As infrastructure managers confront urgent demands for data center agility and cost savings, the benefits of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) become all the more compelling. HCI enables lower cost IT operations and greater flexibility by combining compute, storage and management in a single software-defined solution on commodity hardware. This paper offers guidance on selecting an HCI solution. It is based on IT Central Station member reviews of VMware vSAN, a foundational component of VMware HCI.
Published By: Websense
Published Date: Feb 16, 2010
This paper from Osterman Research highlights the cost savings of hybrid Web security with data loss prevention, and demonstrates how your organization can save time, money, and resources thereby lowering the cost of securing your enterprise. Register to access a complimentary copy of this Osterman Research white paper on the benefits of hybrid Web security and learn more.
Energy costs have become an increasing contributor to pumping systems Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In fact, energy cost represents 40% of the TCO of a typical pump. It is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by at least 30% utilizing Variable Speed Drives while decreasing maintenance costs associated with the mechanical driven system.
In this complimentary white paper, learn how to reduce the TCO of your pumping system with a limited investment in three key areas: energy efficiency management, asset management, and energy cost management.
Deploying agent software on every system to run scheduled jobs is expensive, both to install and maintain. In this white paper, independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates highlights the cost-savings, flexibility, and agility of the agentless job scheduling technology built in to BMC CONTROL-M.
VMware solutions help customers meet their energy saving goals by enabling safe consolidation of underutilized x86 desktops and servers onto less hardware, both through initial consolidation efforts and dynamically as computing requirements change. This white paper explains how VMware virtualization provides the foundation for dramatically more energy efficient IT environments.
Radiator Express Warehouse (1800Radiator), a fast-growing automotive parts distributor, found that it was running at maximum power and its racks were full. Using VMware virtualization technology, the company was able to take 31 physical servers out of production, resulting in a 25 percent reduction in power and cooling costs.
WWF is the world’s largest independent conservation organization. As part of its IT department’s contribution to environmentally-friendly business practices, WWF-UK deployed VMware virtualization into its live production environment. They decreased server count, lessened cooling requirements, minimized the space needed to house their datacenter and significantly reduced their overall carbon footprint.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 28, 2009
Companies can squeeze further business benefits from their existing SAP ERP and supply chain systems in order to save money at a time when it's desperately needed. This Report, which summarizes detailed data from a field study conducted exclusively for AMR Research SAP Peer Forum clients, was written to help business audiences looking for every opportunity to reduce the total business expenses of their huge, existing investments in SAP.
To better understand how integrated, automated management tools can improve IT productivity,
Kaseya recently posed the following questions to Mary Johnston Turner, research director for IDC's System Management Software service, on behalf of Kaseya's corporate IT customers.
ROI helps facilitate project approvals internally and can be used as a catalyst for value derived through implementation of a product. Value can be derived from hard dollar savings, improving time to market for your own product or service, bring experts together in a "virtual" room, and in other ways.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 18, 2012
Consolidating IT infrastructures is a continuing trend, particularly in an uncertain economy with organizations looking to reduce costs. Broader consolidation requires overcoming complexity, distance, latency, and silos; but a well-planned and executed consolidation approach can extend beyond cost savings to include improved risk mitigation and efficiently. Download and learn to maximize the data center of the future and consolidate without compromise.
The type of server you install in a data center can have a big impact -- Knowing and choosing the appropriate server type can extend the effective life of your data center, saving millions of dollars, and make room to add new systems.
Creating a BYOD policy helps to minimize frustration and risk as you take advantage of cost savings. With a BYOD policy in place, you’ll be able to confidently move forward with your own BYOD program, staying at the forefront of mobility trends and fostering improved productivity and user satisfaction. Using a short template can help you identify the key elements that your policy should include. The more policy elements you’re able to cover in the template and the more elements you add on your own, the easier it will be to create the final, formal BYOD policy.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As wattages increase in high-density server racks, providing redundant
power becomes more challenging and costly. Traditionally, the most
practical solution for distributing redundant power in 208V server racks
above 5 kW has been to connect dual 3-phase rack PDUs to dual power
supplies in each server. Although this approach is reliable, it negates a
rewarding system design opportunity for clustered server applications.
With their inherent resilience and automated failover, high-availability
server clusters will still operate reliably with a single power supply in
each server instead of dual power supplies. This streamlined system
design promises to reduce both capital expenditures and operating
costs, potentially saving thousands of dollars per rack.
The problem is that dual rack PDUs can’t distribute redundant power
to a single power supply. An alternative approach is to replace the dual
PDUs with an automatic transfer switch (ATS) connected to a single PDU,
but perfecting an ATS tha
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As organizations pursue improvements in reliability and energy efficiency, power design in data centers gets substantial attention—particularly from facilities and engineering personnel. At the same time, however, many IT professionals tend to spend little time or energy on the specific products they use to deliver and distribute electrical power. In?rack power is often considered less strategically important than which servers or databases to deploy, and it is often one of the last decisions to be made in the overall design of the data center. But choosing the right in-rack power solutions can save organizations from potentially crippling downtime and deliver significant up-front and ongoing savings through improved IT efficiency and data center infrastructure management.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
When you’re designing a data center, server room or network closet, deciding which racks to deploy and how to configure them should be at the top of your list. Just like building a house, the surface details may steal the spotlight, but it’s the quality of the underlying foundation that makes the difference between success and frustration.
Racks organize IT equipment, such as servers and network switches, into standardized assemblies that make efficient use of space and other resources. Depending on the options you choose, they can also improve power protection, cooling, cable management, device management, physical security, mobility, ease of installation and protection from harsh environmental conditions.
Choosing the right racks and configuring them to match your needs will ensure that your IT equipment operates reliably and efficiently, saving your organization from costly downtime and other needless expenses.
Cloud computing has become one of the biggest buzz topics in the modern business world. Many have lauded the cloud as
one of the more transformative technological innovations in recent memory. An increasing number of companies are shifting
their mission-critical data and applications to the cloud as a means of increasing ef?ciency, accessibility, and cost savings.
Download this case study to learn about the backup product they chose and how it gave them with a unified data and application database backup solution that simplified the procuring, learning and integrating of additional products, while saving time, lowering costs, and more.