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By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

What if your organization could take advantage of emerging business opportunities by deploying new applications dramatically faster than you ever could before? What if you could increase the value of your existing application investments by leveraging them in the cloud—and easily move your apps across off-premises and on-premises cloud options? These capabilities are available today. With IBM® PureApplication® solutions, companies can build and use a cloud environment faster, easier and with less risk than traditional methods to better engage with their customers and partners in new ways. The result: increased competitiveness and improved profitability in a changing business landscape. This paper describes a simpler way forward to gain these advantages.

Tags : ibm, business intelligence, applications, cloud computing, migration, application integration, application performance management, design and facilities
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it. You also discover how a holistic view of DevOps that encompasses the entire software delivery life cycle.

Tags : ibm, devops, cloud computing, best practices, development, operations, software delivery, application integration
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

Optimize your business processes in the cloud with a next generation BPM strategy — an intelligent Business Platform (iBP) that implements an on demand, “service as you need it” model. Take advantage of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for pure technology - processing, storage, networks with payment based on usage. Develop and manage business processes using the BPM Platform as a Service (BPMaaS), providing the BPMS tools supported by cloud services. Work with live business processes used by customers, suppliers, employees and trading partners, using Business Processes as a Service.

Tags : ibm, optimization, cloud computing, iaas, business platform, data storage, business intelligence, system management software
    
By: VMware, Inc.     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015

Bridge the divide between test and production environments with VMware vCloud® Air™, a production-ready cloud that is 100% compatible with your onsite VMware vSphere® infrastructure. Remove budget barriers, improve testing accuracy and efficiencies, and accelerate your entire software development lifecycle—while ensuring your test environments are synchronized to production standards. How can your business use vCloud Air for dev/test? Consider these top four use cases:

Tags : vmware, application development, application testing, cloud applications, cloud computing, application integration, application performance management, virtualization
    
By: VMware, Inc.     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015

Businesses are looking for a more flexible IT framework that can adapt to today’s rapidly changing and global environment.The need for faster, more cost-effective access to IT resources has created a healthy tension between business teams and IT, driving both to look for new and better solutions. Now VMware and our partners are delivering a new generation of hybrid cloud services that seamlessly extend your onsite data center to the cloud. Hybrid cloud services from VMware vCloud® Air™ and VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider partners enable you to deploy and manage applications between your onsite and offsite environments to best meet the needs of your business.

Tags : interoperability, web services, web service security, virtualization, cloud computing, infrastructure, design and facilities
    
By: VMware, Inc.     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015

When you’re trying to meet the ever-changing demands of users, budgets, and your business, you need access to instant, flexible, and consistent compute resources. That’s exactly what you get with VMware vCloud® Air™ Virtual Private Cloud On-Demand, an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud that is 100% compatible with your VMware vSphere® environment. Take a closer look at what Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand can do for your business.

Tags : vmware, hybrid cloud, cloud computing, cloud applications, resource management, interoperability, virtualization, design and facilities
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 07, 2015

Daptiv upgraded to IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence 10.2. By combining Cognos Lifecycle Manager with custom-built tools, Daptiv successfully migrated over 30,000 reports to the new version with no disruption for its 500-plus clients.

Tags : ibm, daptiv, project portfolio management, analytics, cloud computing, saas, business analytics, business intelligence
    
By: Cloudera     Published Date: Mar 10, 2015

Centralizing and bringing compute to all your data enables new information-driven business competencies that were previously too expensive or complex for most enterprises.

Tags : enterprise, big data, data hub, data management, storage, storage management, cloud computing, infrastructure
    
By: Digital Realty     Published Date: Feb 25, 2015

When measuring competitive differentiation in milliseconds, connectivity is a key component for any financial services company’s data center strategy. In planning the move of its primary data center, a large international futures and commodities trading company needed to find a provider that could deliver the high capacity connectivity it required.

Tags : financial services, trade processing, data center, connectivity, data center, it management, data management, infrastructure
    
By: Raritan     Published Date: Sep 24, 2014

Sensors are an easy to install, cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve reliability, and increase capacity for future data center growth. But most managers do little beyond monitoring the temperature by checking the thermostat reading on the wall.

Tags : raritan, raritan power, sensors, data center growth, energy, blade servers, it spending, power and cooling
    
By: Raritan     Published Date: Sep 24, 2014

In this eBook we describe how DCIM uses Auto-Discovery to initially populate the DCIM database, the gaps that exist and the steps needed to ensure data accuracy for a reliable DCIM database.

Tags : raritan, raritan dcim, data collection, infrastructure, auto discovery, data center assets, network architecture, network performance
    
By: Citrix Systems     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

Not all VDI solutions are alike. To deliver the best results for your business, you need to make sure the solution you choose can enable full productivity not just in the office on traditional endpoints, but anywhere people work, on any device they use. With Citrix XenDesktop, you can provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from anywhere, on any device, with a great experience in any scenario.

Tags : citrix, desktop virtualization, efficiency, virtualization, mobile computing, migration, application integration, best practices
    
By: Citrix Systems     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

Empowering people to use Windows applications and native mobile apps on any type of device—with full security.

Tags : citrix, desktop virtualization, efficiency, virtualization, mobile computing, migration, remote access, remote network management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 10, 2015

Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.

Tags : cisco, cloud computing, public cloud, cloud services, enterprise, connectivity, application performance, application integration
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 10, 2015

The new Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches provide features optimized specifically for the data center: high 10 and 40-Gbps port densities, reliability, performance, scalability, programmability, and ease of management. With exceptional performance and a comprehensive feature set, the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series offers versatile platforms that can be deployed in multiple scenarios, such as layered access-aggregation-core designs, leaf-and-spine architecture, and compact aggregation solutions.

Tags : cisco, data center, switches, optimization, scalability, storage, applications, enterprise support
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 10, 2015

Interest in cloud computing over the last several years has been phenomenal. For cloud providers, public or private, it will transform business and operational processes, streamlining customer on-ramping and time to market, facilitating innovation, providing cost efficiencies, and enabling the ability to scale resources on demand. Cisco's Virtualized Multi-tenant Data Center (VMDC) system defines an end-to-end architecture, which an organization may reference for the migration or build out of virtualized, multi-tenant data centers for new cloud-based service models such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Tags : cisco, design, network architecture, mobile devices, best practices, vmdc, data center, cloud computing
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 10, 2015

The data center has gone through many major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in architectures. The industry moved from the mainframe era to client/server computing and then to Internet computing. In 2011, another major shift began: the shift to a virtual data center. This has been the primary driver in enabling customers to transition to the cloud and ultimately IT as a service. The shift to a virtual data center will be the single biggest transition in the history of computing. It will reshape all the major data center tiers: applications, storage, servers and the network.

Tags : cisco, zk research, data center, itaas, migration, cloud computing, applications, servers
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 10, 2015

More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no particular order, here are five important strategies we see companies using to overcome the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure and transform their data centers to support innovation and growth.

Tags : cisco, data center, effectiveness, applications, resource efficiency, strategy, it infrastructure, network architecture
    
By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Mar 03, 2015

This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.

Tags : it equipment, small server rooms, avoiding it downtime, how to avoid it downtime, improving small server rooms, servers, small business networks, infrastructure
    
By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Mar 03, 2015

This white paper helps explain the differences between watts and VA and explains how the terms are correctly and incorrectly used in specifying power protection equipment.

Tags : measures for ups load sizing, how to avoid sizing errors, specifying power protection equipment, design and facilities, power and cooling
    
By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Mar 03, 2015

This paper explains how to plan for VoIP power and cooling needs, and describes simple, fast, reliable, and cost effective strategies for upgrading old facilities and building new facilities.

Tags : voip power and cooling needs, building new facilities, upgrading old facilities, ip telephony applications, telecom, design and facilities, power and cooling
    
By: Juniper Networks     Published Date: Feb 18, 2015

Learn about the challenges as you deploy hybrid clouds. The Forrester Report analyzes the views and approaches of IT decision-makers who have already begun their journey to the hybrid cloud.

Tags : hybrid clouds, network, data center, automation, network virtualization, firewalls, database security, virtualization
    
By: Avaya     Published Date: Jan 28, 2015

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Software-Defined Data Center is a Z K Research paper aiming to provide you with the necessary information to make an informed choice on choosing the right SDDC solution provider for your business.

Tags : software defined data center, sddc, a guide to sddc, sddc solution providers, the network requirements of an sddc, avaya sddc solutions, business management, data center design and management
    
By: Mentor Graphics     Published Date: Jan 23, 2015

Take the pain and time-consuming task of PCB footprint and schematic symbol generation off your plate. This white paper reports on how Optimum Design Associates' pre-qualified PCB library symbols and footprints not only meet but, in many cases, exceed user requirements.

Tags : mentor graphics, engineering, pcb, design tools, pcb library, gigabit networking, internetworking hardware, network architecture
    
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