When Bloomberg Television opened its state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the
company’s new European Headquarters in London last year, network engineers from
the company’s IT infrastructure team collaborated with Apstra to successfully pilot its
technology in order to gain visibility across and more effectively manage the network
fabric supporting the building’s media production systems.
It is not uncommon for SAP system copies, including any post-editing, to take several days to complete. Meanwhile, testing, development and training activities come to a standstill, and the large number of manual tasks in the entire process ties up highly skilled SAP BASIS staff.
Enterprises are looking to automation as a way to accelerate SAP system copies and free up staff. However, this is only one part of the problem: What further complicates the system copy process is the need to safeguard sensitive data and manage huge data volumes while also ensuring that the data used in non-production systems adequately reflects the data in production systems so the quality of development, testing and training activities is not compromised.
This white paper explains how a considerable portion of the SAP system copy process can be automated using the CA Automic Automated System Copy for SAP solution and SNP T-Bone, helping enterprises become more agile.
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?
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Aug 23, 2019
As organizations in a rapidly changing, highly regulated industry, manufacturers must be able to deliver accurate, compliant, and real-time analysis of their financial performance at all times. Yet many manufacturers, while relying on modern technology for production, still wrestle with outdated systems and processes that don’t meet the needs of today’s business. At BlackLine, we help manufacturing companies transform their accounting and finance operations to increase visibility, gain efficiencies, and improve accuracy.
When Bloomberg Television opened its state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the company’s new European Headquarters in London last year, network engineers from the company’s IT infrastructure team collaborated with Apstra to successfully pilot its technology in order to gain visibility across and more effectively manage the network fabric supporting the building’s media production systems.
System reliability is a vital component in Storage Area Network (SAN) design that keeps your production environment operating and avoids data loss and downtime. But since SANs are built using both mechanical and electronic parts, component failures due to usage, environmental factors, or manufacturing defects are not uncommon. Even in completely redundant systems, controllers can fail, fans can stop operating, power supplies can burn out, and disk drives can degrade or fail.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
The risk and downtime associated with server migration have prevented many IT organizations from making the move to cloud. Some have valid concerns about cloud lock-in. Still, without cloud, IT teams are less agile, less flexible and less able to meet the demands of their business. With so much C-suite awareness of the cloud competitive edge, IT can no longer avoid taking this step.
Carbonite DoubleTake™ Cloud Migration Center quickly and easily migrates physical, virtual and cloud workloads over any distance with minimal risk and near-zero downtime. The streamlined process automates 100 manual steps into five easy steps, automating everything from server discovery to target VM provisioning to the ultimate cutover.
Using efficient real-time, byte-level replication technology, Cloud Migration Center creates a replica of the entire server being migrated and keeps it in sync with production systems. The migrated data can be validated without disrupting business operations, and downtime is
The global architecture and engineering firm Environmental Systems Design, Inc., had enough capacity to handle its data. The challenge was protecting that data. The firm would often have 15TB of data in production at a given time and its existing backup solutions simply could not keep pace. After quickly outgrowing several other systems, ESD turned to Nasuni’s enterprise storage as a service. Now, thanks to Nasuni’s automated backup, which delivers unlimited versioning, fast disaster recovery and an unmatched RPO, IT can stop worrying about backup and focus on its core mission of enhancing business productivity.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Managers of these traditional factories say the feeling is akin to flying blind. These are operations where plant floors, front offices, and suppliers operate in independent silos, where managers have only hazy visibility into downtime and quality problems, and where the root causes of inefficiencies are rarely understood or addressed.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Feb 28, 2013
Download this paper to learn how a virtual data storage solution can provide a simple and effective way to overcome obstacles and enable rapid deployment of multiple development and test databases against production systems with minimal storage use.
In today’s digital economy, the ability to bring new software applications and updates to market quickly is a key to competitive advantage. For companies in diverse industries, the goal is the same: Get high-quality software into production as fast as possible.
In this quest to accelerate release cycles, organizations must get beyond historical barriers that impede the rapid delivery of the software that keeps an enterprise competitive. In too many cases, processes tend to be inefficient, slow, and prone to failed releases. Much of the blame for the problem can be laid at the feet of organizational structures that mandate conflicting goals for the two key departments at either end of the application development chain: development/testing (dev/test) and operations.
Where dev/test teams want to push their applications and updates into production quickly, operations teams want to go more slowly in order to maintain control and keep applications and systems available.
Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a major breakthrough in network function virtualization (NFV). When
asked where they have deployed NFV in production networks, communication service providers (CSPs) consistently name vEPC as one of the top answers. Why is that?
In order to maximize their processing capacity, CSPs virtualize a subset of their network applications, including
mobile edge computing (MEC), base stations (small/macro
cells) and the mobile core, because these systems use a
The mobile packet core builds the foundation of the core
network on which mobile CSPs offer IP-based services to
their customers. Implementing vEPC solutions can help
CSPs obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing
numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or
connections while controlling costs and improving on quality of experience (QoE). In the past, evolved packet core
(EPC) solutions were deployed on purpose-built hardware.
NFV enables operators to deploy EPC c
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
L'impression 3D s'est imposée comme technologie de prototypage
dans les années 80 et a rapidement évolué depuis.
Les développements continus des dernières décennies ont
transformé l’impression 3D (également appelée fabrication additive)
en technologie durable et économique dans tout l’environnement
de production : du prototypage à l'intégration à la production,
jusqu'à la production 3D directe. Les entreprises qui utilisent
l’impression 3D peuvent devenir des leaders de leur secteur et
conforter leur position grâce aux progrès réalisés avec
l'impression 3D en matière de délais, de coûts et de capacité.
Cet ebook contient une présentation générale des avancées
réalisées dans la technologie d’impression 3D et les matériaux
de fabrication additive en plastique de 3D Systems, qui étendent
l'éventail des applications de production possibles.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
3D printing emerged as a prototyping technology in the 1980s,
and has been rapidly evolving ever since.
The ongoing developments of the last few decades have
transformed 3D printing (also called additive manufacturing),
into a viable and cost-effective technology throughout the
production environment: from prototyping, to production
enablement, to direct 3D production. Companies that utilize
3D printing can attain and cement a leadership position in their
industry through the time, cost, and capability advancements
3D printing makes possible.
This ebook provides an overview of the 3D printing technology
and material advancements in 3D Systems’ plastic additive
manufacturing that extend the addressable range of
Headquartered in Chicago, Bean Suntory owns over 70 premium spirit brands from whiskey and rum, to vodka, cognac, tequila, and gin. Beam Suntory generates $4 billion in annual revenues.
But that revenue was in danger.
The company’s production software, Wonderware, which controls embedded systems driving almost every critical production process, was underpinned by ageing hardware. If it failed, production would come to a grinding—and expensive—halt.Every hour of downtime results in lost production, which can amount to millions of dollars in losses,” says Sanjay Kirtikar, Director Digital Technologies, Beam Suntory.
To ensure Wonderware never failed, Beam Suntory implemented hyperconverged clusters integrated with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software
The results were instant and outstanding. Beam Suntory expects a 25-35% cost benefit from lower support and maintenance efforts, and a 50% reduction in power usage.
As the food industry races to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers are working to adopt more robust track and trace processes. A critical component to achieving compliance is the integration of automated data capture solutions throughout all stages of food production—from farm to table. This whitepaper examines technology considerations food manufacturers should weigh when implementing these systems, along with how to tackle the subsequent challenges that are sure to arise. Once the U.S. food industry understands how mobile solutions can enable track & traceability, manufacturers will be equipped with an efficient solution that not only helps to achieve regulatory compliance, but also improves overall business efficiencies.
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.
Published By: Attunity
Published Date: Nov 15, 2018
Change data capture (CDC) technology can modernize your data and analytics environment with scalable, efficient and real-time data replication that does not impact production systems.
To realize these benefits, enterprises need to understand how this critical technology works, why it’s needed, and what their Fortune 500 peers have learned from their CDC implementations. This book serves as a practical guide for enterprise architects, data managers and CIOs as they enable modern data lake, streaming and cloud architectures with CDC.
Read this book to understand:
? The rise of data lake, streaming and cloud platforms
? How CDC works and enables these architectures
? Case studies of leading-edge enterprises
? Planning and implementation approaches
Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 13, 2012
Today's IT organizations are faced with the daunting task of optimizing all aspects of their departments, including people, processes and technology. Optimizing and streamlining server utilization through virtualization represents one particularly exciting example. We found that one of the most popular usage models for virtualization is to drive down server procurements in development, test and production environments. When this model is followed, future server purchases are avoided; instead, new workloads are established on existing systems.
In the beginning, an SOA-based approach was used for projects in individual departments, usually for those with high returns, short-term rewards, and relatively low risk, with typically a high degree of new development. But as the value of the SOA concept has become more apparent and its tools have grown in both scope and robustness, organizations are applying them more broadly, to organizational-size problems and mission critical issues, leveraging more and more existing code and production systems.
Analytics is now an expected part of the bottom line. The irony is that as more companies become adept at analytics, it becomes less of a competitive advantage. Enter machine learning. Recent advances have led to increased interest in adopting this technology as part of a larger, more comprehensive analytics strategy. But incorporating modern machine learning techniques into production data infrastructures is not easy.Businesses are now being forced to look deeper into their data to increase efficiency and competitiveness. Read this report to learn more about modern applications for machine learning, including recommendation systems, streaming analytics, deep learning and cognitive computing. And learn from the experiences of two companies that have successfully navigated both organizational and technological challenges to adopt machine learning and embark on their own analytics evolution.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
3D printing emerged as a prototyping technology in the 1980s, and has been rapidly evolving ever since.
The ongoing developments of the last few decades have transformed 3D printing (also called additive manufacturing), into a viable and cost-effective technology throughout the production environment: from prototyping, to production enablement, to direct 3D production. Companies that utilize 3D printing can attain and cement a leadership position in their industry through the time, cost, and capability advancements 3D printing makes possible.
This ebook provides an overview of the 3D printing technology and material advancements in 3D Systems’ plastic additive manufacturing that extend the addressable range of production applications.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 28, 2015
In a world of privacy regulation, intellectual property theft, and cybercrime, only a masking solution can secure vital data and enable outsourcing, third party analysis, and cloud deployments. Delphix delivers rapid deployment of masked data in minutes, service-based masking of production systems, and the ability to ship masked data across sites, to third parties, and into the cloud, with minimal network footprint.
When you’re a worldwide manufacturer with a premium brand, you can’t afford production bottlenecks or live with creaking systems that stifle your inventiveness. Now, with a new Cisco network architecture implemented by Black Box Network Services, Whirlpool Corporation has greater operational agility and efficiency.
In order to align their production plans with customer's demand, metal fabricators must integrate seamlessly into the customer's own processes. As a result, integrated systems are essential, bringing design, product lifecycle management and service together in ways that predict, act and rapidly change in accordance with the customer's needs.
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