Earlier this year, Schneider Electric launched its preconfigured edge datacenter resources with its SmartBunker and SmartShelter products. In developing these products, Schneider closely examined the requirements for successful, secure, rapid edge deployments in support of the explosion of edge data. The result is a standardized solution that can be customized as required and deployed virtually anywhere.
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated. Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative. The evolution of IT requires a network that evolves along with IT’s changing requirements – a network that continuously adapts to ever-changing security threats, and evolving digitization, mobility, IoT and cloud requirements.
With Mac labs being a major presence on university campuses, many IT admins rely on imaging to ensure computers do not fall prey to viruses and costly data breaches, and to provide students with the education resources they need to be successful. The problem is imaging machines is a tedious and manual process, requiring lots of IT time.
In this white paper, we examine a better way to manage a Mac lab and explain how to:
• Leverage Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) to automatically configure and enroll Mac devices into management
• Make apps and resources readily available for students to use, regardless which computer they choose
• Ensure students only have access to the resources relevant to them by binding machines to your school’s directory services system
It seems like every day there’s another article about IoT, big data analytics, and cloud architectures—and their unlimited potential for companies trying to gain a competitive edge in this digital world. If your business is in the midst of a digital transformation (and chances are, it is), you’re probably already enjoying some the benefits of the public cloud: economies of scale, preconfigured solutions that can be spun up with a few clicks, utility billing, and more. What you may not have heard, however, is how the shared security model of the public cloud affects your security responsibilities —and how it can be used to your advantage in these multicloud environments.
Cisco Meraki MS switches are 100% cloud-managed and can be fully configured from any Internet-accessible location before ever being powered on. Simply add the switch serial number (or order number for large deployments) to your network using the Meraki web-based dashboard. Once added, the switch is fully configurable. When the switch is first powered on and connected to the Internet, it will pull its settings from the cloud.
Cherwell Service Management™ software empowers IT organizations to easily manage their infrastructure at a fraction of the cost and complexity associated with traditional, legacy IT service management software. Designed with a metadata-driven approach, the Cherwell Service Management platform can easily be configured to meet process and integration requirements without writing or touching a single line of code. Furthermore, configurations will never break during version upgrades.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Forget about the complex task of building your own solution. Commvault offers a portfolio of integrated backup appliances that allow you to go from power-up to backup in less than an hour. Each appliance combines Commvault’s industry-leading software with pre-configured and optimized hardware, including an option that uses NetApp’s category-leading NetApp E-Series storage system. To further simplify ordering and deployment, the appliances include a licensing option aligned to the usable storage capacity (e.g., 36TB of NetApp E-Series storage includes 36TB of Commvault back-end terabyte licensing). Or you can purchase the hardware separately and use it with Commvault’s traditional front-end terabyte capacity licensing. Either way, Commvault serves as the single point of contact for software and hardware support issues, and the installation wizard allows you to be up and running quickly regardless of the option you choose.
This start-up guide provides instructions on how to configure the Dell™ PowerEdge™ VRTX chassis with Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 in a supported failover cluster environment. These instructions cover configuration and installation information for chassis-shared storage and networking, failover clustering, Hyper-V, Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), and specialized requirements for Windows Server 2012 to function correctly with the VRTX chassis.
The HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange 2013 are right-sized solutions including servers, storage, networking and services that have been optimized for Microsoft Exchange. There are two HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange. One has been configured for customers who have 200–499 mailboxes and another one for customers with 500-1000 mailboxes.
These solutions are low risk investments because HP understands how to build infrastructures for Microsoft environments and applications. HP and Microsoft have the longest standing relationship in the IT industry spanning 30 years. During this time, HP has gained a deep and comprehensive understanding of Microsoft products. HP has more than 34,000 trained Microsoft specialists, with over 13,000 of them attaining Microsoft-certification. HP has been named Microsoft Enterprise Partner of the Year five times and is Microsoft’s largest Gold Certified partner.
Miercom was engaged to conduct a comparative testing of two high-capacity L2 and L3 network switches: the popular Cisco Catalyst 4500E, and a comparably configured, competitive switch, the FastIron SX 1600, from Brocade Communications Systems.
The SANS 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense offers a blueprint of prioritized guidance to reduce risk. New updates to the SANS 20 signify the growing need to secure digital certificates and cryptographic keys to preserve trusted communications for all of your critical systems and your organization’s interactions with customers and partners.
Too often cyberattacks on keys and certificates are successful because basic security controls are not present or not properly configured. Download the Solution Brief to learn how you can effectively build scalable controls and reduce risk:
• Manage the rapid growth in certificates
• Gain visibility into where keys and certificates are located
• Secure your certificates against cyberattacks
• Enforce automation of certificate issuance and renewal
After you set up your users and groups, the next thing you’ll want to do is configure the software running on your machines. In this webinar, you’ll get a taste of the many kinds of services and packages Puppet can manage on Windows. We’ll present some common use cases that will help you get some quick wins under your belt, including:
- Managing Windows services (Windows Time, Disk Defragmenter, etc.)
- Installing packages
- Managing Windows maintenance tasks via WMI by executing arbitrary PowerShell code
- Creating scheduled tasks in the Task Manager
Puppet can do a lot, but we always recommend starting small and building on your success. Make 2016 the year you banish manual configuration for good!
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
For many organizations, managing network vulnerabilities and risks is a lesson in frustration. Vulnerability scans are typically conducted in response to compliance mandates, and they can reveal up to tens of thousands of exposures—depending upon network size. Scan results are often a complex puzzle of misconfigured devices, unpatched software, and outdated or obsolete systems. And security administrators must struggle to quickly identify and remediate or mitigate the exposures that pose the greatest risk.
Dell vStart systems eliminate the barriers that prevent IT organizations from exploiting the full benefits of virtualization. Prepackaged, preconfigured and ready to run, vStart is a complete virtual solution that is optimized to launch.
• Use CA Live API Creator to deliver running prototypes in hours. Convert business requirements into working software.
• Not just for wireframes, but also for running systems, databases, logic and user interfaces. It’s as simple as a spreadsheet and just as fast.
• Impress your business users with results in hours to get their feedback on the data model and logic. Iterate instantly.
• All you need is in the box. No IDE to install or configure. Just use your browser.
• CA Live API Creator permet de livrer des prototypes opérationnels en quelques heures à peine. Convertissez vos besoins métier en logiciels opérationnels.
• CA Live API Creator convient aux modélisations filaires, mais aussi aux interfaces utilisateur, à la logique, aux bases de données et aux systèmes opérationnels. C’est aussi simple qu’une feuille de calcul et tout aussi rapide.
• Impressionnez vos utilisateurs métier en leur présentant des résultats en quelques heures à peine. Intégrez ensuite leurs commentaires dans la logique et le modèle de données pour finalement assurer une itération instantanée.
• Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est à votre disposition. Pas d’environnement de développement intégré à installer ni à configurer. Votre navigateur suffit.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Mar 16, 2017
This paper provides an in-depth overview of the
security features of both iOS and MobileIron EMM.
It also explains how, working together, they enable
organizations to deploy a highly secure fleet of
iOS devices that are easy to configure, secure, and
maintain with the most current security policies and
This webinar, hosted by Palo Alto Networks, focuses on deployment of 'Zero Trust Network Segmentation' in industrial control systems in large scale, mult-plant environments. We begin with an explanation of the concepts behind 'Zero Trust', scalability, the best ways to adapt existing networking and segmentation without needing to reconfigure infrastructure, and how Palo Alto's platform adresses these needs.
Lionel Jacobs is the Sr. ICS Security Architect at Palo Alto Netowrks
Jonathan S. is an Information Security Architect at a Global F&B Manufacturer
Del Rodillas (Moderator) is the Sr. Manager of ICS Initiative at Palo Alto Networks
If you’re looking to improve sales performance, optimize ecommerce, implement marketing automation, expand social media, deliver better customer service, or utilize accurate Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) – it’s all Oracle.
And, the icing on the cake? All of these solutions are integrated, but modular. We offer a breadth of solutions that you can not only buy individually, but can also easily integrate with existing or additional solutions as your business needs grow.
Adapt your customer experience strategy to new technology in Forrester's navigate the future of CRM in 2017 Report.
Miercom was engaged by Cisco Systems to independently configure, operate and then assess aspects of competitive campus-network infrastructures from Cisco Systems and from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The goal was to assemble the products of each vendor strictly according to their reccomended designs, and using their respectice software for campus-wide network management, control, configuration and monitoring.
Miercom was engaged by Cisco Systems to independently configure, operate and then assess aspects of competitive campus-network infrastructures from Cisco Systems and Huawei Technologies. The products of each vendor were configured and deployed strictly according to the vendors' recommended designs, and using their respective software for campus-wide network management, control, configuration and monitoring.
The first event in the Partnering with Certainy Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
Trends like IoT are driving customer experience expectations in a way that demands resiliency in local edge environments. As a result, we’re seeing a rise of edge computing (compute power coming out of the cloud and into the access layer). Customer demands manifest themselves differently based on things like company size and segment. For example, a retail customer’s business imperatives might look different from a doctor’s office. But one thing remains constant: A standardized, redundant, and repeatable physical infrastructure can protect the availability of these now-critical access-layer IT assets.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
The solutions you need to deliver a standardized, redundant, & repeatable infrastructure to your customers
The tools you need to configure them,
The alliances & certifications you trust & rely on,
The program to make it profitable.
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch the kick off our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Always On, Always Connected.” This webinar originally aired on October 5th, 2017.
NetApp Flash Pool is a storage cache option within the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier product family, available for NetApp FAS storage systems. A Flash Pool configures solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) into a single storage pool, known as an “aggregate” in NetApp parlance, with the SSDs providing a fast response time cache for volumes that are provisioned on the Flash Pool aggregate.
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