Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model to more than 2,800 customers with employees in 150 countries. “Storage has always been Ultimate’s biggest technology challenge" according to Senior Director of Cloud Operations, Steven May. The company’s storage goals revolve around managing growth while combining the economics of leveraging shared resources on demand with the performance and predictability of dedicated infrastructure. Seeking high IOPS performance, fault tolerance, and scalability, along with a high availability solution that supports both VMware and OpenStack, Ultimate's search led them to SolidFire.
By migrating all web applications to VMware vFabric tc Server, DSD achieved fast testing and live deployments, proactive problem solving and high website availability. This case study is essential reading for anyone interested in quick turn around!
APIs are increasingly powering mobile applications, websites, single-page applications, and data sharing. APIs connect across business and technology boundaries—meaning every enterprise has good reason to be developing, delivering, and consuming APIs.
Learn more about:
How to overcome API latency & traffic spike challenges
Options to ensure 100% availability How to design a security stack for your APIs
Forward-looking organizations are looking to next-generation all-flash storage platforms to eliminate storage cost and performance barriers. Advancements in all-flash technology have led to remarkable priceperformance improvements in recent years. The latest all-flash solutions from HPE deliver breakthrough economics, speed and simplicity, while improving availability and data durability. All-flash storage can help you reduce TCO and boost the performance of traditional applications as well as accelerate the rollout of new initiatives like IoT, big data and analytics. But moving data to a new storage architecture introduces a variety of organizational and technical challenges.
Customers have grown accustomed to high speeds and reliable connectivity. One second of network delay when accessing website, mobile app, or application service can increase your bounce rate and even decrease your customer’s trust in your brand.
The typical business pain points per the above scenario are always like:
Latency – While, latency problems caused by geographic distance are impossible to solve on the public Internet;
Availability – Packet loss and complaints from customers can prevent you from increasing your user base;
Cost - The growth of your user base and your business needs both outpace your IT budget.
Security - Connections over the public Internet are vulnerable to DDoS attacks and other threats.
This whitepaper describes:
• Challenges that Magic Video faced before implementing Alibaba Cloud’s solutions
• How Alibaba Cloud’s solutions help Magic Video build a global hybrid enterprise network, accelerate content delivery of the application, and maximize bandwidth?
In this paper, we address critical questions about the implications of Open Compute on the upstream power infrastructure, including redundancy, availability, and flexibility. We introduce simplified reference designs that support OCP and provide a capital cost analysis to compare traditional and OCP-based designs. We also present an online TradeOff Tool that allows data center decision makers to better understand the cost differences and cost drivers to various architectures.
This paper explains some of the causes of stranded power, cooling, and space capacity in colocation data centers and explains how high-density rack power distribution, air containment, and other practices improve availability and efficiency. Examples of acceptable use policies that address these issues are provided.
Your IT team is struggling with aging, inflexible, and complex infrastructure and processes that make it difficult to support new business needs or take advantage of cloud. Learn how you can transform your data infrastructure using flash storage to meet service level performance and availability, enabling your team to focus on the delivery of new applications and services.
Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
When it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questions. In this paper we’ll explore the 5 things you should know about multi-CDN in order to determine if it might make sense for your business.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
Red Hat can help you deliver 348% ROI and achieve agile, high-performing infrastructures
Linux® has become the standard operating system for cloud infrastructure as well as the preferred delivery vehicle for modern applications. This is, in part, thanks to it being reliable environment that offers scale, security, and robust application support.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux expands on this trust and credibility by offering a supported, hardened, enterprise environment that delivers on more efficient operational costs, better reliability and availability, and better scalability. These translate into a better return on investment (ROI) for our enterprise customers.
IDC’s study, “The Business Value of Red Hat Enterprise Linux,” interviewed 12 organizations to see how they’re using Red Hat Enterprise Linux to support their business operations. These organizations reported that Red Hat provides a cost-effective, efficient, and reliable operating environment.
There’s a lot to gain with Red H
Virtualization is rapidly changing the way business IT operates, from small local businesses to multinational corporations. If you are reading this, chances are good that your company is already taking advantage of virtualization’s benefits.
Virtualization means that a single underlying piece of hardware, such as a server, runs multiple guest operating systems to create virtual machines, or VMs, with each of them being oblivious to the others. An administrative application, such as VMware, manages the sharing process, allocating hardware resources, memory, and CPU time to each VM as needed. And all applications look at this software construct exactly as if it were a real, physical server — even the VM thinks it’s a real server!
Virtualization makes good financial sense. It enables a single server to offer multiple capabilities that otherwise would require separate servers. It includes native high availability features, so you don’t have to use any more complex clustering tools. This ab
Business and IT leaders are looking to virtualization and cloud computing to deliver unprecedented agility for supporting a wide range of objectives, including cost management, increased mobility, higher application availability, and greater responsiveness to customer-related opportunities.
This paper will explore ways that carrier-class routers, previously the domain of telecommunications service providers, can help future-proof data center infrastructure while dramatically improving application delivery, availability, and manageability right now.
This whitepaper discusses the key factors that influence both battery and UPS life; and provides some simple recommendations and guidelines to help you manage your single phase UPS to maximize the life and overall availability.
In the end, the Dell EMC VMAX 250F with Intel® Xeon® Processor All Flash storage array lived up to its promises better than the HPE 3PAR 8450 Storage array did.
We experience minimal impact to database performance when the VMAX 250F processed transactional and data mart loading at the same time. This is useful whether you're performing extensive backups or compiling large amounts of data from multiple sources.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Prevent unexpected downtime with reliable failover protection.
We interrupted access both local storage arrays - the Dell EMC database host seamlessly redirected all I/O to remote VMAX 250F with Intel® Xeon® Processor via SRDF/Metro with no interruption of service or downtime. The 3PAR solution crashed until the standby paths became active and we restarted the VM.
New trends in life cycle management of automation assets are paving the way for the “continuously current enterprise”, to improve both availability and utilization of automation assets. Download the white paper today to learn more.