Microsoft SQL Server has enjoyed phenomenal success as a database server. Its relatively low cost, steadily increasing capabilities and ease of deployment have all combined to accelerate its growth. However, that same growth has led to a phenomenon commonly called SQL Server “sprawl”— the rampant, often uncontrolled, proliferation of SQL Server databases.
The usual cure for exploding file volumes is to add more general purpose file servers. That strategy eventually leads to server sprawl, which brings with it more management complexity, stranded disk capacity, wildly differing storage utilization rates and slower file access. Network-attached storage (NAS) appliances can add file serving capacity that's more easily managed, shareable, more scalable and more efficient than a sprawl of general purpose servers. Read this online article to learn about three basic considerations that can help simplify your NAS buying decision.
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
In this podcast, you’ll hear Tom Ready, Vice President of World Wide Server Services talk about the problems caused by server sprawl, such as increased hardware costs, decreased IT staff efficiency and excessive power consumption. You’ll learn how server virtualization produces marked gains in productivity and efficiency, and impressive reductions in cost.
Server sprawl can divert valuable time and resources away from pursuing your core business goals. This white paper will show how System z can give you the visibility, control and automation your business needs to become more successful.
After years of adding servers and storage hardware to keep up with demand, the Balwin-Wallace College invested in an initiative to virtualize and consolidate its sprawling computing and storage infrastructure. Download this study to see the results.
The new IT conundrum is to decide to rent infrastructure or build out your data center. The data explosion of the past decade has left many enterprises awash in a mixed and disjointed storage environment. With different storage technologies for primary, backup and analytic storage pools and SSD options that can confound rather than help, many in IT are struggling to improve the efficiency, performance and cost structures of what has become a big part of IT's spend. Watch this webinar to learn more.
With networks sprawling to massive proportions and malicious activity constantly evolving, situational awareness is more vital than ever in keeping your network secure. But it’s not built on skills alone. Eight tools are equally as essential for keeping your situational awareness—and your network—alive.
Virtualization is moving to the mainstream and may soon be overtaking non-virtualized environments as a method for deploying applications. Does this broad adoption of virtualization, though, make network security easier or more difficult to achieve? While responses to this question are still highly varied, one thing is certain: most companies still have no clear and definite security policy for their virtual environments.
Every day, torrents of data inundate IT organizations and overwhelm
the business managers who must sift through it all to
glean insights that help them grow revenues and optimize
profits. Yet, after investing hundreds of millions of dollars into
new enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship
management (CRM), master data management systems (MDM),
business intelligence (BI) data warehousing systems or big data
environments, many companies are still plagued with disconnected,
“dysfunctional” data—a massive, expensive sprawl of
disparate silos and unconnected, redundant systems that fail to
deliver the desired single view of the business.
Looking beyond storage, HP Converged Infrastructure solutions enable your business to unleash the potential of your data center and reduce risk. Overcome IT sprawl with simplified management and implementation, enhanced performance, improved availability, and the economies of open standards and connectivity. For the business, this means faster time to revenue, increased agility, lesser risk, and lower cost of operation. HP delivers better value of convergence than other vendors do.
In this paper, IDC examines solutions from EMC and explains how they can help to speed the benefits of virtualization while modernizing the backup and recovery process. Read this white paper to learn more today!
Until recently, NorthStar Trade Finance Inc. had primarily been holding their data on legacy storage systems. Find out how they solved their infrastructure performance and growing storage issues using EMC VNXe in this complimentary case study!
Due to rapid data growth and an ambitious virtualization plan, the Belgian town of Balen needed a more cost-effective and scalable storage solution. Find out about how Balen used EMC VNXe to solve their problems in this complimentary case study!
One of the biggest challenges facing storage administrators today is balancing how much space will be required by the applications in their data centers. This 2-page white paper outlines the top 3 reasons why customers deploy VMware on EMC VNX.
Organizations are looking to eliminate data center complexity, sprawl and underutilization. This requires solutions that can boost efficiency and economics, while delivering high-performance capabilities. Read the white paper and see how users and industry analysts alike trust IBM Power Systems to break free from costly and impractical systems.
To make informed decisions and serve customers, your employees need the right tools and access to key information, in the right context. But, when business-critical information is scattered across multiple off-the-shelf and custom-coded applications, your workers are less efficient and your customers’ experiences suffer.
When it comes to your enterprise application strategy, are you thinking beyond build-versus-buy? Download this Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper to learn how Low-code rapid application development platforms offer a faster, easier alternative that empowers your IT organization, your employees and your customers.
It appears that agility and efficiency are coveted by basically everyone involved in protecting and managing data- especially those people struggling to simultaneously keep up with sprawl and meet ever-heightening expectations. One answer to these storage-related challenges centers on introducing a software-defined layer that abstracts and normalizes underlying storage repositories while still enabling already-deployed best of breed componentry to do what it does best.
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