In today’s complex and competitive business world, to be successful and survive, organizations need to be agile, flexible and fast to adapt to changes. Competition gets more aggressive and clients expect more every day, with the 24/7 nature of the global commercial world we live in and the vast availability of similar
solutions, organizations and options, how do you stay ahead?
In a perfect world, downtime would be a thing of the past, however, as organizations continue their digital transformation journeys, more data assets are being created—generating, in turn, higher availability demands. Delivering on availability service levels is not just a technical responsibility, but also a business imperative extending well beyond IT. The consequences of failing to meet service levels can be dire and costly. Read this white paper to learn how the right tools can minimize downtime.
To support business continuity, many
organizations eagerly avoid putting all their
eggs in one basket.
Understanding the critical role of last-mile
connectivity and always-available Internet
access, savvy firms utilize redundant wide
area network (WAN) and Internet connections
from multiple service providers to ensure
network availability in addition to load
balancing. Despite the good intentions,
their Internet connectivity risks may still be
in a single basket. That is because internet
service providers (ISPs) and competitive local
exchange carriers (CLECs) may operate using
leased network infrastructure from the same
incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC).
Customers have grown accustomed to high speeds and reliable connectivity. One second of network delay when accessing website, mobile app, or application service can increase your bounce rate and even decrease your customer’s trust in your brand.
The typical business pain points per the above scenario are always like:
Latency – While, latency problems caused by geographic distance are impossible to solve on the public Internet;
Availability – Packet loss and complaints from customers can prevent you from increasing your user base;
Cost - The growth of your user base and your business needs both outpace your IT budget.
Security - Connections over the public Internet are vulnerable to DDoS attacks and other threats.
This whitepaper describes:
• Challenges that Magic Video faced before implementing Alibaba Cloud’s solutions
• How Alibaba Cloud’s solutions help Magic Video build a global hybrid enterprise network, accelerate content delivery of the application, and maximize bandwidth?
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
Red Hat can help you deliver 348% ROI and achieve agile, high-performing infrastructures
Linux® has become the standard operating system for cloud infrastructure as well as the preferred delivery vehicle for modern applications. This is, in part, thanks to it being reliable environment that offers scale, security, and robust application support.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux expands on this trust and credibility by offering a supported, hardened, enterprise environment that delivers on more efficient operational costs, better reliability and availability, and better scalability. These translate into a better return on investment (ROI) for our enterprise customers.
IDC’s study, “The Business Value of Red Hat Enterprise Linux,” interviewed 12 organizations to see how they’re using Red Hat Enterprise Linux to support their business operations. These organizations reported that Red Hat provides a cost-effective, efficient, and reliable operating environment.
There’s a lot to gain with Red H
Download “How to Strengthen Security While Optimizing Network Performance” to see how next-generation network packet brokers (NGNPBs) mitigate security tool sprawl, simplify IT management and improve network availability. NGNPBs help align network and security teams by creating a single view of network infrastructure and data management. See why you should shift your infrastructure strategy toward NGNPBs to boost efficiency and reduce complexity. Learn more by downloading this new research now.
Published By: MindTouch
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
Chatbots are hungry and knowledge management is the secret sauce.
Chatbots are all the rage. They help customers find information and answers. They help contact centers automate tasks and create considerable efficiency gains. How, then, do organizations ensure their chatbots consistently deliver A+ experiences?
The answer is knowledge management.
Without the availability of rich, relevant content, chatbots have very little to work with during customer interactions. They won’t be able to accurately match user intent with the right information. And that’s no good for the customer. How knowledge management changes all that is the topic of our latest whitepaper.
In recent years, data has had a resurgence being labeled as one of the newer trends in education. The reality is data and schools go hand in hand. The concept of collecting and utilizing data in education dates back as early as the 1800’s. So, what’s different and why now? Is it the increased availability, a better understanding of its potential, or signs that a long-awaited paradigm shift may be coming? I would argue it’s a combination of all three.
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Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
The idea of load balancing is well defined in the IT world: A network device accepts traffic on behalf ofa group of servers, and distributes that traffic according to load balancing algorithms and the availabilityof the services that the servers provide. From network administrators to server administrators to applicationdevelopers, this is a generally well understood concept.
Fully updated for 2019, this guide covers the latest technologies and best practices for print, device, document, information, and cybersecurity. Learn how you can help maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health records throughout your organization.
Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
Journaling is a powerful feature, one that IBM has continued to develop and improve over the years. Yet, depending upon your business requirements, you probably still need more protection against downtime than journaling alone can provide. This white paper will cover what you need to know about journaling, what it can do and how it supports and cooperates with high availability software.
Achieving effective and efficient high availability protection for larger IBM i environments requires careful thought and clear understanding of the technology options. This white paper describes what you need to know in order to make an informed decision about IBM i high availability strategies so that your business requirements for Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) are not compromised
With the maturing of the all-flash array (AFA) market, the established market leaders in this space are turning their attention to other ways to differentiate themselves from their competition besides just product functionality. Consciously designing and driving a better customer experience (CX) is a strategy being pursued by many of these vendors.This white paper defines cloud-based predictive analytics and discusses evolving storage requirements that are driving their use and takes a look at how these platforms are being used to drive incremental value for public sector organizations in the areas of performance, availability, management, recovery, and information technology (IT) infrastructure planning.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
The HX Data Platform uses a self-healing architecture that implements data replication for high availability, remediates hardware failures, and alerts your IT administrators so that problems can be resolved quickly and your business can continue to operate. Space-efficient, pointerbased snapshots facilitate backup operations, and native replication supports cross-site protection. Data-at-rest encryption protects data from security risks and threats. Integration with leading enterprise backup systems allows you to extend your preferred data protection tools to your hyperconverged environment.
For the typical enterprise, the volume of data that needs to be managed and protected is growing at roughly 40% per year. Add to that the performance requirements of new applications and the demands for instant response time, always-on availability, and anytime-anywhere access. With such demands, data center managers face storage challenges that cannot be addressed using traditional, spinning-disk technology.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Accelerate your journey to an all-flash data center with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Consulting solutions.
Slash costs and double performance with HPE 3PAR StoreServ All-flash arrays. Now you no longer need to choose which apps to take to flash; take them all and you won’t regret it. We deliver maximum performance, highest availability, Tier-1 data services, ease of management, and robust data protection at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) on the market when you engage with HPE Storage Consulting to provide an end-to-end all-flash solution.
What P2P Leaders Do That You Can, Too
Purchase-to-pay (P2P) organizations are under high-stakes stress. With constant changes in market volatility, fierce competition, and disruptive technology, P2P teams need to re-think their approach to balancing traditional cost concerns and emphasize agility. The question is: how?
To help companies discover the answer, The Hackett Group looked at P2P organizations across a variety of industries and areas over a 12-month period to identify what top performers had in common—and what set them apart.
Read this report to gain insight into three key areas:
Ensuring stakeholder needs guide day-to-day decisions
Digitizing information to increase availability and agility
Automating processes to accelerate response to change
To overcome the challenges and risks of the digital era, while positioning their businesses for success, SMBs need to partner with professional services organizations with the expertise that can safely guide them through achieving the following six key IT business initiatives:
A strong information security framework (for external and internal threats)
24x7 application availability
Pervasive, end-to-end data protection
End-to-end professional services
Applications are the engines that drive today’s digital businesses. When the infrastructure that powers those applications is difficult to administer, or fails, businesses and their IT organizations are severely impacted. Traditionally, IT assumed much of the responsibility to ensure availability and performance. In the digital era, however, the industry needs to evolve and reset the requirements on vendors.
Businesses in every sector are increasingly reliant on applications to handle everything from
back-end operations to the delivery of new products, services, and customer experiences.
That is why infrastructure system availability and the elimination of unplanned downtime
are more important than ever before. Recent research has shown that the average cost of an
hour of downtime is about half-a-million dollars,1
and this will only increase with the continued
digitization of industries.
"This research by Nimble Storage, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, outlines the top five causes of application delays. The report analyzes more than 12,000 anonymized cases of downtime and slow performance. Read this report and find out:
Top 5 causes of downtime and poor performance across the infrastructure stack
How machine learning and predictive analytics can prevent issues
Steps you can take to boost performance and availability"
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
IT managers are struggling to keep up with the “always available” demands of the business. Data growth and the nearly ubiquitous adoption of server virtualization among mid-market and enterprise organizations are increasing the cost and complexity of storage and data availability needs. This report documents ESG Lab testing of Dell EMC Storage SC Series with a focus on the value of enhanced Live Volume support that provides always-available access with great ease of use and economics.
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