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.
A new 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd server equipped with NVIDIA Tesla M10 GPUs and powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors delivered high-density graphics acceleration in a virtual enterprise environment
As more users move to modern, graphics-intensive Microsoft® Windows® 10 environments, companies using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) need increasingly robust server resources
to support them. Your company should strive to get the most from each server and maximize datacenter space while providing an excellent end-user experience.
This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks.
Microsoft has announced that it will end active support and “end of life” Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Now, as that date fast approaches, the highly negative consequences of continuing to use Windows XP in enterprise environments are becoming much clearer. After that date, IT security risks and compliance issues from continued use will be magnified. This white paper examines three aspects that can potentially create a “nightmare” for your organization.
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 workflows are a powerful way to share information, collaborate on projects and automate business processes.
However, in addition to the basic workflow capabilities that come with SharePoint, organizations also need sophisticated, reliable SharePoint workflow apps with advanced capabilities.
Since custom code can be expensive and time-consuming, and customization options are limited in cloud-hosted SharePoint environments, third-party applications make it possible to build advanced SharePoint workflow applications without dealing with the challenges of custom code.
To help you evaluate third-party workflow solutions, here are 10 tips to consider.
Your business relies on a Microsoft® infrastructure that
stretches from your network to the cloud to endpoints located
around the world. In many ways, the success of your business
relies on how secure your Microsoft infrastructure is. Your
users do not care where the applications and data reside; they
only care about getting their job done. SharePoint®, Skype for
Business, or Active Directory® deployed on the network, in
Azure®, or as part of your Office 365® subscription should have
no impact on the success of your business.
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 workflows are a powerful way to
share information, collaborate on projects and automate business processes. However, in addition to the basic workflow capabilities that come with SharePoint, organizations also need sophisticated, reliable SharePoint workflow apps with advanced capabilities. Since custom code can be expensive and time-consuming, and customization options are limited in cloud hosted SharePoint environments, third-party applications make it possible to build advanced SharePoint workflow applications without dealing with the challenges of custom code. To help you evaluate third-party workflow solutions, here are 10 tips to consider.
VMware Horizon® 7 offers full-featured support for hosted applications and shared desktop sessions, expanding the capabilities of the leading virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. Tightly integrated with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Horizon can deliver hosted applications and desktop sessions, virtual desktops, and VMware ThinApp® virtualized applications, all supported on the devices end users want to use.
This white paper provides guidance for adding support for hosted applications and desktop sessions to your VMware Horizon infrastructure. Whether the goal is to integrate an existing RDS environment for combined management with VMware Horizon virtual desktops or deploy hosted applications and desktop sessions for the first time, VMware Horizon provides the technology required and a simple path forward.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Sep 09, 2014
Active Directory can manage Microsoft tools; but core network services require best-in-class DNS and DHCP management utilities. Learn how Infoblox enhances Microsoft environments by improving visibility and management of DNS, DHCP, and IPAM processes.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Sep 09, 2014
By enhancing DNS services provided to Active Directory (AD), IT organizations see immediate benefits in performance, speed, and accuracy of data across DNS and AD. Read this white paper to learn how to transform your Microsoft environment today.
If your business is like many other
organizations that are in the process of
enabling a Microsoft Azure public cloud
platform, then you might be struggling
with the guardrails needed to secure
and manage cost, while at the same
time enabling flexibility for the teams
consuming cloud services.
While the Azure platform is already
very secure, it also allows a great deal
of flexibility in configuration. In order
to avoid accidentally creating security
holes and out-of-control spend, a
Governance Framework is required. We
created the AHEAD Azure Governance
framework to allow enterprises to
develop and maintain a fully optimized,
and secure environment. The resulting
framework will be tailored to your
organization’s specific business and
compliance needs, as every enterprise
is different. This guide will introduce you
to the components of this necessary
Azure Foundational Governance Design.
This white paper examines the compelling business and technical case for centralizing administration in Microsoft's Active Directory, using Centrify's DirectControl to extend Active Directory authentication and access control to your UNIX, Linux and Mac OS systems and applications, and using Centrify's DirectAudit to log user activity to provide you a clear picture of end user actions on all UNIX and Linux systems.
In this section, we’ll look back at the history of
Microsoft Azure, including the ways in which Microsoft’s strategy for the
platform and for the company as a whole have shifted in recent years.
Recently, Microsoft has focused on opening up the Azure environment
to widen its appeal to all kinds of developers, including those working in
non-Microsoft frameworks and languages.
Published By: SolarWinds
Published Date: Aug 04, 2015
In order to have a responsive and resilient website, there are critical decisions you should make in the planning process with regard to security, load testing, load balancing and scalability. In this paper, Terri Donahue, Microsoft IIS MVP, outlines specific decisions and tasks you should perform to effectively plan and implement your IIS environment.
Hybrid cloud security is a hot topic, especially with the massive growth of public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft® Azure™ and Google Cloud. With the emergence of the hybrid cloud, where workloads are deployed across physical, virtual, and cloud, security professionals are constantly being challenged to evolve their security practices to adapt to this new architecture.
Trend Micro Hybrid Cloud Security, powered by XGen™, takes a blended approach. It combines multiple cross-generational threat defense techniques for protecting hybrid environments. When one technique isn’t effective against a given threat, another will step in to eliminate the threat.
What are your peers doing in terms of virtualizing Exchange? This 2008 Computerworld Research study explores initiatives surrounding virtualizing Microsoft Exchange. It analyzes Exchange 2007 migration and upgrade plans, the many drivers behind virtualizing Exchange, the challenges faced when virtualizing Exchange, the current status of virtualized server environments, and more.
NetApp® SnapManager® for Oracle (SMO) is designed to significantly simplify all these tasks and more. In this article, we examine how you can deploy SMO to simplify and even automate data protection, recovery, and cloning across both primary and secondary storage. Learn more today!
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