Increasingly, clues to what is happening with critical enterprise business processes will be found in data supplied by underlying infrastructure; indeed, the network can tell a story of how quickly and reliably customers are being served, operations are being run, or fraud or security threats are being repelled.
In May 2014 VSS Monitoring announced a significant expansion of its solution portfolio for providing packet visibility into high-speed 40G and 100G enterprise and service provider networks. With the
release of the vBroker 6000 and vBroker 520, the company took aggressive and definitive steps to deliver high-performing solutions for high-density carrier and cloud infrastructure deployments and
100G transitions, allowing IT organizations to maintain operations monitoring and security integrity throughout upgrades to and new deployments of extreme high-speed networks.
GoGrid needed a state-of-the-art data center in the heart of the financial district to be up and running within days. As a fast-growing technology company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, they needed a scalable data center with a robust infrastructure and an experienced operations team to support the cloudbased services they provide to their customers. Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.
Infrastructure and operations leaders must create a strategy and budget to outfit workers with devices, software, and services to improve their productivity. Additionally, I&O leaders play a critical role in both the strategy and budgetary support of customer-facing interaction technologies. This report helps you benchmark your organization against your peers as you work with business partners to develop and implement technology strategies that drive business results for your company. Read this Forrester Research report, offered compliments of Dell, for more information on strategies to devise the right technology fits for your organizational needs.
To better support the business, I&O managers often turn to IT service support management (ITSSM) tools. ITSSM tools enable IT operations organizations, specifically infrastructure and operations (I&O) managers, to better support the production environment. ITSSM tools automate the tasks and workflows associated with the management and delivery of quality IT services to the business. The vendors in this Magic Quadrant offer integrated products that address functionality from a combined perspective of people, processes and tooling. BMC was rated as a leader by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Nobody can afford to lose data. But managing the backup
and recovery of data and services in far-flung locations can present many logistical and technology challenges that add complexity, expense, and risk. A new branch converged
infrastructure approach allows IT to project virtual servers
and data to the edge, providing for local access and performance while data is actually stored in centralized data centers. IT can now protect data centrally and restore branch operations in a matter of minutes versus days.
Is your IT Automation strategy saving you money or just becoming more complex and costly? With the right unified strategy, IT Automation can pay for itself and deliver far more business value.
Watch this on-demand webinar, “New Strategies to Manage IT Automation Complexity” and learn how to:
• Reduce costs by integrating automatio
n for servers, middleware, networks and databases
• Eliminate manual and tedious IT Operations tasks with both new and existing technology
• Save time and money by consolidating configuration management processes across your IT infrastructure
• Transform compliance, audit that and remediation from a stressful event to a standard practice
Become part of the Automation revival is serving as a catalyst for IT Operations. Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to integrate your IT automation strategy.
Infrastructure matters. Today’s business environment is increasingly dominated by mobile and cloud-based platforms, and by the skyrocketing volume of new data. And with 70 percent of the average organization's IT budget being spent on operations and maintenance, infrastructure must be simplified, adaptive and responsive. Those are the characteristics of the software defined environment: IBM’s optimized, customized, virtualized IT platform designed to replace systems that assign server, storage and network resources manually. This eBook serves as an essential introduction to SDEs: what they are, and why your organization needs them now more than ever.
"Storage system architectures are shifting from large scale-up approaches to scale-out of clustered storage approaches. The need to increase the levels of storage and application availability, performance, and scalability while eliminating infrastructure or application downtime has necessitated such an architectural shift.
This paper looks at the adoption and benefits of clustered storage among firms of different sizes and geographic locations. Access this paper now to discover how clustered storage offerings meet firms’ key requirements for clustered storage solutions and the benefits including:
Scalability and availability
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.
This report defines storage-centric virtualized infrastructure, its opportunity and use cases, and the emerging vendor landscape that IT infrastructure and operations groups should evaluate as they purse the software-defined data center.
You can’t slow down technology. But you can get ahead of it. Learn how in this mobile trend report from Gartner. Learn the latest in devices, app stores, and cloud services. You’ll even get operational tips to manage mobile costs, risk, and support.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Apr 19, 2013
As an IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leader you understand the business and IT impact of service management and automation (SMA). SMA done right will improve staff productivity, increase the quality of services, reduce operational costs, and improve the overall IT organization’s reputation with the business. That is why building the business case to secure funding and executive support for SMA is critical.
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: Blackberry
Published Date: Mar 12, 2013
Ricoh Canada’s Director of Infrastructure and Operations speaks about his enthusiasm for BlackBerry® 10 devices, his findings after testing BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, and plans to port a field service application to the new platform.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Mar 12, 2013
In this case study, Ricoh Canada’s Director of Infrastructure and Operations speaks about his enthusiasm for BlackBerry® 10 devices, his findings after testing BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 and plans to port service to the Blackberry platform.
Small and midsize firms virtualize IT infrastructure to meet real-world challenges: simplifying operations to focus on business issues, speeding up application rollouts to get more done, safeguarding data and operations to stay open and productive,
Published By: Gomez IT
Published Date: May 24, 2011
Interest in cloud technology and cloud economics abounds. While the technology delivers immediate reductions in capital costs, Forrester believes that cloud computing's greatest benefits will come from changes to the IT technology and organizational model.
Simplify operations and maximize efficiency with the HP StorageWorks SVSP. This white paper describes the powerful combination of HP StorageWorks SVSP storage virtualization solution with server virtualization products to produce a more dynamic IT infrastructure that improves efficiencies and simplifies operations. The rapid proliferation of server virtualization technologies (especially VMware) is due to the value of easily consolidating many servers and applications, into a single physical device, allowing many instances to run on a common hardware platform. In this manner, it is possible to take tens-or even hundreds-of underutilized physical servers and consolidate them into a few easy-to-manage servers while maintaining the logical separation between each application.
As organizations continue to deploy server virtualization, questions have shifted from "if" to "how." Out of all 220 inquiries Forrester's IT infrastructure and operations team answered on data centers, servers, and virtual appliances in 2008 to date, 72 were specifically in regard to server virtualization. These IT professionals' most common inquiries addressed vendor comparison, optimum physical to virtual consolidation ratios, expected ROI, and situation-specific concerns regarding the possible benefits that virtual servers could provide. These inquiries came from organizations in the early stages of implementing server virtualization — if you are considering or are in the process of implementing, you too should be asking these questions.
Today’s Wide Area Networks (WANs) are experiencing increased saturation with the deployment of bandwidth-intensive applications, increased numbers of users, and the need for reliable security transmissions. IT personnel responsible for these issues acknowledge the increased congestion and have strived to maintain high levels of network performance. At the same time, IT departments are tasked with the job of lowering the cost of network infrastructure and ongoing operations. Network administrators continually face the challenge of balancing the increased use of critical applications on the Internet, while eliminating downtime and congestion from affecting user quality and day-to-day business operations.
By redirecting traffic away from ISP outages and WAN link bottlenecks, Ecessa, with its PowerLink and ShieldLink family of affordable WAN Optimization Controllers help avoid critical WAN infrastructure problems. Ecessa optimizes WAN infrastructure as defined by 24/7 availability, high-performance, flexible scalability, and secure operations - while streamlining IT costs. PowerLink and ShieldLink simplify the management of network links, and optimize user access to datacenters and remote sites.
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.