Virtualization

Business are reaping the rewards of faster, simplified and efficient infrastructures through virtualization.

  • eBooks // May 2014

    Software Defined Storage for Dummies

    This book examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Want to get “Flashed” by NetApp?

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Whitepaper - Next Gen Virtualization & Hybrid Cloud with ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)

    The pace of change in IT systems is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Organizations are constantly seeking to simplify and optimize their IT infrastructure to make it more adaptable and innovative to get a competitive advantage. IDC has quantified the network-related...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Unleashing IT ACI Special Edition Article

    Virtualization, cloud, and mobility are opening new avenues in the IT world and could require infrastructure changes. The new Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) is the future of networking with a holistic architecture, centralized automation, and policy-driven application profiles. Featured customers weigh in on their decision to implement Cisco...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Protect Critical Healthcare Data

    Protecting healthcare data is more important—and more challenging—than ever before. With most patient information now residing in digital format, healthcare organizations must rely on IT solutions to protect patient privacy and safeguard against disasters that may cause physical damage to patient information. In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...

    Sponsored By HP

  • Webcasts // Nov 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Moving the Data Center to Hyper-Converged & Web-Scale: A Customer and Analyst View

    As enterprises take their data centers to 100% virtualization, the needs for IT infrastructure have moved beyond converged infrastructure such as VCE Vblock and toward hyper-converged, web-scale architectures. Join this technical webinar to hear from CBSi editors, Taneja Group analysts, and Nutanix customers about how web-scale converged infrastructure is...

    Sponsored By Nutanix

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Networking for a Smarter Data Centre: Getting it right

    This paper explores how a holistic management approach to networks, servers, storage and applications can aid in the evolution to a smarter data centre and drive optimal value for the organisation. Download this whitepaper now and learn how your organisation can leverage virtualisation for deploying services efficiently and responding to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Accelerate your IT Services: Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions

    This white paper provides an overview of Dell Red Hat Enterprise Cloud Solutions and the benefits of cloud computing, specifically private cloud deployments. Learn about the different configuration options available from Dell and Red Hat to address your organization's specific needs. Co-sponsored by Red Hat:

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    New age security threats require new age solutions. Fixing security requires a fresh approach.

    Current endpoint software security software is resource heavy and therefore slow. With the growing number of exploits and mobile attacks available to modern cybercriminals, real-time, actionable threat intelligence within a global context is more important than ever for securing organizations. Find out how to face these challenges in this information...

    Sponsored By Webroot

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Surviving Disruption

    Disruption is coming. Are you ready? It's not enough to know that a threat is coming. You need to know whether it's coming right for you. In this spotlight on managing disruption that first appeared in the Harvard Business Review, industry leaders Maxwell Wessel and Clayton Christensen propose a systematic...

    Sponsored By Jama Software

  • Webcasts // Sep 2014

    Flash Storage Designed for the Most Exacting Requirements - Yours

    Flash is transforming the industry. Yes Flash is fast, but harnessing the power of Flash requires architecture and software. With a purpose built scale-out architecture and unique in memory data services as well as a consistent performance at scale, XtremIO is unmatched in the All-Flash array market. Flash can also...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    EMC InfoArchive: Data Sheet

    Information accumulation stretches capacity to the breaking point, with higher costs for servers, storage, application maintenance, database software, and operations. Keeping all information in its source application is neither cost-effective nor scalable. And backup is only a temporary measure; difficult to access and not a compliant solution.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Securosis Report: Security Management 2.5: Replacing Your SIEM Yet?

    In this report, analyst Securosis, go into detail on the changing organizations needs and requirements in a SIEM solution, including malware detection, and discuss the evolutionary changes to meet these demands.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Defending Against Malware: A Holistic Approach to One of Today's Biggest IT Risks.

    Fighting malware doesn’t have to be a losing battle. The key is to remember that the varieties of malware on the loose today mean no single method of defense will suffice. An integrated portfolio of solutions, such as those provided by IBM, can work together to enhance protection.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    IDC Report: The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Maximizing Your Opportunity by Extending The IBM System Z Environment To Support Mobility

    This IDC Reports looks at how System Z, IBM’s mainframe environment, is used by enterprises to handle large volumes of critical data in a highly secure, available environment. Today, many of the applications and services on these environments are backoffice environments with green-screen interfaces, but as mobile becomes an increasingly...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    IBM System Z in a mobile World

    Becoming a mobile enterprise is about re-imagining your business around constantly connected customers and employees. The speed of mobile adoption dictates transformational innovation rather than incremental innovation. Mobile really is a disruptive innovation. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments - IDC Report

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Migrating Linux applications from x86 to IBM Power Systems: A discussion of best practices

    PowerVM is a complete virtualization solution that is integrated and packaged with Power Systems. This is a very robust implementation of virtualization developed by IBM, based on best practices learned over the course of four decades of experience with the IBM mainframe. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence

    By combining the industry-leading security intelligence capabilities of IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform with the robust data security capabilities of IBM InfoSphere Guardium, organizations can help prevent attacks, ensure compliance and reduce costs of security management.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The State of Mobile Security Maturity

    In this study, we set to explore, with the help of ISMG, how enterprises view mobile security risks, what capabilities they are currently deploying vis-à-vis the four pillars of the framework and what their short-to- medium-term plans are to extend these capabilities.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Migrating Your Data Center to an Application Centric Infrastructure

    Organizations everywhere recognize that changing application environments are creating new demands for the IT infrastructure, causing a transformation within the data center. There is a need to address key business and technological transitions in terms of application delivery and consumption. As such, data center managers are assessing what new capabilities...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Flash Storage For Dummies (South Africa)

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/Ointensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Want to get “Flashed” by NetApp?

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Can The Enterprise Count On The Cloud For Data Protection? 

    Despite the recent negative headlines, a cloud enhanced data protection service is an ideal use of cloud storage. It provides off-site, geographically dispersed data protection so that in the event of a site or even regional disaster, an organization’s digital assets can still be recovered in a timely manner. The...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    CA LISA Service Virtualization On-the-Go Demo

    Demonstration of CA LISA Service Virtualization capabilities, including how organizations can “Shift-Left” their SDLC, reduce infrastructure requirements, and reduce data/scenario management constraints all while improving application quality.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IAM Across Cloud and On-premise Environments: Best Practices for Maintaining Security and Control

    Many organisations leverage a hybrid cloud & on-premise architecture, but one of their major challenges is ensuring users can seamlessly move around the environment while still maintaining consistent control and security policy between on-premise and cloud services.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    10 Reasons to Choose Hitachi UCP

    Sit back as we reveal the 10 reason that IT professionals choose Hitachi UCP. Find out how other IT specialists and their organisations have used UCP to support and improve their VMware and vSphere environments with reliability and agility.

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // May 2014

    How to Plan the Perfect Enterprise-Class Office 365 environment

    Microsoft ventures into cloud services space for the first time in 13 years with Office 365. While this robust email and collaboration tool has many benefits as a hosted service, there are still enhancements that require a third party support. This whitepaper will explore the security, archiving and encryption capabilities...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Osterman Research: The importance of Continuity in Office 365 Environments

    Email downtime is a fact of life for virtually every organisation and carries with it a variety of consequences that range from the annoying to the financially devastating. This paper addresses the solutions around email outages and downtime and what business decision makers need to consider as they develop their...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Improving the cost and management of mirroring data with a Stretched Cluster Solution

    In today’s world, storage and performance requirements are growing faster than ever before and the costs of managing this growth are eating up more and more of the typical IT budget. With the Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) four core elements of IT Infrastructure – networking, CPU, storage and security–...

    Sponsored By Tectrade

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Next - Generation Security Platform for Critical Infrastructure

    SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), which are used to automate industrial processes in critical infrastructure industries such as utilities and transportation, have undergone dramatic transformations. What once was a collection of isolated, proprietary systems based on serial protocols are now highly interconnected systems which leverage the internet protocol and...

    Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Redefining networks for cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security - New technologies are pushing networks to the breaking point

    Much has been written about cloud, big data, mobile, social, and IT security as significant forces that are transforming information technology and business. Much less has been said about the impact of these forces on networking—or about the role that networks play when business initiatives are based on them. Download...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    2014 Gartner Report: Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

    "IBM Security QRadar received an ""Excellent"" product viability rating again by Gartner in its Critical Capabilities for SIEM report. The report assesses 13 SIEM technologies by evaluating the capabilities that are critical for the support of threat management, compliance, and general SIEM deployment use cases. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Today's Biggest IT Risks : Defending Against Malware -A Holistic Approach

    Fighting malware doesn’t have to be a losing battle. The key is to remember that the varieties of malware on the loose today mean no single method of defense will suffice. An integrated portfolio of solutions, such as those provided by IBM, can work together to enhance protection. Download this...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Strengthen Security with Intelligent Identity and Access Management

    Managing user identities and user-access privileges is a cornerstone of effective security for organizations. It is vitally important to verify that only the right people can access protected resources and that their activities are sufficiently monitored. However, in order to effectively compete and meet customer expectations, organizations are increasing the...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Mitigating Risk with Security Intelligence and Identity Assurance

    IBM Security QRadar and IBM Security identity and access management solutions deliver out-of-the-box integration, enabling organizations to quickly identify anomalies in user behavior, protect against insider fraud and demonstrate compliance with growing security regulations.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Holistic Fraud Prevention: Transforming the Customer's Experience

    Financial institutions are on a perpetual quest to improve customer engagement to drive increased transactions, account balances, loyalty and ultimately, profitability. Providing exceptional service to online banking customers is particularly critical. Unfortunately, the imprecise, antiquated fraud controls that many financial institutions rely on are not only failing to protect...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Business Resiliency: The Need for 24/7/365 Operations

    Today’s customers and business partners expect 24/7/365 uptime. Server and infrastructure outages can cost thousands of dollars every minute, when you calculate the costs of remediation, the lost revenue and productivity, the reputation damage, and the penalties associated with SLA and regulatory non-compliance. Many companies would consider their tolerance for...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Deliver Actionable Identity Intelligence with Solutions from IBM

    Integrated, intelligent IBM Security identity and access management solutions are designed to turn identity into the new security perimeter so organizations can better govern identities, gain control, and employ analytics in support of both security and regulatory compliance.

    Sponsored By IBM