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 // 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

  • 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 // 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

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    3 Compelling Reasons to Consider Desktop Virtualization

    If you have already experienced the benefits of server virtualization, it is time to find out what you can gain by extending virtualization to your desktops. In this eBook, find out how other VMware customers have extended their virtualization deployment to end-user computing and have uncovered significant benefits, such as...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • 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 // Feb 2013

    Identity and Access Intelligence: Transforming Enterprise Security

    In this paper, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES 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 their defense against a wide range of threats, cope with mobile and cloud security...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Aug 2014

    Security intelligence Report: The smart way to keep the cloud safe - Download

    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 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 // 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 // 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

    Three Things Your Old Version of vSphere Doesn’t Do

    With VMware® vSphere® software, you have already seen the benefits of the world’s leading virtualization platform. However, vSphere alone doesn’t have all of the tools you need to realize the most value from your investments. To achieve peak performance and intelligently scale your virtual environment, you need tools to help...

    Sponsored By VMware APAC

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    IBM PureApplication System Data Sheet

    Read how 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

  • Downloads // Sep 2014

    You're A Few Steps Away From Future-Proofing Your Career

    Prepare for the future of networking today with free 60-day trial software, web-based training, and a Brocade Network Function Virtualization Certification ($650 value). BE A BROCADE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL NOW. Build your skills by creating a virtualized network with the Brocade Vyatta vRouter Stay ahead of the industry's...

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Forrester Research Report: Big Data Hadoop Solutions

    This comprehensive research report details the findings about how well each solution fulfils the criteria, shows where the vendors stand in relation to each other, and helps technology management professionals select the right Hadoop solution for their business needs.

    Sponsored By MapR

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Hadoop Buyer’s Guide

    Acquiring, deploying and integrating all the moving parts that make up the Hadoop ecosystem can be challenging for even the best IT organisations. Make sure you choose the right solution with the Hadoop Buyer's Guide, by Robert D. Schneider, the author of Hadoop for Dummies. This comprehensive reference goes...

    Sponsored By MapR

  • 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 // Jun 2014

    IBM Storwize V3700 and VMware vSphere 5.1 for Small and Medium Private Clouds

    This white paper provides insight into the value proposition of the IBM Storwize V3700 storage system for a VMware vSphere 5.1 private compute cloud. The paper outlines a plan for deployment, configuration, and management of the environment and provides best practice recommendations. Download this paper now to learn more on...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Oracle database protection using the IBM Storwize V3700 FlashCopy function

    This paper provides information about IBM Storwize V3700 and serves as a practical guide for backing up and restoring native Oracle database solutions in an IBM AIX operating system environment. Download this paper now to learn the critical nature of backing up and restoring practices.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

    Flash Storage Designed for the Most Exacting Requirements - Yours

    Flash is transforming the industry. Yes Flash is fast, but harnessing the power of Flash requires architecture and software. With a purpose built scale-out architecture and unique in memory data services as well as a consistent performance at scale, XtremIO is unmatched in the All-Flash array market. Flash can also...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Announcing the New Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015

    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 is an advanced, comprehensive tool suite that simplifies debugging and tuning, and speeds development. Available in C, C ++, and FORTRAN. Speed time to market: Composer Edition: Includes industry-leading compilers and libraries that are optimized for creating fast parallel code. Professional Edition: Everything in...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • 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 // 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