Data Centers

Is your data center converged, virtualized, cloud-enabled, and software-defined? Or full of legacy and high-TCO equipment? Find out how to build an infrastructure that keeps you ahead of the competition.

  • Achieving End to End UC Visibility

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by Riverbed

    When apps run efficiently, employees are more likely to use them. The promise of unified communications (UC) is that it is supposed to increase efficiencies and make internal operations more seamless. But that only happens when it’s working properly. According to Robin Gareiss, president and founder of Nemertes ...

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  • VMWare: Redefining Networking with Network Virtualization

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by VMware

    If you still use a hardware-centric network, you know that provisioning a network into production is a time-consuming, multi-step process. It doesn’t have to be that way. A virtualized, software-centric network accelerates this process from weeks to merely minutes. In today’s fast-paced digital world, that time savings can ...

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  • IDC: SD-WAN: Guidance on WAN Transformation

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by Riverbed

    Digital transformation on the 3rd Platform continues to present unprecedented opportunities and challenges for enterprise networks and the IT professionals who operate them. Indeed, the requirements associated with cloud computing have already reverberated through datacenter networking, with software-defined networking (SDN) arising as an architectural approach that provided the network with ...

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  • EMC Converged Platforms: VxRail Appliance

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by Dell and EMC

    Easily deploying a scalable IT building block with enterprise-grade performance and reliability. This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of recent hands on testing of EMC’s VxRail hyper-converged appliance. Testing focused on deployment simplicity, manageability, simple scale-out functionality, performance, and reliability. Read more to find out the results!

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  • VCE VxRail ™ Appliance Cost and Maintenance Advantages

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by Dell and EMC

    In this paper the case for Hyper-Converged Appliances, and in particular the EMC VCE VxRail Appliance, is made from both cost and measurable effort perspectives. Strict reliance on measurables was used in lieu of anecdotal observations or customer quoted benefits in order to provide realistic and repeatable analysis. Specifically, ...

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  • DocuSign for Office 365 Helps Minimize the Hassles of Paperwork for special Olympics Athletes

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by DocuSign

    Special Olympics athletes now have the option to use DocuSign to complete athlete clearance forms. This report discusses the advantages of DocuSign for managing the organization’s heavy paper traffic.

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  • IDC Whitepaper: The Business Value of Hitachi Unified Compute Platform

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by Hitachi Data Systems

    Fundamentally, converged systems are differentiated from traditional hardware platforms and architectures in that they are designed to be deployed quickly using a modular building block approach to rapidly scale up resources and workloads. This white paper measures, via interviews conducted by IDC, the benefits that Hitachi's Unified Compute Platform (UCP) ...

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  • D4 Business Village Luzern (German)

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by Cisco Systems

    This white paper looks at how D4 Business Village Luzern is the largest business centre in central Switzerland, priding itself in offering the best possible work conditions to innovative, fast-growing companies. Its modern architecture, great infrastructure, and comprehensive services make it an optimal place for businesses to develop and thrive. ...

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  • Data Lakes for Dummies

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by Dell and EMC

    Data Lakes For Dummies, EMC Special Edition, shows you everything you need to know about data lakes. You’ll see what they are, and why they can handle your data sorting and storage needs better than existing solutions. You’ll also discover how data lakes can greatly improve access to your data ...

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  • Whitepaper: Deciphering the Code: A Simple Guide to Encryption

    White Papers // Oct 2016 // provided by Sophos

    A business’s success is increasingly dependent on its ability to leverage its data. Whether it’s achieving top-line growth or improving the bottom line, businesses rely on data to boost sales, drive product innovation, target market customers, and gain competitive advantage. Your data is valuable, but in the wrong hands it ...

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