Servers

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

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Building a Home Lab for VMware sphere 5.1

    I often get asked by my students how to setup a home lab for study after class, and the result is this white paper. This paper is broken down into three major sections: the hardware required, the VMware Workstation configuration, and installing vSphere and Virtual Center (VC). This white paper...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    DirectAccess: The New VPN

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have a new built-in architecture designed to create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. This new technology is known as DirectAccess (DA) and is forecasted to replace traditional VPN connections for most of your remote access needs. DA can be installed as a...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • Webcasts // Oct 2013

    On-demand Webcast: Protect your Microsoft server applications and data across physical, virtual, and cloud environments

    If you rely on Microsoft’s server applications – ranging from Exchange to SharePoint to SQL Server, and more – you know how mission-critical those applications are to your core business operations. A catastrophic loss of data or disaster hitting any one of these bottom-line systems could have devastating consequences that...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Flash vs. Disk Video

    Ambuj Goyal and Larry Chiu discuss the importance of flash and how this technology outperforms disk in capacity, cost efficiency, energy consumption and speed to deployment.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2011

    SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: What's New?

    This white paper examines the new features and updates in Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows 7 and SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2, both of which were released on February 22, 2011. Although the two service packs are mostly independent of each other in updates and features, they do...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Leveraging Windows 7 for Better User Support

    The good news is that I can't remember seeing a new version of Windows that does more for the support professional than Windows 7 does. This white paper takes a look at some Windows 7 technologies that you may be able to put to use in order to make the...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Windows 8 Reality

    Windows 8 is a Tablet OS first and foremost. Microsoft is designing Windows 8 to run on any type of form-factor, but its roots will be the slate or tablet style of interface. Personally, I know it will be hard for me to adapt at first, but it is time...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Building a Home Lab for VMware vSphere5

    I often get asked by my students how to setup a home lab for study after class, and the result is this white paper. This paper is broken down into three major sections: the hardware required, the VMware Workstation configuration, and installing vSphere and Virtual Center (VC). This white paper...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Defending Against Denial of Service Attacks

    This whitepaper utilizes end-user interviews to better understand their DDoS defense plans where they discovered a clear knowledge gap around the Denial of Service attacks in use and the defenses needed to maintain availability. The paper provides detail on the attacks in use, suggests realistic defensive architectures and tactics and...

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    CryptoLocker - Your Money or Your Life

    CryptoLocker belongs to a family of malware called "ransomware", which is designed to extort money from victims by denying them access to their personal files. It targets all Windows Operating Systems, from Windows XP to Windows 8, and typically remains unnoticed by victims until it's too late and the damage...

    Provided By Webroot Software

  • Webcasts // Oct 2013

    On-demand webcast: Top 20 cloud and virtualization do’s and don’ts for IT infrastructure

    There are two types of IT professionals in this world: those who use cloud services and those who provide cloud services for others to use. The lure of being a cloud service user is simple: all you have to do is pay-as-you-go and everything will be taken care of for...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Minimizing Windows 7 "Interface Shock"

    Every desktop administrator worries about the potential disruption from a new user interface. Such a distraction has come to be known as "interface shock." Fortunately, it is possible to minimize interface shock for users by leveraging Group Policy to make Windows 7 look more like Windows XP. This white paper...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    To Know MED-V In Windows 7

    This white paper introduces MED-V (Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization), Microsoft's enterprise-oriented tool for delivering legacy applications in virtual machines running on clients across your business network. The author discusses topics such as whether you need MED-V and how to get it, requirements, core features, and implementing and managing MED-V.

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IT Infrastructure: From Silos to Optimised Infrastructure Management

    InfoWorld have released the latest results from their IT Monitoring study, evaluating the complexities of managing siloed performance views and the need for a unified IT monitoring approach. This whitepaper provides key insights for IT teams managing traditional and newer technologies across social, cloud and mobile platforms and discusses the...

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Delivering on the promise of virtualization: Cisco Unified Computing Systems

    This document describes Cisco UCS by looking at how its three main components—unified fabric, unified management, and powerful servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors—solve the problems that virtualization creates. Sponsored by Cisco and Intel® Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Hyper-V Server 2008 R2: Free Virtualization without a Server Operating System

    Virtualization is a hot topic, with a number of techniques, tools, and technologies available. Some of the benefits of virtualization include hardware cost savings, role separation, configuration optimization, less disruption when one specialized VM goes down, easier reallocation of resources such as memory, support for legacy applications, and as a...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Key Considerations for Increasing Windows System Performance

    Rather than rely on the Windows built-in defrag tool to address performance problems “after-the-fact” on laptops and workstations, IT departments can now address the problem proactively to eliminate performance-robbing fragmentation from ever occurring. One simple fix will put a stop to pesky helpdesk performance issues and ensure you never defrag...

    Provided By Condusiv Technologies

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operations Support Systems

    With IBM's Service Assurance and Fulfillment solution CSPs are able to integrate business processes with service delivery systems, modernize legacy and proprietary systems, and focus on fast return on investment. And in the first ever Magic Quadrant for Operations Support Systems (OSS), Gartner has declared IBM the "leader" in the...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Toyota: Fujitsu Drives Outsourcing for Toyota

    Toyota Motor Corporation is the third largest automaker in the world and produces a full range of model offerings - from mini-vehicles to large trucks. As a medium size organisation, Toyota Australia is not justified to invest so much on manpower to support the major IT activity. By outsourcing, it...

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Virtualization 101

    This white paper defines virtualization and focuses on how certain trends, such as server virtualization, are changing the datacenter. We'll look at what makes virtualization so compelling to companies in terms of efficiencies, improved resource utilization, cost reductions, and automation, to name a few. We'll also address the ways in...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Mind the Gap: What is an ITIL® Gap Analysis?

    Organizations adopting ITIL best practices almost always ask, "Where do I begin?". The answer is a gap analysis. ITIL describes a gap analysis as a means of identifying areas where an organization falls short of its long-term vision. This white paper describes what a gap analysis is, what it entails,...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cloud-Based Mobile Device Security Streamlines Data Protection

    As smartphones and tablets have become increasingly sophisticated, the amount and types of data stored on them have increased. Confidential data once stored inside the firewall now resides on mobile devices, but many small and medium businesses have not taken sufficient action to address the risks this presents. SMB IT...

    Provided By Webroot Software

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Guide to 50% Faster VMs - No Hardware Required

    For administrators who want to increase application performance in their virtual environment without incurring the cost of additional hardware, this white paper outlines how I/O optimization technologies deliver performance at a fraction of the cost of hardware for applications with the heaviest workloads. The white paper identifies how the...

    Provided By Condusiv Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    How to Boost Physical Servers by 50%—Without New Hardware

    IT faces immense data growth and heavier server workloads, but there is no longer a need to add hardware for performance: IT now has the ability to manage the I/O explosion and gain high-performance—overnight—with hardware they already have. Learn about optimized I/O and how it efficiently boosts IOPS and reduces...

    Provided By Condusiv Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    NSS Labs 2013 Firewall Comparative Analysis - Security Value Map

    This high-level document clearly illustrates the relative value of security investment options by mapping security effectiveness and value (cost per protected Mbps) of tested product configurations. NSS Labs 'Recommends' the Stonesoft FW-1301 after it scored 100% for Stability, 100% for Evasion, 100% for Leakage, and 100% in the central...

    Provided By McAfee

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Strategy guide: Planning a Cloud Investment

    Making the decision to move to the cloud is a largely inevitable but potentially complex step in today's business evolution. It is likely that you have already virtualised all or part of your IT estate to reduce the cost and management overhead associated with running workloads on physical infrastructure. Moving...

    Provided By Adapt

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Mind the Virtual Gap - Convergence of Everything

    In the last 7 years, virtualization has profoundly changed the IT world. In 2013, even though the latest buzz may have shifted towards cloud computing, big data and mobility, virtualization remains the foundation for all of the above With wide ranging benefits that include reduced capital and operational costs, greater...

    Provided By HP

  • White Papers // May 2012

    IBM PureFlex Systems running Red Hat Enterprise Solutions

    The IBM PureFlex System - a completely integrated hardware and software solution - optimized with Red Hat Enterprise Linux can improve business responsiveness, making it easier to take advantage of the power of open standards while driving efficiency with integrated management.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2012

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the IBM PureFlex System

    The SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, now on the IBM PureFlex System, provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment with faster deployment, better business agility, lower power consumption, better hardware utilization and lower total cost of ownership.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    IBM WP: Why Flex System is Best Blade Solution on Market

    IBM Flex System is quite simply the best blade offering on the market. The rest of this document explains briefly how and why IBM Flex System outperforms mere blade systems IBM Flex. It illustrates the combination of capabilities that Flex System solutions offer and blade systems from HP, Dell, Cisco...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Security and Speed

    Competitive organizations require a solution that cuts the security overhead dramatically while optimizing application delivery to mitigate any remaining reductions in performance. Download this white paper to learn how you can both maintain performance and raise the overall security posture of the organization.

    Provided By F5 Networks

  • Presentations // Nov 2013

    Planning and budgeting with Cognos Enterprise

    See how IBM Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler, a feature of Cognos Enterprise, can help your organization improve planning and budgeting processes.

    Provided By IBM

  • Resource Center // Sep 2013

    Unlocking Big Data

    Big Data solutions are fast becoming the foundation for a new era of progress and innovation – an era that will give rise to an intelligent economy of smart cars, smart buildings, better healthcare, law enforcement and education, plus new and better ways of interacting with customers, and phenomenal productivity...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Global Study Website

    Based on an independent global study of 3,200 respondents around the world, nearly half (45%) of all respondents report that their senior executives are not confident that their organizations have adequate availability, security, and backup and recovery capabilities. Visit this site to view the full results of the study...

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Trust in IT Curve Global Study

    Discover the impact and upside of having high IT Trust maturity, as captured in this overview of the survey results.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Five essentials for better workforce continuity - Integrating the human side into your strategy

    No matter how slight the risk appears, organizations know that the threat of a disaster is always a possibility. Many organizations - and most likely yours - have taken steps to incorporate disaster recovery planning for their facilities and technology. But you may not have fully considered the impact of...

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Oct 2013

    Come visualize the future with Many Eyes

    Learn how you can join IBM Many Eyes – a thriving, growing community to generate and share visualizations.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Analysis for Everyone

    IBM Cognos analysis software enables every kind of user to outperform by providing a full range of analysis capabilities.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2004

    Active Directory Benefits for Smaller Enterprises

    Microsoft Active Directory (AD) has been available since early 2000, and while most organizations have completed their AD deployment and are realizing the many business benefits of having deployed Active Directory, there are still organizations that have either not completed their deployment or have yet to take advantage of some...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Automating and Managing Windows Server Failover Clusters With PowerShell

    Learn how the new failover clustering PowerShell cmdlets introduced in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system simplifies server management. Coupled with other PowerShell cmdlets included in Windows Server that provide a variety of features and server roles, these new failover clustering tools provide both a powerful command-line interface and...

    Provided By Microsoft