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 // Jul 2015

    Redefine Flash

    The speed and efficiency of flash have given rise to a new wave of apps and approaches that redefine what is possible in IT. But experiencing the full effect of this new technology depends on having the right architecture. With EMC’s flexible solutions, organizations of all sizes can harness the...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    What does better storage performance mean for your business? – EMC XtremIO

    XtremIO develops enterprise data storage systems based completely on random access media such as flash solid state drives (SSDs). By leveraging the underlying abilities of random access media, XtremeIO delivers unparalleled levels of performance, ease of use, operational efficiency and other advanced storage features. Sub-millisecond response times at scale for...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    The Reality Of Carrier Neutrality

    Carrier neutrality is a commonly used term in the data centre industry. The relevance and importance of what carrier neutrality means for your business is often not explicitly shared and can be overlooked..

    Sponsored By Colt Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    The 8 Pillars Of Colocation

    The service provider takes on the responsibility for the maintenance and running of the server and operating system. .

    Sponsored By Colt Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Invest In The Right Flash Storage Solution

    You’re looking at flash storage because you see it’s taking the storage world by storm. You’re interested in accelerating business-critical applications, consolidating a virtual server or desktop deployment, trying to get ahead of your company’s data onslaught, or some combination of the above. HP 3PAR StoreServ powered...

    Sponsored By HP and Intel UK

  • Videos // Jun 2015

    EMC on Three Steps to IT Transformation - Video

    Watch to learn about EMC’s practical and straightforward three-step vision for helping you navigate unprecedented business transformation fuelled by technology mega trends: cloud, mobile, social and big data. All businesses need to transform to ensure they survive and grow with IT at the centre of this shifting landscape. The challenge...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • Research // Jun 2015

    Infographic - Seven considerations about IT and data protection that can redefine your business

    This infographic analyses the role of IT when it comes to storage and data protection, why enterprise information is number-one business asset that should be listed on the company balance sheet, how organisations that redefine data protection can transform what’s possible for their businesses, and what this transformation looks like...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • Research // Jun 2015

    Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances

    Enterprise backup is among the oldest, most-performed tasks for IT professionals. Gartner provides analysis and evaluation of the leading providers that offer a range of traditional to innovative recovery capabilities. In this report Gartner positioned EMC as the leading provider for backup solutions. Download this report today and learn the...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • Research // Jun 2015

    Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances

    Deduplication backup target appliances have played an instrumental role in reducing or eliminating tape for backup. This Gartner report analyses the performance of different vendors, and describes the advantages of EMC’s Data Domain for supporting and integrating backup software and enterprise applications, allowing application owners to manage their own backup/recovery....

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Redefining Your Data Protection Strategy: Focus on Recovery

    IT managers must contend with growing expectations from their end users and need to evaluate innovative new backup approaches to meet these needs. Purpose-built backup appliances are an increasingly popular storage technology that enables IT managers to meet their needs for a cost-efficient, easy to deploy and use data protection...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Business Resiliency: The Need for 24/7/365 Operations (Japanese)

    Today’s customers and business partners expect 24/7/365 uptime. Server and infrastructure outages can cost thousands of dollars every minute, when you calculate the costs of remediation, the lost revenue and productivity, the reputation damage, and the penalties associated with SLA and regulatory non-compliance. Many companies would consider their tolerance for...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    EMC Isilon Scale-out Storage Product Family - Unstructured data storage made simple

    Find out how EMC Isilon presents you with powerful tools that help you protect your data assets, control costs, optimise the storage resources and performance of your big data performance.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Top Reasons to choose EMC scale out

    While traditional storage methods have worked fairly well in the past, the fact is that today, they are just not good enough, fast enough, efficient enough, cost-effective enough or easy enough to use. Uncover how the ability to scale out can help you meet the challenges of availability and security...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    IDC Lab Validation Brief: Essential Capabilities for Building Big Data Infrastructure

    Discover how IDC validated key features of essential for big data workflows including multi protocol capabilities to ingest data, high availability capabilities covering recovery from both disk and node level failure plus a secure multi-tenancy environment for multiple workloads.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Powering the Isilon Scale-out Storage Platform

    We are seeing an explosion in the growth of data today driven by many differing factors. Along with seeing acceleration in growth of new data, the composition of new data is also changing from traditional block data to much more unstructured data. Find out how EMC Isilon can help provide...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Essential Consideration Before Selecting Your Next Service Desk Solution

    This guide offers practical advice to organizations actively reviewing their service management function and preparing to make a decision on which service desk software will best suit their requirements.

    Sponsored By Hornbill

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Taking Mobile Delivery to the Next Level with NetScaler MobileStream

    Don’t let poor performance and inadequate security constrain your enterprise mobility initiatives. Accelerate and protect your mobile workspaces with innovative NetScaler MobileStream technology from Citrix.

    Sponsored By Citrix Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Enterprise Mobility Management Big Bang Theory

    Mobile device Management was just the beginning of the enterprise journey towards complete mobility. Learn why enterprise mobility management is now needed for all devices and data for work. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center (VMDC) Virtual Services Architecture (VSA) 1.0 Design Guide

    The Cisco® Virtualized Multi-Tenant Data Center (VMDC) solution provides design and implementation guidance for enterprises deploying private cloud services and service providers building virtual private and public cloud services. The Cisco VMDC solution integrates various Cisco and third-party products that are part of the cloud computing ecosystem.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Migrate from Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches to Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

    The data center is central to IT strategy and houses the computational power, storage resources, and applications necessary to support an enterprise business. A flexible data center infrastructure than can support and quickly deploy new applications can result in significant competitive advantage, but designing such a data center requires solid...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Five Secrets of Highly Effective Data Centers

    More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    A Data Center Fabric Is Critical to a Next-Generation Data Center

    The data center has gone through many major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in architectures. The industry moved from the mainframe era to client/server computing and then to Internet computing. In 2011, another major shift began: the shift to...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Steps to Aligning IT to the Needs of Your Organization

    In the past, attempts to integrate data center infrastructure and applications have been manual, time-consuming, and expensive efforts. Fortunately, with the advent of cloud computing and hybrid IT, that situation is changing. IT can now be a catalyst for transformation: the enabler of innovation, new business models, and new revenue...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Reasons Cisco UCS is the Best Choice When Migrating Applications

    It’s understandable to be risk averse when making major IT decisions with critical business impact. When you make these kinds of decisions—such as whether or not to change server vendors when migrating applications— you need to be confident that the benefits of the new solution are worth the risk. ...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Things you Should Know About Computing Outside Your Data Center

    With the dramatic increase in data generated by mobile devices and connected machines, centralized data centers and public clouds are too far removed from where the action takes place. To get the real-time insights you need, here are the five things you should know about computing outside your data center.Powered...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Quantifying Business Advantage - The Value of Database Selection

    Relational databases can frustrate you as well, holding back your best ideas. But now there is a better way. After trying for two years to build a single view of their customer on a relational database, one of the world’s leading insurance companies migrated to MongoDB and delivered the...

    Sponsored By MongoDB

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Optimising your Infrastructure for Cloud Computing

    This report examines some of the forces behind rising adoption of cloud-based solutions, explores how cloud architectures impact data centres and discusses a series of concrete practices and technologies that can help companies collect the benefits of cloud computing without compromising uptime or overwhelming their power and cooling systems.

    Sponsored By Eaton

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Powering Converged Infrastructures

    This whitepaper explores the factors that make converged infrastructures inherently resilient, explains why robust power protection is an essential element of successful converged infrastructure deployments and describes the critical hardware and software components companies must include when designing a converged infrastructure’s power protection scheme.

    Sponsored By Eaton

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Understanding high-efficiency mode UPS return on investment

    This whitepaper shows precisely how and why using high-efficiency mode UPSs can yield savings significant enough to produce a 100 percent return on investment in as little as two years. In addition, utility incentives that are commonly available can provide significant benefit. It also discusses key features to look for...

    Sponsored By Eaton

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Data centre downtime: risk and cost avoidance through service

    Regular maintenance practices dramatically improve UPS reliability and performance while notably deterring downtime. This whitepaper outlines common risks and solutions for your data center.

    Sponsored By Eaton

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Transforming the Cloud Data Centre

    This report will explore how organisations today are driving greater performance and lower the TCO of enterprise and cloud data centres. With more than a decade working together, Red Hat software and Intel architecture share their insights on getting the most out of your organisation's cloud Infrastructure.

    Sponsored By Intel & Red Hat

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Redefine your Flash Strategy with EMC

    How fast is fast enough!? Discover how EMC is demonstrating, once again, its core competency for dramatic—and necessary—change within the flash storage space.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    4 Critical Risks Facing Microsoft® Office 365™ Implementations

    Moving to Microsoft® Office 365™ has risks for availability and security. But with planning, you can make your migration a smooth process that keeps users happy and keeps your business moving forward. In this white paper you’ll learn how to: • Keep email working if Office 365 is offline •...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    5 Ways Sustainability Can Boost Your Organisation

    Green is good. For the environment, and for your company. So look over these different ways you can make energy conservation a larger part of your organisation. You’ll reduce operating costs and your overall carbon footprint...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Center

    Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings....

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • 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

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    On-demand Webcast: Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise

    As the pace of technology change increases, you need to continuously — and reliably — deploy updates to your infrastructure while minimizing risk and downtime. To do that, you need repeatability, speed, and visibility into your infrastructure. Automation gives you all three. In this webinar, you'll learn how Puppet Enterprise...

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    A Modern Take on the Agile Manifesto

    When the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001, our workplace looked very different from how it does today. Despite major changes in how we work, our interpretation of the Manifesto hasn't changed in over a decade. So what does today's Agile look like? Do the values of the Manifesto still...

    Sponsored By Jama Software

  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Failure: Analyze It, Don't Humanize It.

    Beat the Law of Market Failure-an expert's POV. Alberto Savoia, formerly of Google and originator of the brilliant theory of "pretotyping," has created a product builder's philosophy that encourages a healthy, objective, and best of all, productive analysis of failure that takes the pain out of failure and improves ideas,...

    Sponsored By Jama Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Are You Missing any Pieces? Windows Server 2003 Migration

    Are you missing any pieces? Do you have increased operating costs, lower performance and reliability, and increased vulnerability to security threats and downtime? This infographic can help. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor : Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners

    Just as good genes do not guarantee health and well-being, a good design alone does not ensure a data center is well-built and will remain efficient and available over the course of its life span. For each phase of the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action must be...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Whitepaper: Rethinking IT to Drive Business Value

    A recent survey of 300 enterprise organization decision makers involved in hardware investment decisions reveals the challenges and opportunities that lay between the old style of IT characterized by cost-cutting and infrastructure silos, with the new style of IT driven by the technology trends of Mobility, Cloud and Big Data....

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • 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 by Schneider Electric

  • 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 // Jul 2011

    How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

    Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centers from cost centers into producers of business value. Data centers can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Benefits of NetApp Flash for Database Workloads

    This portfolio can be used to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels within a customer’s Oracle environment. It also reviews Oracle database observations and results when implementing flash technologies offered within the NetApp flash portfolio. Download this report now to find out more.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • Downloads // Sep 2014

    Code faster. Create faster code.

    Intel VTune Amplifier XE 2015 is the premier performance profiler for C, C++, C#, Fortran, Assembly, and Java. Collect rich performance data to tune for hotspots, threading, locks and waits, DirectX, bandwidth, and more. Gain fast insight into performance bottlenecks. Automate regression tests. Intel VTune Amplifier XE 2015...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Fortifying for the future: Insights from the 2014 IBM Chief Information Security Officer Assessment

    IBM Security, in partnership with the Center for Applied Insights, has launched the 2014 IBM CISO Assessment. Driven by the specter of external attacks and the needs of their own organizations, CISO's are continuing the shift toward a business leadership role that focuses on risk management and taking a more...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Feb 2015

    How one Australian Company Built Efficiencies Around their All-Star Team

    When Australian-based IT solution provider, PowerNET, decided to undergo a massive business transformation, they knew they needed to become more efficient. By implementing ConnectWise and best practices shared throughout their community, PowerNET gained visibility into their operations and a platform for growth.

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Automated Configuration Management: Why it Matters and How to Get Started

    Configuration management is a critical cornerstone of IT automation, providing tools that allow you to centrally manage the packages, configuration files, process state, firewall rules and other settings that equip servers to do their assigned jobs. Without automated configuration management, you do all these tasks manually, or with handwritten scripts....

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • 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 // Nov 2014

    Are You Missing any Pieces? Windows Server 2003 Migration Infographic

    Are you missing any pieces? Do you have increased operating costs, lower performance and reliability, and increased vulnerability to security threats and downtime? This infographic can help. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor : Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

    Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology for...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Transforming the Cloud Data Centre

    This report will explore how organisations today are driving greater performance and lower the TCO of enterprise and cloud data centres. With more than a decade working together, Red Hat software and Intel architecture share their insights on getting the most out of your organisation's cloud Infrastructure.

    Sponsored By Intel & Red Hat

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Securing SMEs in an evolving Threat Landscape - On Demand Webcast

    According to Symantec, SMEs represented 50% of the population attacked in 2012, whereas in 2013 they represented 61%. In today’s evolving threat landscape it has become important to ensure SMEs keep their data safe, as well as protecting their network from becoming a host for cybercriminals. Not only will an...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Five Secrets of Highly Effective Data Centers

    More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Danger Deepens: 2014 Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report

    DDoS attacks against high-tech firms have started to take a dangerous turn. It’s called DDoS smokescreening - attackers using DDoS as a distraction while they insert malware or viruses to pilfer money, data and intellectual property. This is just one insight in Neustar’s 2014 Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Survey....

    Sponsored By Neustar

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    How Fred IT became one of Australia’s most innovative companies

    When business is booming, we often learn to deal with frustrations rather than spend time establishing new processes. But as Fred IT learned, process is the key to capitalizing on growth. As business quadrupled nearly overnight, they knew they needed to evolve their inefficient systems before it affected their service...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    HP White Paper: Boost Productivity: Increase Productivity for Small and Midsize Businesses with HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers

    Increase productivity for small and midsize business with HP ProLiant Gen9 servers. Today, business executives are seeking ways to become more productive so that they can deliver new products and services faster, increase operational efficiencies, grow revenue, increase margin and gain market share. Increasing the productivity of IT resources and...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    HP ProLiant Gen9 Series: Reimagine the Server

    Delivering high-quality services with greater speed and efficiency is one of the greatest pressures facing you information technology (IT) infrastructure. The rise of computing in the cloud, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance have added even further complexity - leading to inefficiencies that can limit your...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Meeting Your Data-Sharing Needs Now that Oracle Streams is Deprecated

    As an embedded technology, Oracle Streams adds significant value over manual information-sharing. However, it falls short in critical areas such as maximizing continuous performance and availability in production environments. Moreover, Oracle’s decision to deprecate Streams means there will be no future releases, enhancements or support available. So what’s the best...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    2014 State of DevOps Report

    The 2014 State of DevOps Report by Puppet Labs, IT Revolution Press and ThoughtWorks is an analysis of more than 9,200 survey responses from technical professionals around the world, making this the largest and most comprehensive DevOps study to date. As the first scientific study of the relationship between...

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Business Case for IT Automation

    System administrators and IT practitioners spend as much as 50% of their time on routine, repetitive tasks. Quite simply, manual configurations, custom scripts and legacy tools just don't cut it anymore. Enter Puppet Enterprise, the leading IT automation software in the market today. Puppet Enterprise lets you manage IT...

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Continuous Delivery: What It Is and How to Get Started

    You've probably heard that continuous delivery allows you to get new features and capabilities to market quickly and reliably. But what is it, really, and what's required to get started? This introductory ebook reveals: What continuous delivery is: Learn about the differences and connections between continuous delivery, continuous integration...

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    9 (+1) Ways IT Automation Will Make Your Organization More Successful

    With the right automation in place, your IT infrastructure can become a strategic asset to get your company out ahead of competitors. Thoughtfully chosen automation tools can enable IT operations to manage IT infrastructure for: higher availability and reliability; faster recovery from outages; better scalability; better auditability; more frequent delivery...

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • 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 // Mar 2015

    Good Apps, Bad Apps - The Cost Of Creating Exceptional Mobile Moments Through Mobile Apps

    In August 2014, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the impact of “good” or “bad” mobile applications on a company’s brand, revenue, and cost structure through primary research and the creation of a cost framework and model. Forrester performed three studies to identify the characteristics of good and bad mobile...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Live Event // Mar 2015

    IBM MobileFirst Roundtable: Creating Exceptional Mobile Experiences - Invitation

    A good app can increase traffic, sales, employee productivity and brand satisfaction. A good mobile app strategy including right design, development, integration, and management, enables businesses to maintain their competitiveness and reduce costs. A bad App strategy will do the opposite. Join us at this complimentary roundtable and take control...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Quantifying Business Advantage - The Value of Database Selection

    Relational databases can frustrate you as well, holding back your best ideas. But now there is a better way. After trying for two years to build a single view of their customer on a relational database, one of the world’s leading insurance companies migrated to MongoDB and delivered the...

    Sponsored By MongoDB

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    4 Critical Risks Facing Microsoft® Office 365™ Implementations

    Moving to Microsoft® Office 365™ has risks for availability and security. But with planning, you can make your migration a smooth process that keeps users happy and keeps your business moving forward. In this white paper you’ll learn how to: • Keep email working if Office 365 is offline •...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Center

    Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings....

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Optimising your Infrastructure for Cloud Computing

    This report examines some of the forces behind rising adoption of cloud-based solutions, explores how cloud architectures impact data centres and discusses a series of concrete practices and technologies that can help companies collect the benefits of cloud computing without compromising uptime or overwhelming their power and cooling systems.

    Sponsored By Eaton

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Powering Converged Infrastructures

    This whitepaper explores the factors that make converged infrastructures inherently resilient, explains why robust power protection is an essential element of successful converged infrastructure deployments and describes the critical hardware and software components companies must include when designing a converged infrastructure’s power protection scheme.

    Sponsored By Eaton

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Understanding high-efficiency mode UPS return on investment

    This whitepaper shows precisely how and why using high-efficiency mode UPSs can yield savings significant enough to produce a 100 percent return on investment in as little as two years. In addition, utility incentives that are commonly available can provide significant benefit. It also discusses key features to look for...

    Sponsored By Eaton

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Data centre downtime: risk and cost avoidance through service

    Regular maintenance practices dramatically improve UPS reliability and performance while notably deterring downtime. This whitepaper outlines common risks and solutions for your data center.

    Sponsored By Eaton

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Thrive, Survive or Perish - Overview and Chapter 1

    Today, there is an ongoing balancing act between aligning IT infrastructure requirements and business needs to achieve desired business outcomes. With a rapidly changing IT landscape, the new style of IT promises simplicity, greater agility, and lower cost. View part one of this four-part video series which covers the topic...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor