ITIL has proven to be a veritable blueprint for repeatable best practices in the data center. Windows Vista migration features provide support for ITIL fundamental operations, as you’ll hear about in this informative podcast with Dell ITIL expert Don Bui.
The enterprise data center has undergone several major shifts since the introduction of
computing as a business resource. Data centers have evolved from mainframes to client/server
to virtual servers, and then to being “software defned,” and fnally to their current state of disaggregation. Today, we sit on the precipice of the next major data center transition—the evolution
to an intent-based data center (IBDC) (Exhibit 1). Each transition saw the cost of computing
decrease and the importance of the network increase, and each enabled organizations to boost
the efciency of their data center operations and improve asset utilization—ultimately leading to a
better experience for users
Yahoo Japan Corporation, one of Japan’s largest Internet service providers, is deploying Clos fabric networks for efficiently addressing their ever-growing data center traffic. Apstra® was selected for streamlining the design, build, and operations of these networks.
VCE VxRail Appliances enable organizations to create IT certainty by eliminating complexity and collapsing cost structures while leveraging their existing VMware investments. Based on VMware’s VMware's market-leading Hyper-Converged Software, VxRail delivers a known and proven building block for the software defined data center. It provides IT organizations with a full range of options to create a flexible, optimized infrastructure that dramatically simplifies their IT operations while reducing costs.
With 50+ percent of all business processes leveraging batch operations, it is essential to keep your batch production running smoothly in order to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you are consolidating datacenter operations, moving apps to more cost-effective platforms, or transitioning from customized to packaged applications, learn how you can simplify and lower the cost of batch management with a single interface to all batch processes across platforms and applications and more.
Published By: Staples
Published Date: Jun 01, 2017
Where IT departments were once considered a cost of doing business, today's data center is part of the strategic planning that drives the company forward and increases return for stakeholders. Creating a roadmap for your IT strategy and infrastructure requires careful planning, along with a thorough evaluation of your current state and a detailed view of what you wish to accomplish. Read this white paper to get the big picture of what is necessary to create the best cooperative experience for your data center, office operations, and end users.
With the rise of companies such as Netflix and Uber, the marketplace is feeling the impact of “digital disruptors”—fast-moving, application-centric organizations that are taking advantage of digitalization to create thriving and market-changing business models.
In an effort to stay competitive, more enterprises are adopting multi-cloud strategies as a means “to optimize workload performance and cost” across their IT environment, both on and off premises.
The trend brief “Top Trends Driving the Need for Unified Cloud Management” discusses how a cloud management platform (CMP) enables IT organizations to accelerate IT services delivery and improve data center operations while maintaining control across multi-cloud environments. The brief highlights the VMware enterprise-ready cloud management platform based on VMware vRealize® Suite and powered by Intel® based server platforms.
See how we can help you build a data center solution that supports today’s demands and positions your organization for success.
Your current data center could be holding you back more than you realize. In today’s fast-paced world, some of your most critical operations revolve around technology. And for those systems to work, you need an infrastructure that’s ready to support your changing workloads and organizational needs.
At CDW, we bring you the solutions and the support you
need to further your goals. We can assess your environment,
design the best approach, deploy your solution and manage it
throughout its lifecycle. Because with a flexible, resilient and
efficient data center, you can support flexibility, resiliency and
efficiency throughout your organization.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Apr 11, 2013
VMTurbo is the only vendor that provides a closed-loop management system capable of holistically assuring workload QoS while maximizing infrastructure efficiency. Our solution continuously identifies inefficiencies, resource contention and bottlenecks in the system and is able to determine—and automate—the necessary actions that control the environment in the optimal operating zone. It changes the economics of managing virtualized data centers and delivers operational savings and productivity gains across the organization. And, it is a better approach to IT operations management in today’s virtualized data center.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
VMware vCloud Director has created tremendous potential for service providers and enterprises to deliver agile and cost effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) through its ability to automate the self-provisioning of virtual data center service offerings by customers. Since a multitude of commodity cloud providers have appeared seemingly overnight, service providers and enterprises must harness technologies like vCloud Director
to reduce the overall cost of delivering compute services.
With automated self-service provisioning in place, the next wave of opportunities for cost and performance optimization lies in operations management. This document details how VMTurbo Operations Manager delivers unique business value, addressing significant gaps in VMware vCloud offerings.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Apr 14, 2015
Seconds of Delay Have Multi-Million Dollar Consequences, Demand-Driven Control Changes the Game
Principled Technologies deployed VMTurbo’s Demand-Driven Control platform in their virtualized data center. VMTurbo assures application performance while maximizing infrastructure utilization. Principled Technologies implemented VMTurbo’s recommendations in its virtual environment with an OLTP application, and saw significant improvements in performance.
Learn how Principled Technologies achieved a 37% decrease in latency and 23% increase in orders per minute (OPM).
The 2017 study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure IaaS, gives insight into both the costs and benefits of large-scale Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation.
This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting analyzes the return on investment and business impact that several enterprises experienced when moving from a primarily on-premises environment to Azure. The companies interviewed come from a variety of industries and locations (global/multinational, North American, and European).
In addition to a 435 percent overall return on an Azure IaaS investment*, the businesses also experienced:
Reduced data center and outsourcing costs.
Website scale and performance improvements.
Ease of experimentation through virtualized environments.
Developer and tester improvements.
Download the study to learn about the potential ROI that could be realized by shifting some or all of your management and operations to Azure.
This buyer’s guide for load balancers is based on research, best practices, and conversations with network administrators and IT operations teams at over 110 Global 2000 enterprises. It presents guidelines for choosing application services that mirror the needs of modern data centers and public cloud initiatives.
The guide is organized in sections, starting with a pre-assessment of your current application delivery capabilities. With data gathered from your pre-assessment, you can review the considerations involved in creating a software-defined application services strategy; identify opportunities to improve automation of application services and operations. Finally, use the software-defined application services checklist at the end of the guide to identify key priorities in your choice of application service solutions for your enterprise.
Securing the Physical, Virtual, Cloud Continuum Virtualization and cloud computing are radically altering data center operations. In this webinar, Ted Ritter, Senior Research Analyst at Nemertes Research, and Harish Agastya, Director of Product Marketing at Trend Micro, discuss the rise of virtualization and cloud computing and the impact this is having on security best practices and next-generation security technologies.
Published By: Accelops
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
Read this white paper to learn how the combination of discovery, data aggregation, correlation, out-of-the-box analytics, data management, and reporting can yield a single pane of glass into data center and IT operations and services.
The Company (name withheld) provides data center management and monitoring services to a number of enterprises across the United States. The Company maintains multiple network operations centers (NOCs) across the country where engineers monitor customer networks and application uptimes around the clock. The Company evaluated BubblewrApp’s Secure Access Service and was able to enable access to systems within customer data centers in 15 minutes. In addition, the Company was able to:
a. Do away with site-to-site VPNs – no more reliance on jump hosts in the NOC
b. Build out monitoring systems in the NOC without worry about possible IP subnet conflicts
c. Enable NOC engineers to access allowed systems in customer networks from any device
Published By: Fujitsu
Published Date: Feb 06, 2017
Data center infrastructure complexity must be tamed, as mobility, cloud networking and social media demand fast and agile approaches to data delivery. You can overcome these obstacles and improve your data center operations by consolidating your systems and deploying virtualization, using the Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX vShape reference architecture. Get the e-Book.
Schneider Electric is integrating datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) software, big-data analytics and cloud services into the management of customers’ datacenters. Its recently launched StruxureOn cloud offering signals a new wave in datacenter operations, using a combination of machine learning, anomaly detection and event-stream playback to give operators real-time insights and alarming via their smartphones.
More capabilities and features are planned, including predictive analysis and, eventually, automated action. Schneider’s long-term strategy is to build a partner ecosystem around StruxureOn, and provide digital services that span its traditional datacenter business.
70% of data center outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute’s analysis of their “abnormal incident” reporting (AIR) database1. This figure highlights the critical importance of having an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This paper describes unique management principles and provides a comprehensive, high-level overview of the necessary program elements for operating a mission critical facility efficiently and reliably throughout its life cycle. Practical management tips and advice are also given.
Today, companies can prosper from a wide range of computer telephony integration (CTI) solutions. CTI is the full integration of voice and data systems. The convergence of computer systems with call center operations adds increased scalability and muscle to existing business operations.
According to Forrester, organizations spent $1.5 trillion globally managing IT last year. 75% of this was spent on silos, legacy systems that still don't get answers to the most important questions: troubleshooting outages, investigating security incidents, and demonstrating compliance. Learn about the innovative software product forward-thinking organizations are using to dramatically improve their productivity and change the way they manage and secure IT.
Published By: FORTRUST
Published Date: Jul 07, 2015
Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments.
How can your midsize business meet new demands for data storage with limited resources? In this eguide, you’ll find out that this innovative solution can radically improve storage performance—while minimizing expenses
Published By: RF Code
Published Date: Sep 03, 2014
A conversation in 2011 between Joel Stone, Vice President of CenturyLink’s Global Data Center Operations and John Alaimo, CenturyLink Data Center Systems Engineer, raised an interesting question: ‘How can we lower the amount we are spending on powering and cooling our data centers?’ Click here to find out how.