Across every industry, C-level executives are
focusing on innovation and technology to improve
the efficiency and performance of their businesses.
Now more than ever they need to develop strategies
that make their organizations relevant, memorable
and competitive in an era where digital business
transformation is not just a goal, it’s a continuous,
Why must your C-level executives choose to
invest so much time and effort in digital business
Das Speicher-Array InfiniBox® für Unternehmensanwendungen bietet höhere Performance als reine Flash-Lösungen, hohe Verfügbarkeit und Multi-Petabyte-Skalierbarkeit für Aufgaben mit gemischten Anwendungen. Zero-Impact-Snapshots und Aktiv/Aktiv-Replizierung sorgen für enorm verbesserte Business-Agilität, und FIPS-validierte Verschlüsselung für ruhende Daten macht das sichere Löschen von nicht mehr benötigten Arrays überflüssig. Mit InfiniBox können IT-Organisationen in Unternehmen sowie Anbieter von Cloud-Diensten ihre Service-Level-Ziele übertreffen und gleichzeitig Kosten und Komplexität ihrer Speicherumgebung im Petabyte-Maßstab reduzieren.
Application performance and delivery have changed.
Should your network change too?
Cloud is changing the fundamentals of how IT teams deliver applications
and manage their performance. Applications are increasingly deployed
farther from users, crossing networks outside of IT’s direct control. Instead
of enterprise data centers, many apps now reside in public and hybrid cloud
environments. There are even new breeds of applications, built upon
microservices and containers.
Today, IT needs modern solutions that:
? Extend on-premises networks, apps, and infrastructure resources
to the cloud.
? Maintain high levels of performance, user experience, and security
across all applications, including microservices based apps.
? Sustain operational consistency across on-premises and
? Move away from the expense, complexity, and poor performance
of traditional networking methods.
These solutions are available for apps running on Google Cloud Platform
(GCP) through the allia
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
How much additional profit will a 10% increase in your marketing budget generate?
44% of qualified marketers have NO idea.
If you fit into the 44% above, justifying your budget will be a serious challenge, as will asking for an increase. In fact, you'll likely find yourself asking the question the other way around: What will happen if my marketing budget gets cut by 10%? You can't expect your organization to place value on something you're unable to quantify.
Our Definitive Guide to Marketing Metrics will help you do just that. You'll learn about:
How Measurement Builds Respect and Accountability
Planning for Marketing ROI
A Framework for Measurement
Marketing Performance Measurement
The Art of Forecasting
Implementation: Team, Tactics, Technology
Download the comprehensive 88-page guide and start taking your marketing to the next level.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Network operations teams can no longer ignore the application layer. Application experience can make or
break a digital enterprise, and today most enterprises are digital. To deliver optimal performance, network
operations tools must be application-aware. However, application-awareness in the network and security tool
layer is expensive and difficult to scale. Enterprises can mitigate these challenges with a network visibility
architecture that includes application-aware network packet brokers (NPBs).
EMA recommends that today’s network operations teams modernize their approach with full application
visibility. EMA research has found that network teams are increasingly focused on directly addressing security
risk reduction, service quality, end-user experience, and application performance. All of these new network
operations benchmarks will require deeper application-level visibility. For instance, a network team focused
on service quality will want to take a top-down approach to perfo
Every three years, members of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) meet to review, modify and add new National Electrical Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, requirements to enhance electrical safety in the workplace and the home. This year’s code review is well underway: the second draft of NEC 2020 is complete and the annual NFPA Conference and Expo is scheduled for late June.
What follows is a preview of what are, in my opinion, the most significant code changes on track to pass. In this blog, I’ll explore the reasoning for each change and the future steps the NEC may take beyond 2020 regarding:
Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection
Service entrance equipment
Available fault current and temporary power
This is a high-level overview. In the coming months, my Eaton colleagues and I will dig deeper into each topic as part of a continuing series on the 2020 code review cycle.
According to a recent IOFM study, only 1 in 6 businesses track their metrics using technology like dashboards that display key data. And even if they are, they’re often uncertain that the metrics being tracked are the “right” ones.
This eBook is for any AP leader wanting to take their department’s performance to the next level. As we will learn, the right KPIs (and the right solution) can make all the difference. These include:
-Cost to process a single invoice
-Time to process a single invoice
-Invoice exception rate … and more!
For many organizations, the wide area network (WAN) infrastructure that connects an enterprise’s remote and branch
offices has not changed for decades. Over the years, organizations consolidated many regional data centers into a few
highly available data center locations which meant that remote locations had to connect to centralized applications over
WANs and all internet traffic went through these data centers as well. This introduced bandwidth constraints and latency
issues. The development in WAN optimization provided incremental and measurable improvement in WAN performance
and provided some bandwidth cost containment. However, that technology typically was only deployed at the most
problematic sites that struggled to achieve acceptable levels of performance and user experience. It did not solve all the
issues with WAN connectivity.
WAN infrastructure planning was limited to increases in capacity that were met by provisioning additional carrier MPLS
(multiprotocol label switching)
Keeping aging switchgear performing at optimum performance levels can be challenging. When it comes to the reliability of an electrical distribution system, it’s not a question of if a system component will malfunction, but when. Electrical equipment ultimately degrades and reaches the end of its useful life, no matter how much maintenance is performed. And, with the advancements in the design of the new circuit breakers, those with older technology are no longer considered sustainable solutions.
Plant managers and engineers must ensure continuity of operations and develop a plan to replace or upgrade aging switchgear. Facilities without a properly-implemented strategy put operations at risk that could lead to safety issues, equipment damage and/or downtime.
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
Whether you’re already a Google customer or simply getting started with the public cloud, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is an aordable, reliable, innovative and intuitive cloud solution. Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings by taking over the intensive dayto-day operations of GCP — letting you focus on achieving your core business objectives while optimizing the performance of your applications.
Rackspace works with customers to identify the scope and criticality of their applications and determine the service level that best addresses their needs.
To discover how, download this whitepaper today.
As labor costs continue to rise across the restaurant industry, operators have to deal with tighter and tighter margins. During times of tightening, operators tend to dig into the numbers even further and scrutinize every dollar spent and every dollar saved.
In this eBook, you’ll find simple yet effective ways restaurant operators and managers can cut labor costs while optimizing your people, performance and profits. all of these small changes add up to big savings.
You’ll find these cost-cutting and dollar-savings tips are broken down into ways that you can:
Manage the business to keep costs at optimal levels
Measure performance to ensure your efforts continue to produce the right results
Data from The Hackett Group’s most recent Purchase-to-Pay Performance Study shows that organizations with high levels of AP automation save 43% on invoice processing costs. However, top-performing organizations don’t focus solely on process automation.
Most organizations are in the midst of some form of digital transformation (DX),
transforming how they bring products and services to the market—and ultimately
deliver value to their customers. But DX initiatives also bring complexity for the
network operations team. With business-critical services distributed across
multiple clouds, this leads to potential performance issues, especially at
Given these realities, it is no wonder that software-defined wide-area network
(SD-WAN) technology is rapidly going mainstream. Unfortunately, SD-WAN is an
example of the paradox of DX: transformative technology can potentially move the
business to the next level, but the expanded attack surface it creates can expose
the organization to significant risk. That is why an SD-WAN deployment, like every
other DX effort, should be accompanied by a security transformation (SX) that
rethinks outdated principles, broadens protection beyond the data center, and
integrates the security archit
In this tech brief, learn how Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is lowering costs and increasing speed for backup and recovery applications. Wasabi is transforming cloud storage with a radical combination of speed, affordability and security. It offers backup and recovery platforms an extremely cost-effective solution that at the same time improves performance. Eliminating the complex tiers and pricing structures you find with traditional cloud storage options, Wasabi is 80% less than and 6x faster than Amazon S3 and built to be simple and flexible. It works with any Amazon S3 backup and recovery platform or utility. Cloud storage has become a compelling alternative to physical media or secondary data centers for data protection and Wasabi takes it to the next level. Download the Wasabi tech brief to learn more.
Enhance the Availability & Performance of SAP HANA Apps
Abstract: SAP HANA delivers powerful analytics capabilities that can help you improve business performance and drive digital transformation. You can more easily build reliable and performant SAP HANA-powered landscapes with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications and Amazon Web Services (AWS). That’s because SUSE can help you achieve near zero downtime and sustain high-performance levels, while AWS delivers a broad and deep set of cloud services that are certified to fulfill the compute, memory, and storage requirements of SAP HANA.
As flash storage has permeated mainstream computing, enterprises are coming to better understand
not only its performance benefits but also the secondary economic benefits of flash deployment at
scale. This combination of benefits — lower latencies, higher throughput and bandwidth, higher
storage densities, much lower energy and floor space consumption, higher CPU utilization, the need
for fewer servers and their associated lower software licensing costs, lower administration costs, and
higher device-level reliability — has made the use of AFAs an economically compelling choice
relative to legacy storage architectures initially developed for use with hard disk drives (HDDs). As
growth rates for hybrid flash arrays (HFAs) and HDD-only arrays fall off precipitously, AFAs are
experiencing one of the highest growth rates in external storage today — a compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) of 26.2% through 2020.
Performance textiles and fabrics are rapidly bringing apparel and footwear products into the 21st century. Manufacturers today are innovating at breakneck speed and bringing to the market synthetic textiles and fabrics with enhanced performance characteristics, or that feature embedded fibers or topical applications. This has led to the widespread introduction of advanced performance apparel and footwear that offer you new levels of comfort and safety.
At the same time, sorting through claims regarding the performance characteristics of these advanced textiles and fabrics can present real challenges for manufacturers, retailers and you. At a minimum, the myriad of vague, conflicting or unsubstantiated marketing claims and characterizations used to promote these materials often result in frustration and disappointment. And fraudulent representations can unnecessarily expose apparel manufacturers and retail buyers to potentially hazardous chemicals and other risks.
Resilience is more than just mindfulness and positivity. It is a set of skills that can be learned, and it helps people adapt and thrive in the midst of change. With meQuilibrium, you can equip each of your employees with the tools to master the skills to overcome any obstacle, increase agility, and gain adaptive capacity, while reducing stress, burnout, and absenteeism.
meQ Engage is the engagement and performance solution that harnesses behavioral psychology and neuroscience to create personalized training at scale—at both the individual and team, and enterprise level—transforming your organization.
Industry standards have been established to ensure performance, consistency, and interoperability between network equipment vendors. However,
the consistent implementation and operation of these standards become even more critical as speeds and bandwidth increase.
At the fiber infrastructure level, this also means more testing may be needed beyond the basic fiber end-face inspection certification and Tier 1
This white paper explores Tier 2 optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing and examines its relationship to Tier 1 testing and how
inspection plays into both. This paper defines Tier 2 testing and explains when it is needed. It also addresses the OTDR complexity argument.
Effective security for cloud-hosted web applications requires full visibility into the environment in which the apps live and the potential exposure to vulnerabilities — and to do so consistently, while proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application development and delivery.
Cloud adoption means that a focus on perimeter security is not sufficient and may even be obstructive, because it can impact application performance and availability.
Similarly, relying on your cloud service provider’s security services is insufficient; any provider will tell you that securing the cloud environment is a shared responsibility between cloud service provider and customer, and the responsibility for specifically securing web applications is the sole responsibility of the customer. And although the industry as a whole has become better at protecting lower-level network and server resources, as attackers look for targets, they are moving up the application stack.
The pace of business is accelerating. The difference between market leaders
and everyone chasing them is often their ability to make decisions faster
than their competition and to make them based on a more comprehensive
picture of what’s happening. Integrating modern BI tools with predictive
performance metrics into a modern PPM suite creates a game-changing
insight engine that can help your organization level-up.
Intel Xeon Scalable processors together with Optane and 3D NAND enable increased VM density, better performance and efficiency. Working with Intel and VMware, Evaluator Group tested several next generation Hyperconverged configurations based on VMware vSAN and Intel technologies, including a new class of storage media known as OptaneTM for extreme performance levels.
"Get performance rankings for all-flash storage arrays and a comparison of top vendors.
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• Top all-flash vendors and how they ranked in raw performance, best value, and performance consistency
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