Servers

There's no shortage of ways to design infrastructure to solve a specific problem. Look at server choices and ways to maintain them.

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Reduce Data Management Costs & Say Goodbye to Bottlenecks

    This brief webcast will cover the new and enhanced capabilities of Elastic Storage (GPFS) 4.1, including native encryption and secure erase, flash-accelerated performance, network performance monitoring, global data sharing, NFS data migration and more.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Podcasts // Nov 2014

    Quickly Address Spikes in Infrastructure Demand

    View this short webcast to learn how the new IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service running on IBM SoftLayer infrastructure delivers a versatile, application-ready cluster in the cloud for organizations that need to quickly and economically add computing capacity.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Maximize the Agility of Your Distributed Computing Environment

    View this series of short webcasts to learn how IBM Platform Computing products can help you ‘maximize the agility of your distributed computing environment’ by improving operational efficiency, simplify user experience, optimize application using and license sharing, address spikes in infrastructure demand and reduce data management costs.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Hidden Cost of Open Source

    Platform HPC enables HPC customers to side-step many overhead cost and support issues that often plague open-source environments and enable them to deploy powerful, easy to use clusters.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in Enterprise

    Platform Symphony is an enterprise-class server platform that delivers low-latency, scaled-out MapReduce workloads. It supports multiple applications running concurrently so that organizations can increase utilization across all resources resulting in a high return on investment.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Platform Symphony and InfoSphere BigInsights HD

    This short video provides an animated tour of the integration of IBM Platform Symphony and Infosphere BigInsights and how the integration can help you better leverage the opportunities presented by big data to improve decision making thereby positioning your enterprise to outflank competitors and win in the global marketplace.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Reduce Cost with Hadoop Analytics

    Join Gartner, Inc. and IBM Platform Computing for an informative webinar where you will learn how to combine best of breed analytic solutions to provide a low latency, shared big data infrastructure. This helps government IT departments make faster decisions by analyzing massive amounts of data, improving security, detecting fraud, enabling...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Symphony 5.2 Demo

    IBM Platform Symphony software delivers powerful enterprise-class management for running compute and data intensive distributed applications on a scalable, shared grid. This demonstration, aimed at architects and IT personnel, illustrates how Platform Symphony can runs compute-intensive workloads concurrently with multiple Hadoop "Big Data" workloads on a common infrastructure, dialing priorities...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Optimize Application License Use and Sharing

    A web seminar explaining how IBM Platform products can help dynamically manage software license resources ensuring that licenses are optimally utilized, leading to improved productivity, and the containment of costs.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    5 Easy Steps to a High Performance Cluster

    A high performance computing (HPC) cluster refers to a group of servers built from off-the-shelf components that are connected via certain interconnect technologies. A cluster can deliver aggregated computing power from its many processors with many cores — sometimes hundreds, even thousands — to meet the processing demands of more...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    An Introduction to Elastic Storage: A Fast, Simple, Scalable and Complete Storage Solution for Today’s Data-intensive Enterprise

    Elastic Storage is used extensively across industries worldwide. Elastic Storage simplifies data management with integrated tools designed to help organizations manage petabytes of data and billions of files—as well as control the cost of managing these ever-growing data volumes.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Enhancing IBM BigInsights with IBM Platform Computing and GPFS

    A challenge of using Hadoop distributions has been the requirement for specialized skills. IBM InfoSphere BigInsights with the IBM GPFS and IBM Platform Symphony - Advanced Edition overcomes several limitations of Hadoop to meet the big data analytics demands of enterprise computing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    5 Reasons why Customers Deploy a Flash Strategy on EMC

    Customer are increasingly virtualizing their environment to maximise capacity and reduce costs. This EMC report provides details of a solution with unprecedented overall performance, optimizing for transactional performance and capacity effeciency with no tradeoffs. Read More.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Sto AG: High-Speed Storage Technology Raises Sales Order Capacity By 50 Percent to Match Explosive Growth

    Manufacturer Sto realized that its order-processing capabilities would soon be outpaced by fast-growing business volumes, a scenario that could lead to lost orders or late deliveries. Sto upgraded its data storage and server systems to the latest IBM technologies, accelerating key production and back- office processes by up to 99...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Innovations to IBM Power Systems for the Virtualization, Multitenancy, and Cloud Demands of the 3rd Platform (IDC)

    IDC expects that with the POWER8 release, IBM will continue to support the types of performance and RAS features that have kept Power Systems at the forefront of platforms supporting mission-critical systems. In addition, with POWER8, IBM is introducing a series of new innovations such as greater multithreading, support for...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bloor Research - DB2 BLU Acceleration on IBM Power Systems: How it Compares.

    In this paper we consider the relative merits of IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration running on Power Systems as compared to SAP HANA, Oracle Exadata and Microsoft SQL Server running on x86-based platforms.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Product Specs // Nov 2014

    PowerLinux vs. Windows for SAP Deployments (Solitare Interglobal)

    PowerLinux versus Windows for SAP Deployment, Solitaire has produced a succinct comparison of SAP ERP services (excluding appliance services) running on both Windows and PowerLinux platforms. The data shows clear advantages for PowerLinux in areas such as reliability, efficiency, and staffing needs.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Business Impacts on SAP Deployments (Solitaire)

    The move to enterprise applications such as SAP has been a prevalent trend for many years. As more organizations implement the integrated enterprise processing and business support, the challenge of selecting the correct platform has increased. The very nature of an ERP system makes the selection of the platform difficult,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Impact of Placing IBM’s Integrated Facility for Linux on IBM Power Systems

    At Clabby Analytics, we believe that IBM’s new Power Systems IFLs will be wildly successful for two reasons: 1) historical precedence; and, 2) the need for more powerful enterprise-class Linux servers (servers that can offer more capacity, better throughput, and richer Qualities-of-Service [QoS] than offered by alternative x86 processor/system designs)...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Business Case for Using Unstructured Text Analytics on IBM Power Systems for Critical Decision Making (NCSU)

    This article has three purposes: First, to explain the difference in how structured and unstructured data are used in decision making. Second, give examples of how companies realized business value using unstructured data. Third, provide guidance for how companies can realize similar business value using unstructured data, and why picking...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bon-Ton Stores: Maximizing Peak Capacity; Minimizing Stack Costs

    In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM®...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Nov 2014

    IT Informatik Case Study

    IT-Informatik chose a full virtualization strategy, based on IBM® PowerLinux™ servers with IBM PowerVM® virtualization and Live Partition Mobility, to manage its SAP hosting services. The new solution slashes IT operational costs by more than 50 percent and enables IT-Informatik to set up new customer environments 80 percent faster.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM DB2 for SAP: A No-Compromise Transactional and Analytic Database Platform (IDC)

    This white paper is written for SAP customers evaluating their infrastructure choices, discussing database technology evolution and options available. It is not easy to put forth a black-and-white choice as the SAP workloads straddle both real-time analytics and extreme transaction processing, and infrastructure choices can now be vast, given technology...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Update your Windows

    HP Technology Services for Microsoft Windows 2003 end of support (EOS) and Microsoft migrations With Microsoft Server 2003 support ending on July 14, 2015, you face many issues by not migrating, including failure to meet compliance standards, lack of security and updates, and a higher overall cost to maintain....

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Migrate to the New Style of IT

    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Migration Program for enterprise businesses Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2003 on 14 July 2015. This will have a dramatic impact on your business, and every moment you wait to begin your migration increases the costs, risks, and complexities you face. Read...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    5 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...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    How TCO Benefits Make Cloud Computing a No-Brainer for Many SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises

    Read this white paper to learn how a detailed total cost of ownership (TCO) evaluation shows cloud-based solutions can deliver significant savings compared to on-premises business applications. Cloud computing eliminates the need for individual companies to buy, deploy and maintain IT infrastructure or application software. Cloud computing results in substantial...

    Sponsored By NetSuite

  • Research // Sep 2014

    IT Service Provider Breaks Into Storage Services With Disaster Recovery as a Service

    In this fast-changing technology landscape, are you looking for cost-effective ways to expand the services your enterprise offers while retaining your share of the market? At first glance, branching out into cloud storage services might appear to be a risky proposition, considering the formidable competitors who occupy that space....

    Sponsored By Hitachi

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Data Centre Project: System Planning

    Planning an infrastructure project can often put a strain on your time, budget and patience. This report discusses the reasons it does not need to drive you and your team mad. If you can prioritise and solve the right problems in the right order, you can build yourself a practical...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • Downloads // Nov 2014

    Check VM Health in Minutes. It's FREE!

    It's time for your FREE VMware & Hyper-V Healthcheck with Virtualization Manager. So much change occurs in your VM environment, it can be hard to stay ahead of potential problems like: Storage I/O bottlenecks Memory & CPU over-utilization VM sprawl wasting resources Capacity shortfalls Over & undersized VMs And on...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Top 5 Reasons why Customers Deploy a Flash Strategy on EMC

    Customer are increasingly virtualizing their environment to maximise capacity and reduce costs. This EMC report provides details of a solution with unprecedented overall performance, optimizing for transactional performance and capacity effeciency with no trade offs. Read More.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    5 Strategies for Modern Data Protection

    It’s no secret that today’s unprecedented data growth, datacenter consolidation and server virtualization are wreaking havoc with conventional approaches to backup and recovery. Read the five strategies for modern data protection that will not only help solve your current data management challenges but also ensure that you’re poised to meet...

    Sponsored By CommVault Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Transforming your voice, video and collaboration - Unified communications for mobile and social collaboration

    A recent IDG survey of CIOs revealed that those using virtual desktops now say the biggest benefits are increased simplicity and a more productive and mobile workforce. Find out how other companies are using virtual desktops to: Drastically cut IT investment costs Simplify management across multiple platforms...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Sep 2014

    Blue Coat's Encrypted Traffic Management Interactive E-Guide

    According to Gartner, 50% of ALL network attacks will hide in SSL by 2017. SSL Encrypted traffic is pervasive and can improve security of data but it also bypasses most policy enforcement points. This is creating a significant data security, privacy and compliance risk for businesses. Get up to...

    Sponsored By Blue Coat Systems

  • eBooks // Sep 2014

    Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption

    Wasn't encryption supposed to improve network security? All too often SSL is a carrier of new and successful attacks. Discover how to transform the increased risk into an effective strategy for encrypted traffic management.

    Sponsored By Blue Coat Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Blue Coat SSL Visibility

    To be secure against targeted attacks, organizations need complete visibility into the SSL traffic coming across the WAN. Discover the risks posed by the use of SSL encryption, and the products that can help you defend your business.

    Sponsored By Blue Coat Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Firewall Buyers Guide 2014

    Make an informed decision on the right firewall for your business with The Firewall Buyers Guide. This guide gives you: • The fundamentals of modern firewall technology • The ten critical business requirements your next firewall needs to address • Information on how to create a vendor request for proposal...

    Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks

  • eBooks // Oct 2014

    Building Smarter Planet Solutions with MQTT and IBM WebSphere MQ Telemetry

    MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a messaging protocol that is lightweight enough to be supported by the smallest devices, yet robust enough to ensure that important messages get to their destinations every time. With MQTT devices such as smart energy meters, cars, trains, satellite receivers, and personal health care devices...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6

    IBM WebSphere Extreme Scale software provides your business-critical enterprise applications with an in-memory grid that is powerful and scalable.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    IBM WebSphere MQ: The right information in the right place and time

    The history of information technology (IT) in the enterprise has been the history of connecting things together. Whether IT is connecting people, applications, systems or data, as years have passed, the number of connections between every aspect of the business and the infrastructure has increased, almost beyond measure. A key...

    Sponsored By IBM