Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Aug 20, 2014
Today’s IT organizations face huge challenges such as the ever-increasing number of applications, virtualization, the cloud, and the rising value of information stored in data centers. The combined effect of these factors is placing pressure on IT infrastructures to increase performance and operate more efficiently while reducing costs.
An emerging technology, flash storage technology, is helping business and technology leaders address these issues by making their IT infrastructures more operationally efficient. Learn more in this white paper from Logicalis.
Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems, powered
by Intel® Xeon® processors, deliver
a new generation of hyperconverged
solutions that are flexible, scalable,
and enterprise class. They combine
the software-defined networking and
software-defined computing of the
Cisco Unified Computing System™
(Cisco UCS®) with Cisco HyperFlex
HX Data Platform software to provide
a single distributed, multitier, objectbased
data store with enterprise
When it comes to storing data, the concepts of cost-effectiveness and efficiency are often at odds with each other. What we all seek is that elusive deal where we don’t affect the quality of service, yet are able to store a lot more (without spending a lot more). Read this white paper to learn how IBM Real-time Compression provides the data center with the flexibility to increase capacity and maintain performance for all kinds of data, including your most active data.
Take a structured approach to designing your cloud applications. This cloud computing architecture e-book focuses on architecture, design, and implementation—considerations that apply no matter which cloud platform you choose. The guide includes steps for:
Choosing the right cloud application architecture style for your app or solution.
Selecting appropriate compute and data store technologies.
Incorporating 10 design principles to build a scalable, resilient, and manageable application.
Following the five pillars of software quality to ensure your cloud app is successful.
Using design patterns that specifically apply to the problem you’re trying to solve.
Download the 300-page cloud architecture e-book to explore these best practices, and get access to design review checklists, reference architectures, and more.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
This guide presents a structured approach for designing cloud
applications that are scalable, resilient, and highly available. The guidance
in this ebook is intended to help your architectural decisions regardless
of your cloud platform, though we will be using Azure so we can share
the best practices that we have learned from many years of customer
In the following chapters, we will guide you through a selection of important
considerations and resources to help determine the best approach for your
1. Choosing the right architecture style for your application based on the kind of
solution you are building.
2. Choosing the most appropriate compute and data store technologies.
3. Incorporating the ten high-level design principles to ensure your application
is scalable, resilient, and manageable.
4. Utilizing the five pillars of software quality to build a successful cloud
5. Applying design patterns specific to the problem you are trying to
Application and data availability can make or break a business. These days backing up to the Cloud is a simple, cost effective way to get the advantages of a datacenter without the expense of creating and managing a physical center. Double-Take Cloud is a simple way to migrate, backup and restore data and applications to the cloud with minimal downtime and complete control over your expenses.
This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Box, a company playing in the public cloud advanced storage services market and the content management and collaboration market, and reviews key success factors, highlighting market information tailored to investment.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Around-the-clock global operations, data growth, and server virtualization all together can complicate protection and recovery strategies. They affect when and how often you can perform backups, increase the time required to back up, and ultimately affect your ability to successfully restore. These challenges can force lower standards for recovery objectives, such as reducing the frequency of backup jobs or protecting fewer applications, both of which can introduce risk. High-speed snapshot technologies and application integration can go a long way toward meeting these needs, and they have quickly become essential elements of a complete protection strategy. But snapshot copies have often been managed separately from traditional backup processes. Features like cataloging for search and retrieval as well as tape creation usually require separate management and do not fully leverage snapshot capabilities. To eliminate complexity and accelerate protection and recovery, you need a solution
Published By: InReality
Published Date: Jan 24, 2019
Your shoppers are changing quickly and often, and foot traffic is declining. Optimizing every shopper visit is more critical than ever. Traditional tools have failed to offer a sufficient remedy, but declining costs and growing capabilities in in-store retail analytics technologies is transforming how brands and retailers maximize dollars per square foot.
Regulatory and business requirements are driving the need for protecting information stored and transferred electronically. PKWARE provides an introduction to protecting your most valuable asset - your data.
Published By: StreamSets
Published Date: Sep 24, 2018
Imagine you’re running a factory but without a supply chain management system or industrial controls. Instead, you expect your customers to find and fix your delivery and quality problems. Sound ludicrous? Well, in many enterprises that’s the current “supply chain management” process for big and fast data. It relies on the lightly monitored dumping of unsanitized data into a data lake or cloud store, forcing data scientists and business users to deal with failures from data availability and accuracy issues.
With the growing number of channels for consumers to connect with your products from store kiosks to mobile devices and social networks, it is increasingly important that they are experiencing the the same consistent brand experience regardless of the channels they choose. This whitepaper describes 3 customer experience features to help guide your decisions about technology, organizational structure, and internal process.
• Getting and staying in front of shoppers is key. 55 percent of respondents would be somewhat to very likely to click on a retargeted ad from a previous website they had visited.
• Reviews make a difference to the consumer. Only 8 percent of respondents said online reviews never factor into their decision to purchase at a local retailer.
• Relevant Facebook ads work for local retailers. Almost 1 in 2 respondents would be likely to click on a Facebook ad that aligns with their personal needs and interests.
With consumers practically attached to mobile devices and beginning to accept marketing messages on Facebook and Twitter, marketing efforts are less about driving to a specific channel and more about having a promotional presence in all of them and keeping the person engaged throughout the customer lifecycle. The reasons for disengaging from a purchase decision are nearly infinite, and the means to disengage are just a few taps away on a smartphone.
The need to develop a solid cross-channel marketing strategy encompassing email, mobile and social has become a priority for online marketers. This report details how retail locations are promoting online channels. A store scorecard was developed to record the various ways online channels were promoted in-store.
Effective Competition Depends on Continuous Delivery of Quality Software In today’s application economy every company is a software company, no matter what industry it is in:
• Shipping companies depend on logistics software to efficiently route packages, arrange drivers and automate warehouses.
• Retail companies rely on software to manage inventory, engage with customers online and to give in-store associates the tools they need to answer customer questions on the spot.
• Marketing firms lean on applications to gather consumer data and parse it, automate communication with prospects and effectively manage advertising campaigns. The examples are endless.
The point is that in order to compete today, every business must be able to quickly build and tweak software to adjust to always evolving market demands. Ultimately, business success depends on faster development iterations while still maintaining the high quality of service expected by customers, stakeholders and end users.
Protecting your business-critical applications without impacting performance is proving ever more challenging in the face of unrelenting data growth, stringent recovery service level agreements (SLAs) and increasingly virtualized environments. Traditional approaches to data protection are unable to cost-effectively deliver the end-to-end availability and protection that your applications and hypervisors demand. A faster, easier, more efficient, and reliable way to protect data is needed.
Published By: AcquireWeb
Published Date: Apr 07, 2008
This opinion piece, published by DM News in November 2007, addresses a common but less talked about problem with email marketing – over-mailing to positively effect otherwise mediocre results; which is likely the result of an acquisition email provider using a compiled response file, and guaranteeing high open and click rates in addition to a positive ROI. This article provides insight on what the marketer, broker or agency can do to ensure they are maximizing the ROI from a given campaign, while disincentivizing over-sending behavior.
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