Software

Software-as-a-service offers cost savings, scalability and mobile accessibility -- if you correctly manage the resulting SLAs, APIs and data structures.

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Make Work Simple When You Get Everyone on the Same Page

    PureCloud Collaborate is just what you need to help employees, partners, and customers interact quickly and effectively. Collaborate is loaded with features that take teamwork to the next level. Real-time tools like group chat, video conference, and desktop sharing. Anywhere, anytime availability. Seek and find at its best. Locate exactly...

    Sponsored By Interactive Intelligence

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Meeting Healthcare IT Requirements with the Dell XC Web-Scale Converged Appliance

    Healthcare providers worldwide are under constant and growing financial and regulatory pressures. Dell’s next-generation data center solutions – in the form of its XC Series Web-Scale Converged Appliances – deliver a powerful compute platform, versatile storage environment, enterprise-class replication and backup, and comprehensive cloud support in one box. This brief...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Web-scale infrastructure at any scale –Introducing XC Series Appliances Powered by Nutanix Software

    Web-scale infrastructure technologies deployed by the largest internet companies are now available worldwide to companies of all sizes and for all enterprise applications running on market-leading hypervisors. The Dell XC Series Web-scale Converged Appliance integrates Dell’s proven x86 server platform and Nutanix Web-scale software to provide an uncompromisingly simple and...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Software‐defined Storage: Simplifying IT Operations

    No matter how advanced data centers may become, they remain in a perpetual state of change in order to meet the demands of virtualized environments. But with the advent of software-defined storage (SDS) architecture, capabilities associated with hyperconverged technologies (including compute, storage, and networking), help data centers meet virtualization requirements...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    VM-centric Disaster Recovery with XC Appliance

    Dell XC Series Web-scale Converged Appliances combine server and storage into one software-defined resource pool with built-in virtualization and disaster recovery tools. This solution brief outlines the formidable array of replication, deduplication, backup, failover, and recovery features available in the XC Series. Sponsored by:

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Dell XC Series Web-scale Converged Appliances Powered by Nutanix Software

    The increase in virtualization of critical applications such as Microsoft SQL Server has given rise to the concept of hyper convergence in the data center, where the traditional three tiers (compute, storage, network) are collapsed into one for improved performance, reliability, and scalability. This Dell XC Series Tech Note...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Overview of Web-scale Infrastructure

    Web-scale infrastructure reflects a modular approach to designing, building and managing data center infrastructure, where no single node is responsible for overall performance. All data, metadata and operations are distributed across the entire cluster, eliminating resource contention and enabling predictable scalability without limits. The benefits of web-scale infrastructure are...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliance

    The Dell™ XC Web-scale Converged Appliance integrates Dell’s proven x86 server platform and Nutanix web-scale software to provide an enterprise-class converged appliance for virtualized environments. This spec sheet details the powerful components that make up the XC Series Converged Appliances, including PowerEdge servers, server-attached Flash storage, software-defined management, and support...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Simplify IT Operations and Lower Infrastructure TCO

    Software-defined storage (SDS) is a flexible, scalable, and highly automated architecture suitable for dynamic workloads in a modern data center. Following the paradigm of server virtualization, an SDS system houses all intelligence in the software layer, leveraging building blocks of standard servers with flash and hard disk drives to create...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    DELL XC WEB-SCALE HYPERCONVERGED SERIES A solution for your most dynamic virtualized environments

    Converged infrastructure has become a mainstream approach to simplifying the data center deployment of virtualization. Hyper-converged products have taken a further major step in simplification by collapsing the three-tier architecture into one module and integrating virtual machine managers into every node. These products use modular scale-out architectures, which makes them...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • Videos // Jun 2015

    Dell XC Series Overview Video

    This video snapshot showcases the power and versatility of Dell XC Series Converged Web-Scale Appliances. Combining PowerEdge server and storage capabilities in one 2U package, the XC Series delivers enterprise-class manageability, scalability, resilience, and analytics designed to handle the most demanding workloads and integration requirements. Sponsored by:

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Campus Wireless LAN

    Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) present systems that are based on common use cases or engineering priorities. CVDs incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications that address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Cisco Validated Design Summary for BYOD

    There are numerous ways to enable a BYOD solution based on the unique business requirements of a specific organization. While some organizations may take a more open approach and rely on basic authentication, other organizations will prefer more secure ways to identify, authenticate, and authorize devices. A robust network infrastructure...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Cisco and Akamai Elevate the Customer Digital Experience

    The term “perfect storm” is used to describe when several forces come together and create a large, single event that has transformative effects. A technology perfect storm took place in the 1990s when Internet services, low-cost home computers, browsers and affordable broadband all came together and created the Internet revolution....

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Miercom 2690-X Report

    Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Mobile application ecosystem (Accelerating your Business with Ready-Made Apps)

    In today's competitive economic landscape, banks, retailers and many others are battling for customers and market share. Highly customer-focused initiatives are essential for brands to attract new and repeat business in a competitive world. In this context, applications can truly mobilize your business by optimizing workflows, leveraging existing infrastructure, connecting...

    Sponsored By Globo

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Strategies for Successfully Managing Privileged Accounts

    See how to prepare your organization for the security, management and governance you need for your superuser accounts. This informative ebook offers perspectives you can use to integrate a successful PAM program.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Few Fully Prepared for Software Security Risks

    Hackers penetrate organisations and steal information through vulnerabilities in software applications. Yet less than half of IT organisations have confidence in the security of the software that runs their businesses. And just 11 percent say they know with confidence which applications are at risk. Those are among the findings of...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // May 2015

    State of security operations: 2015 report of capabilities and maturity of cyber defense organizations

    Your ability to detect and stop cyber attacks depends on the effectiveness of your security operations team. How does yours stack up to the best? And what should you do to improve? HP Security Intelligence and Operations Consulting has assessed the capabilities of 87 security operations centers worldwide. This...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Enterprise NFS NAS for VMware: Ready for Now and the Future

    With virtual machine (VM) growth doubling every year, organizations find that existing hardware infrastructures are unable to keep up with the load. Read this whitepaper and learn more about the benefits of unified platform for deploying highly scalable VMware infrastructures.

    Sponsored By HDS

  • White Papers // May 2015

    ServiceNow - ServiceWatch Economic Impact Study

    Today, enterprises are increasingly dependent on business services delivered by their IT organizations. These services underpin almost every business function, ranging from manufacturing and supply chain through to customer service and online sales. Because of their critical nature, business services need to be highly available and responsive – any disruption...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Dell Tablets: a winning combination of PC performance and portability

    Dell Venue 11 Pro tablets deliver a convenient, reliable, and frictionless user experience that combines the best of consumer-driven design with a full business feature set. This guide explains the high-performance capabilities of the Venue 11 Pro and highlights the value that Dell tablets bring to a wide variety of...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Designing Highly Scalable Storage for Dense Virtual Machine Environments Prepared

    This whitepaper discusses the testing methodology and scalability results for 4 & 8 node clustered Hitachi NAS Platform 4000 systems yielding 15,000 VMs in real-world enterprise environments. The test establishes linear performance scalability as nodes are added to the cluster, providing a solid platform for VMware vSphere-based environments.

    Sponsored By HDS

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Hitachi NAS Platform: Enterprise-Level and Optimized for VMware Environments

    The trends are undeniable: Virtualization has become a pervasive IT deployment strategy. Enterprises are reaping enormous benefits from virtualized environments, from resource consolidation to reduced IT expenses, virtualization is enabling organizations to become more agile, efficient and competitive. Increasingly, organizations are looking to leverage existing IP (NAS) networks for...

    Sponsored By HDS

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Windows Server 2003: Why You Should Get Current

    Support for Windows Server 2003 is coming to an end. IT research and consulting firm IDC presents this comprehensive white paper that considers the approaching end of extended support for Windows Server 2003, explores the Windows migration options that are available to customers, and outlines the benefits associated with a...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Windows Server 2012: Security in the Enterprise

    The cloud, virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) help make IT's life easier — and the whole organization more agile — but each of these features also presents serious security challenges. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to managing security in the enterprise 2.0 world, the enhanced security features and...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Windows Server Modernization: Risk Mitigation and Innovation for Future Preparedness Go Hand in Hand

    This IDC white paper considers the approaching end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 and explores Windows Server migration options, hardware/software replacements, and support services to help customers tackle a modernization effort. It also evaluates the benefits that customers may enjoy when they adopt more flexible and more dynamic...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Windows Server 2012 Are You Ready Technical Brief

    Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, so now is the time to start planning your move and avoid possible server management, performance, security and compliance issues. This paper explores the new features and benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as key considerations for...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Partner with the leader in Windows Server 2003 migrations

    Support for Windows Server 2003 is almost over. Migrating servers and applications will take time and effort, and the time to start is now. Dell helps customers throughout the entire process, from on-site assessment, migration mapping, acquisition of new equipment, and hands-on support. This handy guide helps business decision-makers understand...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    The End is Near: Support for Windows Server 2003 Approaches Deadline

    Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015, yet a shocking 10 million servers are still running that operating system. If you don’t take action now, your company is at serious risk of security breach or infrastructure failure. This executive summary maps out the critical issues...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Transform to a future-ready IT with a modern server OS

    Migrating away from Windows Server 2003 isn’t just about avoiding risk; it brings tremendous opportunities for companies to modernize their infrastructure, leverage cloud technologies, lower costs, and improve operational efficiency. This compelling guide details the business benefits of Windows Server 2012 and outlines the comprehensive support and services available to...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Why a Server Infrastructure Refresh Now and Why Dell?

    With the growing demand for analytics, mobility, social, and cloud technologies, companies are realizing that legacy infrastructure simply isn’t up to the task of supporting a 21st century operation. Today’s servers increase your ability to deliver more flexible and efficient data centers, laying the groundwork for the move to virtualization...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Mud, Desert, or Jungle...You’re Going to Need a Map

    This helpful brief uses the metaphor of an aviator flying over uncharted terrain with sputtering engines to illustrate that there’s no way to predict how a data center environment will run smoothly after support for Windows Server 2003 runs out. In both cases, careful planning is the only way to...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Hitachi Data Systems Road to Map to Software-Defined Infrastructure

    Social and big data analytics, cloud and mobility offer you a competitive advantage. And a portfolio of infrastructure automation and virtualisation software as part of your software-defined infrastructure (SDI) solution empowers your mobile workforce with greater access to information. Learn more on how SDI can help you chart your course...

    Sponsored By HDS

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Three key ways to protect data at all levels

    The French Ministry of Education is France’s largest employer, overseeing 30 academies throughout the country. They chose McAfee Next Generation Firewall not only because it complies with regulatory guidelines but also because it protects their networks in all their different configurations. Download this case study and learn what other benefits...

    Sponsored By Intel Security

  • White Papers // May 2015

    IDC ExpertROI SPOTLIGHT: Equinix Case Study

    The day-to-day benefits of cloud-based service automation are well-documented. But what can be harder to ascertain is the quantitative benefits, the money saved, and the impact on the company’s bottom line. IDC and Equinix teamed up to crystallize the benefits of true economic benefits of ServiceNow’s IT service automation. Download...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    IDC ExpertROI® SPOTLIGHT Equinix

    The day-to-day benefits of cloud-based service automation are well-documented. But what can be harder to ascertain is the quantitative benefits, the money saved, and the impact on the company’s bottom line. IDC and Equinix teamed up to crystallize the benefits of true economic benefits of ServiceNow’s IT service automation....

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Today’s State of Work: The Productivity Drain

    ServiceNow surveyed nearly 1,000 managers in the US and the UK to understand the effectiveness of the tools and processes in their corporate environment. Results revealed nearly two days a week are spent on administrative tasks that are not core to their jobs. There’s an exponential impact on an organization’s...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Powering Transformation: The IT Revolution is Now

    The IT Revolution is happening and the time for change is now – don’t settle for inflexible systems built on legacy technology. Download this white paper for information and ideas on how you can: Get the most out of managing IT in the cloud Eliminate upfront investments and...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    ServiceNow ServiceWatch Economic Impact Study

    Today, enterprises are increasingly dependent on business services delivered by their IT organizations. These services underpin almost every business function, ranging from manufacturing and supply chain through to customer service and online sales. Because of their critical nature, business services need to be highly available and responsive – any disruption...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow