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  • Sponsored By Global Knowledge // 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,...

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    Sponsored By Global Knowledge // Jul 2014

    Is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Moving Closer to Reality?

    Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum along with Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This paper examines the history of NFV and explores the prospects for networking to gradually evolve from a hardware-centric approach to a software-driven model. It concludes with an examination of future market implications and how NFV can help...

  • Sponsored By Global Knowledge // 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 // Jul 2014

    IaaS Public Clouds and the Perceived Security Threat

    Present concerns about cloud security are reminiscent of the fears in the 1980s of LANs and a highly distributed IT infrastructure, and they also echo the efforts in the 1990s to stop Internet usage at work. But the issue really isn't security; it's governance to ensure interoperability and portability. We...

  • Sponsored By Global Knowledge // Jul 2014

    SDN and Cloud Computing

    After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes...

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development

    Agile methods are increasingly popular in application, enterprise and embedded development. Yet the question remains: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? Find out how leading companies are beginning to exploit agile's iterative processes for far more than software.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Agile in the embedded world

    This paper introduces practical approaches to Agile focused on core principles and practices and shows how they improve project results for embedded systems development. Agile methods are a cohesive set of concepts, principles and practices to address the challenges of software development.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Ditch the documents and spreadsheets - Manage requirements efficiently and more accurately with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

    Using productivity tools for requirements management is like using a hammer to open a bottle. It gets the job done, but at what cost? IBM Rational DOORS NG offers effective requirements management capabilities by including the ability to capture relationships and manage dependencies.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Requirements-driven Quality ROI Calculator

    IBM Rational requirements-driven quality ROI calculator provides an estimated return on investment from implementing one or more of our quality and requirements definition and management solutions. See how these solutions help you achieve predictability in desired business outcomes, allowing you to: Reduce risk and rework by unifying stakeholders and...

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Real-time agility: Core principles and practices for embedded-software teams

    This paper introduces practical approaches to Agile focused on core principles and practices and shows how they improve project results for embedded systems development. Agile methods are a cohesive set of concepts, principles and practices to address the challenges of software development.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Agile Deployment for Embedded Software & Complex Systems

    Agile is a cornerstone of software delivery from IT to complex and embedded systems. This research-based paper reports on key challenges, patterns and working practices for extending Agile to cross-discipline deployment in product and systems development.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    IBM Rational Automotive Engineering Solution ekit

    Organizations in the automotive industry face increasing engineering related challenges due to market needs requiring vehicles to be smarter, intelligent, instrumented and interconnected more than ever before. This resource center includes materials which address those challenges and describe the benefits of the IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Simplifying cloud management and data center automation

    This white paper explores the value of standardizing and automating cloud services with a flexible platform, such as IBM Cloud Orchestrator. Learn how to orchestrate the development, deployment and management of cloud services - helping to reduce IT costs and accelerate service delivery.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    IBM Cloud solution reduces e-commerce service deployment times by as much as 85 percent (case study)

    Manual processes inhibited the ability of Wuxi Lake Cloud to meet customer demand for rapid e-commerce system deployment. After deploying IBM SmartCloud software the company significantly decreased system deployment and recovery times.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Optimize workloads to achieve success with cloud and big data

    IBM Workload Automation is a sophisticated, cloud-enabled solution that unifies disparate applications and business processes to help organizations achieve superior efficiency and availability while leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: The compelling case for a business focus in IT service management

    IBM SmartCloud Control Desk enables organizations to integrate and automate asset and IT service management across data centers, cloud-based environments and endpoints to bridge silos of capabilities, minimize management complexity and provide user simplicity.

  • Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric // Jul 2014

    Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers

    Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is possible to dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centers through appropriate design of the network-critical physical infrastructure and through the design of the IT architecture. This paper explains...

  • Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric // Jul 2014

    Ultra high efficiency cooling modules for large data centers

    Of the various economizer (free cooling) modes for data centers, using fresh air is often viewed as the most energy efficient approach. However, this paper shows how indirect air economizer-based cooling produces similar or better energy savings while eliminating risks posed when outside fresh air is allowed directly into the...

  • Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric // Jul 2014

    Power and Cooling Guidelines for Deploying IT in Colocation Data Centers

    Some prospective colocation data center tenants view power and cooing best practices as constraining. However, an effective acceptable use policy can reduce downtime due to thermal shutdown and human error, reduce stranded capacity, and extend the life of the initial leased space, avoiding the cost of oversized reserved space. This...

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

    The mobile device management market has evolved into the enterprise mobility management suites market. EMM is growing quickly, and the vendor landscape has changed significantly, which will impact IT leaders' choices. Check this Gartner Report Now!