The Solution Guide provides an introduction to data protection through continuous availability. The guide enables you to begin the planning and design of continuous availability for a Federation Software-Defined Center solution.
Learn how storage environments can help address high-availability needs and identify critical features necessary for businesses to meet the bar for six 9s availability. You’ll also see how two customers have leveraged NetApp storage solutions to meet their stringent requirements for uptime as they manage dynamic, high-growth businesses.
ADCs are advanced load balancers with functions and features that enhance the performance of applications. Today, companies of all sizes with geographical dispersal of people and different data constructs require ADCs to optimize their complex application environments from web applications, to Exchange, SharePoint and databases. It is interesting that before the term ADC was used more recently (in the last decade), companies relied on load balancers for website availability and scalability. In this paper we will describe the fundamentals of a load balancing system and its evolution to an ADC.
"Is your mobile micro app concealing a complex web property?
The mobile web doesn’t just exist in your smartphone or tablet’s browser—there’s also an invisible but critical layer at the back end that powers mobile app services from content delivery to networking and collaboration. A micro app on a mobile device typically serves as the entry point to a web property. The combination of Citrix XenMobile and Citrix NetScaler offers enterprises an ideal solution that not only incorporates a comprehensive set of MDM and MAM features but also complements them with a market-leading, cloud-ready suite of capabilities for optimizing mobile web app performance, availability and security."
IT has never been more important to doing business, which means that IT infrastructure must be simpler, smarter, faster, more flexible, and more business-aligned than ever. New service delivery models are driving new Tier-1 storage requirements that reveal how the traditional focus on performance and availability are clearly not enough to support virtualization, ITaaS, and new cloud service delivery models. The world is moving rapidly towards a New Style of IT, and will leave behind any business that doesn’t adapt even more rapidly. Is your storage ready?
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The old model of IT involved deploying more of everything just to keep up with demands. However, IT departments that are able to deliver solutions for business needs and support business goals have moved beyond managing siloed systems. Adopting a more efficient model of IT service and systems is the key to freeing IT to improve business operations.
Reaching that level of efficiency through “do-it-yourself” efforts requires an immense amount of time and expense up front. What if someone has already pre-engineered, pre-tested, and optimized a perfect solution for your IT needs?
See the difference a converged system can make.
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One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
and processes to better meet business needs.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
While vulnerability assessments are an essential part of understanding your risk profile, it's simply not realistic to expect to eliminate all vulnerabilities from your environment. So, when your scan produces a long list of vulnerabilities, how do you prioritize which ones to remediate first? By data criticality? CVSS score? Asset value? Patch availability? Without understanding the context of the vulnerable systems on your network, you may waste time checking things off the list without really improving security.
Join AlienVault for this session to learn:
• The pros & cons of different types of vulnerability scans - passive, active, authenticated, unauthenticated
• Vulnerability scores and how to interpret them
• Best practices for prioritizing vulnerability remediation
• How threat intelligence can help you pinpoint the vulnerabilities that matter most
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
Symantec ApplicationHA helps you create a resilient VMware environment to deliver effective business services to your end users with virtual machine restart as well as application level monitoring and restart. ApplicationHA is fully compatible with your existing tools such as VMware High Availability, vMotion, FT, DRS and SRM.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Oct 08, 2014
Proactive capacity management ensures optimal availability of four critical data center resources: rack space, power, cooling and network connectivity. All four of these must be in balance for the data center to function most efficiently in terms of operations, resources and associated costs.
Despite the availability of a large potential workforce, finding, developing and retaining the right talent can be time consuming, frustrating, and sometimes an exercise in futility. Organizations that combine technology with enhanced employee value propositions are finding some answers to these challenges. Three things can help overcome these very real obstacles: a clear value proposition, empowered employees, and a forecast of future needs.
Download our new White Paper on Turning Potential Workforce into the Right Talent Strategy to learn how you can conquer these hurdles and help your business thrive.
The NetApp EF series of all-flash arrays are designed specifically for database-driven environments demanding maximum performance, reliability, and availability. This ESG Lab Report documents the real world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments. A combination of hands on testing by ESG Lab and audited in-house performance testing executed by NetApp were used to create this report.
In this report, you’ll learn how ESG validated NetApp’s EF-550 flash array performance of over 400,000 IOPS with sub-millisecond latency, while maintaining 6 nine’s availability.
You are being buried by data. Multimedia including videos, audio and photos. Unstructured data in presentations, documents and social media feeds. Even the voicemails and databases that used to be the primary residents of your storage system are growing beyond your ability to manage them effectively. How can you keep it all under control without buying an endless stream of disk and storage devices?
Experts from EMC and other leading storage manufacturers discuss the very latest trends in storage solutions and how an effective application of storage strategy can help tame the information beast and keep performance and availability issues at bay.
Attendees will learn:
- What are the hidden drivers in storage growth
- How businesses of all sizes can benefit from a tiered storage strategy
- Why virtualization is penetrating every level of IT
- What role SSD and flash will play in every storage environment
- What to do now to improve storage utilization and save costs
Leading organizations don’t think of data protection in traditional back-office terms—and that’s no accident. They think and act like service providers, and in doing so transform data protection operations from mere cost centers to business enablers. Traditional data protection architectures can’t meet today’s challenges of massive growth, application performance, and data availability. And they aren't designed for services-oriented business models.
Enterprise-critical applications—those which drive the core of an organization—require the highest availability infrastructure to support the most stringent service levels. EMC meets this need with a high performing, functionally capable, and competitively priced high-end networked storage system—the EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX® 20K system with the Enginuity™ operating environment. The VMAX 20K scale-out architecture helps organizations exceed the performance and capacity demands of hyper-consolidation, cloud deployments, and all-virtual Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), while simplifying the costs of data management.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Sep 09, 2014
An integrated DNS architecture is needed in today’s networking landscape. Designing a secure DNS architecture requires more than increased bandwidth and QPS. Learn how to build a secure and scalable DNS solution to ensure network availability.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Information is becoming the currency of the 21st century, and organizations of all sizes are creating more information than ever
before. Frequently, organizations struggle with how best to balance storage requirements with available budgets. The benefits of greater storage capacity are clear: better change management and roll-back, easier archival and discovery, reliable backup and
recovery. But to continually grow on-site capacity requires unsustainable investment and introduces unnecessary risk. Prominent cloud service providers present an appealing alternative with their vast amounts of storage, offering low cost, high availability, and built-in redundancy. Riverbed’s Whitewater® family of cloud storage gateways is a drop-in replacement for existing tape- and diskbased backup targets, cuts backup costs 30-50% compared to tape and disk, and provides effective DR capability with minimal effort.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Storing data in the cloud using a Whitewater™ cloud storage gateway from Riverbed Technology overcomes what is becoming a serious challenge for IT departments: how to manage the vast, and ever-growing, amount of data that must be protected. Whitewater eliminates concerns about data security, data transmission speeds over the Internet, and data availability, while
providing great flexibility and a favorable return on investment. Moving data to the cloud replaces the high costs of tape and disk
storage systems with a pay-as-you-go cloud storage tier. This paper makes the business case for cloud storage, outlining where
capital and operational costs can be eliminated or avoided by using the cloud for backup and archive storage.
National Stock Exchange decreases latency by 50% with the help of HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP ProLiant servers after evaluating storage and server solutions from several vendors to determine which could offer the best performance and availability to support the proprietary, next-generation trading platform.
In addition to high reliability and availability, enterprise mission critical applications, data centers operating 24x7, and data analysis platforms all demand powerful data processing capabilities and stability. The NEC PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft® SQL Server® is a best-practice reference architecture for such demanding workloads. It comprises an Express 5800 Scalable Enterprise Server Series with Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family CPUs, high-performance HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage, and Microsoft® SQL Server®
2014. When compared with the previous reference architecture based on a server with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family CPUs, benchmark testing demonstrated a performance improvement of up to 173% in logical scan rate in a data warehouse environment. The testing also demonstrated consistently fast and stable performance in online transaction processing (OLTP) that could potentially be encountered.
Integrated computing platforms enable IT to focus on more valuable tasks that will speed time-to-market and improve application deployment and availability to better support the business. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere is a flexible preconfigured solution designed for small to large enterprise and service provider deployments. Built on HP ProLiant or HP BladeSystem servers, HP StoreServ storage, and HP 5900-Series and HP Flex10 networking. HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere solutions are designed to address virtualization complexity, expedite virtualization deployments, and serve as the foundation for private cloud implementations. Read this whitepaper to learn more about ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP ConvergedSystem 700x with VMware vSphere versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discrete, nonintegrated compute, storage, network, and management compon
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
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