This comprehensive white paper applies automation and ITIL best practices to the data center and reviews current industry trends, server automation energy usage issues and a variety of optimization strategies for data center improvement. The effects of virtualization are explored in-depth. Includes detailed sections on increasing operational efficiency using workflow analysis, automating and optimizing server change management, reducing infrastructure complexity and developing security, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures. Step by step instructions for developing metrics and a business case to justify data center and server automation are included.
One of the pillars of the Virtual Data Center is virtual platform infrastructure, or the virtual machine; however virtual platforms are dependent on many other, oft forgotten components of both the physical and virtual data center.
The importance of data processing in today’s business environment is increasing and it is clear that business operations must be secured against every possible contingency to provide continuous uptime. Business continuity is not just concerned with IT infrastructure and data processing, it also includes manual and automatic IT systems with the human involvement. This white paper explains how HP StorageWorks XP for Business Continuity Manager (BCM) Software makes sure that all processes within the data-handling procedures are automated in such a way that in the event of a failure or unplanned disruption, business operations can continue with minimal interruption.
As a growing law firm, Sills Cummis found itself presented with several classic IT challenges. It had to contend with server proliferation within its data center, implement a cost-effective disaster recovery system, and ensure high availability of key applications and services for its attorneys. Through its purchase of the VMware Infrastructure 3 suite, Sills Cummis was able to tackle all of these problems.
Designed for CIOs, IT managers, data center managers and grid computing architects seeking to improve performance, SAS Grid Computing on the HP BladeSystem. C-Class helps accelerate growth and mitigate risks with a simplified, consolidated infrastructure that’s agile enough to efficiently handle change. SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem can lower costs through automation, virtualization and improved IT efficiency. Download HP's "Quick Sizing Guide for SAS Grid running on HP BladeSystem and EVA Storage" to learn more about the equipment needs to deploy SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem.
BI and data warehousing have undergone significant changes in the past decade. With the advent of operational BI came major pressures on the BI environment, involving the need to support operational decision-making. This white paper explores these pressures and how to deal with them by creating a dynamic, future-proof infrastructure.
As total costs of small and mid-sized businesses increase, growing companies look ever closely at how their IT needs affect energy costs. The IBM case studies and survey results herein discuss opportunities to reduce IT energy costs, save money and devise IT investment strategies. Read them and learn how you can expand your business while helping the environment.
Increasing infrastructure complexity has led to unprecedented growth in enterprise systems management data on all systems, including the mainframe and it is becoming more complex to manage SMF data. Download this Technology Brief to learn how to address the complexity of managing SMF data.
Datacenters experience constant change under pressure from technology and business drivers. IT systems are becoming more, not less complex as new technologies are introduced, and IT staffs are not growing to keep pace with the growth in size and complexity of the typical datacenter. Windows administrators need to radically simplify both complex and routine tasks if they are going to effectively respond to the constant pressure to deliver increasing value with limited resources. The most effective thing Windows administrators can do to address this issue is to minimize duties associated with maintaining the existing infrastructure.
This workbook helps you assess current needs and usage and determine where deduplication can positively affect your IT consolidation initiatives, help reduce costs, and create a more "green" environment.
HP is increasingly demonstrating that its vision includes positioning itself as an innovator at the high end especially with respect to managing heterogeneous storage assets. HP appears to be a leading proponent of avoiding dreams of owning the entire data center storage infrastructure. Rather its aim appears to add customer value by recognizing and accommodating the diversity of installed storage assets at customer sites.
This paper provides a comprehensive set of test-proven best practices for properly configuring, deploying, and operating an Oracle 10g database on an HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array (XP12000) in an HP-UX environment using HP StorageWorks XP Continuous Access Software as the remote copy infrastructure.
End-to-end storage means that your data is well-managed, protected, and available when you and your customers need it most. IBM System Storage products simplify your infrastructure with servers and storage in one, allowing you to grow, and lowering the total cost of ownership through advanced energy management. Discover the IBM System Storage family of products, services and solutions, and see how they can bring value to your bottom line.
Energy costs are rising. Floor space is shrinking. And demand for IT capacity continues to grow. In this white paper, IBM reveals the next generation data center: scalable, modular data centers (SMDC). Brief case studies illustrate how specific SMDC solutions helped solve critical business issues, such as outdated infrastructure and scalability.
Published By: HP VMware
Published Date: Mar 03, 2008
In this presentation, learn how you can leverage the power of a bladed environment, and how HP and VMware can provide comprehensive data protection and recovery with fail-over on an infrastructure that is easy on the budget and ready to grow.
In preparation for disasters, it’s critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Does your business have the right procedures and equipment to recover after a disaster? Get answers. Download this article about a new enterprise data center and learn more about protecting your IT infrastructure.
AIC, Canada’s largest privately held mutual fund company, aimed to shrink their data center footprint and manage IT infrastructure more effectively. With the VMware Infrastructure 3 suite, AIC has been able to handily address its IT challenges and create a scalable, manageable IT infrastructure. Find out how much they saved, and how VMware impacted their organization's workload and productivity.
In a world where only the fittest survive, Axway can help. Our Managed File Transfer Survival Guide gives you a step-by-step plan for building a business case to ensure your success in managing the integrity of your data infrastructure. Download your complimentary survival guide today!
The purpose of this document is to provide information on the data security features and functions available with WebEx Support Center Remote Support and inherent to the underlying WebEx communication infrastructure known as the WebEx MediaTone™ Network.
Published By: Sanbolic
Published Date: Dec 03, 2007
Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a comprehensive management solution for the virtualized data center that enables increased physical server utilization and centralized management of virtual machine infrastructure.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
A sound IT infrastructure is fundamental to today’s businesses and when that infrastructure fails the consequences can be far reaching. Whether it is business-to-business, business-to-consumer or public sector organizations serving citizens, applications and the services they drive increasingly need to be available all day, every day. Many organizations find it hard to achieve such service levels. This briefing looks at some possible solutions.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
The general public is becoming increasingly cynical about the environment claims of businesses and with much bad press around data centers, information technology (IT) is in the front line. But data centers are actually the easiest bit of IT to control and consolidating infrastructure into them can help reduce the overall energy usage of IT and, if used well, IT itself can help businesses reduce their overall carbon footprint.