AOS delivers powerful, intent-driven automation of network services in vendor-agnostic environments by delivering it as an easily consumable service in response to consumer-specified intent. Network devices serve packets, AOS services serve application workloads.
According to numerous studies, 70-80% of outages are due to configuration change applied to a living system, and not due to initial deployment. Initial, one-time deployment can be seen as sort of a “hello world” application; the real complexities arise as the system evolves. With AOS, configuration, telemetry, and expectations are derived from the single source of truth - the intent - in an idempotent fashion, and as such there is no implementation difference between initial deployment or change management.
Oracle Database powers your business’s mission-critical applications.
Their downtime and data loss can have a devastating impact on your company’s bottom line and productivity—not to mention the damage to your company’s (and your) reputation, because outages and data losses make headlines.
Old Dutch Foods, known for its broad selection of snack foods in the midwest United States and Canada, was struggling to get the right products to the right places at the right time. Its data center included outdated physical servers, and batch processing meant that inventory would not be updated until the end of the day as opposed to real time. In addition, recovering from power outages and disk failures could frequently take up to two weeks.
To modernize its data center, Old Dutch Foods invested in EMC Converged Infrastructure. The fast and easy deployment of two VCE VBlock® systems running JD Edwards, MS Exchange, mobile device apps, and operation of a backup site with replicated applications and data.
This enhanced the IT department's responsiveness to the business, allowed them to shift to real-time inventory, and reduced CapEx and OpEx costs. Operations were simplified by reducing person-hours needed for infrastructure maintenance
by 75 percent.
Power system operators have lots of questions about the aging switchgear they maintain:
• How can we reduce risk for an outage or arc flash event?
• What kind of project is required to fix my problems?
• Is total replacement my best option?
Find answers in "Answer Guide: Make Aging Switchgear Last Longer and Perform Better." Learn the benefits and how-tos of switchgear modernization and see easy-to-install solutions for any OEM's equipment.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
Discover the lessons ServiceNow learned on their journey to building a business service–centric Services Reliability Team. Leveraging the combined power of ITSM & ITOM, they now deliver high performance & high-availability business services to all employees while proactively eliminating service outages.
Imagine a world where incident alerts arrive 30 minutes before problems even begin — you’d actually have the power to prevent outages and deliver a truly seamless experience to your customers. Sound impossible? Think again — the right AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) solution can help you maintain uptime, reduce manual incident-management tasks and increase productivity.
From protecting customer experience to preserving lines of revenue, IT operations teams face increasingly complex responsibilities and are responsible for preventing outages that could harm the organization. As a Splunk customer, your machine data platform empowers you to utilize machine learning to reduce MTTR. Discover how six companies utilize machine learning and AI to predict outages, protect business revenue and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
Download the e-book to learn how:
Micron Technology reduced number of IT incidents by more than 50%
Econocom provides better customer service by centralizing once-siloed analytics, improving SLA performance and significantly reducing the number of events
TransUnion combines machine data from multiple applications to create an end-to-end transaction flow
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
One of the fundamental decisions in the design of data centers, server rooms and network closets is which uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to use. You cannot be certain that the power you receive from your local utility will be suitable for your equipment, or that it will always be available. And even when you are receiving good-quality power from the utility, equipment inside your facility (such as electric motors) can introduce power problems.
A network/server UPS system conditions input power 24x7 to ensure that your equipment always receives reliable power and protection from damaging and disruptive power problems. A network/server UPS system also supports your equipment during power failures, providing enough battery backup runtime to outlast shorter outages. During longer outages, the UPS system will provide enough runtime to save files and gracefully shut down systems or to ensure that equipment is powered until standby generators are ready to support the load.
Mid-sized businesses have long struggled to protect their IT systems. Many firms are inadequately protected and mistakenly think that a disaster is rare and won’t happen to them anytime soon. This custom Yankee Group Report uses customer interviews, statistical data and Yankee Group SMB survey results to examine disaster recovery (DR) issues.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Our client is a Finnish consulting and engineering company that deals with some of the world's toughest industries. Since 1958, the company has handled the power transmission system for the Swedish National Grid, revamped Salzburg railway station, and has been involved in 90 percent of the world's largest pulp mill designs.
The nature of our client's work places unique demands on their IT infrastructure. Many of their projects require them to set up temporary offices in remote locations to deliver their engineering expertise, making seamless connectivity a critical business requirement. Large files, such as complex pipeline drawings, are passed between team members in different locations. Any outage that causes a delay in projects leads to potential financial penalties and damage to reputation.
Published By: Concentric
Published Date: Mar 27, 2009
Email has become something of a critical utility, much like the electricity that powers our offices: it must be available 24 hours a day, it must provide reliable performance, and its cost must be reasonable. However, unlike electrical systems (at least from the user’s perspective), email systems require significant amounts of labor to manage well. Email systems must periodically be upgraded. New hardware must be introduced as organizations migrate to new systems. Security must be maintained and upgraded to protect the system from intrusions. Additional hardware must be deployed to protect against outages that could seriously harm user productivity. Plus, unexpected events, such as spam storms or natural disasters can drive up costs substantially in ways that were not anticipated.
Published By: Aventail
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Disaster recovery is not only needed for catastrophic events like natural disasters or pandemics, but for any event, like a snow storm or power outage that keeps your workers from getting to the office and disrupts your business. This white paper by business continuity expert Tim Clark of Fact Point Group, explores best practices for disaster recovery and the key role of SSL VPNs in that process.
More than ever before, IT managers need to secure equipment and facilities against a variety of intrusive conditions that could cripple critical operations, resulting in system malfunctions, loss of data or intellectual property, damage to mission critical hardware or even theft of valuable physical assets. Such conditions often include environmental events, failure of air conditioning systems, power outages, and untoward human actions.
IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics.
Downtime can be highly disruptive and expensive to an organization, with cost drivers including lost revenue, reduced employee productivity, reputational damage, and the cost of resources required to address and avoid outages. Most organizations in IDC surveys indicate that even one hour of downtime can have a severe business impact or greater and businesses are investing in highly available servers and systems. Hear from leading industry analysts as they share top resiliency trends and top practices. Also see how Power Systems can build a highly stable infrastructure