Storage

Choosing a storage technology from the many options available is an on-going challenge. Storage-area-networks, network-attached storage, cloud storage, and virtualized storage represent only a few of the methods and combinations that may be considered. TechRepublic covers these areas, as well as best practices, policies, and procedures for establishing a data storage strategy.

  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Reducing Cost for Archiving - Jaguar Land Rover Case Study

    Jaguar Land Rover was facing storage and infrastructure costs related to business applications They also needed to manage structured and unstructured data. Learn how EMC InfoArchive helped JLR implement a scalable, unified platform and project-based archiving system for easy and fast retrieval of structured and unstructured data.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Upgrading Your vCenter Server and ESXi Host to vSphere 5.5

    There are many issues and requirements to consider when you upgrade vCenter server and ESXi hosts to vSphere 5.5. The last thing you want is to have the upgrade fail or to encounter problems that you could have avoided with a little bit of research. This paper highlights the process,...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Ensuring the Availability of Your IBM Tivoli Monitoring Infrastructure

    This white paper addresses four different components of the Tivoli monitoring infrastructure for creating a high availability environment while providing redundancy and failover capacity. Although the principles are the same for each of these systems, the methods for adhering to these principles are different for each of them.

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Protect Your Critical Web Applications with Imperva

    Web applications are a prime target for hackers because they are easily accessible and can yield highly valuable data. Companies need to protect their websites, but without compromising performance. Imperva’s Web Application Security solutions continuously adapt to evolving threats, and enable security professionals, network managers, and application developers to mitigate...

    Sponsored By Imperva

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts

    With so much talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer, the truth behind what big data is—and what it can do for businesses—can be hard to determine. However, according to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk is not hard to see,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The Future of Email and Applications is Social

    This white paper examines the state of collaboration in today's enterprise and provides an IBM point of view on how collaboration will evolve, along with how Notes and Domino software will fit into the new collaboration equation.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    The Federal Government Should Have NIST As Well

    Critical to certification for meeting FIPS, is the implementation of security controls from NIST 800-53, Appendix F. Focusing on the capabilities needed to meet these requirements, this paper provides background about the Vormetric Data Security Platform and the Vormetric Transparent Encryption product that is delivered through that platform.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Securing Big Data HADOOP Performance with Vormetric Transparent Encryption

    This White Paper shows the performance of several benchmark tests of Vormetric Transparent Encryption running on a Cloudera HADOOP system using several different workloads. The overhead is minimal and within acceptable norms of performance vs. security tradeoffs.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    HP HAVEn: See the Big Picture in Big Data -- Pinpoint Security Risks with 100% Better Insights

    Security breaches can happen anywhere in an organization, and having the ability to analyze any form of data can give you the edge against fraud, theft, and infiltration by pinpointing abnormal behavior patterns. Understanding your security vulnerabilities requires rapid, deep analytics against business data, machine data, and unstructured human information....

    Sponsored By Hewlett Packard

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Migrating to an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government: Top 5 Considerations

    VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution built on vSphere®, which empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure. As a result, government agencies can avoid the cost and complexity of re-architecting and retraining sta¬ff for public cloud infrastructure that is...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    A Guide to Hybrid Cloud for Government Agencies An inside-out approach for extending your data center to the cloud

    The majority of government customers operate some combination of onsite and offsite IT environments and are struggling to manage both new and legacy applications and infrastructure. Enterprise-class hybrid cloud empowers government customers to leverage existing investments in applications and infrastructure, and avoid the complexity of having to rewrite applications to...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data Research

    Based on EMA’s survey of more than 250 business and technology stakeholders that provided data on more than 600 active Big Data efforts, this paper explores what’s really happening in the world of Big Data. Read the whitepaper to find out the key trends surrounding the adoption, expectations and challenges...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Company Success Through Business Intelligence

    Forrester conducted in-depth surveys and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and big data tools. In this paper, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in BI and analytics, and what steps...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality

    Organizations are transforming not only their systems, cultures, and processes to take advantage of an increasing volume of data collected in the moment. They’re reinventing the enterprise not simply so they can react to business demands in real time but also to anticipate changes before they occur.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data 2013

    The 2013 EMA/9sight Big Data research makes a clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. This year's survey went beyond simple questions of strategy adoption and use to explore why and how companies are utilizing Big Data.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Big Data Predictive analytics solutions, Q1 2013

    Vendors must rise to the challenge of big data predictive analytics; the big data market is growing as organizations scramble to harness predictive analytics; and big data handling, modeling tools, and algortihsm are key to differentiators

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    SAP Makes Big Data Real

    Big Data refers to the challenges of capturing, managing, and analyzing large volumes of various types of data with great velocity. Big Data presents a big opportunity for you to gain greater business value. From major league sports and personalized shopping to carbon reduction and cancer treatment, organizations are leveraging...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Deduplication solutions are not all created equal, why Data Domain?

    There is a common misconception that all deduplication systems are created the same and many organisations are doing their homework prior to making a purchase decision. There are certain key things to look for when you are researching a deduplication storage solution and that is the subject of this whitepaper....

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Streamlined server management at every stage of the IT life cycle

    Traditional server management and provisioning can create unnecessary burdens for many organizations. Information technology (IT) administrators in today’s business environments need a more streamlined process to manage servers throughout the IT life cycle, including tools to help them diagnose problems and procedures for efficiently resolving errors. This white paper provides...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Info-Tech Vendor Landscape: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

    In this analyst report, Info-Tech detail out how the vendor landscape and how to reduce risks to critical systems and data with IDPS-enabled visibility and responsiveness. IBM can be found in the champion zone of the landscape.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    How IBM is Enhancing BCM to Help Address Changing Business Realities (Fondly referred to as the IBM story)

    When an organization’s business strategy undergoes significant changes, new risks can arise. Taking a smarter approach to your business continuity program so that it connects business resiliency directly to your business strategy helps address these risks before they can affect your business. IBM did just that with its own business...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Apr 2014

    The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery (Forrester)

    Are you considering in-house disaster recovery management? In the last five years, many companies have. But did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study “The Risks...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Presentations // Apr 2014

    Five Myths of DIY Disaster Recovery

    Learn about the most common faulty disaster recovery assumptions, from insufficient employee work arrangements to the inadequacy of annual or biannual disaster recovery testing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    A Broadband Company Streamlines its Recovery Processes with IBM Cloud

    Read the case study “A broadband company streamlines its recovery processes with IBM Cloud” to learn how IBM service teams used cloud-based technology to help the company develop an innovative and proven cloud computing solution for its backup and recovery environment. IBM’s turnkey solution helped the company improve protection, recovery,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Apr 2014

    SmartCloud Managed Backup Portal Demo

    As your business expands, your data footprint grows even faster. The information you collect is valuable for better business insights and analytics. But with more data comes more responsibility to protect and secure it. IBM SmartCloud Managed Backup Service can provide you with the scalability to back up increasing amounts...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Is A Leader Among Traditional Disaster Recovery Service Providers

    In a recent Forrester Wave report, IBM is identified as a “top dog” among traditional disaster recovery service providers, with a strong product offering and global presence. Read this specially commissioned IBM executive brief of the Wave report to find out how IBM’s disaster recovery services can help you meet...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Using Encryption and Access Control for PCI DSS 3.0 Compliance in AWS

    Compliance and security continue to be top concerns for organizations that plan to move their environment to cloud computing. Besides that, achieving PCI compliance is not a simple task. It is difficult for many organizations to navigate the current landscape of information systems and adequately fulfill all PCI DSS requirements....

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting Your Business: Addressing Business Risk with Effective Technology

    Over the past five years, companies of all sizes have been under increased pressure to improve IT efficiency and effectiveness. This is especially true for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that have fewer than 1,000 employees but must match larger company competitors in managing their on-premise resources (most notably x86...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Smarter Security Intelligence: Leverage Big Data Analytics to Improve Enterprise Security

    Big data has been big news in recent years. While organizations have, to date, been busy exploring and experimenting, they are now beginning to focus on using big data technologies to solve business problems.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?

    Mobile security is more than protecting the device. It is protecting applications on the device and preventing data leakage in the enterprise. IBM Security AppScan helps determine vulnerabilities early in the application development cycle to eliminate vulnerabilities malware can exploit.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Tolly Test Report: IBM Security Web Gateway Appliance

    The report summarizes the Tolly Group’s evaluation of the performance characteristics of the IBM Security Web Gateway AMP 5100 Appliance. It finds the IBM appliance to be 100% effective in blocking inline-preventable web threats and attacks, as well as being powerful and easy to use.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Prefabricated Modular Data Centres

    Data centre systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerised, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Analytic Databases for Big Data

    Organizations are contemplating a replacement of their analytic databases, data warehouses, and similar platforms to keep pace with new and intensifying requirements for advanced analytics in a "big data" world. As user organizations make such platform replacements -- or add additional platforms to their expanding data warehouse architectures -- they...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Big Data Gets Personal: Business Report

    Big data and personal data are converging to shape the Internet's most surprising consumer products. They'll predict your needs and store your memories -- if you let them. Fast-developing methods for collecting and analyzing these types of "big data" promise valuable insights to retailers, urban planners, and for individuals. This...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Analyst Briefings // Dec 2013

    NSS Labs Network Intrusion Prevention System Product Analysis- IBM GX7800

    Learn how IBM performed in the latest NSS Labs testing, exploring the security effectiveness and performance characteristics of the GX7800 intrusion prevention appliance. This analyst paper covers: How IBM achieved an exploit block rate of 95.7% Ratings for stability/reliability and evasion Performance ratings based on "real-world" scenarios

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Security Intelligence is the Smart Way to Keep the Cloud Safe

    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 // Dec 2013

    The Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Security in the Cloud

    As cloud computing gains more traction, more businesses are beginning to align their security strategy to better manage the privacy and compliance challenges of this new deployment model. Indeed, cloud models are being used not only to add compute and storage resources, they are also becoming an imperative for data...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Nov 2013

    Product Preview: Big Data Analytics

    Ready for strategic real-time answers to your most critical business questions? Want the ability to make decisions based on predictive data-driven insights and not just intuition? See how Workday Big Data Analytics allows managers and executives to gain insight into information that was previously too difficult or time-consuming to obtain.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Boosting Enterpise Security with Integrated Log Management

    This white paper explains an integrated approach for reducing potential security risks and facilitating compliance, and introduces how IBM® Security QRadar® Log Manager can help organizations stay a step ahead of the latest security threats.

    Sponsored By IBM