When data center technology such as servers or storage area networks are aligned with specific applications or organizational departments, the result is often inefficiency. Through data center convergence, IT resources can be managed more easily.
When a business event occurs, or a priority request for intelligence comes down the pipe, the modern enterprise has to be able to quickly deliver the right information to the right people. Unfortunately, many organizations continually struggle with accomplishing this task, as the size and complexity of their IT infrastructure rapidly expands. In this latest research, Aberdeen recommends actions for organizations currently involved in data integration, or contemplating the adoption of such practices.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Aug 20, 2014
We are pleased to present the findings of The Impact of IT Transformation on Enterprise Computing sponsored by Logicalis. The objective of this research is to better understand how the different stages of IT transformation can affect an organization, the challenges of advancing through each stage, and how successful progression can improve an organization’s IT effectiveness.
This paper summarizes and evaluates the prevalence and efficacy of data center virtualization deployments, as well as the hardware that supports them. The conclusions drawn from this report are based on analysis of both quantitative market research and two qualitative interviews with a CIO and CTO in healthcare and finance, respectively. Each customer, referred to ESG by Hewlett-Packard (HP), had extensive experience deploying both server and desktop virtualization. The goal of the study was to determine the IT and business drivers to adoption of virtualization technologies, the expected and realized benefits, ensuing infrastructure decisions, future outlook of the data center, and best practices for deployment.
It is very clear that datacenter managers need, in addition to server virtualization, the virtualization, pooling, and management of all the other resources that interoperate with their VMs. They require virtualized network interconnects and storage. They also need the tools to manage and automate these converged IT assets as an integrated datacenter system.
This more agile system is the key to enabling the shift to a cloud-based infrastructure IT delivery model. Solution providers like HP are now addressing the need for more optimized and agile IT solutions. They are delivering virtualized storage, virtual application network (VAN) infrastructure, and the orchestration software to manage and automate all these ingredients as a single system. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft is designed to provide a scalable, high-performance integrated infrastructure optimized for virtual environments built on Microsoft Hyper-V. Designed and built according to the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture, HP Virtual System for Microsoft comes standard with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (which includes Hyper-V) and is designed to deliver top performance for a wide range of virtualized applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint. This paper will focus on ESG’s analysis of the costs and benefits—and ultimate economic value—associated with deploying and managing HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, versus a comparable conventional data center infrastructure comprised of discreet, non-integrated compute, storage, network, and management components.
This paper summarizes and evaluates the prevalence and efficacy of data center virtualization deployments, as well as the hardware that supports them. The conclusions drawn from this report are based on analysis of both quantitative market research and two qualitative interviews with a CIO and CTO in healthcare and finance, respectively. Each customer, referred to ESG by Hewlett-Packard (HP), had extensive experience deploying both server and desktop virtualization. The goal of the study was to determine the IT and business drivers to adoption of virtual technologies, the expected and realized benefits, ensuing infrastructure decisions,future outlook of the data center, and best practices for deployment.
Customers require flexible, agile and easy to consume IT solutions to succeed in business. With those requirements in mind, IBM recently announced PureSystems. Harvard Research Group (HRG) has taken a closer look at PureSystems and and how it compares to Cisco UCS.
Paris Lodron University Salzburg is the biggest educational institution in the Salzburg region of Austria. The university undertakes innovative research and sees itself as an internationally networked knowledge hub at the heart of Europe.
An Oracle Exadata Database Machine was deployed for these applications in 2012. The objectives pursued at the time—uninterrupted operation, resource conservation, and reduction of the CO2 footprint—were fully achieved. Facing increasing growth and with the undertaking of specialized projects, Paris Lodron University was faced with the task of adapting its IT infrastructure to new requirements.
The Staatsbetrieb Sächsische Informatik Dienste (SID) is the German Federal State of Saxony’s central IT service provider. SID supports the state administration with cutting-edge information technology and provides expert advice to its customers on all IT matters. Its brief includes the development, introduction, operation and maintenance of IT processes, planning, operation and administration of the IT infrastructure, and central IT procurement.
SID had been operating Oracle Databases at its datacenters for many years, running on IA64 hardware. However, this older technology had to be replaced for technical and financial reasons, while SID wanted to leverage the project to re-engineer its Oracle Database infrastructure. The project was initially financed and realized for migrating the IT system FÖMISAX (Landeseinheitliche Fördermitteldatenbank des Freistaates Sachsen), the State of Saxony’s subsidies database.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server ""footprint""
As vendors abandon the UNIX market, IBM continues its commitment to AIX and POWER7 components on Power Systems. And with its recent architectural upgrades, it’s even redefining performance. Read the Clipper Group white paper and see how POWER7’s faster processors accelerate the delivery of applications and services, and improve the utilization of resources.
New business demands and technology trends are changing the role of IT and introducing new challenges to
application availability that yesterday’s data centers were not designed to address. By upgrading to Cisco Nexus®
switches—purpose-built for today’s data center needs—you can:
? Increase performance and scalability to meet the demands of virtualization, cloud computing, and modern
? Radically simplify management and operations
? Quickly adapt infrastructure to align the data center network with the needs of your business applications,
today and in the future
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Apr 14, 2015
ERP upgrades are necessary, but they too often exceed budget and schedule. Technologies in the emerging Data as a Service (DaaS) category promise to accelerate data delivery and reduce infrastructure requirements. DaaS eliminates time, cost, and risk associated with these business-critical projects.
"Gartner: Moving Toward the All Solid-State Storage Data Center
Are you only using solid-state arrays for your primary data? If so, you’re missing out on the benefits flash can deliver to other applications, such as active archives, data lakes, and big data infrastructures. In this independent report, Gartner finds that progressive I&O leaders are already moving toward an all solid-state data center and predicts that others will soon follow. Read the report here."
Gartner: Moving Toward the All Solid-State Storage Data Center
Are you only using solid-state arrays for your primary data? If so, you’re missing out on the benefits flash can deliver to other applications, such as active archives, data lakes, and big data infrastructures. In this independent report, Gartner finds that progressive I&O leaders are already moving toward an all solid-state data center and predicts that others will soon follow. Read the report here.
See how IT professionals in your industry are leveraging automation in the next-generation data center. Read the 2017 Storage Automation Report to find out about: the benefits your peers are realizing from storage automation, how cloud environments are driving automated storage infrastructure, and how you can build an automated, programmable infrastructure.
NetApp® Data Fabric enabled solutions empower organizations to use data to make intelligent decisions about how to optimize their business and get the most out of their IT infrastructure. They provide essential data services for data visibility and insight, data access and control, and data protection and security.
In today’s evolving hybrid- and multicloud world, successful organizations need to make the best decisions about where to run their applications and workloads. But this demands sweeping visibility into data location, utilization, and performance.