Data Centers

Along with the rise of cloud computing, data centers are being reinvented via virtualization, servers and high-performance computing. Find out more in with the latest white papers and case studies.

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Build a Business Case: Developing Custom Apps

    Custom applications deliver significant value and they provide the opportunity to automate unstructured work processes to make the business far more innovative, efficient and competitive.

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Modernize Your SMB

    By modernizing your SMB with Windows Server 2012 R2 running on Intel Xeon processor-based servers, you can maximize performance, security, and compliance. If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, consider a powerful new Intel Xeon Processor E5-based platform that will enable you to respond rapidly to...

    Sponsored By Intel/Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Planning Guide: Modernizing Servers and Software

    Many companies today are simply “getting by” with their existing IT infrastructure. If you’re one of those companies, you know that this can mean something as simple as slower performance or as complex as needing a workaround for service delivery. Organizations are now moving toward virtualization and modern cloud options,...

    Sponsored By Intel/Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    SMB Planning Guide: Modernizing Servers and Software

    To maintain your lead in today’s business environment, you need to get the most out of every investment. Virtualization gives you the capability to run more applications on a single server, helping you save on hardware costs and power bills This report will examine how SMBs today are capitalising on...

    Sponsored By Intel/Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Modernize Your Data Centre

    As of July 2015, support for Windows Server 2003 will end. Organisations who don’t act now will be at risk, whether from compromised applications, data theft, or failure to meet regulatory requirements. Compliance – Failure to meet compliance requirements from HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and others can bring workflows to a...

    Sponsored By Intel/Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    5 Must-Haves for Highly Manageable Infrastructure

    IT leaders are constantly thinking about ways to decrease costs. When InformationWeek recently asked IT executives about the primary ways they planned to innovate this year, the most common answer was “lower IT costs or business costs.” And the pressure to spend less appears to be growing. Yet, in the...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel®

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Dell's Versatile PowerEdge Server Portfolio

    Modern organisations require servers that can deliver faster application performance, provide better availability to meet stringent SLAs, handle complex and evolving workloads, and maximize operational efficiency. This white paper also outlines how Dell is delivering improvements in application performance, data centre efficiency, scalability, and simplified, automated management through innovative system...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel®

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Dense computing–Considering convergence

    Consolidating physical servers within a shared framework provides many benefits: A significant reduction in cabling for power distribution and networking Cooling can be consolidated as well to provide better efficiency at the rack and also increasing the efficiency of CRAC air units Systems management is streamlined to provide easier monitoring...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel®

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC: Server Innovations

    More and more organisations are choosing to work with vendors investing in solutions that can process, support and manage mission-critical workloads for cloud solutions, mobility capabilities, and data analytics initiatives in today's data centres. This IDC whitepaper will outline how Dell and its partners are able to partners are able...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel®

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC Report: Automation and Orchestration for Effective Datacenter Operations

    More responsive IT is the key to a more responsive and efficient enterprise, according to IDC research. Read the report that describes why IT automation is an urgent priority, and how effective automation and orchestration can pay huge dividends. The report also explores: Top IT management priorities for the...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Infographic: The case for Automation

    Recent technology trends such as mobile, big data, and the cloud have created opportunities for IT, but they’ve also created additional cost and complexity in the data center. Take a look at the infographic that quantifies the challenges data center managers are facing and the business value of moving...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Continuous Endpoint Threat Detection and Response in a Point-in-Time World

    The only way to defeat today’s security threats is to address them holistically across the full attack continuum - before, during, and after an attack. Cisco’s approach of continuous endpoint analysis in combination with a big data architecture is foundational to this model. Our innovations in advanced malware protection include:...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC Brief - Assessing the Business Value of the Secured Datacenter

    With recent high-profile breaches at some of the largest retailers and financial institutions worldwide, there has been an increase in awareness, rising to the executive and even board levels. This IDC Brief explores the shift to "3rd Platform" era which is built on a foundation of mobile, social, Big Data,...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    HP White Paper: Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity 

    How small and midsize business can drive growth. The realities of a dynamic marketplace and ever-changing customer expectations pose continual challenges and opportunities for small and midsize businesses. Big Data, the cloud and mobility are changing the way information moves and connections are made across the organization, offering productive potential...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Unitrends 7 Deadly Sins

    Business systems have evolved into critical elements of conducting normal, day-to-day business. Backup and recovery systems for an organization should not only be flexible and robust enough to restore user data quickly and accurately, but also entire systems and applications to prevent minimal downtime. Read more..

    Sponsored By Unitrends

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IBM QRadar Perception Capture Study

    Ponemon Institute conducted 1:1 confidential interviews with 25 IT security practitioners from U.S. companies for this independent study of QRadar SIEM users. Figures presented include total costs to acquire, deploy and run QRadar. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Infrastructure Matters: Data Protection Overview

    Whether you have already thought about a value-based approach or would like help shifting away from the costbased model, our services will help you apportion the right data protection and manage your storage more effectively as a result. Read More..

    Sponsored By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Infrastructure Matters: Data Analytics Overview

    Today’s real-time data platforms are helping leading organizations to better utilise information that has always resided within the business, as well as the growing volumes of new data. Read More..

    Sponsored By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly, 4Q 2014

    As the end of the year draws near, the IBM® X-Force® research and development team takes a closer look at the security trends shaping our world. In particular, this report examines how the Internet continues to connect more people,places and things, resulting in a new range of security risks. Read...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Research // Mar 2015

    Backbone Connect introduce half-price data center rack space for an entire year.

    Find out more about Backbone Connect's special offer and how to leverage it to increase your data center space. Some of the highlights include: Excellent Internet access and WAN connectivity Over 400 carriers and CDN providers 24/7 access to your racks

    Sponsored By Backbone Connect

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC: The Business Benefits of Unified Storage

    Data storage in the corporate environment has become increasingly complex. IT leaders face significant challenges in effectively storing and managing data. This report takes a detailed look into the challenges of data storage and examines how NetApp offers the capabilities that can benefit businesses and maximise efficiency.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Protect Applications, Not Just Data – BC/DR for Virtualised Applications

    When organisations are considering a disaster recovery strategy, they look for a solution that not only protects and recovers data, but also provides application consistency. Learn how Zerto enables automated replication and recovery with application awareness to align with the business’ needs – application protection and availability. Download this resource...

    Sponsored By Zerto

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Cost Advantages of NetApp FlexPod Datacenter with VMware

    This whitepaper focuses on the NetApp FlexPod Datacenter offering. It compares NetApp’s capabilities to both VCE and EMC at a high level as well as demonstrating value via the Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Freedom to Run Your Business Your Way

    Workday is responsible for maintaining the core application so that customer IT staff do not have to get involved. Traditionally, IT costs more than it earns, undermining company profits rather than contributing to them. If IT professionals spend more time advancing the organisation’s mission, they do more than help trim...

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Reduce backup costs with high-density energy-smart storage (German Content)

    Bottom line—your IT infrastructure simply has to work, despite constrained budgets and constant data growth. Fortunately, virtualization has driven sweeping change, making deployments simpler, more scalable and agile regardless of the data center’s size. Discover how best-of-breed storage solutions are maximizing the benefits of virtualization by creating quantifiable improvements in...

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Reduce backup costs with high-density energy-smart storage (French Content)

    Bottom line—your IT infrastructure simply has to work, despite constrained budgets and constant data growth. Fortunately, virtualization has driven sweeping change, making deployments simpler, more scalable and agile regardless of the data center’s size. Discover how best-of-breed storage solutions are maximizing the benefits of virtualization by creating quantifiable improvements in...

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Reduce backup costs with high-density energy-smart storage (Italian Content)

    Bottom line—your IT infrastructure simply has to work, despite constrained budgets and constant data growth. Fortunately, virtualization has driven sweeping change, making deployments simpler, more scalable and agile regardless of the data center’s size. Discover how best-of-breed storage solutions are maximizing the benefits of virtualization by creating quantifiable improvements in...

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Data Protection Solutions Guide

    It is an inescapable fact that massive, relentless data growth now defines the IT landscape for organizations of all sizes. According to industry analysts IDC , from the years 2013 to 2020 the digital universe will grow by a factor of 10 — from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion....

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Datacore & Nexsan : efficient storage virtualization

    The IT infrastructure simply has to work – despite constrained budgets, data growth and constant change. No matter the size of the data center, virtualization has driven sweeping change, making deployments more simple, scalable, and agile. Learn More...

    Sponsored By Nexsan by Imation

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG Report Transforming the Enterprise with a Dynamic IT Infrastructure

    Imagine an environment where business decisions drive application choices and policy, with no regard for infrastructure, where best practices are implemented based solely on business requirements—and a “guaranteed service level” means just that. The IT of the future will be an elaborate business operation unencumbered by past technology decisions, one...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Infrastructure Modernization

    One of the top priorities for enterprises today is modernizing their data center to transform from the inefficiencies of siloed infrastructure to a modular, efficient, standards based infrastructure. While getting there can be a challenge, the HP Migration Center can assist you by guiding you through a documented and proven...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • Videos // Feb 2015

    Prevent Insider Threats with IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager (PIM)

    See how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager's Privileged Session Recorder option helps detect and block insider threats by recording and storing every action made in a privileged user's session.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    What Windows Admins Need from Configuration Management

    Windows system administrators use a wide variety of tools to do their work. But with Microsoft’s vision of a mobile-first, cloud-first world, Windows admins need a unified toolset to manage all their environments — Windows and not. This handbook describes what to look for in a configuration management tool, and...

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Technical Overview: Cloudant Spatial

    Cloudant Geospatial is a fully managed cloud service that helps deliver advanced geospatial with built-in high availability, global data distribution, and horizontal scaling capabilities. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Infographic - Roadmap to Content Mobility: 5 Steps to Keeping your Data Safe

    Data security is getting more complicated. Compliance is touching more and more data and too much data is stored solely on user devices. You need data in the right place at the right time, with the visibility and control to ensure that it’s handled appropriately. Your path to secure...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    New Strategies for a New World IT: Are You Ready?

    Traditional IT has been constrained by complex, siloed infrastructure designs that are limited due to resources that are optimized around system technologies and IT needs rather than focused on driving better business outcomes. As a result, the gap between business demands for agile service and the ability of the IT...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Forrester Wave for Data Governance Tools

    IBM Named a Leader in the First Forrester Wave for Data Governance Tools In Forrester Research’s report, The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014, IBM has been named a leader and has earned the highest scores for both strategy and market presence. Review the analysis to learn about the...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Enterprise Tech: Pick Your Cloud, Control Your Data.

    The report looks at the operational and financial benefits that companies can expect to see through Cloud services. By capitalizing on private cloud and by using cloud services companies can have the flexibility to grow, maintain control of their data without expanding their data centers. They can also be more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    How to Fix Hot Spots in the Data Centre

    IT technicians will be all too familiar with the frustration of hot spots in their data centres. Many attempts to solve the problem will be short term or even cause it to spread into other areas of your data centre. Learn about some of the most common causes of...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    10 Cooling Solutions to Support High-Density Server Deployment

    High-density servers present an organisation with a massive performance benefit, but does this benefit out-weigh the challenge and cost of the cooling systems needed to support them? Discover the top ten solutions used by organisations to ensure their cooling efficiency and capacity is optimised for the density and workload...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric