Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes.
ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products, show how they can be used to solve real customer problems and identify any areas needing improvement.
ESG Lab's expert third party perspective is based on our own hands on testing as well as on interviews with customers who use these products in production environments.
Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches earned the Miercom Certified Green Award for saving over 50% in annual energy operating costs compared to the industry average. The switches were evaluated in accordance with the Miercom Certified Green Testing Methodology. Test results show the benefits of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 03, 2016
Today's test data management (TDM) solutions force teams to work with compromised data sets, and push testing to too late in the software development lifecycle. The end result is rework, delayed releases, and costly bugs that cripple production systems. Furthermore, prevailing approaches to test data management - including subsetting, synthetic data, shared environments, and standalone masking--represent flawed solutions that fail across one or more key dimensions.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 03, 2016
Looking to streamline processes across development, test, and operations teams with more efficient Test Data Management (TDM)? Don't let antiquated technology and complex processes stand in the way of fast access to high-quality test data.
Next-generation TDM transforms how businesses deploy testing environments and the way teams work within them, providing both greater flexibility and increased efficiency.
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
This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment.
OpenShift-Kubernetes offers an excellent automated application deployment
framework for container-based workloads. Services such as traffic management
(load balancing within a cluster and across clusters/regions), service discovery,
monitoring/analytics, and security are a critical component of an application
deployment framework. Enterprises require a scalable, battle-tested, and robust
services fabric to deploy business-critical workloads in production environments.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the requirements for such application
services and explains how Avi Networks provides a proven services fabric to
deploy container based workloads in production environments using OpenShift-
Some SAP systems can take up to 10 days to complete a SAP system copy. That’s 10 days of unproductive time. Why? SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently. This means you must use highly skilled SAP BASIS staff to manage the process. Manual steps, along with hundreds of configuration settings, can take days to complete—and like many organizations, you have also experienced too many delays, causing non-production systems to be unavailable, which stalls development, testing and training activities.
So you’ve concluded your SAP system copy process is hindering innovation and productivity. You’re considering automating the process to ensure system copies are available for all environments on time, every time.
What are the key capabilities you actually need to address SAP system copy inefficiency once and for all?
With the benefits quickly stacking up, it’s easy to understand why Gartner stated HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) as one of the hottest trends in data centre infrastructure.
HCI is intended to reduce infrastructure complexity and cost, whilst enhancing scalability, agility and operational efficiency. This consolidated infrastructure enables organizations to leverage the software layer by using low cost commodity hardware, while reducing concerns around vendor lock-in, to form a seamless software- defined IT infrastructure environment well suited to today’s IT challenges.
Simple to use and manage, without specialists and more cost-effective than most traditional solutions, it’s easy to understand why more organisations are making the move from traditional architecture to Hyper-Converged Infrastructure.
Submit the form to view the infograph to discover the benefits and whether this solution is right for you.
In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
Whether you want to map directions, find a restaurant, look up your flight details, see where your next meeting is, or just check your email, chances are you do it on your smartphone. Just about everything is going mobile. Industries such as retail and financial services are going mobile to increase efficiency and generate more revenue. Mobile business apps and mobile enterprise apps have the potential to transform organizations. This white paper discusses key mobile trends and analyzes how financial services organizations must change their IT application development, testing, monitoring, and management methodologies while extending their services to multi-client mobile environments, leveraging both Native and Mobile-oriented Web apps.
Published By: Aternity
Published Date: May 18, 2015
This whitepaper provides an overview of Aternity Virtual Desktop Monitoring and how it monitors end user experience in a VDI environment. Aternity goes well beyond traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure assessment tools that are primarily focused on planning and testing virtual deployments. Aternity provides in-depth monitoring of end user experience in a production environment spanning tens of thousands of business users.
"The Implications for Test Data Management
The GDPR is set to have wide-ranging implications for the type of data which can be used in non-production environments. Organizations will need to understand exactly what data they have and who’s using it, and be able to restrict its use to tasks where they have consent.
Learn more about how you can protect the data that matters most and comply with the GDPR."
"GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation has just been signed into law and enacts new rules and stiff penalties for any company who misuses or loses European Union (EU) citizens’ personal data. This sweeping legislation has expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across development and testing environments. Test data management, the process of obtaining and distributing test data for development teams, takes on greater urgency as the GDPR deadline looms.
Solid test data management practices will be key to overcoming compliance roadblocks and avoiding huge fines associated with GDPR. Utilizing new ways in which test data can be generated, distributed and managed will be pivotal role to meeting this regulation.
In this webcast, Vanson Bourne and CA will present the results of their highly anticipated GDPR readiness survey of 200 corporations in North American and the UK. Join us to learn more about:
"There's new legislation in place, that's expanded the definition of personal data and puts IT and testing departments on high alert to safeguard personal data, across testing and development environments. It's the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Are you ready for it?
In this session, we’ll demonstrate how CA Test Data Manager helps to both mask your production data and to generate synthetic test data; a powerful combination to help you meet compliance needs and deliver quality applications. There will be a short section on the future of the tester self-service model that will enable testers to efficiently get access to the right test data."
The evolution of genomics in recent decades has seen the volume of sequencing rise dramatically as a result of lower costs. Massive growth in the quantities of data created by sequencing has greatly increased analytical challenges, and placed ever-increasing demands on compute and storage infrastructure. Researchers have leveraged high-performance computing environments and cluster computing to meet demands, but today even the fastest compute environments are constrained by the lagging performance of underlying storage.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Testing full recoveries of IT environments requires a proven methodology. Establishing and meeting RTOs, configuring a cloud recovery system, and tracking your changing environment are all critical components of a successful cloud recovery operation. In this expert Technical Guide, learn how Jamie Evans, Senior Manager of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for EVault, helps clients complete a full recovery of their systems.
Published By: SecureAuth
Published Date: Aug 08, 2017
Office 365 has eclipsed all other cloud applications to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service by user count. It’s easy to understand why: With Office 365, organizations no longer have to pay for hardware or resources to manage software in their own data centers, and their users always have the latest versions of applications. But Office 365 comes with significant security concerns, especially as organizations store more and more sensitive and business-critical data there. One study reports that virtually every organization experiences at least one cloud-based threat each month — and the average has soared to nearly 6 incidents every week. What can organizations do to protect their Office 365 environments? Read the white paper to learn.
Rich, real-time location intelligence is shaping the future of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, powering some of the most innovative new technologies behind the smartest, most efficient and environmentally sustainable 3PLs in the industry.
Rapid growth in the industry over the next five years will see competition driving further technology and location intelligence innovation. This eBook predicts five ways in which this will result in smarter work patterns and new business-critical technologies.
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes), HERE can help 3PL companies develop key competitive advantages.
Lenovo’s VMware vSAN-based hyperconverged solution reduces TCO by 40% within the datacenter.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo come with a set of certified components that can be deployed to create platforms that support a broad array of workloads, performance, and budgetary requirements. With VMware vSAN pre-installed, pre-configured, and pre-tested, Lenovo’s VMware-based hyperconverged solutions help improve productivity, and cut complexity quickly and easily.
VMware-based hyperconverged solutions from Lenovo represent proven solutions that are enterprise-class and are already being leveraged within mission-critical environments around the world.
Download IDC’s Infobrief on “The Real-World Value of Hyperconverged Infrastructure” and learn how you can:
• Cut the cost of scaling infrastructure
• Reduce time spent on infrastructure provisioning
• Improve application performance
• Eliminate complexity and cost related to refreshing traditional infrastructure
Part 3 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
As distributed edge environments become more critical, physical security becomes more important. Nobody would leave their data center wide open for anyone to enter, but that’s exactly how many organizations treat their edge computing sites. Often, they consist of a rack or two of gear in a non-dedicated location, perhaps a janitor’s closet, with little to no physical security.
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch the third event in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Protect me from Downtime!” This webinar originally aired on November 9th, 2017.
In this webinar, we discuss physical security best practices, including environmental issues such as temperature and humidity monitoring. We also update partners on the physical security features of the latest APC racks and the NetBotz line of security and environmental appliances, cameras and sensors.
Read this executive brief from Quinn Street to learn how:
• Advances in mobility and durability are allowing computing devices to leave the office and be used in field environments
• Organizations that invest in rugged devices for field operations will see a better return on investment compared to non-rugged devices
• Discover how Dell’s investment in real-world testing helps its rugged devices stand up to harsh environments
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
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