This IDC analyst white paper discusses an important sea change happening in IT: the development of expert integrated systems. Converged systems are becoming increasingly important in the systems market. Similarly, convergence is occurring in middleware core runtime services for application development and deployment that are being unified as an enterprise application platform. Given the similarity in derived value propositions, converged systems and platforms are coming together as integrated systems; with the addition of capabilities focused on deployment, management, and optimization, integrated systems become expert integrated systems.
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.
The new Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches provide features optimized specifically for the data center: high 10 and 40-Gbps port densities, reliability, performance, scalability, programmability, and ease of management. With exceptional performance and a comprehensive feature set, the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series offers versatile platforms that can be deployed in multiple scenarios, such as layered access-aggregation-core designs, leaf-and-spine architecture, and compact aggregation solutions.
Wi-Fi is about to get a reboot. New 802.11ac Wave 2 products will make it possible to deliver LAN-like multigigabit
speeds over the wireless network for the first time, enabling previously unimagined scale and flexibility in the
enterprise workspace. But how will businesses capitalize on this new capacity when most current Ethernet access
cabling maxes out at 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps)? This white paper:
? Introduces the new generation of Cisco® Catalyst®
switches with Multigigabit Ethernet technology, the first
platforms to combine support for multigigabit wireless speeds with full power over Ethernet (PoE) in an
? Shows how Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Ethernet switches use NBASE-T technology to empower you to
deliver 5-Gbps speeds over your existing access cabling
? Details how Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Ethernet switches gives you the scale and capacity you need today,
while protecting your network investments for the future
Are you ready to learn more?
The 2015 Aragon Research Globe™ for web and video conferencing examines 22
major providers in the market. Emerging use cases make real-time collaboration a strategic
imperative that requires proper planning and execution.
Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure provides a pre-validated, ready-to-deploy infrastructure, which reduces
the time and complexity involved in configuring and validating a traditional data center deployment. Cisco
UCS Platforms is flexible, reliable and cost effective to facilitate various deployment options of the
applications while being easily scalable and manageable. The reference architecture detailed in this
document highlights the resiliency, cost benefit, and ease of deployment of a SAP HANA solution. This
document describing the infrastructure installation and configuration to run SAP HANA on a dedicated or
This document discusses the hardware architecture of the new switch platforms in the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches product family: in particular, the Cisco Nexus 9200 platform switches. The Cisco Nexus 9200 platform is a new extension of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series. The platform uses a compact fixed-switch form factor and operates in the NX-OS mode, based on Cisco NX-OS Software. Built with next-generation Cisco application-specific circuits (ASICs), the Cisco Nexus 9200 platform brings high-performance and high-density 25, 50, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to data center networks, providing industry-leading performance, power efficiency, and capabilities in compact fixed-form-factor switches.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
Do you find yourself asking meeting participants to repeat themselves because the audio quality isn’t crystal clear? Have you ever accidentally ended an important call by hanging up instead of selecting mute? Audio conferencing has evolved and it’s time to eliminate these time and productivity-wasters.
Check out this list of top 10 reasons to upgrade your conference phone and see and learn all about the newest star on the conference table, Polycom Trio.
CIOs are on a constant quest to understand what infrastructure will provide the best fit, at the lowest risk and cost. In today’s evolving data center, defining the proper use of data center assets, and how cloud-based platforms may or may not fit into the mix is critical to business success. With the abundance of cloud offerings in the market place, physical infrastructure is no longer an enterprise IT requirement. Cloud has established itself as an excellent option for infrastructure outsourcing.
This Gigaom Research webinar will discuss the current state of mobile development processes and tools, evaluate the impact of disruptive forces over the coming years, and provide guidance about how to approach cross-platform mobile development and how to build a flexible, scalable toolset.
With today’s empowered consumers, brands must engage their audiences in conversation across digital platforms. Fortunately, this social engagement produces a treasure trove of audience data - even before fans have made their first purchases. Learn to unlock this valuable data in our free white paper.
This whitepaper shows how AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) easily integrates with both Office 365 APIs and VMware Identity Manager, or your on-premise identity management or cloud, to optimize UX and ensure your data is secure across all devices and platforms.
In 2018, BlackBerry Cylance observed many trends in the threat landscape, such as a decline in overall ransomware attacks, an increase in malicious coinminers, and a marked evolution of popular threats like Emotet. Additionally, overall malware attacks rose by 10% as attackers continued to hone their tools, skills, and tactics to threaten Windows, macOS, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms.
Read the BlackBerry Cylance 2019 Threat Report to understand these trends in greater depth, and to learn our recommendations to improve your security strategies.
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to a National Cyber Security Alliance estimate. Yet 68 percent of small business owners in a recent survey seemed oblivious to the threat. Why the disconnect? What should they be doing to protect their business-critical systems and data? How can small businesses wring maximum value from their cybersecurity investments? Where do AI-based endpoint protection, detection, and response platforms fit into the mix? Read this BlackBerry Cylance sponsored white paper, Small Organizations Still Need Big Security, to find out.
IBM® SmartCloud® Orchestrator makes complex cloud services easy to manage. Built on OpenStack, IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator provides common cloud services for multi tier application environments on top of compute, network and storage while supporting multiple hypervisors and multi-vendor platforms. It’s designed to simplify and speed the creation and execution of process workflows that then help shorten deployment and change processes in the cloud. With standardization and automation of cloud services through a flexible orchestration engine, IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator (SCO) provides ongoing service lifecycle management and the flexible platform to automate assets that most organizations are already using.
Business Intelligence (BI) has become a mandatory part of every enterprise’s decision-making fabric. Unfortunately in many cases, with this rise in popularity, came a significant and disturbing complexity. Many BI environments began to have a myriad of moving parts: data warehouses and data marts deployed on multiple platforms and technologies – each requiring significant effort to ensure performance and support for the various needs and skill sets of the business resources using the environment. These convoluted systems became hard to manage or enhance with new requirements. To remain viable and sustainable, they must be simplified.
Fortunately today, we have the ability to build simpler BI technical environments that still support the necessary business requirements but without the ensuing management complexity. This paper covers what is needed to simplify BI environments and the technologies that support this simplification.
Philip Howard of Bloor Research compares performance capabilities of the leading BI platforms. Companies studied in this comparison are IBM (Cognos, DB2 with BLU Acceleration), SAP (BusinessObjects, HANA), Oracle (Business Intelligence, Exadata) and Microsoft (Business Intelligence, SQL Server).
His conclusion? "DB2 with BLU Acceleration should not only provide better performance in the first place but also provide consistent performance, with a corresponding requirement for less hardware and less cost."