This white paper focuses on the increasing importance of high availability as enterprises continue to build out a 3rd PlatformĖbased computing infrastructure. As more mission-critical applications requiring extremely high availability are deployed on virtual infrastructure, enterprises must respond using the right storage solutions. The document identifies critical features in the storage infrastructure necessary to meet these requirements for availability and explores how one vendor, NetApp, meets them with its EF-Series AFA solutions portfolio.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time Ė but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server ""footprint""
As vendors abandon the UNIX market, IBM continues its commitment to AIX and POWER7 components on Power Systems. And with its recent architectural upgrades, itís even redefining performance. Read the Clipper Group white paper and see how POWER7ís faster processors accelerate the delivery of applications and services, and improve the utilization of resources.
Driven by budget pressures and the growth of cloud-hosted applications, mobility, and bandwidth-hogging applications such as video, many IT organizations are actively considering direct Internet access (DIA) at their branches. DIA offers two compelling benefits: (1) it can substantially reduce operating costs by freeing up costly WAN bandwidth for mission-critical applications, and (2) it offers a better experience for users accessing applications hosted in the public cloud.
Cloud adoption is an expanding part of IT organizationsí strategies, and IT architects are growing more sophisticated in how they think about cloud; however, as of early 2015, relatively few organizations have truly advanced levels of cloud maturity. In IDCís recent worldwide CloudView Survey, we discovered that nearly 60% of organizations are currently using or planning to implement some form of cloud ó whether for a single project or their portfolio, for test/development environments, or to run mission-critical applications 24 x 7 ó but only 25% have reached the level that IDC would call ďmatureĒó that is, building repeatable, managed, or optimized cloud strategies. There is significant room for improvement.
This whitepaper provides guidance on common high-availability and scale-out deployment architectures, and discusses the factors to consider for your specific business environment. Three basic models are described for deploying an on-site managed file transfer (MFT) solution. The attributes of each option are described; each has pros and cons and offers a different balance of cost, complexity, availability, and scalability. The paper explains that, no matter how reliable each model is, any deployment can experience outages. The recommendation is to use clustering services to protect your data when the inevitable hardware, software, or network failures occur.
Evergage, in association with The Realtime Report, commissioned a survey of 114 digital marketers in 18 countries to determine the Perceptions of Real-Time Marketing. What we learned validated our thoughts. Most importantly we learned that a majority of digital marketers consider real-time marketing critical to their efforts, and plan to invest in real-time technology in 2014.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
The financial industry is tough. Things change fast, and the field is always becoming more competitive and global. Likewise, clients are more demanding than ever, and customers now expect nothing less than 24/7 accessibility and reliability.
To succeed in this environment, financial services firms and their clients rely heavily on IT to get the job done. Unfortunately, many firms struggle to keep up with those demands and are held back by issues with technology Ė especially regarding mission-critical applications.
Disaster recovery (DR) from remote sites with dedicated servers, storage, and networking gear has long been a best practice for mission-critical applications. However, other applications and data have often gone unprotected due to the costs required for redundant DR assets that are seldom, if ever, utilized. The ability to move DR to the cloud has changed the picture and enabled IT organizations to build more robust DR strategies than had been possible in the past.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
Empower your databases with strong, efficient, scalable performance
Databases are often the driving force behind a companyís mission-critical work. They power online stores, confidential records, and customer management systems, so a solution that sustains high levels of database work can be a big advantage as your company grows.
Intel Insideģ. New Possibilities Outside.
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Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 08, 2016
Think you canít afford flash?
Think again. If youíre looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you canít afford not to consider an
all-flash or converged flash array. HPE offers the only architecture on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limitedóso you wonít have to make business-limiting decisions when it comes to implementing flash, such as inserting a new silo into your environment or undergoing painful hardware rip-and-replace.
"Customers in the midst of digital transformation look first to the public cloud when seeking dramatic simplification, cost, utilization and flexibility advantages for their new
application workloads. But using public cloud comes with its own challenges. Itís not always possible or practical for enterprises to retire their traditional, on-premises enterprise system still running the companyís most mission-
critical workloads. Hybrid IT Ė a balanced combination of traditional infrastructure, private cloud and public cloud Ė is the answer. But a true hybrid IT deployment must go well beyond the current generation of hybrid cloud systems, where the on-premises
and off-premises worlds have largely remained siloed and still have to be independently managed. This paper
seeks to answer how to bring those siloes together by identifying eight essentials that must be met to achieve the ideal hybrid IT implementation."
We are pleased to present the findings of The State of Mobile Application Insecurity sponsored by IBM. The purpose of this research is to understand how companies are reducing the risk of unsecured mobile apps in the workplace.
Ponemon Institute is dedicated to independent research and education that advances responsible information and privacy management practices within business and government. Our mission is to conduct high quality, empirical studies on critical issues affecting the management and security of sensitive information about people and organizations.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 27, 2018
Applications designed for the public sector rarely get the treatment and attention they need or deserve. Thatís about to change. A new climate of data speed and readiness, spawned by the Right-Now Economy and the Right-Now Customer, has made unlocking the full potential of all data a key aspect to delivering powerful, mission-critical applications that enrich lives as much as they save them. Read this white paper to learn how it happens
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 27, 2018
The public sector has invested in big time in big data. But thereís one thing most public sector entities are dropping the ball on: real-time data, and how it can be combined with big data to increase citizen safety and make mission-critical digital transformation projects happen on-time and on budget. Read this white paper to learn why public sector entities need both big data and real-time data if they are going to deliver on their digital transformation promises.
"Whether you call yourself a company, brand, brand manufacturer, manufacturer, wholesaler, branded manufacturer or one of the other myriad of categorizations out there, thereís never been a better time to focus on direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketplaces as part of your go-to market strategy. Some 60% of consumers are already visiting your website instead of your retailersí sites, and more than half will opt to buy directly from brand manufacturers when given the option.
After years of relying on marketplaces to handle so many mission-critical activities, it can be challenging to build a successful D2C model that thoroughly addresses them all. This process will require a new way of thinking for you, a cultural shift for your employees and a lot of logistics for everyone involved.
But how can you know when itís time to start selling on e-commerce marketplaces? While the benefits of transitioning to a D2C marketplace model are undeniable, it also requires a significant investment of time
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