    Sponsored By Nlyte Software

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Retail Industry Data Center Case Study

    One of the world’s largest home improvement retailers operating four data centers with over 1,500 servers across a national footprint needed to see detailed information on asset location, age, utilization, power requirements and connections at disparate data centers on one screen.

    Sponsored By Nlyte Software

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Banking Industry Data Center Case Study

    One of the world’s largest banks with over 1 million square feet of data center space, 25,000 racks and 120,000 servers spread across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific had a goal of replacing 15 percent of data center assets annually.

    Sponsored By Nlyte Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    When Data Center Layers Converge: Pulling Together the Physical, Logical and Virtual Aspects of Today’s IT Platforms

    The software defined data center (SDDC) is poised to redefine modern data centers from large to small. It helps facilitate the much-needed move towards an optimized, balanced service level-to-cost ratio approach, away from safe but expensive over provisioning. However, SDDC tends to focus on the logical layers, neglecting the...

    Sponsored By Nlyte Software

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Consumer Electronics Technology Data Center Case Study

    One of the world’s largest consumer electronics and technology companies running nine data centers on four continents with a capacity of more than 18,000 racks and 350,000 individual servers sought a way to managed their data center infrastructure – which was projected to double or triple in the coming years.

    Sponsored By Nlyte Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Using Encryption and Access Control for PCI DSS 3.0 Compliance in AWS

    Compliance and security continue to be top concerns for organizations that plan to move their environment to cloud computing. Besides that, achieving PCI compliance is not a simple task. It is difficult for many organizations to navigate the current landscape of information systems and adequately fulfill all PCI DSS requirements....

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    2014 Cloud Guide: Insights For a Great Migration

    The cloud space is noisy—full of opinions, statistics and data. There’s plenty of information out there—but knowing what and who to trust can be a challenge. Here’s a quick look at important cloud computing trends and a short list of trusted resources that will point you in the right direction....

    Sponsored By Windstream Communications

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Why DBMs Matter More than Ever in the Big Data Era

    Big data promises valuable insights that are enticing organizations to invest in analytics and BI tools, yet many overlook the need for a DBMS that can stand up to the strain big data places on the underlying infrastructure. This ePaper explores the DBMs characteristics of most importance in a big...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    IBM - Giant Leap Forward in Data Services

    As an IT professional, you’ve already dreamt it: a future where you can quickly deploy high availability transactional database systems without the hassle of purchasing, installing, configuring, tuning and testing everything yourself. That day has arrived! The IBM PureData System for Transactions is a pre-integrated database platform that helps you...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Forrester TEI: The Economic Impact of VCS Technology

    Goodbye ballooning costs. Hello efficient cloud. Enterprises and service providers are migrating to highly virtualized, cloud-based service models to accelerate new service delivery and drive innovation while also reducing costs. The Forrester Total Economic Impact study, “The Total Economic Impact of Brocade VCS Fabric Technology,” proves that with VCS...

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Strategies for Storage: Modernize data protection practices

    Traditional approaches to data protection are no longer enough. A strategy that thoughtfully augments your legacy infrastructure with modern data protection approaches can help reduce complexity, slash costs, and minimize risk of loss —while accelerating your organization’s time to value. This report addresses key ways to manage data and provides...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Getting the Most out of Your Windows Upgrade

    How will the end of Microsoft® XP support impact your organization? While a timely OS migration eases immediate IT concerns, it may have the added benefit of helping to drive larger business goals. Learn from an expert ways to achieve greater automation and reduce licensing costs while increasing manageability and...

    Sponsored By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Power of Convergence

    Today's businesses are focused on being nimble, innovative and cost effective - without compromise. The answer for today's small, remote or mobile business is a converged infrastructure with a simple, versatile and efficient platform. This paper addresses the pain IT leaders are currently experiencing by providing practical, actionable guidance toward...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Platform for Success - As businesses seek out IT solutions, Dell PowerEdge VRTX surfaces as a powerful option.

    Cost is a crucial concern for businesses, often propelling them to embrace a mishmash of technology with hopes of finding cohesiveness. Unfortunately, the result is usually far from the goal. This paper discusses how Dell PowerEdge VRTX alleviates this issue by serving as a consolidation or convergence IT platform for...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Extending your datacentre affordably

    Selecting the right "Datacenter in a box" or "mini datacentre" solutions can drive out complexity. Organisations that have remote locations may have a requirement for datacenter compute and storage without an on-site IT Administrator. This white paper outlines a new, smaller, more affordable solution that provides the performance, connectivity and...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Innovating Through Cloud Technologies: Change is in Your hands

    EMA research shows that organizations typically encounter numerous challenges when leveraging cloud. These issues do not emerge on PowerPoint during the cloud vendor's sales presentation, but become evident when the cloud deployment project begins. In addition, most enterprises have much work left to do in terms of data center automation,...

    Sponsored By frontrange

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Download “Competitive Landscape: Data Center Ethernet Fabric”

    Get Gartner’s recommendations for selecting the right Ethernet fabric for your data center network. This report highlights the competitive landscape of leading vendors in the data center Ethernet fabric market and provides insight into why vendors are pursuing strong end-to-end data center network integration.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Download “The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility”

    With the arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility; the data center must evolve to function optimally. At the same time, IT is being challenged to be more responsive and cost-efficient. To meet both of these challenges, this IDC Market Spotlight explains how a data center network fabric can provide...

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    40/100 Gigabit Ethernet: The Foundation of Virtualized Data Center and Campus Networks

    The trend toward virtualization is clear and consistent, rooted in the needs of cost and performance efficiencies, business agility and IT productivity. It’s a trend that is too compelling to ignore. However, to take full benefit and advantage of the possibilities offered by virtualized environments, certain factors must be considered...

    Sponsored By CommScope

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Category 8 Cabling Standards Update

    At the TIA TR42 plenary meeting on June 12, 2013 in Portland, Oregon, the TR42.7 formulating sub-committee approved the formation of a task group to study the concept of adding ISO/IEC TR 11801-99-1 Class II limits to the draft ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1 Category 8 cabling standard. The study group is expected to...

    Sponsored By CommScope

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    NGBASE-T Cabling Requirements

    NGBASE-T stands for Next Generation BASE-T, an Ethernet application beyond 10 Gb/s over twisted pair or balanced cabling. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3 NGBASE-T Call-for-Interest (CFI) was announced in July 2012, which led to the formation of a Study Group to investigate and possibly develop this...

    Sponsored By CommScope