Servers occupy a place in computing similar to that occupied by minicomputers in the past, which they have largely replaced. The typical server is a computer system that operates continuously on a network and waits for requests for services from other computers on the network. Many servers are dedicated to this role, but some may also be used simultaneously for other purposes, particularly when the demands placed upon them as servers are modest.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
White Paper Published By: HP
Published Date: Jul 25, 2008
This paper outlines a ready-made solution that delivers comprehensive infrastructure optimization in accordance with Microsoft’s APO model. Using HP PolyServe software in conjunction with HP BladeSystem c-Class products and Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition, organizations can attain Dynamic Infrastructure capabilities while reducing server counts by 50%, decreasing configuration and management time by up to 75%, and providing high availability to all servers and SQL Server-based applications.
Case Study Published By: VMware Dell
Published Date: Jan 31, 2008
Aternity, Inc. is the leader in Frontline Performance Intelligence for Global 1000 enterprises. Two of the biggest challenges Aternity faces as a software developer are: 1) testing its software in different IT environments; and 2) deploying its software at customer sites. Fortunately, VMware software was able to address both these challenges.
White Paper Published By: Astrocom
Published Date: Apr 23, 2008
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical system that provides the IP addresses that correspond to a given Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN, often called a hostname or domain name). At the top of the tree structure are thirteen “root” Domain Name Servers that have the primary and secondary IP addresses of the DNS Authorities for all domains on the Internet.
White Paper Published By: Stratavia
Published Date: Oct 03, 2007
IT organizations are looking to leverage automation to improve the delivery of business services across the enterprise, while reducing costs. Automation can be implemented in many ways; however, today’s enterprise demands a higher level of sophistication than simple scripts. This whitepaper from Stratavia discusses the key aspects of automated server provisioning that every CIO should know.
EMC backup and recovery solutions for VMware combine industry-leading deduplication storage and software to help you fully realize the benefits of virtualization. VMware servers consolidate production workloads well, but backups create bottlenecks that tax network and storage resources.
White Paper Published By: Internap
Published Date: Nov 11, 2015
This benchmark analysis examines the relative performance of major VM components including virtual cores, memory, block storage, and internal network for Internap AgileCLOUD and Amazon Web Services (AWS) ECS/EBS.
Case Study 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.
White Paper Published By: NEC
Published Date: Aug 12, 2014
We consolidated nine legacy servers into one NEC Express5800/A2040b enterprise server, and proved real benefits of doing so. In this infographic, you’ll learn how the NEC Express5800/A2040b enterprise server, powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4890 v2, offers just that.
White Paper Published By: HP
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
When deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, there are a number of factors that must be addressed to ensure a successful application deployment. Click here to receive a guide to design and configuration of the EVA8000 for Exchange Server 2003 deployments.
This paper provides an introduction to server virtualization for hospitals and healthcare delivery organizations. It also offers best practices you can use to benefit from virtualization, while avoiding missteps that could affect the availability and performance of mission-critical healthcare IT.
White Paper Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Nov 09, 2006
This paper looks at the particular challenges in public sector IT – the need to find efficiency savings at the same time as offering better service to citizens – and discusses the particular circumstances in which blade computing will be right for the public sector IT manager.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Mar 17, 2008
Smaller businesses represent the entrepreneurial engine of the U.S. economy - that's why IBM has extended the BladeCenter value proposition to smaller businesses and organizations in a compact, affordable package. Read more about how BladeCenter can benefit your business in this report by Pund-IT.
The use of SSL encryption for all enterprise Internet traffic is growing steadily. Applications that make use of SSL – such as SharePoint, Exchange, WebEx, Salesforce.com and Google Apps – are commonplace. Even email applications like Gmail, Yahoo, and Zimbra are being used in workplace environments as hosted email or BYOD apps.
It’s clear that organizations now need complete visibility into the SSL traffic coming across the WAN. They need the ability to preserve complete network and web histories from encrypted network and web traffic for compliance, regulatory and logging requirements. Blue Coat has solutions today to address the SSL dilemma.
White Paper Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 02, 2006
IT administrators need to minimize downtime for critical IT services by rapidly recovering entire systems to dissimilar hardware platforms or virtual environments. Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition combines the speed and reliability of disk-based, bare-metal Windows system recovery with dissimilar hardware restoration and lights-out operation.
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