"Cloud computing, also known as 'IT as a Service', is predicated on delivering IT services on demand, an idea that has support from business leaders as a way to better align IT with business operations. Cloud computing has two key requirements: virtualized applications and seamless support and integration between the server, networking, storage and hypervisor components.
In this paper, we explore these concepts and highlight the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components-with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture."
Businesses are overwhelmed with data; it’s a blessing and a curse. A curse because it can overwhelm traditional approaches to storing and processing it. A blessing because the data promises business insight that never existed earlier. The industry has spawned a new term, “big data,” to describe it. Now, IT itself is overwhelmed with its own big data. In the press to roll out new services and technologies—mobility, cloud, virtualization—applications, networks, and physical and virtual servers grow in a sprawl. With them comes an unprecedented volume of data such as logs, events, and flows. It takes too much time and resources to sift through it, so most of it lies unexplored and unexploited. Yet like business data, it contains insight that can help us solve problems, make decisions, and plan for the future.
Flash Storage For Dummies explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From server cache and back-end storage cache to hybrid and all flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures. It also reduces energy and real-estate costs in the data center.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Feb 26, 2013
This report explores the evolution of big data analytics and its maturity within the enterprise. It discusses the approaches and economics to using a Discovery platform and Apache Hadoop within the same unified analytical architecture.
This paper explores the subject of continuous compliance versus audit-driven compliance, as well as how an ongoing approach to compliance makes compliance a positive force for securing data and systems.
In this Technology Adoption Profile we explore the current state of replication in SMB IT departments and in particular the use of SAN-based replication. We find strong demand for both synchronous and asynchronous SAN-based replication, as well as the need to replicate data within the SMB’s own data center facilities, either to a colocated secondary array or to one within 5 km [approximately 3 miles](a campus or metro-style deployment). We also find that in order for SMBs to protect more data using replication, they need replication solutions that are non-disruptive, easy to use, and inexpensive.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jan 10, 2013
This paper explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers. It begins with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption that address problems.
In this paper we will explore end-user's view on Smarter Computing. Data Center investment comes in two flavors - those that differentiate in the eyes of the customer when they are improved, and those that become visible upon failure.
This paper describes what operational analytics is and what it offers to the business. We explore its relationship to business intelligence (BI) and see how traditional data warehouse architectures struggle to support it.
Join fundraising consultant and author Joshua Birkholz and IBM for an overview of the impact predictive analytics can have on your fundraising programs. We'll explore how this data-based approach can help you
Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company's IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions.
Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression is an enabling technology for two new Oracle Exadata Storage Server features: Warehouse Compression and Archive Compression. We will discuss each of these features in detail later in this paper, but first let's explore Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression - the next generation in compression technology.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 26, 2012
In this report, Taneja Group explores how Riverbed Technology has identified a way to lower IT costs in branch offices. The new Steelhead EX + Granite appliance combines a "branch-office box" virtualized hardware platform with a first-of-its-kind block storage technology to allow consolidation of edge storage, servers, and applications to the data center. Download the report to learn how your organization can benefit.
Join us on from the comfort of your desk and hear about IBM Cognos Insight, the newest addition to the IBM Cognos family. See for yourself how this extremely affordable and breakthrough solution empowers all users to independently explore data, build scenario models and share insights for better business outcomes.
The 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey, conducted in partnership with Oracle Corporation, includes input from 611 IOUG members and summarizes the survey results explore issues and solutions around managing fast-growing database environments.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jan 19, 2012
This paper explores issues that arise when planning for growth of Information Technology infrastructure and explains how colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.
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