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 // Jan 2014

    Moving Virtual Desktops to the Cloud

    Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The ground-swell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices and demand for BYOD (Bring...

    Provided By Desktone

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The Smart Disaster Recovery Strategy for Desktops Desktops as a Service (DaaS)

    Most organizations believe that in the unlikely event of a natural disaster or major power outage, their disaster recovery (DR) plan will keep them up and running. But the reality is, these events happen more often than you think and most DR plans aren't up to snuff. They typically cover...

    Provided By Desktone

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Solution Overview

    Are you tired of waiting to deploy private cloud? If you’re looking for faster cloud creation, greater flexibility and easier management, then IBM Private Modular Cloud is for you. Read the service profile to learn how IBM’s highly automated, customized platform as a service (PaaS) private cloud can be deployed...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Dissatisfied with the cost and time your're spending on IT discovery?

    Companies increasingly rely on IT discovery to provide a complete picture of the infrastructure for IT optimization and migration initiatives. But current methods are costly, and they can take too long to deliver results. ALDM (analytics for logical dependency mapping), a new service from IBM Research, is changing all of...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Reengineering IT discovery with analytics and visualization

    IT discovery is an imperative first step in any data center migration or IT optimization initiative. But traditional discovery techniques can be complex and costly to implement. ALDM (analytics for logical dependency mapping) is changing all of that. Read the white paper to learn how ALDM reengineers IT discovery using...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    AT&T and IBM's Private Cloud Partnership:  From Competition to Coopetition

    IBM and AT&T have joined forces to create a compelling network-enabled private cloud offering that addresses security, performance and reliability -- concerns that have caused many large enterprises to put off migration to cloud. Read this analyst report to see just what this offering means to its target market: global...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Avoiding the Stall: Riding the Momentum of the Next Levels of Datacentre Virtualisation

    IT executives at organizations large and small have successfully virtualised a large portion of their server infrastructure over the past five years. Today, over 50% of all applications run as virtual machines (VMs) on a virtualised server, and in many large organizations, levels of virtualisation often exceed 80%. This...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Data Centers

    Before data center infrastructure efficiency can be benchmarked using PUE or other metrics, there must be agreement on exactly what power consumptions constitute IT loads, what consumptions constitute physical infrastructure, and what loads should not be counted. Unfortunately, commonly published efficiency data is not computed using a standard methodology, and...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    High Efficiency Indirect Air Economizer-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Of the various economizer (free cooling) modes for data centers, using fresh air is often viewed as the most energy efficient approach. However, this paper shows how indirect air economizer-based cooling produces similar or better energy savings while eliminating risks posed when outside fresh air is allowed directly into the...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Prepare for IT as a Service with the Right Storage Architecture

    Check out this informative paper to learn how to prepare for IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) with the right storage architecture. Discover some of the must-have storage attributes of a private cloud infrastructure and the emerging role of open standards. Read on to learn more.

    Provided By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Software Firm Expands Market Reach and Revenues by Running Product in Cloud

    AtmanCo is a leader in personality testing, which helps firms place the right person in the right job. To expand its business, AtmanCo decided to host its web-based product in Windows Azure, a cloud platform that provides on-demand compute, storage, content delivery, and networking capabilities from Microsoft data centers. Cloud...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Texas County Deploys New Data Center to Optimize Operations

    Denton County is one of the fastest-growing in the United States. Their challenges are they need to support increased demand for data center space, build new data center with latest technology and increase physical space and cooling capacity in data center. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented...

    Provided By Cisco

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts Builds Consolidated Data Center

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the 7th smallest, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated state in the United States. Their challenges are they need to consolidate and find greater efficiencies, support disaster recovery while reducing costs and reduce dependency on third-party data center. They chose Cisco...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    BASIP a Virtual Machine Placement Technique to Reduce Energy Consumption in Cloud Data Centre

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in cloud computing provides Infrastructure as a service for the demand of user from small instance to large instance in pay per use model. The services include like computer resource, networking and data storage. An API (Application Programming Interface) is used to access the infrastructure and a dashboard...

    Provided By Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Adding Zero-Day Offense to Vulnerability Management

    This paper describes why your organization is vulnerable to zero day attacks and what you can do to add a zero-day offense to existing vulnerability management processes. It also describes how the Qualys Zero-Day Risk Analyzer enhances capabilities of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform with targeted intelligence and workflow to...

    Provided By Qualys

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Why Your Next Datacenter Network Will Likely Be a Fabric

    The use of Ethernet fabrics as the foundation for next-generation datacenter networking has garnered much industry attention over the past year. This isn't surprising given the strong potential role that Ethernet fabrics can play as a key enabler for next-generation datacenters. Driven by advanced virtualization, the datacenter of the future...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    Building Success on Acquia Cloud: 10 Layers of PaaS

    A great digital experience is essential for success in today's digital marketplace. Not only is building, deploying, hosting, and scaling web applications complicated, but leaving resources available that allow for continuing innovation is crucial to ongoing success. To make the most of the resources at hand and to speed time...

    Provided By Acquia

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Simplify and Consolidate Data Protection with "at a Glance" Visibility of Your Entire Storage Environment

    Storage administration can be time consuming and complex, with too much time spent trying to determine systems health and capacity or looking for problems resolution. Tivoli Storage Manager has a new consolidated backup and recovery dashboard, which offers an "at a glance" view of the entire environment in an advanced...

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    BYOEF Video

    Learn how build your own a highly resilient, high-performance Brocade Ethernet fabric.

    Provided By Brocade

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cloud Networking Scaling Data Whitepaper

    While the business promise of cloud computing is broad, Brocade outline the few basic enabling themes underlying an effective cloud design.

    Provided By Brocade

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Conquering the Challenges of Data Center Complexity

    Purchasing hardware and software separately provides flexibility and cost saving, but it also means you’re dealing with multiple entities if something goes wrong. So how can you handle the complexity caused by this and other challenges? Access this white paper sponsored by HP and Intel® for strategies to overcome data...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Mastering Multi-Use SSL

    SSL certificates are the industry standard for authentication and security. Depending on how you plan to use SSL certificates, multi-use certificates can provide greater flexibility than traditional ones. Multi-use certificates protect multiple Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs) and subdomains, which means they lower administrative costs and simplify certificate installation, management,...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Powering the 21st century data centre with HP next generation FlexFabric

    This white paper is intended for data centre network architects and planners and reviews the impact of virtualization and cloud computing on the data centre and illustrates the recent validation testing completed by Network Test on the newest additions to HP’s FlexFabric portfolio – HP FlexFabric 12900, 11900, and HP...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IDEAS International Seeding Clouds on Power Systems with IBM SmartCloud Entry

    Many organizations are genuinely excited about the potential for private clouds, anticipating greater responsiveness for end users and reduced costs for administrators. However, they are also concerned with the risk of taking on added complexity as they make the transition to cloud computing, which by definition introduces new management processes...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Edison Group - The Business and Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

    Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from...

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

    The IBM SmartCloud™ Entry on Power Systems™ solution provides a cost-competitive, entry-level private cloud solution that helps speed time to value of your service deployments on your IBM Power Systems servers.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IBM PowerVM Virtualization Technology on IBM POWER7 Systems

    Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Bank Gains Superior SAN Manageability

    The Banco Nacional de Costa Rica is the largest bank in Costa Rica and Central America. Its network supports 170 offices and more than 400 ATMs across the country. Their challenges are they need to expand SAN network capacity and support virtualized environment, improve availability and simplify management of multiple...

    Provided By Cisco

  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    Fujitsu Infrastructure eGuide

    Business users only notice IT when it fails and business leaders only notice IT when it costs them money. But at Fujitsu, we know IT infrastructures should add business value, not costs. Download Fujitsu's new e-guide and discover how we're helping organisations worldwide do just that – simplifying complex infrastructures,...

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Dynamic Cloud and Intelligent Networking: What they Mean for the Future of Business

    The most cutting-edge organizations are leveraging dynamic cloud and intelligent networking solutions to improve operations from top to bottom. These dynamic tools help optimize everything from sourcing to production to logistics to sales. However, implementing a dynamic cloud and an intelligent network isn’t an out-of-the-box fix. Organizations must have a...

    Provided By Verizon

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco Publishes Industry’s First and Best VMware View Planner Benchmark Result

    Cisco has the distinction of being the first in the industry to announce top VMware View Planner benchmark results. Highlights The Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) can deliver scalable, uncompromised desktop virtualization performance for extremely rigorous workloads. Cisco’s dedication to ultra-simplified, high-performance, and cost effective virtual desktops infrastructure...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IDC Marketscape: Worldwide Enterprise WLAN 2013 - 2014 Vendor Analysis

    This study presents IDC's view of the critical success factors for this market in the short and the long term, along with a ranking of how WLAN vendors fare against those factors. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help...

    Provided By Aruba Networks

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Executive Brief: Five steps to successfully migrate to 802.11ac

    802.11ac is well on its way to becoming the standard for next-generation Wi-Fi. Whether you are an early adopter who has already started planning, or like several organizations, unsure of your next step, the following guidelines will help you prepare and plan for a successful migration to an 802.11ac WLAN.

    Provided By Aruba Networks

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    5 Common Mistakes in Application/IT Infrastructure Monitoring

    Everyone knows they need monitoring to ensure their site uptime and keep their business humming. Yet many sites still suffer from outages that are first reported by their customers. Having managed data center operations for decades, we have lots of experience with monitoring systems of all kinds, and these...

    Provided By LogicMonitor

  • Downloads // Jan 2014

    It’s Time for Your Free Active Directory Health Check!

    Get to the root cause of your Active Directory performance issues with SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM). SAM gives you the visibility needed to maintain peak performance for your applications, hardware and operating systems. With the new AppInsight for SQL feature, SAM helps eliminate blind spots by providing an...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Gartner Report "Emergence of Ethernet Fabric"

    The rapid development of Ethernet fabric offers users new choices to modernize their data center physical switch networks to support software-defined network and cloud computing. Networking professionals should start on the road to greater efficiency and automation in their data center networks.

    Provided By Brocade

  • Webcasts // Jan 2014

    Watch the Gartner Webcast to learn how fabrics reduce complexity

    Banish network complexity with expert input. In this Gartner Webcast, you’ll discover best practices for transitioning to a fabric-based network and how to find the networking vendor that best suits your business. Also learn how GEHA improved service delivery for more than one million subscribers with Ethernet fabrics.

    Provided By Brocade

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Download Lippis’ “Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric”

    Deploying the correct Ethernet fabric is integral to any organization, but selecting it can be daunting. Fortunately, the Lippis guide Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric reports the findings from a recent study of several types of Ethernet fabric and provides recommendations based on the results.

    Provided By Brocade

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Enabling Customers to Set Up Data Centers in Minutes

    FASTWEB is a leading telecommunications provider in Italy. Their challenges are they need to create new revenue streams, enhance customer retention and improve market positioning. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented Cisco unified data center architecture, including Cisco intelligent automation for cloud, Cisco unified computing system servers,...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Data Center Migration: Choosing Between Public and Private Clouds

    Though most IT decision makers seem to understand the overall benefits delivered by the cloud, the debate between deploying a public, private or hybrid cloud continues to be a source of confusion for many executives. In a public cloud the client's infrastructure or applications are hosted at the cloud provider's...

    Provided By ACE IT Solutions