There was once a time that PC refresh cycles were an unavoidable fact of life. But desktop virtualization paired with client computing lets IT escape costly PC refresh cycles while simplifying management, security and monitoring.
Virtualization is moving to the mainstream and may soon be overtaking non-virtualized environments as a method for deploying applications. Does this broad adoption of virtualization, though, make network security easier or more difficult to achieve? While responses to this question are still highly varied, one thing is certain: most companies still have no clear and definite security policy for their virtual environments.
Published By: PC Mall
Published Date: Mar 21, 2011
Companies realize the benefits of moving to virtualization, however, most virtualized environments today are being deployed in an insecure manner. Download this HP White Paper to learn how to protect your high value virtual assets with a combination of purpose-built IPS platforms and enterprise-class management solutions.
Private cloud is one of the critical deployment architectures IT teams are adopting as they transition to a service-centric delivery model. More than 75% of organizations? already use private clouds to lower costs, increase agility and exert greater control over security, data protection and compliance.
The transition to private cloud represents a paradigm shift in how IT is provisioned and data centers are deployed. Virtualization is expanding beyond servers into storage and networking, while software-defined models allow new levels of agility through advanced automation and orchestration.
Business evolution and technology advancements during the last decade have driven a sea change in the way data centers are funded, organized, and managed. Enterprises are now focusing on a profound digital transformation which is a continuous adjustment of technology management resources to deliver business results, guided by rapid review of desired outcomes related to end clients, resources, and budget constraints. These IT transitions are very much part of the competitive landscape, and executed correctly, they become competitive differentiators and enable bottom line growth. These outcomes are driving data centers to virtualization, service-oriented architectures, increased cybersecurity, “big data,” and “cloud,” to name a few of the key factors. This is completely rethinking and retooling the way enterprises handle the applications, data, security, and access that constitute their critical IT resources. In essence, cloud is the new IT.
This Webinar Success white paper provides guidelines on how to produce and manage successful Webinars - from the first (and most important) step of defining purpose and expectations to quantifying results after the event.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jul 29, 2013
Backup and recovery has never been a higher priority for IT organizations than it is right now. But when it comes to Virtual Machine (VM) backup and recovery, the landscape has never been more confusing.
Download this white paper and learn about the advantages of backup agents, agentless backup and agent-assisted backup so that you can decide for yourself and truly determine the best approach for your organization. We help you weigh in the pros and cons of each method.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jul 30, 2013
In this whitepaper we will discuss what to look for in a virtualization protection solution as well as consider the merits of a separate solution for protecting one’s virtual environment, compared with using a unified solution that offers comparable virtualization protection capabilities.
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Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems such as thermal “hot spots”, lack of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that when properly designed, built and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise, yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems, with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems, such as thermal hot spots, lack of UPS, rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Published By: Webroot UK
Published Date: Aug 07, 2013
Whether you are using virtual desktops or virtual servers it's essential that you consider protecting them from malware. Unfortunately, until now, that protection has often meant making some serious compromises.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Aug 31, 2007
Needing to implement a patch management solution to comply with SAS 70, Davidson found the solutions on the market lacking. They either required significant resources to test all patches, or were expensive automated solutions. Then, Davidson learned about Blue Lane Technologies, a concept that Davidson loved.
Apache Hadoop technology is transforming the economics and dynamics of big data initiatives by supporting new processes and architectures that can help cut costs, increase revenue and create competitive advantage. An effective big data integration solution delivers simplicity, speed, scalability, functionality and governance to produce consumable data.
To cut through this misinformation and develop an adoption plan for your Hadoop big data project, you must follow a best practices approach that takes into account emerging technologies, scalability requirements, and current resources and skill levels.
This new SandHill Group white paper explores recent study findings to better understand the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the training challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate.
In this brief, you'll learn how CA Recovery Management Products, like CA ARCserve Backup and CA XOsoft solutions, can be applied with VMware Infrastructure to help you effectively respond to the challenges and opportunities of business-critical computing.
The consumerization of IT is coming. It's a given that employees will bring their own devices to work or will want to work on devices away from the office. The adoption of smart devices has set expectations, causing the "I want my iPad" phenomena
This white paper reviews the challenges with endpoint security in virtualized environments - including the inherent risks of dynamic virtual machines and the resource impact of security software such as virus-scanners in multiple guest virtual machines, on a single physical host.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.
IT professionals are rethinking remote access strategies to enable a mobile workforce. Whether they are in the office or on the road, people need secure remote access that’s simple to use, so they can be productive from anywhere. Empower your mobile workers with the right level of access to Windows® apps and data, using a solution that IT can trust.
Used by more than 100 million people worldwide in organizations of all sizes, Citrix XenApp is the proven solution for secure remote access.
This book explores the security challenges of virtualization in the data center, at the endpoint, and in the cloud. I explain why using traditional security products built for physical systems is a mistake for virtual systems. Finally, I explain how virtualaware security solutions provide in-depth security without compromising performance in virtual, cloud, and hybrid environments that include a mix of virtual and physical systems.
As you take advantage of the operational and economic benefits of virtualization and the cloud, it’s critical to secure your virtualized data centers, cloud deployments, and hybrid environments effectively. Because if you neglect any aspect of security, you leave gaps that open the door to web threats and serious data breaches. And, to meet data privacy and compliance regulations, you will need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate security, regardless of your computing environment.
Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solutions protect applications and data and prevent business disruptions, while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical or virtual environments, cloud instances, or web applications, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need for virtual, cloud, and physical servers via the Trend Micro Deep Security platform. Download this white paper to learn more about the Trend Micro Deep Security platform.
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