To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated
with a Cisco UCS implementation, Forrester interviewed
several customers with multiple years of experience using
Cisco UCS. Cisco Unified Computing System and servers
unify computing, networking, management, virtualization, and
storage access into a single integrated architecture.
Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric. And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on it. Those servers and applications need to be fed. And if you have not started planning for 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) to the server rack, you will need to soon.
This whitepaper explains that USB drives have been used to transport viruses and malware, both on purpose and accidentally. The paper explains that no manually handling of files, such as with USB drives, is unnecessary when you set up a secure network architecture using five zones of protection. You can transfer files to and from your network around the globe, and know the data and the network are secure, automatically scanning files to block dangerous data while allowing "clean" data into the network. The paper notes several reasons why it matters that data is secure while remaining accessible.
Published By: Windstream
Published Date: Apr 23, 2013
Organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI. This whitepaper discusses the best approach to saving precious IT budgets.
Microsoft® will end support for Windows® Server 2003/R2 on July 14, 2015. This can have a dramatic impact on your business, because without any more updates or patches from Microsoft, your organization’s infrastructure will be less stable and secure.
HP can help you to make a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and to private cloud solutions built on HP Converged Infrastructure and Microsoft System Center, HP has created a Microsoft Virtualization and Cloud Center of Excellence.
HP Just Right IT Solutions HP offers Just Right IT solutions consisting of end-to-end technologies of servers, storage, networking and services that are sized to meet the demands of a company’s users and their IT maturity.
"If your business is still running Windows Server 2003, you must act now to keep your business
secure. This solution brief discusses three migration paths and how to choose the best one for your situation."
If your business is still running Windows Server 2003, you must act now to keep your business secure. This solution brief discusses three migration paths and how to choose the best one for your situation.
Companies are well aware of the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing, but many are reluctant to embrace the public clould because they don't have a way to assess and ensure security. This 36 page report highlights some of the many ways that security technologies and services - from silicon to sign-on are evolving to provide the visibility and control needed to deploy workloads flexibility in the evolving datacenter, which spans both private and public clouds.
Modern hybrid data centers, which embrace physical, virtual, and cloud servers, require a new security mindset. The biggest challenges faced by IT in this type of environment is workload discovery, comprehensive security with minimal performance impact, and management. This white paper offers insights into how McAfee Server Security Suites tackles all of these challenges and provides better visibility across the entire enterprise data center.
This white paper offers three options for Windows Server 2003 migration, along with a variety of measures you can take that will help you maintain a strong security posture in the face of today’s dynamic threat landscape.
Disaster recovery (DR) from remote sites with dedicated servers, storage, and networking gear has long been a best practice for mission-critical applications. However, other applications and data have often gone unprotected due to the costs required for redundant DR assets that are seldom, if ever, utilized. The ability to move DR to the cloud has changed the picture and enabled IT organizations to build more robust DR strategies than had been possible in the past.
Many Windows applications are traditional x86/x64 apps, which can be several GBs in size. To package and deploy apps to remote worker and branch office endpoints, organizations mostly rely on costly distribution servers, which are both capital and labor intensive. New Windows Software Distribution capabilities in AirWatch create a more efficient and enterprise scalable deployment experience that reduces bandwidth, infrastructure, and labor costs.
• Manage the full lifecycle of Win32 apps - including deploying apps, dependencies and patches
• Eliminate the challenges of complex app packaging, unreliable app installs and recurring OS imaging with App Stacks delivery
• Distribute apps to remote and branch users with CDN and P2P capabilities and eliminate your distribution server footprint
• Deliver apps in a unified app catalog and provide a consistent single sign-on experience for the user
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Years of IT infrastructure advancements have helped to drive out vast amounts of costs within the datacenter. Technologies like server and storage virtualization, data deduplication, and flash-based storage systems (to name just a few) have contributed to improvements of utilization rates, performance, and resiliency for most organizations.
One of the biggest challenges when migrating to Office 365 from your existing Exchange infrastructure, is that of Active Directory integration. Watch this demo to learn how to easily connect your Office 365 environment back to Active Directory without any new servers in your data center.
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
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IBM LinuxONE servers are effective in-house Linux cloud server platforms that counter these myths and can provide IT executives with an alternative Linux infrastructure solution that will help organizations contain costs, become more competitive, and assist with a transformation to a least-cost consumption-based usage model.
Companies that hope to stay competitive in the marketplace must begin to consider alternatives to x86, or else they will find themselves at a serious infrastructure disadvantage. Performance and flexibility embedded in the architecture can scale in a way that the number of servers can’t, as applications and data grow in depth and complexity.