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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 // 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 // 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 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 // 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

    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 // 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

  • 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 // 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

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Aug 2014

    5 Strategies for Modern Data Protection

    Data growth, data center consolidation, server virtualization, and cloud services are wreaking havoc with conventional approaches to backup and recovery. This concise white paper presents five strategies for data protection – from deduplication to automation to granular recovery – that will not only help solve your current data management challenges...

    Sponsored By CommVault Systems

  • 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

  • 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 Partner

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    5 Strategies for Modern Data Protection

    Data growth, data center consolidation, server virtualization, and cloud services are wreaking havoc with conventional approaches to backup and recovery. This concise white paper presents five strategies for data protection - from deduplication to automation to granular recovery - that will not only help solve your current data management challenges...

    Sponsored By CommVault

  • 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 // Aug 2015

    Building the Next-Gen Data Centre

    What’s wrong with enterprise IT today? Most IT leaders have a ready answer: infrastructure that’s too expensive, inflexible, and difficult to manage. To solve these problems, Dell designed a platform that offers more choice, reduces complexity, and excels at scalability. The right infrastructure helps IT reduce TCO while serving...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel®

  • 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

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    Keep Servers Up and Running and Attackers in the Dark

    An SSL/TLS handshake requires at least 10 times more processing power on a server than on the client. SSL renegotiation attacks can readily take advantage of the asymmetric workload. Attackers request a connection and then renegotiate the SSL connection repeatedly to max out the server’s CPU. The result: No legitimate...

    Sponsored By F5

  • 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

    A Manager's Guide to Unified Threat Management and Next-Gen Firewalls

    A lot of security vendors use the terms Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Next-Gen Firewall (NGFW) interchangeably - so it's easy to get confused about which type of protection is right for you. This Manager's Guide helps you answer these questions: Is a UTM solution right for my organisation? What...

    Sponsored By Sophos

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Five Things you need to know about Migrating from Windows Server 2003

    With Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 end of support, server migration is not a matter of it, it is a matter of when. The time to begin the process is now. Don't put your business at risk of a last minute fire-drill or any unnecessary downtime. Download this white paper and...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Why HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage for Client Virtualization and best practices

    The rising demands on infrastructure, coupled with diminishing IT budget has caused major concerns for IT administrators such as infrastructure and maintenance complexity, mobile and remote access needs, security and disaster recovery, cost containment directives, and user productivity requirements. This technical report explores a storage solution with client virtualisation that...

    Sponsored By HP

  • 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 // Dec 2014

    IDC Report: The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Maximizing Your Opportunity by Extending The IBM System Z Environment To Support Mobility

    This IDC Reports looks at how System Z, IBM’s mainframe environment, is used by enterprises to handle large volumes of critical data in a highly secure, available environment. Today, many of the applications and services on these environments are backoffice environments with green-screen interfaces, but as mobile becomes an increasingly...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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

  • 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

  • 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 // Nov 2014

    How to Measure the ROI of Cloud Data Protection

    This white paper helps managers demonstrate the profitability of reducing operational costs in server backup and recovery through investment in cloud server data protection (subscription), rather than traditional backup methods. Comparative cost categories used in calculating this ROI are summarized in a convenient checklist. These include capital costs of hardware...

    Sponsored By HP