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.
Published By: SimpliVity
Published Date: Jan 07, 2016
This Forrester Total Economic Impact ™ (TEI) study examines the return on investment (ROI) that enterprises realize by deploying SimpliVity technology. The study, which was commissioned by SimpliVity, found that customers who deployed SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure realized storage efficiencies of 60:1 on average, with a composite ROI of 224% and payback on their initial investment in just 6.6 months.
Published By: SimpliVity
Published Date: Jan 07, 2016
There’s no denying that hyperconverged infrastructure is hot right now, promising to dramatically shift the way infrastructure is procured, deployed and managed. But questions remain. Is it actually addressing the real-world concerns faced by real-world customers? What are the catalysts driving organizations to evaluate hyperconvergence and are they finding that the results match the hype when they actually do deploy?
Get the fast facts from this SimpliVity eBook based on research from ActualTech Media, segmented and re-analyzed just for EMEA.
Published By: Zscaler
Published Date: Oct 26, 2018
There’s no denying that Office 365 is a big deal. It’s a big part of the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud strategy. It’s big in terms of its user base. And it has a big impact on your network. Fully deployed, Office 365 will quickly become your greatest consumer of bandwidth and slayer of firewalls.
Office 365 is unlike any other SaaS app and, even with careful planning, it’s fair to say that deployment doesn’t always go without a hitch. To help you get on the road to success, we’ve pulled together an overview of the most common pitfalls organizations make pre-deployment—and what you can do to avoid them. Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
Lenovo’s VMware vSAN-based hyperconverged solution reduces TCO by 40% within the datacenter.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo come with a set of certified components that can be deployed to create platforms that support a broad array of workloads, performance, and budgetary requirements. With VMware vSAN pre-installed, pre-configured, and pre-tested, Lenovo’s VMware-based hyperconverged solutions help improve productivity, and cut complexity quickly and easily.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo represent proven solutions that are enterprise-class and are already being leveraged within mission-critical environments around the world.
Download IDC’s Infobrief on “The Real-World Value of Hyperconverged Infrastructure” and learn how you can:
• Cut the cost of scaling infrastructure
• Reduce time spent on infrastructure provisioning
• Improve application performance
• Eliminate complexity and cost related to refreshing traditional infrastructure
IT endpoint management used to be an easier game: Managers deployed user systems with custom images when employees were hired, and employees returned them on their last day at work. Even during deployment, users had minimal abilities to impact systems and devices that were centrally managed. Servers resided in physical data centers where they could be identified and accessed. Those were the days!
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
Organizations are faced with providing secure authentication, authorization, and Single Sign On (SSO) access to thousands of users accessing hundreds of disparate applications. Ensuring that each user has only the necessary and authorized permissions, managing the user’s identity throughout its life cycle, and maintaining regulatory compliance and auditing further adds to the complexity. These daunting challenges are solved by Identity and Access Management (IAM) software.
Traditional IAM supports on-premises applications, but its ability to support Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based applications, mobile computing, and new technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is limited. Supporting on-premises IAM is expensive, complex, and time-consuming, and frequently incurs security gaps.
Identity as a Service (IDaaS) is an SaaS-based IAM solution deployed from the cloud. By providing seamless SSO integration to legacy on-premises applications and modern cloud-
This Executive White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a provider of web-based marketing automation solutions, examines the competitive advantages offered by marketing automation portals and the potential impact of these types of portals on marketing campaigns deployed in complex, rapidly evolving markets.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
We started with a simple question: What surprises have you experienced since you started deploying flash storage in your organization? Of course, surprises can be good or they can be bad, but we sought to understand what may have changed – and what’s not changed – since our survey respondents deployed flash storage into their environments. To that end, we asked 1,000 people to share with us their attitudes and experiences around storage. In this report, we will share with you what we learned and how you may be able to use this information to better inform your own path forward.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
Cloud computing is transforming IT in terms of how services are delivered, how infrastructure is deployed and managed, and how IT organizations structure themselves. For the purposes of this study, Forrester is defining a cloud solution as having three major characteristics: “self-service access, full automation of processes and policies, and metering and tracking of usage.”1 It then becomes a question of whether you manage your cloud(s) yourself, outsource it, or use a hybrid combination of private and public cloud resources.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Today, nearly every datacenter has become heavily virtualized. In fact, according to Gartner as many as 75% of X86 server workloads are already virtualized in the enterprise datacenter. Yet even with the growth rate of virtual machines outpacing the rate of physical servers, industry wide, most virtual environments continue to be protected by backup systems designed for physical servers, not the virtual infrastructure they are used on. Even still, data protection products that are virtualization-focused may deliver additional support for virtual processes, but there are pitfalls in selecting the right approach.
This paper will discuss five common costs that can remain hidden until after a virtualization backup system has been fully deployed.
Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive differentiators between the products. Test results validated include throughput, latency, energy efficiency, stacking, LACP load balancing and Quality of Services (QoS) performance. Miercom found that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X demonstrated superior performances against the competitive switches in the tests featured in this report.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Security Delivery Platforms for Dummies introduces IT professionals to a class of technology that transforms how security and monitoring tools are deployed on the network to provide pervasive visibility. Learn how to detect threats faster by removing network blind spots, see what matters across the global enterprise and optimize your security tools’ performance and efficacy. If you’re responsible for protecting a corporate network or managing the deployment of security tools, this book is for you!
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 25, 2017
You know that visibility is critical to security. You simply can’t secure what you can’t see. Read this Gartner research note to learn why visibility through a continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) approach is key to securing digital business. Download now to learn eight ways this approach can be deployed to optimize the visibility into your organization’s cloud services, mobile endpoints, and digital ecosystems. Compliments of Gigamon.
IDC interviewed organizations that have deployed Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack hyperconverged solutions powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor to support their expanding IT and business operations. Study participants reported that Dell EMC HCI solutions serve as a foundation for innovation across their distributed organizations by providing a cost-effective, agile, and high-performing IT infrastructure foundation. The result is that these organizations are realizing a 619% five-year return on their investment in Dell EMC HCI solutions, which IDC puts at a value of $150,776 per 100 users per year, resulting in a six-month payback period.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 08, 2015
Download this white paper to learn how the company deployed a Dell and Hadoop cluster based on Dell and Intel® technologies to support a new big data insight solution that gives clients a unified view of customer data.
This white paper examines why unified IT monitoring is an important enabling technology for both enterprises and management service providers, including both the organizational and strategic impacts as well as the business case surrounding it. It goes further to examine CA Unified Infrastructure Management as an example of unified IT monitoring, and reviews three case studies where the solution has been deployed for active use in a unified manner.
One of the greatest competitive advantages a small business can offer the customer is its inherent ability to change rapidly. Whether or not the business is able to depend on deployed solutions to scale with evolving needs often defines its ability to compete.
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