As infrastructure managers confront urgent demands for data center agility and cost savings, the benefits of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) become all the more compelling. HCI enables lower cost IT operations and greater flexibility by combining compute, storage and management in a single software-defined solution on commodity hardware. This paper offers guidance on selecting an HCI solution. It is based on IT Central Station member reviews of VMware vSAN, a foundational component of VMware HCI.
VMware vSAN is enterprise-class, vSphere-native storage that powers more hyper-converged infrastructure solutions than any other vendor. vSAN accelerates and simplifies the data center modernization journey by helping you evolve your infrastructure without risk, reduce TCO through simplified operations and server economics, and scale to tomorrow’s business needs with an agile, cloud-ready platform. As the only vSphere-native storage platform, vSAN naturally extends virtualization to storage, creating a hyperconverged solution that simply works with existing tools, skill sets, software solutions, and server platforms. The result is an agile IT environment ready for dynamic business needs.
In this book, we are going to look at the key trends driving the modernization of data infrastructure. We’ll see how organizations are adapting and flourishing in a data-driven world. For some time, headlines have been around the internet of things (IoT),
big data and data analytics. While these developments are important, the reality is that you cannot take full advantage of them without modernization. We’re going to look at these trends and priorities in detail, then look at the three key drivers of modernization: governance, mobilization and analytics. We’ll also consider the technologies that make up modern data infrastructure including artificial intelligence (AI), flash storage, converged and hyperconverged platforms and software-defined infrastructures. By making sense of data, we make sense of the world. With more data than ever before, we have the tools to turn all that information into intelligent innovation and change the way the world works.
This whitepaper: Describes a 4-stage virtualization maturity lifecycle experienced by many organizations and discusses in detail (using sample project plans) the tasks and capabilities required to succeed at each stage of the maturity lifecycle.
Organizations are increasingly adopting a hybrid cloud computing strategy to realize the benefits without compromising on security and control. The integration at the network, infrastructure, and process layers that is required by hybrid models can be addressed by three new cloud-focused solution types: bridges, brokers, and gateways. This paper gives you the insight you need to better understand which architectural approach will meet your requirements and expectations.
The application delivery controller has evolved into a key component of the data center architecture, and enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with this architecture and support more-advanced features, such as user and traffic control and monitoring.
Emerging data center models are based on flexibility and non-disruptive, on-demand scalability. Infrastructure must not only support these capabilities, but be able itself to provide these same benefits and capabilities. F5 ScaleN is a breakthrough in high availability and scalability, offering the robust capabilities required to enable multi-tenant solutions, elastic applications, and infrastructure for any environment.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
As the sheer amount of information available for Business Intelligence (BI) applications has grown, and the sophistication of BI capabilities has accelerated, organizations are striving to improve time-to-information for business users.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
While historically consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations have made significant investments in data collection and integration, much of the data stored in their IT infrastructures has not been analyzed or deployed to further the firms' business performance. Those enterprises that learn to effectively harness the vast quantities of information generated by their IT systems - both within and outside the corporation - will enjoy a substantial competitive advantage.
A new kind of storage architecture allows IT to consolidate remote servers and data in the data center by decoupling storage from its server over any distance and still get the same performance as if the storage remained local to the branch. Learn how organizations can now consolidate remote infrastructure to increase security and efficiency, without impacting performance in branch offices
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 18, 2012
Data center consolidation and migration projects are fraught with risk. By using Network Behavior Analysis (NBA) systems to get a handle on dependency information, usage information, change impact information, and post-change problem identification, IT organizations can significantly reduce risk by automating and improving the planning process and minimizing disruption during implementation. Download this informative Riverbed white paper to learn more.
So, how do you know which solution is best suited for your business needs and IT requirements? Read this Buyer's Guide for five easy steps to help you determine which Iomega video surveillance solution is right for you.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Nov 07, 2012
Properly configuring security parameters on servers, workstations and network infrastructure platforms has been a mandatory of best practices in information security. Read this white paper to learn how secure configurations can reduce overall attack.
This whitepaper first looks at the fundamental requirements that a BI solution should deliver to your company. Next, this whitepaper covers the 11 Key Questions that you should be asking of a future BI technology partner. When the BI provider can answer Yes to all of these questions, you have BI that is capable of fulfilling your analytical and reporting needs .
Birst’s Salesforce Reporting and Analytics helps sales managers analyze all of the critical salesforce.com data to uncover insightful pipeline information. Combining sales data with marketing, financial and operational data to obtain a comprehensive view of the pipeline is where Birst excels.
Discover seven indications that you need advanced analytics for your CRM application and why they matter. Learn about common CRM data analysis pain points and how advanced CRM analytics can solve them.
Covering 23 vendors and 5 market segments, the 2013 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study helps readers understand the current market landscape including the perceptions and plans of organizations adopting BI solutions, the latest user trends and technology.
This BI guide has 10 real-life business scenarios that will elicit your business intelligence requirements in plain English. Key stakeholders and executive sponsors will get an easy-to-digest view of business intelligence requirements without getting into the details.
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As organizations pursue improvements in reliability and energy efficiency, power design in data centers gets substantial attention—particularly from facilities and engineering personnel. At the same time, however, many IT professionals tend to spend little time or energy on the specific products they use to deliver and distribute electrical power. In?rack power is often considered less strategically important than which servers or databases to deploy, and it is often one of the last decisions to be made in the overall design of the data center. But choosing the right in-rack power solutions can save organizations from potentially crippling downtime and deliver significant up-front and ongoing savings through improved IT efficiency and data center infrastructure management.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
In real estate, the most important factor is location, location, location! Your services are not quite as sensitive to the physical position of your technology, but location certainly can be a pivotal factor in optimizing your service design and service delivery. Ideally, location shouldn’t matter; however, it does
have an e?ect on customer experience. When technology services were simpler, location was largely irrelevant, but now the complexity of new services demands a strategy more in line with your BT agenda than your former IT agenda. The e?ects of regulatory, cost, risk, and performance factors will vary based
on the physical location of your technology resources. Colocation providers, cloud service providers, and even traditional hosting services o?er plenty of evolving options to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals balance these factors to optimize service design and delivery.