Attend this webcast to learn how VMware vFabric Application Director can help you ensure simplified and highly flexible application provisioning and create best practice application architectures to be reused by other functions in your organization.
System administrators and other IT practitioners spend as much as 50% of their time on routine, repetitive tasks. Does the following apply to your organization?
• You go from one server to the next, installing the same package on all of them. It works nine times out of 10, but the tenth time causes a failure ... and you can't identify what went wrong.
• You can't scale. When the business wants to move to the cloud, or asks for faster provisioning of development and test environments, you only have so many hours in the day — and you can't meet everyone's needs.
• You don't have time to get to the work that matters. You spend too much time on routine system management, and can't prepare for the projects that will bring real business value to your team — and customers.
With growing demands from all corners of your organization, you simply can't keep doing it all manually. Download this paper to learn how you can benefit from automation, and how IT infrastructure can become a strategic ass
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
The Middleware Services Group within Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill needed a comprehensive, dynamic solution for frequent server provisioning requests and, in particular, managed servers. Without such a solution, the likelihood that users would employ outside vendors significantly increased. Use of outside vendors would potentially increase security concerns, present additional costs, and further complicate system administration. Moving to a fully-interoperable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, built on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, has allowed the middleware services team to deliver a flexible development and hosting environment that has fostered innovation and increased peace of mind.
Remove the unnecessary burdens of server management and provisioning with HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), designed to support the full lifecycle of servers from initial deployment to ongoing management and service alerting.
Network automation is becoming increasingly important for organizations of any size that are striving to make their IT infrastructure more agile, reliable and cost-efficient. While companies of all sizes have embraced server and storage virtualization, the network typically has not kept pace. In many cases, network provisioning and management are still handled by manual processes that slow down deployments, increase overhead costs and add risk in the form of human error.
HP ProLiant Gen8 server features capabilities that speed and simplify 3 critical phases of the server lifecycle: configuration and provisioning, daily operational health monitoring and ongoing updates and maintenance. Download this short paper!
Many organizations have adopted virtualization as a standard for server workloads. But virtualization has not proven to be the “game changer” many organizations had envisioned. IT departments face huge challenges related to server sprawl, which has actually increased with virtualization.
Although virtualization has brought benefits beyond the physical paradigm of one operating system per server, the true optimal infrastructure for organizations comes with adopting a private cloud infrastructure.
Check out this white paper to learn the benefits of a private cloud and discover how deploying one private cloud solution can provide:
Easy provisioning of new environments
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global security program created to increase confidence in the payment card industry and reduce risks to PCI members, merchants, service providers and consumers. It was developed by the major credit card companies as a guideline to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud.
Storage consolidation was a launching point for various new technologies delivering advanced functionality. The next generational shift that is in process will free storage administrators from handling storage provisioning for applications – instead, applications will be able to request and provision storage for themselves. While today multiple tools are required to add storage to your database, soon the database will be able to take care of that itself.
Published By: Stratavia
Published Date: Oct 03, 2007
IT organizations are looking to leverage automation to improve the delivery of business services across the enterprise, while reducing costs. Automation can be implemented in many ways; however, today’s enterprise demands a higher level of sophistication than simple scripts. This whitepaper from Stratavia discusses the key aspects of automated server provisioning that every CIO should know.
Published By: Stratavia
Published Date: Nov 20, 2007
This whitepaper is directed to technology executives and team members who are looking to increase the efficiency and operational maturity of their IT operations. It will discuss in detail the following five steps, each required to fully realize the potential of your technology investments.
This IBM® Redguide™ publication provides a high level overview of the new IBM WebSphere® CloudBurst™ Appliance, including current issues being faced in the information technology (IT) industry and how WebSphere CloudBurst can address many of these issues.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jul 11, 2017
The technology pendulum is always swinging. And chief information security officers must be prepared to swing with it—or get clocked. A look at recent history illustrates the oscillating nature of technology. In the 1980s, IBM mainframes dominated the landscape. In the ’90s, client-server computing came on the scene and data was distributed on personal computers. When the Web assumed predominance, the pendulum started to swing back to a centralized server. Then, just as quickly, mobile took the lead, with apps downloaded to workers’ devices—the new client server. Now, as mobile devices continue to populate the enterprise at a rapid rate, the IT model is changing again—to the provisioning of information on a just-what’s-needed, just-in-time basis from centralized servers consolidated in the cloud. The pendulum continues to swing and IT workloads are moving to the cloud en masse.
Virtualization continues to lead a sea change for enterprise-scale data centers and cloud environments, delivering well-established benefits such as cost savings, reduced physical space and power requirements, simpler and more flexible testing environments, faster server provisioning, and improved return on investment. Yet for many organizations, one of virtualization’s greatest benefits is only now being realized in the form of highly portable and flexible virtual images. Natural extensions of virtualization technology, virtual images help organizations achieve even greater efficiencies and cost savings.
Data Intensity is an enterprise cloud services provider focusing on Oracle applications. Founded in 2001, it currently has 240 employees and operates two data centers with about 1,200 virtual servers. They needed a flexible storage platform to handle growth of individual customer applications, such as Oracle ERP, with minimal downtime with low operating costs. Testing included storage systems from five different vendors to find a solution that was easy to administer and provides thin provisioning, snapshots, and rapid provisioning.
Traditional server management and provisioning can create unnecessary burdens for many organizations. Information technology (IT) administrators in today’s business environments need a more streamlined process to manage servers throughout the IT life cycle, including tools to help them diagnose problems and procedures for efficiently resolving errors. This white paper provides an in-depth look at the key capabilities of HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) embedded in every ProLiant Gen8 server, the solution’s scalable licensing offerings, and mobile-app features that support IT staff—anywhere, anytime.
HP's Gen8 servers are the flagship products bringing new technologies and capabilities to market. Delivering advances in performance, serviceability, and lifecycle automation, they address the demands of today's IT environments. Learn how these servers increase provisioning and uptime, and reduce the time and resources spent on server deployment and management
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