This white paper digs deep into the reasons testing mobile apps is fundamentally harder than traditional web or desktop applications. A collaboration by Tina Zhuo and Dennis Schultz from IBM along with Yoram Mizrachi from Perfecto Mobile and John Montgomery from uTest, these experts explore the complexities of mobile test environments, the value of the mobile device cloud, the unique role crowd sourcing can play, and how teams can leverage automation to help deliver quality apps.
To stay relevant and competitive in business today, companies must respond and interact with their customers in ways that were simply inconceivable a decade ago. Mobile, social and cloud are enabling businesses to better engage with customers, but these technologies put new pressures on businesses.
Server virtualization is revolutionizing the datacenter by making applications mobile, increasing application uptime, and allowing IT admins to allocate computing resources more efficiently. The technology has been deployed widely enough that the role of the computer server has evolved from directly hosting operating systems and applications to hosting fully virtualized environments. Server that can support more virtualized machines (VMs - complete application stacks) allow their users to gain higher return on their IT investments. Private Cloud can extend the virtualization benefits in ways that broaden the benefits of virtualization to all parts of the organization. In this white paper, you will learn how Corporate IT uses these tools to meet the increasing demand for IT services.
In addition to high reliability and availability, enterprise mission critical applications, data centers operating 24x7, and data analysis platforms all demand powerful data processing capabilities and stability. The NEC PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft® SQL Server® is a best-practice reference architecture for such demanding workloads. It comprises an Express 5800 Scalable Enterprise Server Series with Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family CPUs, high-performance HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage, and Microsoft® SQL Server®
2014. When compared with the previous reference architecture based on a server with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family CPUs, benchmark testing demonstrated a performance improvement of up to 173% in logical scan rate in a data warehouse environment. The testing also demonstrated consistently fast and stable performance in online transaction processing (OLTP) that could potentially be encountered.
Published By: AppSense
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Learn how AppSense Application Manager enables IT Administrators to reliably and effectively enforce software licensing policies on client devices, and therefore gain greater control over the deployment of applications in a Windows Terminal Server environment.
The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail and other applications has been exponential. The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems — failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business. This white paper discusses how a dedicated, optimized network storage solution can increase data availability and reduce operating costs by simplifying management and improving capacity utilization.
Cardiff University was faced with the challenge of modernizing its work environment. By utilizing IBM WebSphere Portal software, they have streamlined their business processes with electronic forms and role-based portal applications. This webcast explains how you can reap the benefits of IBM portals and Web 2.0 in your own environment.
Use of instant messaging applications-like AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger and ICQ-and peer-to-peer applications has grown significantly. Although the benefits of real-time communication offer a productivity benefit to corporate environments, instant messaging and peer-to-peer applications add significant vulnerabilities and risks to an enterprise's security posture.
This white paper highlights Cenzic’s recommendation of a process of continuous assessment for applications in development and production environments -- a process that can equally apply to Intranet and public facing applications alike. Continuous testing can now be easily and safely done in a virtualized environment; no longer putting production web applications at risk. Companies can now easily and quickly, add vulnerability testing to their list of activities for all of their Web applications including production applications. Using a testing methodology across a company’s Web application portfolio will significantly enhance the security of all Web applications.
Published By: ColdSpark
Published Date: Feb 23, 2007
Though legacy open-source email network applications like sendmail and postfix are widely used, the escalating demands of today's enterprise environments have outpaced their capabilities. Large organizations must now look to implement a true enterprise mail transport platform to support the standards of their current and growing business. Learn how to modernize your email system now.
What is often overlooked is that application performance is just one of three key drivers of return on investment (ROI) from your Siebel application. An efficient infrastructure is critical. It's important to optimize the Siebel application for your own unique business environment, user needs and usage patterns. But, it's all for naught if you do not build and sustain adoption and efficient and effective use of the Siebel application by your end users.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.
A world class IT organization needs to be better than even the regulators require – and good IT governance doesn't have to tie the IT department up in red tape. Judicious application of IT best practices, frameworks and methodologies can help achieve this, based on an accurate picture of the IT environment, at which point regulatory compliance becomes a happy side effect. Find out how you can have an up-to-date true view of your infrastructure on a daily basis – not just at a point in time by reading this white paper.
In most drilling applications encoders are used to provide position and speed feedback for proper control of equipment like top drives and pipe racking systems. However, these electronic devices require special attention when used in hazardous environments such as a drilling platform. In this paper, we discuss ways to make encoders suitable for hazardous duty.
Chances are, if you’re utilizing SSL, you’re not utilizing it to its full potential. SSL is a powerful technology that can help organizations protect their data as well as their users. While the technology behind SSL is solid, the most common best practices for its implementation do not take full advantage of the benefits that SSL brings. And this may be inadequate to provide proper security to the modern web application environment.
Published By: ZSL Inc.
Published Date: Jul 20, 2009
Organizations have implemented enterprise applications such as ERP and CRM for business process execution but have failed to address the key enterprise asset: data. In the current economic environment, enterprises that fail to capitalize on their data assets jeopardize their cost structures and their earnings potential. It is vital for organizations to leverage their data assets to measure their business performance, identify the weak poles and strategic improvement spots to scale their business to new heights. Business Intelligence (BI), the recent innovation in IT, has emerged to be a potential hope for the organizations to build a strong business milieu without any new asset investments and utilizing the existing key assets of the organizations.
Traditional datacenter perimeters are dissolving as users access applications from a multitude of environments on a variety of devices. Secure, centralized application management throughout the hybrid cloud network will give an enterprise greater agility to succeed in today’s digital world. Read the whitepaper to learn how.
This reference architecture showcases virtualizing Microsoft applications on VMware® vSphere 4™ and NetApp® unified storage and includes best practices for effective backup and recovery in a virtualized environment.
The Storage Center SAN is a smart, virtual storage platform that speeds storage provisioning for virtual machines, minimizes disk capacity, automates disaster recovery, fine-tunes data placement for virtual applications and provides a shared storage pool available to all VMs all the time. Watch this webcast to see why Dell Compellent storage is the perfect complement to VMware server environments. (39 mins)
Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Sep 23, 2011
Networked storage is being deployed in combination with server virtualization by an increasing amount of organizations interested in - consolidation, reduced costs, improved flexibility and availability of mission-critical applications. This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment. Download now to find out the results.
Enterprise-critical applications—those which drive the core of an organization—require the highest availability infrastructure to support the most stringent service levels. EMC meets this need with a high performing, functionally capable, and competitively priced high-end networked storage system—the EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX® 20K system with the Enginuity™ operating environment. The VMAX 20K scale-out architecture helps organizations exceed the performance and capacity demands of hyper-consolidation, cloud deployments, and all-virtual Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), while simplifying the costs of data management.
You are being buried by data. Multimedia including videos, audio and photos. Unstructured data in presentations, documents and social media feeds. Even the voicemails and databases that used to be the primary residents of your storage system are growing beyond your ability to manage them effectively. How can you keep it all under control without buying an endless stream of disk and storage devices?
Experts from EMC and other leading storage manufacturers discuss the very latest trends in storage solutions and how an effective application of storage strategy can help tame the information beast and keep performance and availability issues at bay.
Attendees will learn:
- What are the hidden drivers in storage growth
- How businesses of all sizes can benefit from a tiered storage strategy
- Why virtualization is penetrating every level of IT
- What role SSD and flash will play in every storage environment
- What to do now to improve storage utilization and save costs
Client virtualization technologies are redefining the way IT resources are
delivered to end users, and creating exciting new opportunities for IT
organizations as they work to streamline and improve operations. By
abstracting applications and operating systems from client hardware,
virtualization enables client assets to be stored on central servers and
delivered to client endpoints.
The implications are profound. End users can log on to any networkconnected
computing device and access their custom operating system
and application environment. For IT departments, central management of
client virtual machine (VM) images brings efficiencies in everything from
routine maintenance and updating to operating system upgrades.
Published By: ExtraHop
Published Date: Jul 25, 2013
Worried about application performance in the cloud? Real-time analysis of wire data provides you with deterministic application response times and detailed L7 metrics. This white paper explains how you can get the visibility you need to manage P2V migrations and cloud performance.
In today’s hyperconnected world—with its multiple mobile devices, ubiquitous Internet access and pervasive social media platforms—people expect immediate access to information and services. These expectations are increasingly felt in corporate IT departments, where business units demand instant applications and fast services.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help corporate IT meet these demands by bringing more flexibility and agility to the environment. But the ultimate solution is to transform the way IT is delivered. Indeed, many enterprises have already started on the journey toward the IT as a service (ITaaS) model.
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