Published By: CDW Vmware
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
As Tarkett Inc. continued to enjoy years of growth they realized their data center was in dire need of an update. It was strewn across eight locations with aging equipment and limited backup power. Tarkett turned to CDW to update and optimize their data center without affecting day-to-day business.
As organizations prioritize digital transformation initiatives, many are finding that legacy
networks are holding them back. To support new business models, cloud adoption, and an
explosion in connected devices, modern networks must support interoperability across data
centers, multiple clouds, branch locations, and edge devices. Applications now run at every
point on this spectrum, and they are critical to businesses’ ability to win in hypercompetitive
marketplaces. Yet, even as business success has become more dependent on
this new architecture, and the amount of data flowing across connections has increased,
many organizations still lack a unified approach to management, automation, and security.
In order to keep pace with the business and developer demands inherent with the digital era, enterprise IT has picked up speed and scale by embracing the cloud. As a result of this mix of private on-premises clouds, hosted private clouds, and public cloud services, the modern data center has become a more complex and murky environment to manage. In the VMware eBook “How to Gain Visibility Across Your Multi-Cloud Environment,” we explore the power of the enterprise-ready cloud management platform (CMP) as a single solution for automating the delivery of IT resources, and managing those resources throughout their lifecycle across private and public clouds. Learn how you’ll gain the agility for accelerating IT delivery, the efficiency to improve OpEx and CapEx, the flexibility to leverage private or public cloud resources, and the level of control necessary to meet governance and security requirements.
Server sprawl can divert valuable time and resources away from pursuing your core business goals. This white paper will show how System z can give you the visibility, control and automation your business needs to become more successful.
Enabling IT equipment vendors to perform remote service on your data centers helps maximize uptime and lower TCO—but at what risk? Dial-up modems and VPNs introduce security vulnerabilities and lack sufficient auditing capabilities—making it virtually impossible to track external access and maintain data center security. Download this white paper to learn how you can manage security risks, lower service-related costs, achieve regulatory and internal compliance, and more.
Federal datacenters, which house an enormous wealth of legacy assets, are the primary targets for agencies evaluating different cloud computing approaches. When agencies begin their journey to the cloud with virtualization-an IT transformation starting point that preserves existing investments-they realize significant agility, cost and security benefits. Federal IT leaders are deploying VMware cloud infrastructure solutions to meet these new directives.
Learn the best practices for migrating to a new server operating system and see how the switch may be challenging, but will allow your organization to vastly improve IT operations to support new technologies such as cloud computing.
Learn how to reap the benefits of an operating system migration and see how you can transition to a modern data center to accommodate the latest technologies in order to increase the efficiency and productivity of your IT team.
Learn why the time is now for data center transformation due to the end of Microsoft support to Windows Server 2003 and see what your organization must do to upgrade performance, scalability, availability, manageability, and security.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Mar 17, 2015
This white paper will help you understand how you can achieve end-to-end visibility into application performance no matter where your application or parts of your application are running. You’ll learn what to look for when choosing an application performance monitoring solution and we’ll share some lessons learned about monitoring applications in the cloud.
As you take advantage of the operational and economic benefits of virtualization and the cloud, it’s critical to secure your virtualized data centers, cloud deployments, and hybrid environments effectively. Because if you neglect any aspect of security, you leave gaps that open the door to web threats and serious data breaches. And, to meet data privacy and compliance regulations, you will need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate security, regardless of your computing environment.
Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solutions protect applications and data and prevent business disruptions, while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical or virtual environments, cloud instances, or web applications, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need for virtual, cloud, and physical servers via the Trend Micro Deep Security platform. Download this white paper to learn more about the Trend Micro Deep Security platform.
Merchants and service providers that process credit card payments must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), now at Version 3.0. Whether the transaction occurs in a store or online, and regardless of the environment, from physical Point of Sale devices, to virtualized servers, or web servers in a public cloud, PCI DSS 3.0 mandates that these organizations are responsible for the security of their customers’ cardholder data. Read this white paper to learn more about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0.
This book explores the security challenges of virtualization in the data center, at the endpoint, and in the cloud. I explain why using traditional security products built for physical systems is a mistake for virtual systems. Finally, I explain how virtualaware security solutions provide in-depth security without compromising performance in virtual, cloud, and hybrid environments that include a mix of virtual and physical systems.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help your organization achieve significant savings in data center hardware costs, operational expenditures, and energy demands— while achieving improvements in quality of service and business agility. However, as data centers continue to transition from physical to virtual and now increasingly, cloud environments, traditional security can slow down provisioning, become difficult to manage, and cause performance lag. As you scale your virtual environment and adopt software defined networking, evolving your approach to security can reduce time, effort, and impact on CPU, network, and storage. Read this white paper to learn more about virtualization and cloud computing.
When you extend the global reach of your enterprise, you’ll find new markets for your products and services. That means reaching more potential customers, bigger growth potential, and higher ROI. But to tap into those emerging markets, you need to provide the best, most consistent user experience. Now, it’s possible for you to build, deploy, and manage modern apps at scale with a globally-distributed database—without the hassles associated with hosting in your data center.
Read the e-book Build Modern Apps with Big Data at a Global Scale and learn how Azure Cosmos DB, a globally-distributed turnkey database service, is transforming the world of modern data management.
Keep access to your data available, consistent, and safe—with industry-leading, enterprise-grade security and compliance. Start developing the best app experience for your users based on five well-defined consistency models:
Strong: Favors data consistency. Ideal for banks, e-commerce processing, and online booking.
Make sure you’re getting the most out of your data and the artificial intelligence (AI) technologies available. Read the e-book, Six cloud data challenges solved for app developers and get actionable answers. Learn the best approach when faced with six familiar data scenarios:
Keeping track of essentials such as scalability and availability.
Making sure your app delivers consistent service to multiple customers.
Delivering data in real time, across the globe, without the complexities of multiple datacenters.
Creating actionable insights from big data.
Incorporating artificial intelligence into your apps.
Locking down security while building in the cloud.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is composed of sensor-embedded devices and machines
that exchange data with each other and the cloud through a secure network.
Often referred to as “things” or “edge devices”, these intelligent machines
connect to the internet either directly or through an IoT gateway,
enabling them to send data to the cloud. Analyzing this data can reveal
valuable insights about these objects and the business processes
they’re part of, helping enterprises optimize their operations.
Devices in IoT deployments can span nearly any industry or use case.
Each one is equipped with sensors, processing power, connectivity,
and software, enabling asset control and other remote interactions
over the internet. Unlike traditional IT assets, these edge devices are
resource-constrained (either by bandwidth, storage, or processing
power) and are typically found outside of a data center, creating unique
security and management considerations.
The software-defined data center (SDDC) holds tremendous promise for enterprise IT. Within the SDDC, the benefits of server virtualization are extended to storage and networking, so the entire infrastructure can be abstracted and centrally managed under a unified platform. IT teams are able to leverage unprecedented levels of virtualization, orchestration, and automation to achieve the services-based delivery model that enables true digital transformation.
The software-defined data center (SDDC) holds tremendous promise forenterprise IT. Within the SDDC, the benefits of server virtualization areextended to storage and networking, so the entire infrastructure can beabstracted and centrally managed under a unified platform. IT teams areable to leverage unprecedented levels of virtualization, orchestration, andautomation to achieve the services-based delivery model that enables truedigital transformation.
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