Data Management

The latest white papers, case studies and webcasts to help technology professionals ensure data is safe from risk and disaster with quality back-up, infrastructure and information management.

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Understanding the Benefits of Windows 7 for Creating Efficient IT in Healthcare

    Security is more important in the healthcare setting than many other industries. Breaches of patient data can result in HIPAA violations and government investigations. Breaches of system security can cause breakdowns of equipment used to sustain life and patient health. Phishing expeditions can cause thousands or millions of dollars to...

    Provided By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Top Five Reasons Why You Must Migrate Away From Windows XP Today

    With the end of Windows XP support, a surprising number of organizations have yet to migrate to modern Windows. This white paper highlights some of the top reasons why now is the time to make changes to lower migration costs, assess key application testing and validation, and realize benefits of...

    Provided By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Creating the Ultimate Security Platform

    It may sound counterintuitive, but business security challenges aren’t always only about security. Sure, keeping the bad guys out is the ultimate goal. But the challenges an organization faces every day are just as likely to be about the cost of providing security or the administrative hassles of ensuring regulatory...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Lets You Have It Your Way - Enhanced Storwize V3700

    Today´s small and midsized data centers need to provide the same seamless delivery of IT services as the ones of major enterprises. With Storwize® V3700, IBM® has tailored one system specifically to address the block storage needs of the smaller data center, with functions derived from IBM’s high-end storage platforms....

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Building Higher IT Business Continuity in the Face of Disaster

    In the past, one- or two-day outages were trouble. Today, a few hours downtime can cripple your organization. It’s not just employees who are affected; partners and customers also link to your IT through email and database applications. Losing your data or critical systems can mean: Revenue loss...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Vendor Landscape: Virtual Backup Software

    Your data center is constantly becoming more complicated. Today, the proliferation of virtualization — both for virtual servers as well as virtual desktop projects — has added an all-new layer of complexity to the picture. Server virtualization is now handling production workloads, and traditional backup vendors are adding features to...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Unified Backup: Virtual & Physical

    In independent testing, researchers found that Dell AppAssure offered advantages in ease-of-use and backup/recovery time. AppAssure’s image-level backup technology essentially eliminates the potential for data loss by creating closely spaced recovery points for critical applications, such as Exchange, SQL and SharePoint. For IT operations, the new OO architecture of AppAssure...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    The Complete Solution: Quest vRanger Version 6.0 Product Analysis

    Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst George Crump details how with vRanger 6.0, Dell has taken this highly regarded product beyond being one of the top VMware backup utilities. vRanger 6.0 now serves as a full-scale backup solution: comprehensive protection both for virtual and physical environments that you can manage from one...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Bank Cuts Replication Time More than Half with vReplicator and vRanger

    For sixteen years, Tennessee’s Cornerstone Community Bank has focused on delivering friendly, personal service to its customers, of which 85 percent are businesses. With about 130 employees (including two full-time IT staffers), the bank recognized that it needed an efficient, reliable replication and backup/recovery tool designed for its 27 virtual...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Alter Ego Turns to NetVault Backup for a Practical Solution

    Alter Ego leads the way in video production and visual effects in the high-end Canadian marketplace, combining decades of collective experience with the latest in nonlinear digital technology. By switching to Dell’s NetVault Backup, Alter Ego found a solution that did more than meet its technical backup requirements. NetVault gave...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    RUAG Reduces Backup Admin Time by 93 Percent with NetVault Backup

    The RUAG Group is an international aerospace and defense technology company with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Hungary and the United States. Following a merging of IT departments, RUAG wanted to consolidate its local backup processes with minimal impact to users. After testing, the company successfully migrated its...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Discover Five Amazing Things You Can Do with NetVault Backup

    NetVault Backup is cross-platform backup and recovery software that safeguards your data and applications in both physical and virtual environments – from one intuitive console. This scalable enterprise solution supports dozens of server and application platforms. NetVault Backup plug-ins give you consistent, reliable, point-and-click restore for your messaging and database...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    O’Reilly School of Technology Proves that NetVault Backup Pays Off

    O’Reilly School of Technology’s internal policies call for it to copy each set of weekly or monthly array-based snapshots to another storage media (disk or tape) for long term data retention and offsite protection. The Lead System Administrator, Trent Johnson, noticed his backups were taking an entire weekend to complete,...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Evaluating Deduplication Solutions

    Do you know what deduplication is, and how it can benefit your company? Deduplication is one of the hottest technologies on the market today because it reduces your data storage costs across the board while increasing IT productivity. Learn more about deduplication – and how it makes your life...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    The Economics of Software Based Storage

    There is no doubt that the shift to a software-defined datacenter has begun. This change is a one-way street and will have a profound impact on how IT is delivered. Storage will be the next area to morph to a software-defined model (computing was the first with server virtualization). The...

    Provided By Red Hat

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Social Business Discovery: Optimising Decision Making

    BI (business intelligence) software has long been touted as the route to insight and better business decisions. But powerful business insight comes not just from data, and not just from what one person sees and thinks. It comes from the combination of varied viewpoints and the conclusions and compromises people...

    Provided By QlikTech

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Test Drive the Interactive Online Demo – No Registration Required!

    Static spreadsheets and home-grown IP address management tools just don't cut it in today’s increasingly dynamic networks. Experience a better solution when you visit SolarWinds IP Address Manager online demo. Check out features like: Centralized IP infrastructure management, monitoring, alerting and reporting Automated IP address space scans...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Healthcare Provider Saves Time & Money with SolarWinds IP Address Manager

    Current SolarWinds customer, Eric Hansen, discusses how IPAM saves him time and money and explains that without it, he’d need another full time employee. See how easy it is for Eric to centrally manage, monitor, alert, and report on his entire IP infrastructure, all from an intuitive web console, and...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure Reference Architecture: Citrix VDI-in-a-Box powered by IBM System x

    With the explosion of mobile devices and an increasingly mobile society, employees expect the workplace to come with them wherever they go and on whatever device they use. While this mindset of anytime, anywhere, bring your own device (BYOD) presents key data security challenges to organizations, they struggle to keep...

    Provided By IBM and Intel

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Strategic Server Refresh with IBM System x

    This analyst paper by Edison Group addresses the strategic reasons why organizations need to refresh their servers, and how a server refresh with IBM System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, delivers and supports solutions and capabilities needed by SMBs. ...

    Provided By IBM and Intel

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Frost and Sullivan Report: Cloud Monitoring and Service Management

    With one third of the 600 IT managers surveyed in Asia Pacific experiencing significant pressure from executive management to acquire cloud services, this Frost and Sullivan report evaluates the IT Monitoring capabilities required to effectively leverage cloud adoption and deliver business efficiency: The Four Key Elements of a Cloud...

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Thriving in the Competitive Vortex

    This white paper evaluates the IT Monitoring capabilities required to manage today's complex IT environments and deliver a competitive advantage: 3 key monitoring requirements Top 3 SaaS monitoring benefits Real world case study: SaaS provider PreserveSoft

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Defining Modern IT and What this Means for Infrastructure Management

    Composed with insights from 7 Infrastructure Management experts, this eBook evaluates how IT is leveraging Infrastructure Monitoring and Management tools to adopt new technologies and achieve a competitive advantage: Key recommendations for adopting a unified monitoring approach Best practices for monitoring the entire IT infrastructure Key insights for ensuring...

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • Videos // Aug 2013

    Dell AppAssure End to End Video

    Dell AppAssure is the backup, replication and recovery solution that works across your virtual, physical and cloud environments. In this informative white board video, learn more about AppAssure’s power and ease of use, and how end-to-end data protection ensures all your critical data is safe. Watch it now.

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    The 12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services

    Did you know there are 12 major tasks in Active Directory (AD) Domain Services management? Delegation of these tasks is key to keeping your AD environment performing a peak levels. But which ones require more time and effort? Which increase workload to the breaking point? And is there a better...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    The Active Directory Management and Security You’ve Always Dreamed Of

    Windows native security did the job when Windows NT was released in 1993. However, the growing complexity of IT infrastructures, an ever-changing and diverse workforce, IT administrators forced to do every menial Active Directory task – and much more! – means you need a strong, centralized and automated Active Directory...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    The Keys to the Kingdom: Limiting Active Directory Administrators

    Securing your Active Directory (AD) forest is a critical step for your enterprise. However, allowing a data center server operator to act as a domain administrator is the most potentially damaging security risk in your AD infrastructure. In this Windows IT Pro white paper, discover the differences between the...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Freeform Dynamics Report - The End User Security Jigsaw

    Organisations of all sizes are trying to understand the security implications of mobile working, device proliferation and BYOD. But with IT vendors offering up a broad range of options, it can be hard to know where to focus your efforts. A global study of 977 IT and business professionals provided...

    Provided By McAfee

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Infographic: Deploying authentication to 20k users over a coffee

    Gartner predicts that, by 2017, more than 50% of enterprises will choose cloud-based services as the delivery option for new or refreshed user authentication implementation, up from less than 10% today. Customers are migrating to authentication delivered as a service all over the world, to lower their Total Cost of...

    Provided By SafeNet, Inc.

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Whitepaper: Multifactor authentication - Current usage and trends

    This white paper draws on a large survey to provide a current picture of the authentication landscape in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and it offers insights into how this landscape is expected to change in the coming years.

    Provided By SafeNet, Inc.

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Case Study: Specsavers- scalability, flexibility & simplicity

    With its dramatic growth over the last 10 years, staff numbers continue to grow, as does the need for secure remote access. So Specsavers required a secure remote access solution that would be: - Scalable and able to cope with the growth in staff levels across existing and new markets...

    Provided By SafeNet, Inc.

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Building The Business Case For a BYOD Program

    This report outlines Forrester's guidance for developing a business case to justify a BYOD program to support your workforce computing strategy. Supporting the growing number and increasing diversity of mobile devices used for work is particularly challenging for I&O executives. Results of Forrester's Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey, Q2 2012 show...

    Provided By Absolute Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Identity and Access Management Buyer's Guide

    This buyer's guide provides assistance in evaluating identity and access management solutions. It describes common identity and access management challenges and the capabilities required to address them, and it includes checklists for assessing vendors and their products.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    The Benefits of VMware’s vCenter Operations Management Suite

    Read how customers gained significant operational benefits and key performance metrics to their businesses by deploying vCenter Operations Management Suite in their vSphere environments. vSphere customers who installed vCenter Operations Management Suite saw a total of 50% reduced IT costs and 31% incremental savings in IT costs over existing vSphere...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    At a Glance: The VMware Advantage Over Hyper-V 3

    Compare vSphere 5.1 to Microsoft’s Hyper-V 3 to find out which virtualization platform enables you to run business critical apps at the lowest total cost of ownership.

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

    IBM Security QRadar has been positioned again in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM. In addition to providing a technology that is a good match to current customer requirements, Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements. Gartner reveals that customers'...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    SolarWinds Receives Top Marks from Monroe City Schools

    Monroe City Schools needed an agentless IT management solution that would help them monitor the health of their entire network and proactively troubleshoot & resolve issues before affecting users or students. “Being a school district spread out across 21 different schools and district offices, we had no way of...

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Live Demo & Trial Download of Bandwidth Analyzer Pack

    NetFlow Traffic Analyzer On-Line Demo: Test drive the live demo to discover how SolarWinds’ NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) analyzes Cisco NetFlow, Juniper J-Flow, IPFix, and sFlow data to deliver a complete picture of network traffic, identifying who and what are consuming your bandwidth. >> Test Drive Demo>>

    Provided By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Windows Storage Server 2012 on System x

    With the introduction of the Microsoft® Windows® Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions which precisely match their specific needs. Combined with the IBM System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and pre-installed by...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2011

    NetApp FAS2240 - An Inside Look

    This article takes an inside look at the unique design features of the NetApp FAS2240, including: Integration of controllers within NetApp SAS disk shelves; I/O and performance enhancements; New resiliency and availability features.

    Provided By NetApp