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 // Jan 2014

    Moving Virtual Desktops to the Cloud

    Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The ground-swell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices and demand for BYOD (Bring...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Private cloud services from IBM. Flexible end-to-end solutions for transforming the enterprise

    Private clouds can drive operational efficiencies and transformative business model change, but maximizing these benefits requires a carefully planned strategy and flexible, scalable services. IBM’s holistic approach and integrated portfolio of end-to-end services provides multiple pathways to private cloud. Success hinges on ensuring the infrastructure is cloud-ready, developing an actionable...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Solution Overview

    Are you tired of waiting to deploy private cloud? If you’re looking for faster cloud creation, greater flexibility and easier management, then IBM Private Modular Cloud is for you. Read the service profile to learn how IBM’s highly automated, customized platform as a service (PaaS) private cloud can be deployed...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Transforming spreadsheets: planning, budgeting and forecasting for midsize companies

    A spreadsheet-based approach to performance management won't meet the challenges facing growing midsize businesses. You need confidence in the information you're using for critical decision-making. Read this white paper to see how IBM® Cognos® Express can transform spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets and forecasts.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    The Successful Cloud Enabled Enterprise - Your Journey to the Cloud Infopaper

    It’s no secret that more and more businesses are leveraging the power of the cloud. And there’s good reason for that. Cloud computing offers the promise of cost-effective capacity on demand—anytime, anywhere, and on any device. But taking advantage of the cloud’s many benefits isn't as simple as signing...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • 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 // Jan 2014

    Download Lippis’ “Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric”

    Deploying the correct Ethernet fabric is integral to any organization, but selecting it can be daunting. Fortunately, the Lippis guide Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric reports the findings from a recent study of several types of Ethernet fabric and provides recommendations based on the results.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Reengineering IT discovery with analytics and visualization

    IT discovery is an imperative first step in any data center migration or IT optimization initiative. But traditional discovery techniques can be complex and costly to implement. ALDM (analytics for logical dependency mapping) is changing all of that. Read the white paper to learn how ALDM reengineers IT discovery using...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Comparative Guide: Hitachi Unified Storage VM

    IT decision-makers often struggle to achieve a balanced information infrastructure that meets all their needs. Historically, they have chosen between low initial costs and higher efficiencies or market advantages. A platform that combines enterprise virtualization, data unification and efficient packaging enables businesses to extract increasing value from their data for...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Exploring the frontiers of cloud computing - Insights from Platform-as-a-Service pioneers

    In the midst of the buzz around cloud computing, there is steady optimism building for one of its least understood forms: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) PaaS has unique advantages, offering the speed and savings of alternatives like Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service, while retaining choice and control over application capabilities and data -- the...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Datasheet: Symantec NetBackup 5230 Appliance

    Back up in minutes with an integrated backup appliance Speed up recovery and reduce storage cost with Symantec NetBackup 5230 Appliance, which offers deeper visibility into virtual environments. Find out more about achieving swift backup and recovery with an all-in-one backup solution.

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Security For Virtualization, the challenge, the solution, and how to get the business on board

    Few of us would dispute that virtualization makes good business sense. However, the view of leading analysts is that in the rush to implement virtualization, security has become a poor second. So while the business benefits are clear, the risks are less well documented and understood. Selecting the right...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Virtualization Security Is Not an Oxymoron

    An overwhelming majority of organizations have adopted virtualized servers and those numbers are on the rise. While the business benefits of virtualization are clear—increased performance and stability and decreased hardware costs, floor space, and management oversight—the virtualized world makes your organization vulnerable to a wide array of new cybersecurity threats....

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Adding Zero-Day Offense to Vulnerability Management

    This paper describes why your organization is vulnerable to zero day attacks and what you can do to add a zero-day offense to existing vulnerability management processes. It also describes how the Qualys Zero-Day Risk Analyzer enhances capabilities of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform with targeted intelligence and workflow to...

    Sponsored By Qualys

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    5 Common Mistakes in Application/IT Infrastructure Monitoring

    Everyone knows they need monitoring to ensure their site uptime and keep their business humming. Yet many sites still suffer from outages that are first reported by their customers. Having managed data center operations for decades, we have lots of experience with monitoring systems of all kinds, and these...

    Sponsored By LogicMonitor

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Advancing Business Value through Virtualization : Quantitative and Qualitative Insights (ESG)

    To realize the performance, availability, and agility benefits that virtualization can provide, your data center infrastructure must be able to support the initiative. This informative paper evaluates the prevalence and efficacy of data center virtualization deployments, and the hardware that supports them, so that you can determine what adjustments your...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions

    While many who invest in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership /...

    Sponsored By APC

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Gartner Report "Emergence of Ethernet Fabric"

    The rapid development of Ethernet fabric offers users new choices to modernize their data center physical switch networks to support software-defined network and cloud computing. Networking professionals should start on the road to greater efficiency and automation in their data center networks.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    3 Key Guidelines To Help Increase Energy Efficiency In The Data Center

    Nobody needs to tell you that energy efficiency is at the top of the data center’s to-do list. Every data center is looking to cut power consumption while maintaining the highest level of service. But achieving real energy efficiency is easier said than done. Sprawling and convoluted infrastructures make it...

    Sponsored By Emerson Network Power

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Pervasive technology trends shaping the business and the 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 // Feb 2011

    Getting Started with Master Data Services

    Master Data Services in SQL Server 2008 R2 allows an organization to define a "single source of truth" about its enterprise data using a purpose-built centralized database and a predefined Web application - Master Data Manager. Multiple application databases can be referenced through models forming a "hub-and-spoke" type architecture enabling...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • Downloads // Sep 2013

    The Ultimate HPC Cluster Development Suite

    Intel® Cluster Studio XE 2013 SP1 can help you achieve top application performance for Intel® Xeon® processor and Intel® Xeon Phi ™ coprocessor-based systems. The suite provides a comprehensive set of standards-driven C, C++, and Fortran development tools and programming models to enable developers to efficiently develop, analyze, and optimize...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    A Solid Data Centre Strategy Starts With Interconnectivity

    In today’s landscape, business is more virtual, geographically dispersed and mobile than ever, with companies building new data centres and clustering servers in separate locations. The challenge is that companies vary hugely in scale, scope and direction. Many are doing things not even imagined two decades ago, yet all...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Modern Data Centre Strategy: Equinix

    What makes Equinix the leading data centre provider? It starts by looking at your data centre as something much more: a strategic asset. We provide solutions that address not only your immediate, logistical needs for IT infrastructure but also how those needs impact your long-term business goals. It’s a big-picture...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    CIO eBook: Front and Centre with Leading Executives

    Learn perspectives on building a secure and flexible data centre platform that sustains growth and innovation and delivers a serious competitive advantage. This report includes an analysis of a research done with prominent C-level executives to gain their perspectives on the evolving role of the data centre in the enterprise.

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Be Truly Global - The Smartest Way to Cover the Globe: Infographic

    Equinix connects you to the markets, customers, and partners on the scale you need to grow your business. Our global footprint is the largest in the industry, and supports the most extensive and robust assortment of carriers, content providers and cloud services available. But more than that, we put our...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Top 10 Advantages of Unified Storage: Hitachi VM All Flash System

    IDC says it best: “For enterprise customers, flash storage changes everything.”1 Driven by the need to provide better storage performance and efficiency at a lower cost, more enterprises are turning to flash solutions, which now include Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) all flash system. This unified system integrates Hitachi...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    Webcast: See into the Future of Managed File Transfer

    Join this webcast with experts from IBM to get a Managed File Transfer strategy update and learn about IBM’s vision for ensuring end-to-end visibility, universal connectivity and dynamic communities.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The use of IBM PureApplication System and IBM PureData System for Transactions provides a superior approach to meeting today’s changing data workload needs for both cloud and traditional environments

    When today’s businesses succeed, they can outstrip the capabilities of existing data systems. Data workloads are evolving and as a result data services need to be more robust and scalable. IBM PureApplication System and IBM PureData System for Transactions are designed to meet these needs.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IBM PureApplication System Brochure.

    The PureApplication System is specifically designed and tuned for transactional web and database applications. Its workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easier to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage in a traditional or private cloud environment.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    How does IBM deliver cloud security?

    Cloud computing is changing the way we use computing and has the potential for significant economic and efficiency benefits. But the speed of adoption depends on how quickly trust in new cloud models can be established. Some of the growing cloud security concerns include: security of highly virtualized environments from...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Security intelligence is the smart way to keep the cloud safe

    Many of the same characteristics that make cloud computing attractive can also make it challenging to secure. An integrated IBM suite of intelligence solutions consolidates and analyzes data from across the cloud to provide visibility and control to help better secure cloud environments.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Identity and Access Intelligence: Transforming Enterprise Security

    In this paper, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA&#8482) analysts describe the nature of identity and access intelligence and the factors that are driving this important aspect of security evolution. Learn how Identity and Access Intelligence helps organizations rethink thier defense against a wide range of threats, cope with mobile and cloud...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Avoiding insider threats to enterprise security

    IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager helps organizations to securely manage and track the activities of privileged users, thereby reducing the risk of breaches, improving compliance and ensuring accountability. The IBM white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers

    Data center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment. This represents an enormous financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Impact of Hot and Cold Aisle Containment on Data Center Temperature and Efficiency

    Both hot-air and cold-air containment can improve the predictability and efficiency of traditional data center cooling systems. While both approaches minimize the mixing of hot and cold air, there are practical differences in implementation and operation that have significant consequences on work environment conditions, PUE, and economizer mode hours. The...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centers for Consolidation

    The consolidation of one or more data centers into an existing data center is a common occurrence. This paper gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical infrastructure in the receiving data center. This approach allows for shorter timelines and high efficiency while avoiding the...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric