Scale-out and responsive storage capabilities are “must have” features. Silverton Consulting evaluated and benchmarked all the leading vendors. Download this paper to see why they were impressed with NetApp Clustered SAN.
A new approach, known as “Big Workflow,” is being created by Adaptive Computing to address the needs of these applications. It is designed to unify public clouds, private clouds, Map Reduce-type clusters, and technical computing clusters. Download now to learn more.
In a multi-database world, startups and enterprises are embracing a wide variety of tools to build sophisticated and scalable applications. IBM Compose Enterprise delivers a fully managed cloud data platform so you can run MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, RabbitMQ and etcd in dedicated data clusters.
Data movement and management is a major pain point for organizations operating HPC environments. Whether you are deploying a single cluster, or managing a diverse research facility, you should be taking a data centric approach. As data volumes grow and the cost of compute drops, managing data consumes more of the HPC budget and computational time. The need for Data Centric HPC architectures grows dramatically as research teams pool their resources to purchase more resources and improve overall utilization. Learn more in this white paper about the key considerations when expanding from traditional compute-centric to data-centric HPC.
Learn how small and midsized businesses are increasingly adopting virtualisation to deliver consolidation, improve data back up and disaster recovery and increase security with an in-depth new paper from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).
When rack-mounted servers first appeared on the scene in the 1990s, they offered considerable advantages over the behemoth boxes they replaced. Their small, standardized footprint went a long way toward making data centers easier to manage. In the ensuing decades, form factor size and compute power have had an inverse relationship.
Their universal standardization earned them the nickname “pizza box” servers, and it was a key driver of the scale-out computing model popular in the early 2000s. Populating a rack of eight servers and either clustering them or implementing failover from one to the other was far easier than previously possible.
If your organization is deploying a new server farm or cluster for any reason — a newly virtualized application or a growing business initiative, perhaps — this is the time to consider blade servers as a cost-effective alternative to traditional rack servers. In most use cases, you will find blade servers to be less expensive than rack servers for both the initial purchase as well as for long-term total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, blades enable improvements in manageability, agility, scalability and power consumption.
Journaling? RAID? Vaulting? Mirroring? High availability? Know your data protection and recovery options! Download this information-packed 29-page report that reviews the spectrum of IBM i (i5/OS) and AIX resilience and recovery technologies and best practices choices, including the latest, next-generation solutions.
For IT departments looking to bring their AIX environments up to the next step in data protection, IBM’s PowerHA (HACMP) connects multiple servers to shared storage via clustering. This offers automatic recovery of applications and system resources if a failure occurs with the primary server.
Published By: SPSS Inc.
Published Date: Mar 15, 2010
This paper focuses on six myths that surround direct marketing best practices and discusses how you can use specific analytical techniques and tools to beat these myths, increase response rates and boost ROI.
Recent IDC surveys of the worldwide high performance computing (HPC) market consistently show that cooling today's larger, denser HPC systems has become a top challenge for datacenter managers. The surveys reveal a notable trend toward liquid cooling systems, and warm water cooling has emerged as an effective alternative to chilled liquid cooling.
Published By: WANdisco
Published Date: Oct 15, 2014
In this Gigaom Research webinar, the panel will discuss how the multi-cluster approach can be implemented in real systems, and whether and how it can be made to work. The panel will also talk about best practices for implementing the approach in organizations.
IBM Platform HPC Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool offers a 3-year total cost of ownership view of your distributed computing environment and savings that you could potentially experience by using IBM Platform HPC in place of competing cluster management software.
View this demo to learn how IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service running on the SoftLayer Cloud helps you: quickly get your applications deployed on ready-to-run clusters in the cloud; manage workloads seamlessly between on-premise and cloud-based resources; get help from the experts with 24x7 Support.
Learn how a Cloudant account can be hosted within a multi-tenant Cloudant cluster, or on a single-tenant cluster running on dedicated hardware hosted within a top-tier cloud provider like Rackspace or IBM SoftLayer.
By simplifying ERP, manufacturers can attain greater responsiveness. With greater responsiveness, manufacturers can adapt more quickly to new requirements and in response to new disruptive forces, opportunities and threats. View this new whitepaper to learn how the right ERP can help simplify the ever-changing business of manufacturing.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
ApplicationHA leverages more than 12 years of development of well-known Symantec Cluster Server technology to provide an application monitoring package that runs inside a Hyper-V guest operating system, with full integration for Failover Clustering and the Heartbeat monitoring service.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
This paper examines the advantages that the integration of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Symantec Cluster Server provides to address application high availability and disaster recovery for virtualized environments.
Published By: Altiscale
Published Date: Mar 30, 2015
This industry analyst report describes important considerations when planning a Hadoop implementation. While some companies have the skill and the will to build, operate, and maintain large Hadoop clusters of their own, a growing number are choosing not to make investments in-house and are looking to the cloud. In this report Gigaom Research explores:
• How large Hadoop clusters behave differently from the small groups of machines developers typically use to learn
• What models are available for running a Hadoop cluster, and which is best for specific situations
• What are the costs and benefits of using Hadoop-as-a-Service
With Hadoop delivered as a Service from trusted providers such as Altiscale, companies are able to focus less on managing and optimizing Hadoop and more on the business insights Hadoop can deliver.
Want to get even more value from your Hadoop implementation? Hadoop is an open-source software framework for running applications on large clusters of commodity hardware. As a result, it delivers fast processing and the ability to handle virtually limitless concurrent tasks and jobs, making it a remarkably low-cost complement to a traditional enterprise data infrastructure. This white paper presents the SAS portfolio of solutions that enable you to bring the full power of business analytics to Hadoop. These solutions span the entire analytic life cycle – from data management to data exploration, model development and deployment.