Infrastructure White Papers

IT Infrastructure refers to the computerized networks, intelligent terminals, and accompanying applications and services people use to access, create, disseminate, and utilize digital information; the equipment, software, services, and products used in storing, processing, transmitting, and displaying all forms of information.
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By: CA WA 2     Published Date: Oct 01, 2008

CA's vision is to unify and simplify the management of enterprise-wide IT. The rapidly growing use of virtualization and clustering in enterprise infrastructures provides a rich environment for increasing complexity. Unlike physically bounded infrastructures, the logical entities in virtualized and clustered environments are not visually apparent. Nevertheless, one needs to know what resources one has and if one is using those resources to their fullest capacity.

Tags : virtual, virtualization, network management, ca wa, ca wa 2, networking, infrastructure, server virtualization
    
By: Dell EqualLogic     Published Date: Sep 15, 2008

This white paper describes a virtualized infrastructure that applies storage and server virtualization technologies to cost-effectively achieve a flexible, high-performance, dynamic IT infrastructure that is simple to manage and scale.

Tags : dell equallogic, dell, equallogic, infrastructure, virtual, virtualization, virtual infrastructure, server virtualization
    
By: CA Mainframe     Published Date: Sep 12, 2008

Business and IT executives should not have to choose between their desire to innovate for future growth and the desire to avoid disrupting current operations. Enterprise innovation that embraces and extends existing infrastructure and applications is possible through modern software architectures such as web services and SOA – as long as those investments perform competitively when measured against alternative platforms and they are able to be modernized to participate in these architectures.

Tags : ca mainframe, mainframe, infrastructure, architecture, platforms, network architecture, network management
    
By: CA Mainframe     Published Date: Sep 12, 2008

Increasing infrastructure complexity has led to unprecedented growth in enterprise systems management data on all systems, including the mainframe and it is becoming more complex to manage SMF data.  Download this Technology Brief to learn how to address the complexity of managing SMF data.

Tags : smf, service management, data management, infrastructure, systems management, ca mainframe, mainframe, system management software
    
By: HP Service Management     Published Date: Sep 04, 2008

Today, 84% of IT organizations view automation as a top investment priority for delivering on business outcomes.  Explore key priorities and trends based on IDC’s global survey of 164 IT professionals, including the role of automation across “IT silos” and virtualization, cost efficiencies and process standardization, and market maturity.  Read this new IDC survey to learn more.

Tags : communications, network and service management, software, infrastructure software, system management software, hp sm, hpsm, service management
    
By: HP     Published Date: Aug 22, 2008

Enterprise Strategy Group analysts Mark Bowker and Mark Peters will share the business drivers and benefits for virtualizing both servers and storage. You'll gain an understanding of IT infrastructure virtualization in order to evaluate the operational benefits it could provide. You'll also learn what steps to take to assess your IT environment to quantify the benefits of virtualization.

Tags : hp 4400, hp 4000, eva 4400, eva4400, virtual, virtualization, infrastructure, storage virtualization
    
By: CA WA     Published Date: Aug 15, 2008

Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) applies to operations quality. Implemented well, IPM frees you from constant firefighting and can transform your role from tactical first responder to strategic business enabler. Applying good IPM technology and processes can deliver a number of benefits to your career as well as to your organization. This report introduces IPM, offers tips for successful IPM implementation, and explores how IPM can benefit your enterprise as well as your career.

Tags : ca wa, computer associates, infrastructure, itil, infrastructure management, performance management, network performance management
    
By: HP     Published Date: Jul 25, 2008

Countless companies want to take advantage of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and its notable business and technology benefits. However, with the prevalence of large, complex and sprawling information technology (IT) infrastructures, many organizations are wary of - or avoid altogether - the time, expense and effort required for a mass overhaul of their database environment.

Tags : sql, sql server, migration, infrastructure, server migration, polyserve, data management, network management
    
By: HP     Published Date: Jul 25, 2008

The success of SQL Server in recent years has produced a phenomenon of SQL Server sprawl - the uncoordinated deployment of tens, hundreds or even thousands of database servers. The result has been low levels of utilization, poor availability and, most importantly, an enormous management burden inflicted on many IT departments. There is an acute need for a way to deploy SQL Server that allows capacity to be matched appropriately to need, that provides high availability without introducing extra complexity and extra cost, and that actually simplifies the life of administrators.

Tags : sql server, sql, microsoft sql server, microsoft, polyserve, migration, infrastructure, network management
    
By: HP     Published Date: Jul 25, 2008

This paper discusses how HP's PolyServe Software for Microsoft SQL Server combats SQL Server sprawl and compares HP PolyServe to alternative approaches. Download the complete document here.

Tags : sql, sql server, migration, infrastructure, server migration, polyserve, network management, servers
    
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.

Tags : sql, sql server, migration, infrastructure, server migration, apo, polyserve, servers
    
By: Stratus Technologies     Published Date: Jul 25, 2008

The need for reliable hardware that can maintain continuous uptime 24/7 is even more important in a virtual infrastructure. If you are planning to use virtualization to implement business continuity or disaster recovery, ensuring you have the most reliable hardware is essential.

Tags : virtualization, fault tolerance, availability, server, servers, virtual, virtual server, stratus
    
By: Tripwire     Published Date: Jul 08, 2008

This paper outlines the nature of infrastructure integrity, change auditing, and compliance solutions. It describes how an investment in configuration assessment and change auditing solutions can stabilize IT operations, lowering the operational costs associated with the IT infrastructure; be a force multiplier; and provide a solid foundation that increases the effectiveness of the investment in information security.

Tags : tripwire, information security, infrastructure, change management, change, change auditing, security, auditing
    
By: Tripwire     Published Date: Jul 08, 2008

Configuration assessment lets businesses proactively secure their IT infrastructure and achieve compliance with important industry standards and regulations. Learn why configuration assessment is so important, why organizations find it difficult to control system configurations, and what types of configuration assessment solutions are available.

Tags : tripwire, configuration, compliance, infrastructure, network management, configuration management
    
By: HP     Published Date: Jun 23, 2008

HP StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays are enterprise-class storage systems that deliver dependable performance for environments where downtime is not an option. Complete redundancy throughout the architecture provides non-disruptive online upgrades and no single point of failure so you can count on your data being available.

Tags : disaster proof, hp disaster proof, disaster-proof, disk array, storageworks, storage, infrastructure, storage management
    
By: Dell EqualLogic     Published Date: Jun 17, 2008

IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. Consolidation and containment solutions implemented with a virtual infrastructure meet the challenges of server sprawl and underutilization by reducing hardware and operating costs by as much as 50%.

Tags : infrastructure, server, server consolidation, servers, hardware, dell, equallogic, migration
    
By: Dell EqualLogic     Published Date: Jun 17, 2008

Just west of Chicago's Cook County lies Kane County, the fourth largest in Illinois. Kane County is using VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to help manage their dispersed desktop user base, lower IT staff costs and increase user satisfaction.

Tags : kane county, vmware, infrastructure, virtual infrastructure, server virtualization, virtual server, virtual machine, servers
    
By: VMware Dell     Published Date: Jun 05, 2008

WWF is the world’s largest independent conservation organization. As part of its IT department’s contribution to environmentally-friendly business practices, WWF-UK deployed VMware virtualization into its live production environment. They decreased server count, lessened cooling requirements, minimized the space needed to house their datacenter and significantly reduced their overall carbon footprint.

Tags : virtualization, vmware, virtual infrastructure, x86, server consolidation, server containment, business continuity, disaster recovery
    
By: Stratavia     Published Date: May 21, 2008

This white paper provides an overview of current challenges in the modern data center, the impact those challenges have on the business, and Stratavia’s approach to solving those problems.

Tags : data center automation, stratavia, automation, dca, rba, run book automation, operational maturity, operational efficiency
    
By: Stratavia     Published Date: May 21, 2008

This document provides an overview of data center consolidation methodologies, the general impact of each method, and how Stratavia’s Data Palette helps data center consolidation initiatives.

Tags : data center consolidation, data center standardization, logical consolidation, data center rationalization, data center automation, stratavia, automation, dca
    
By: Hewlett-Packard     Published Date: May 13, 2008

Learn how SARCOM, a leading IT services provider, used a virtualized HP-based SAN infrastructure linked to server blades, with point-in-time replication (full data set snapclones) and backup to tape libraries to improve storage performance, flexibility, and reliability while reducing costs and protecting data.

Tags : hp data protection, data protection, sarcom, virtualization, storage virtualization, virtual storage, virtual array, eva
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 23, 2008

When you need to add IT capacity yesterday, but there's no more space and no more budget, what can you do? This IBM white paper has the answer: a new concept known as scalable, modular data centers. You'll learn how and where they work, the substantial cost benefits they deliver, and how eight different firms are using them to meet various business challenges.

Tags : network, networking, datacenter, data center, ibm, opt it, ibm opt it, modular
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 22, 2008

This IBM white paper discusses how virtualization tools can help you build an infrastructure that is simpler, more cost efficient and more flexible. It covers the basics of virtualization – how it works, how the technologies relate to each other and how they are commonly implemented, including real-world examples.

Tags : virtual, virtualization, spend management, it spending, infrastructure, ibm, ibm opt it, opt it
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 22, 2008

In this podcast, you’ll hear Tom Ready, Vice President of World Wide Server Services talk about the problems caused by server sprawl, such as increased hardware costs, decreased IT staff efficiency and excessive power consumption. You’ll learn how server virtualization produces marked gains in productivity and efficiency, and impressive reductions in cost.

Tags : ibm, ibm opt it, opt it, virtualization, productivity, spend management, virtual, virtual machine
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 22, 2008

This InformationWeek article delves into the details of some of today’s most innovative data centers. You’ll read about data centers that cool with winter air, run on solar power, provision services without human involvement, and are virtually impenetrable. Any one of the tips – and there are dozens – could be a major breakthrough for your company.

Tags : green, environmental, energy, energy efficient, security, data center, datacenter, best practices
    
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