Today’s enterprise is vastly different than five years ago: 75 percent of the workforce is mobile, 90 percent of companies support Mac devices, five malware attacks happen every second and half of enterprise data lives outside the data center. As everything around you changes, you’re expected to support the enterprise with flat budgets and static head counts. Endpoint backup enables you to protect enterprise data and mitigate the growing risk of data loss, ransomware and insider threat.
Transitioning to a green data center and optimizing operating efficiency can be a complex undertaking. There are multiple components to factor into the equation—and best results can often be achieved by integrating improvements from multiple fronts. The good news is that IBM can provide many solutions and techniques to support such a transition.
Most long-standing data warehouses are designed to support a relatively small number of users who access information to support strategic decisions, financial planning and the production of standard reports that track performance. Today, many more users need to access information in context and on demand so that critical functions are optimized to run efficiently. Learn how to create a roadmap for a truly dynamic warehousing infrastructure, and move ahead of your competition with your business intelligence system
You feel the same pressures to secure your data as a massive corporation does, but without the massive budget. This white paper gives an overview of next-generation data protection and recovery options designed and priced for small and mid-sized business.
Major retailers and mass merchandisers are turning up the pressure on their trading partners and even other retailers to implement Global Data Synchronization (GDS) within their organizations. These advocates see GDS and participation in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) as the best path to improving the timeliness and accuracy of their supply chains, particularly once these efforts are broadly supported across the retail supply chain landscape.
For mission-critical IT, service outages and data loss pose serious consequences. This white paper examines how availability management, disaster recovery and business continuity support one another and offers insight to find success at all of them.
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.
You probably know Stratus Technologies' fault-tolerant ftServer systems and services for delivering uptime of nearly 99.9999% for the world's most essential applications. What you might not know is how effectively - and how simply - our mission-critical Support Services let your enterprise protect this industry-leading availability.
Our focus on preventing downtime and data loss brings you much more than basic break-fix support. If you're used to average server support, get ready to experience meaningful differences.
One example: It's not uncommon for Stratus Support Services to identify problems before our customers do. Stellar satisfaction ratings of 96% or higher show the value our clients place in these services.
New research reveals that C-level executives feel good data protection efforts support organizational goals such as compliance, reputation, management or customer trust, but there is a lack of confidence in the ability to safeguard sensitive information.
"The connected customer is an individual who is intimately connected to the data, outcomes, decisions and staff associated with any relationship to an organization. To create personalized experiences, companies across all industries must pursue a more connected relationship with their customers through technology and processes focused on delivering relevant personalized experiences whenever possible. In this report, Blue Hill explores the key traits associated with supporting the connected customer through the internet of things, and provides guidance on why the internet of things will be essential across the general business landscape.
Health insurers have long been plagued by issues of fraud, waste, abuse, error and corruption. Taking an enterprise approach to payment integrity – one that combines advanced data management and sophisticated analytics – can help payers detect and prevent fraud; effect positive change in how providers, employees and patients behave; and substantially reduce health care costs. Payers can achieve better outcomes when software support for the core disciplines of payment integrity run on a single platform.
Learn more about HP Proliant Servers to maximize your Data Center's proficiency. At-a-glance comparisons on HP ProLiant server specifications such as processors, memory, expansion slots, controllers, supported drives, form factors, infrastructure management and power supplies.
Every day, people in your organization are struggling to make the right decisions - working with customers, partners, and each other - because they simply can't use all available data. There's too much of it for humans to internalize, understand, and apply in real time. That's why organizations that automate and optimize decisions informed by predictive analytics have a significant advantage over competitors. Read this IBM white paper and discover how decision management can help you effectively leverage your business data to support faster, more-accurate real-time decisions in virtually every area of your business. You can learn the following: the common types of business decisions and how decision management affects them; why most decisions today aren't based on any real business insight; benefits of decision management-what it is and how to adopt it; and the role of predictive analytics in effective decision management.
This paper describes what operational analytics is and what it offers to the business. We explore its relationship to business intelligence (BI) and see how traditional data warehouse architectures struggle to support it.
Read this white paper and discover how decision management can help you effectively leverage your business data to support faster, more-accurate real-time decisions in virtually every area of your business.
Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company's IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions.
Relational database management systems (RDBMSs) are systems of software that manage databases as structured sets of tables containing rows and columns with references to one another through key values. They include the ability to optimize storage, process transactions, perform queries, and preserve the integrity of data structures. When used with applications, they provide the beating heart of the collection of business functions supported by those applications. They vary considerably in terms of the factors that impact the total cost of running a database application, yet users seldom perform a disciplined procedure to calculate such costs. Most users choose instead to remain with a single vendor's RDBMS and never visit the question of ongoing hardware, software, and staffing fees.
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.
Open Compute has had a significant impact on the thinking about data center design. Until now, the focus has been on systems at the rack level, leaving unanswered questions about the power infrastructure upstream of the rack. In this paper, we address critical questions about the implications of Open Compute on the upstream power infrastructure, including redundancy, availability, and flexibility. We introduce simplified reference designs that support OCP and provide a capital cost analysis to compare traditional and OCP-based designs. We also present an online TradeOff Tool that allows data center decision makers to better understand the cost differences and cost drivers to various architectures.
See how we can help you build a data center solution that supports today’s demands and positions your organization for success.
Your current data center could be holding you back more than you realize. In today’s fast-paced world, some of your most critical operations revolve around technology. And for those systems to work, you need an infrastructure that’s ready to support your changing workloads and organizational needs.
At CDW, we bring you the solutions and the support you
need to further your goals. We can assess your environment,
design the best approach, deploy your solution and manage it
throughout its lifecycle. Because with a flexible, resilient and
efficient data center, you can support flexibility, resiliency and
efficiency throughout your organization.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
Intelligent N+X Redundancy, Placement Affinities, & Future Proofing in the Virtualized Data Center
Virtualization brought about the ability to simplify business continuity management in IT. Workload portability and data replication capabilities mean that physical infrastructure failures no longer need impact application services, and they can rapidly be recovered even in the event of complete site failure.
However, Enterprises and Service Providers face new challenges ensuring they have enough compute capacity in their virtualized data centers to support their business continuity requirements, while at the same time not over provisioning infrastructure capacity resulting in unnecessary capital expenditure.
Kimpton's success as the #1 boutique hotel company in the United States started with the implementation of the most advanced and reliable converged infrastructure system - VCE Vblock®. Modernizing the data center enabled this top hotel chain to spend less time focusing on managing and supporting infrastructure, and more time serving its ecosystem.
Some of the benefits Kimpton achieved since the deployment of EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE included a 25 percent
reduction in operating expenses by moving to Vblock Systems, compared with an expected savings of only 10 percent. Kimpton can also stand up virtual machines (VMs) in minutes to capitalize on business opportunities, compared to days or weeks with the old infrastructure.
Watch this video to learn more about the Kimpton Hotels story.
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Jan 26, 2015
Unsanctioned apps have become the norm, even in large enterprises with tight IT oversight. But when it comes to IT communication solutions, which frequently involve sensitive data, you simply cannot compromise. Read The 2015 IT Communications Buyers Guide and learn why you cannot afford to settle for a non-proven IT communications solution. This report details exactly what to look for, and also look out for, in an enterprise-grade vendor.
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• Security and compliance
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• What constitutes a real mobile solution
• Selecting a trustworthy partner
• Breadth and depth of integrations
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• And much more...
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