Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
Object-based storage (referred to as OBS throughout this document) platforms continue to perpetuate cloud and enterprise IT infrastructure. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, OBS solutions are turning out to be the right choice for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. By way of their core design principles, OBS platforms deliver unprecedented scale at reduced complexity and reduced costs over the long term. Early OBS platforms suffered from "necessity crisis," were too
cumbersome to deploy and, in some cases, caused a platform lock-in because of their proprietary access mechanisms. In spite of their from-the-ground-up design, a departure from how traditional SAN and NAS arrays are deployed and, more importantly, a lack of standard interfaces made it difficult for
IT organizations to deploy OBS solutions in the infrastructure. Thanks to Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift becoming de facto access interfaces, this situation has changed.
In conjunction with Forrester Consulting, Microsoft commissioned a Total Economic Impact study to examine the potential return on investment businesses can receive through the deployment of Office 365. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an Office 365 implementation, we interviewed four existing customers and surveyed 72 midsized organizations about the use of Microsoft business products the SaaS platform, including Office Professional Plus, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, Yammer, and OneDrive.
There is a lot of discussion in the press about Big Data. Big Data is traditionally defined in terms of the three V’s of Volume, Velocity, and Variety. In other words, Big Data is often characterized as high-volume, streaming, and including semi-structured and unstructured formats.
Healthcare organizations have produced enormous volumes of unstructured data, such as the notes by physicians and nurses in electronic medical records (EMRs). In addition, healthcare organizations produce streaming data, such as from patient monitoring devices. Now, thanks to emerging technologies such as
Hadoop and streams, healthcare organizations are in a position to harness this Big Data to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. However, this Big Data has profound implications from an Information Governance perspective. In this white paper, we discuss Big Data Governance from the standpoint of three case studies.
Predictive analytics is powerful. It can help drive significant improvement to an organization’s bottom line. Look for ways to use it to grow revenue, shrink costs and improve margins.
Provide a platform that enables your data scientists to work efficiently using tools and algorithms they prefer. Enhance your analyses with internal and external data, structured and unstructured data. Then make the analytics accessible in order to reap the full benefits of these valuable analyses.
Stay ahead of the curve in your market with predictive analytics, and give your organization a competitive advantage and an improved bottom line.
Published By: SonicWall
Published Date: Sep 10, 2009
Hear real-world examples of how companies like yours consolidated their security to lower their total cost of ownership, optimized existing resources, increased their security and dramatically improved productivity!
As the primary focus of IT moves from increasing IT productivity through virtualization and cloud computing to enhancing business productivity, the biggest challenge that businesses face in executing corporate strategy is focusing the right people and resources on strategic initiatives. A key element in enhancing business productivity is driving down costs, which can help free up the funds needed to make strategic investments. Businesses also need a means to more effectively orchestrate how IT interacts with business processes and critical application environments. The solution lies in using managed services. Read here to find out more on how companies gained significant and quantifiable benefits from using managed services.
A though leadership white paper discusses how virtualization, cloud computing, and the proliferation of smart devices are helping companies meet their goals and be more effective with their IT investments but are placing increased demands on the datacenter network. Organizations can no longer afford to treat the datacenter network as an afterthought, and it is not sufficient to simply throw more ports or bandwidth at the problem. IBM offers a portfolio of datacenter network planning, integration, and management services designed to maximize customers' DCN success. By working with customers to plan and implement the appropriate network design at the beginning of an IT project, IBM can help customers meet their business requirements, minimize operating costs, and build in flexibility for the future.
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" size and overall electrical requirements, resulted in significant reductions in ongoing costs, or opex, per 100 end users supported.
This buyer’s guide provides an in-depth explanation of the factors that impel organizations to look at nextgeneration
It also offers:
• An analysis of the capabilities you should look for (and demand) in your network security solutions
• Arms you with the information you need to be an educated buyer
• Helps you get what you need, and not a set of future capabilities packaged in a “marketecture” that you can’t deploy
Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways, IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and monitoring challenges. Worse yet, network security defenses are becoming less and less effective at blocking targeted and sophisticated threats and advanced malware attacks.
NSS research indicates that NGFW devices are typically deployed to protect users rather than data center assets, and that the majority of enterprises will not tune the IPS module separately within their NGFW. Therefore, NSS evaluation of NGFW products is configured with the vendor pre-defined or recommended,“out-of-the-box” settings, in order to provide readers with relevant security effectiveness and performance dimensions based upon their expected usage.
The checklist provided in this document details six must-have capabilities to look for when evaluating a nextgeneration
firewall (NGFW) to determine whether the solution can provide comprehensive protection for your entire
An NGFW must be able to:
• Integrate security functions tightly to provide highly effective threat and advanced malware protection
• Provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malware activity
• Offer comprehensive network visibility
• Help reduce complexity and costs
• Integrate and interface smoothly and transparently with third-party security solutions
• Provide investment protection
HP helped plan and deliver secure, next generation infrastructures for Kraft Foods Inc.’s launch as two independent public companies. Read how this fast-paced drive toward business agility through client virtualization and a versatile cloud architecture lowered operational costs, increased efficiencies, and improved resource control; giving the two giant “start-ups” the ability to be immediately productive.
The software as a service (SaaS) model of application delivery, more commonly known as ‘cloud deployment’, in which software features are accessed through a Web browser, is an excellent way for manufacturing companies to get the bene?ts of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems without the need to build additional IT infrastructure. ERP functionality delivered “from the cloud” avoids the complexity and costs that often accompany on premisess ERP implementations, and typically provides a much more favorable total cost of ownership, compared to legacy on premisess deployment. Companies subscribe to the software features that they need and can add new ones as business requirements change, without buying additional servers or storage to support new functionality. The ERP features are the same as for an on premises ERP system, except that it is hosted and maintained on the Cloud provider’s infrastructure.
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) businesses can receive through the deployment of Office 365. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks
associated with an Office 365 implementation, we interviewed four existing customers and surveyed 72 midsized organizations (with 150 to 2,000 users) about the use of Microsoft business products the SaaS platform, including Office Professional Plus, Exchange, Skype for Business (formerly Lync), SharePoint, Yammer, and OneDrive.
Our research found that a sample composite organization (which switched from an on-premises 2010 version solution to Office 365) had total present value benefits of $3.4 million versus total present value costs of $1.3 million, resulting in a net present value (NPV) of $2.1 million.
Read this research report to see the results of Vanson Bourne’s survey of 360 line of business managers from around the world and a range of industries to learn how business and IT can align priorities in order to create seamless B2B integration. Learn how effective synchronization can improve strategic relationships, ensure compliance, reduce costs and increase revenue.
Relive this webinar with leading industry analyst Brian Vellmure. Flanked by seasoned CIOs (and Jive customers) Tony McGivern of FICO and Patrick O’Hare of Spectrum Health, Brian explores how CIOs are taking the lead in guiding their organizations through a rapidly evolving technology landscape.
Topics covered include:
• Navigating internal politics to overcome technological inertia
• Choosing infrastructure and platforms that allow rapid technology adoption at scale
• Shifting focus to exploit a fundamentally different technological landscape
• Balancing and evolving the role of CIOs from cutting costs to driving business strategy
The experts at IDC predict that external disk storage capacity will grow 50% through 2010. In this free white paper, they'll show you how to simplify managing all that extra data while lowering costs, by implementing unified storage.
This Asure Software whitepaper provides insight into how AsureForce® Time & Labor Management Solutions delivered via the Cloud can provide ROI across an organization. In addition, the paper highlights the important measures IT leaders must take to position a shift from on-premise software to SaaS -- through careful evaluation of the potential benefits, costs and risks associated with the change
In today’s dynamic network environment, point-in-time solutions lack the visibility and control you need to implement an effective security policy that will accelerate threat detection and response. And disparate solutions only add to capital and operating costs and administrative complexity.
Application performance has become a hot topic in recent years—but our need for it is, quite honestly, nothing new. Your websites and applications can thrive, or face severe costs, depending on how well you deliver content to your users, and web architecture has had to evolve to deliver to your users. Download this new ebook to learn more about modern applications architecture, including how application delivery has evolved, why the modern application has increased performance expectations and demands and why NGINX and NGINX Plus are the solutions your DevOps team has been waiting for.