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.

  • Webcasts // Jul 2014

    The New Cloud Framework: Best Practices for Enterprise Data

    The cloud is becoming the standard for enterprises, making it easier to manage mobility, BYOA, and data sprawl. The cloud’s accessibility and scalability makes it a natural solution to meet the needs of employees and still maintain control of corporate data. Yet the cloud has also introduced performance and privacy...

    Sponsored By Druva Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    The Evolution and Value of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances

    This White Paper explores the increased use and adoption patterns of Purpose-Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), both integrated and targeted, and the utility these appliances provide to customers in their data protection processes. In addition, this White Paper illuminates the customer value that Symantec's Backup Exec and NetBackup appliances bring to...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Unrivalled Cloud Stories

    See how IT leaders in public and private sector organisations across Europe are delivering transformational results by building on the virtualization investments they’ve already made. Read more...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Tech Tips: Backup and Recovery for Your IT Environment

    VMware vSphere® Data ProtectionTM is a backup-and-recovery solution that provides reliable, space-efficient, disk-based data protection for VMware virtual machines. Leveraging mature, proven technology from EMC Avamar, vSphere Data Protection is fully integrated with VMware vCenterTM Server and the vSphere Web Client – for easy deployment and management. Read more...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Webcasts // Jul 2014

    For Your Eyes Only: Endpoint Data Privacy in the Cloud is Easier Than You Think

    Businesses see tremendous cost, flexibility, and scalability advantages in backing up endpoint data to a public cloud, but they are concerned about privacy, security, and availability of sensitive data. This webcast discusses how innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look...

    Sponsored By Druva Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Desktop Virtualization for Wealth Management and Insurance

    The computer desktop has been in existence for a little over 30 years, but in the last 10 years it has moved to notebooks and increasingly towards smart mobile devices. Now with advancements in technology, the desktop is increasingly found in the cloud thanks to virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Mitigating Targeted Attacks Requires Integrated Solutions

    Despite increased awareness and focus on defending against targeted attacks from both business and security leaders, organisations continue to be breached and suffer the consequences. Many of today’s security investments are simply not aligned to defend against these targeted threat vectors. Advanced threat detection and response should not be a...

    Sponsored By Trend Micro

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    NSS Lab Comparative Analysis Report (Security Effectiveness)

    Implementation of breach detection systems (BDS) can be a complex process with multiple factors affecting the overall security effectiveness of the solution. These should be considered over the course of the useful life of the solution, and include Detection rate and Device stability and reliability. In order to determine the...

    Sponsored By Trend Micro

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Evolving Data Centres: Defending Against Data Breach Attacks

    Enterprises transform IT structures to include virtualisation and cloud computing because they reduce company costs and optimise resource utilisation. Adopting these new platforms, however, opens new windows of exposure that attackers may leverage in data breach attacks.

    Sponsored By Trend Micro

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: Harvest Your Big Data -- Transforming CSPs’ Big Data to Knowledge and Revenue

    Big Data is an opportunity for CSPs to create the intelligence for operating networks more efficiently, to analyze the success of the services that telcos are offering, and to create a better personal experience for their customers. Learn how to leverage the Big Data opportunity. HP is the sponsor...

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: Capitalize on Big Data in Financial Services

    Understanding the data you have and putting it to effective use is now more crucial than ever. The key differentiator between the leaders and laggards in financial services today is how skillfully they turn data into useful information and fuel success. HP is the sponsor of this material. By...

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: Cash in on Big Data -- How HP HAVEn Transforms Retail Marketing and Operations

    Armed with their opinions and social media accounts, your customers have the kind of clout to influence your brand that last century’s ad men only dreamed about. Learn how your organization can securely capture, analyze, and act upon 100 percent of the data available to you. HP is the...

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: Data Driven Government -- HP HAVEn Turns Big Data into Efficient and Effective Government

    Today's data landscape brings enormous opportunity to organizations to derive insights from all their data. Learn how government departments, agencies, public healthcare providers, and educational institutions can harness the value of Big Data today. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be...

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: See the Big Picture in Big Data -- Know Your Customers 100% Better with Targeted Merchandising

    There are many new ways Big Data analytics can significantly boost marketing and promotional efforts through real-time and historical analysis of online data, such as clickstream or purchase transactions. Unstructured data based on social media—even photos and video—offers enormous potential when analyzed with the right tools. HP is the...

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: See the Big Picture in Big Data -- Optimize Your Operations with 100% Clarity

    Improving the operational aspects of a business can span the organizational chart, from line of business teams focused on the supply chain to IT teams reporting on communication networks and their switches. The goal is to capture the data streaming in from these various processes, and put Big Data techniques...

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: See the Big Picture in Big Data -- Create 100% Better Products

    Knowing how customers use the products and services you provide helps you improve what you offer, which helps you retain more customers, and attract new ones. This vital knowledge requires the analysis of traditional business data, machine data, and human information. HP is the sponsor of this material. By...

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • eBooks // Apr 2014

    Guarding the Castle

    This ebook details the sophisticated strategies and tools that today’s cybercriminals use to infiltrate your network, and how you can stop them.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    SuperMassive Series Data Sheet

    The Dell™ SonicWALL™ SuperMassive™ Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) platform is built to meet the needs of enterprise, government, university and service provider deployments and gives you uncompromising, high-performance firewall protection. Learn how to protect against today’s emerging threats in this SuperMassive NGFW datasheet.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Blog: Infonetics Research on How HP is Best Positioned to Take on Cisco

    Infonetics Research’s report titled “Data Center and Campus Ethernet Switch Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey” provides insight on IT decision makers opinions about switch vendors, factors considered during product evaluation, and deployment plans. The results of the survey showed HP making a strong showing in enterprises that are evaluating...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    HP Networking Portfolio: Delivering ROI and Value from Edge to Core

    IDC is observing a once-in-a-generation shift in computing and technology that we refer to as the rise of the “3rd Platform.” The 1st Platform was the rise of computing in general. The 2nd Platform was ushered in by the PC and client/server paradigm, enabling greater personalization of computing and networked...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Load Testing: The Key to Keeping Business Applications Running

    In this white paper, get an in-depth look at the importance of load testing for dealing with the challenges of peak application loads, learn when it's best to test during the development cycle, and how to achieve optimal performance with load testing.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Gartner’s Best Practices for Implementing Automation - Japanese

    Follow a systematic approach. Opportunistic implementations may backfire, leading to incompatibilities and added expense and risk. Read Gartner’s advice for maximizing the benefits of data center automation.

    Sponsored By HP

  • Research // Sep 2014

    Secrets of Effective Server Change Management - Japanese

    Take control of change. Only 23% of IT organizations have an acceptable change-related incident rate. Download HP’s new eBook and learn how to dramatically decrease the number of incidents caused by poor server change management.

    Sponsored By HP

  • 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 // Sep 2014

    A Smarter IT Strategy Starts Here

    The key trends affecting our current (and near-future) state of technology are mobility, consumer technology, cloud services, hyperdigitization, and globalization. But what could this mean for your business? The technological landscape is transforming rapidly and with the right strategy in place, your data center can help you take advantage of...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Failover Strategies on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis

    Cisco Unified Computing Solution (UCS) has experienced an enormous growth trend in the last several years, becoming the standard server hardware platform in many enterprises and cloud service providers alike. One of the main differentiators in Cisco's server solution is the capacity for two totally redundant failover paths for every...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    The Business Benefits of Unified Storage

    Data storage in the corporate environment has become increasingly complex. IT leaders face significant challenges in effectively storing and managing data. This report takes a detailed look into the challenges of data storage and examines how NetApp offers the capabilities that can benefit businesses and maximize efficiency. Find out more..

    Sponsored By NetApp/AVNet

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Announcing the New Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 Cluster Edition

    Accelerate development and simplify debugging and tuning, and with this advanced, comprehensive tool suite. Boost application performance: Faster, more accurate compiling with explicit vectorization, OpenMP 4.0 and MPI-3 support, parallel direct sparse solver, and scaling up to 150k processes. Increase portability with latest standards: Enhanced support for MPI-3, MPICH...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Started with DevOps

    Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated process, but that’s not always as easy as it sounds. Read this eBook to learn about common pitfalls of DevOps, how you can avoid them, and how to get started on your DevOps journey.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • 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 // Feb 2014

    ZDNet ANZ IaaS / PaaS Priorities 2013/14

    The Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service strategies, priorities and implementation plans of ANZ IT leaders and professionals Part of ZDNet's Cloud Priorities research project, ZDNet IaaS/PaaS Priorities reports the findings of a survey about the cloud priorities and implementation plans of IT and business leaders in Australia and New Zealand. ...

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    ZDNet Asia IaaS/PaaS Priorities 2013/14 Report

    The Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service strategies, priorities and implementation plans of Asian IT leaders and professionals Part of ZDNet's Cloud Priorities research project, ZDNet IaaS/PaaS Priorities reports the findings of a survey about the cloud priorities and implementation plans of IT and business leaders in Asia. As the name...

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Virtualization and Cloud Management Solution

    This report provides a side-by-side comparison of leading virtualization and cloud management solutions, looking at IT modernization from a data center infrastructure perspective. It considers the significance of management in the virtualization and cloud environments and how this influences the way in which technology is deployed, used, and controlled. Learn...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Flash Storage For Dummies (South Africa)

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/Ointensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Want to get “Flashed” by NetApp?

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Prefabricated Modular Data Centres

    Data centre systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerised, 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...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Prefabricated Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centres

    Standardised, pre-assembled and integrated data centre facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings of 13% or more compared to traditional data centre power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data centre industry as containerised power...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Why Customers Are Moving Beyond the Status Quo - VMware Horizon 6

    In the competitive marketplace that surrounds us today, customers shouldn’t have to settle for legacy desktop or application delivery simply because they’ve relied on a certain vendor in the past. This white paper reviews how three customers decided to partner with VMware, and how they benefited from the latest VDI...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Are You Getting The Most From Your Hybrid IT Environment?

    This infographic highlights the ways experienced sourcing providers can help organizations profit from hybrid IT by enabling new ways of doing business and reducing costs. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Why Customers Are Moving Beyond the Status Quo with VMware Horizon 6 (with View)

    In the competitive marketplace that surrounds us today, customers shouldn’t have to settle for legacy desktop or application delivery simply because they’ve relied on a certain vendor in the past. This white paper reviews how three customers decided to partner with VMware, and how they benefited from the latest VDI...

    Sponsored By VMware