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

    Identity and Access Intelligence: Transforming the Nature of Enterprise Security

    In this paper, Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) 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 // Apr 2014

    Top 3 Reasons for IT to Adopt Desktop Virtualization

    Driven by trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the consumerization of IT, organizations are increasingly adopting desktop virtualization. Even though these companies are driving down costs and improving operational efficiencies, some IT departments remain cautious and even downright skeptical about desktop virtualization. But with new hardware advancements—such...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    Whiteboard: Delivering Desktops and Applications as a Service

    VMware® Horizon View™ makes it easy to deliver desktops and applications as a service to your end users on top of your existing vSphere™ platform. Watch this whiteboard video from VMware reference architect, Tristan Todd, for a brief lesson on how to successfully deploy View for a flexible and secure...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • 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

    IBM System Storage Interactive Product Guide: Intelligent, efficient and automated storage for your IT infrastructure

    Whether your business is focused on gaining competitive advantage, mitigating risk or controlling IT costs, your storage infrastructure matters—a lot. IBM Smarter Storage is an intelligent, efficient, automated approach to the design and deployment of storage systems. This approach enables organizations like yours to take control of their storage so...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Lets You Have It Your Way - Enhanced Storwize V3700

    Today´s small and midsized data centers need to provide the same seamless delivery of IT services as the ones of major enterprises. With Storwize® V3700, IBM® has tailored one system specifically to address the block storage needs of the smaller data center, with functions derived from IBM’s high-end storage platforms....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Build your scalable storage environment upon a dynamic IBM Storwize family foundation

    The IBM Storwize family delivers sophisticated capabilities that are proven, efficient and dependable, in a wide range of storage systems designed to meet the differing needs of organizations, all built on a common platform. Shared technologies and common management features make the Storwize family the right system to meet today's...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Storwize V5000 Disk System Data Sheet

    The IBM Storwize family is the primary IBM storage solution for supporting software-defined environments and virtual infrastructures. Storwize V5000, the latest addition to the family, is a virtualized, flexible, easy-to-use solution that enables midsized organizations with complex storage and scalability needs to overcome storage challenges.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Storage Switzerland: Software Defined Storage Needs A Platform

    Simply put, software-defined storage is the abstraction of storage services from storage hardware. This term is more than just marketing hype, it’s the logical evolution of storage virtualization from simply being a storage aggregator to the end goal of storage as a service. To achieve this goal, software-defined storage needs...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Storwize V3700: Ideal for VMware Environments

    Many businesses already have deployed or are considering VMware virtualization solutions to reduce costs through server consolidation while increasing the efficiency, utilization and flexibility of their IT infrastructure. Realizing the full benefits associated with server virtualization also requires a complementary and robust shared storage foundation. The new IBM® Storwize® V3700...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Windows Storage Server 2012 on System x

    With the introduction of the Microsoft® Windows® Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions which precisely match their specific needs. Combined with the IBM System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and pre-installed by...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Leveraging the Network for Your Virtualization and Cloud Initiatives.

    More organizations are turning to cloud, virtualization and consolidation to realize benefits like lower operating costs and higher efficiency in network IT management, but many are not considering the impact those initiatives will place on the data center network.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Private cloud thought leadership WP

    Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value in the deployment and management of private clouds and what CIOs need to know to achieve that...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Six keys to effective reputational and IT risk management (interactive)

    Interactive guide to provide insights on the key actions to take to take to safeguard your reputation by security and resilience investments

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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 // 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

    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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    Choosing Between Room, Row, and Rack-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling...

    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

  • 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